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Parish Office

36 Gould Street, Verona, NJ 07044

Phone: (973) 239-2850

Email: office@holyspiritverona.org

Clergy

racioppi
(973) 239-2850

Office Hours: Friday from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. and by appointment

Following a childhood dream, Jerry entered the priesthood after a first career in Human Resources with Marriott hotels. Verona born and bred, Jerry earned his Masters of Divinity from Drew Theological Seminary in Madison, NJ and was previously seminarian at St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Montclair.

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Staff

The Rev. Katherine Rollo

Katherine Rollo is a priest in the Episcopal Diocese of Newark, having been ordained on December 18, 2021.  She is a graduate of Drew Theological Seminary, in Madison and obtained a Master of Divinity.  As part of the requirement for ordination to the priesthood she has also served as Chaplain at St. Barnabas Hospital.

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catherine
(973) 239-2850

Catherine is not only our Parish Administrator, but a member of our congregation. She's the voice you'll hear when you call the Church of the Holy Spirit.  Catherine's knowledge of the workings of Holy Spirit, as well as her natural warmth and calm spirit, make her an ideal addition to our church staff. 

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Ema Mitrović has shared in a number of music ministries, namely St. Vincent de Paul RC Church of Bayonne, NJ, where she has and continues to serve for the past 11 years as alto section leader in the resident choir and as one of three cantors.  When not at St. Vincent’s, she's had the sincere pleasure of visiting different churches in the tri-state area and enjoys sharing with different communities, musicians, parishioners, and listening to the homilies/sermons of different pastors and priests.

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kathleen

A mother of three, with her eldest in college, Kathleen lives in Parsippany and works in human resources at the Marriott Hanover in Whippany.  In previous roles, she has worked in other church school settings as well as in retail.

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Meet Dame Maggie May Johnson (aka Maggie) who you may see running around the Sanctuary on Fridays, in the Fellowship Hall playing with her toys or in Father Jerry's Office resting.  You may also find them walking around Gould Street together; say hello when you see them!

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Wardens

Jane Eliasof

Jane joined the Church of the Holy Spirit in 1993 when she was looking for a local church in which to raise her two children. She soon became involved with the Sunday School program, and spent 17 years guiding the children of Holy Spirit.  She has served on the Vestry, as Warden, and in other ministries in the past and is excited about the future of Holy Spirit.

Patti Walsh has been a member of Holy Spirit for over 10 years, since moving to Verona. She is married with two children, and works in corporate communications.