Current Food Pantry Needs

Holy Spirit Verona Food Pantry Shelves

Please help us restock the shelves!  Our current (June 25, 2018) URGENT need items (in order of importance) are:

  • coffee (one pound cans)
  • toilet paper
  • boxes of macaroni and cheese
  • cleaning products (dish detergent, lysol, toilet bowl cleaner, cleanser)
  • personal hygiene items (soap, deodorant, shampoo, shaving cream, razors)

Grateful and Proud

by Jerry A. Racioppi

Early on in my time as rector at Holy Spirit Verona I was told about a Mission Trip that Holy Spirit Verona sponsored to Grace House on the Mountain in St. Paul, VA.  Although an Episcopal Church sponsored site, I was not familiar with it.  Several of the Holy Spirit parishioners raved about their experience at Grace House.  My second summer (2016) at Holy Spirit, we considered doing a Mission Trip, but we felt we did not have the momentum to have a decent attendance.  

Hope Gardens

We've begun a joint community garden with Holy Innocents, West Orange.  The plan is that some of the produce grown in Hope Gardens will be given out monthly at our Food Pantry.  If you would like to volunteer to help with regular gardening tasks or plan for the expansion, please email Catherine Tamasik.

We chose Holy Spirit because...

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We chose Holy Spirit because...

"This is my home. All of the activities, all of what we see at church are a collective effort of putting our faith into action. We don’t see any bystanders here; everyone participates. It’s a humbling and wonderful experience to be part of this community.”  - Member since 1985

Being A Beloved Community of Active Citizens

Holy Spirit Verona Mission Trip 2018

In July 2017, I joined eleven Verona residents on a Mission Trip to Grace House on the Mountain in St. Paul, VA.  This Episcopal Church sponsored organization hosts groups of caring individuals weeks at a time to complete construction projects in the surrounding towns and neighborhoods.  Grace House is owned and operated by the Diocese of SW Virginia, but is open to any group of active citizens wanting to make a difference.

Will You Wrestle With Me?

Jacob and God

“When the man saw that he did not prevail against Jacob, he touched his hip socket, and Jacob's hip was put out of joint as he wrestled with him.” – Genesis 32:25

Will you wrestle with me? by Father Jerry (FJ) Racioppi

Probably not a question you would expect me to ask, but you are sure to know that I am not speaking about physical wrestling.  My question really is: Will you let me walk with you as we wrestle with faith together? 

Outing to Jackals Game

Saturday, July 28
Jackals Outing 2015

Join us on Saturday, July 28 at Yogi Berra Stadium on the campus of Montclair State University for the 6:05pm baseball game of the NJ Jackals vs. the Rockland Boulders.  If interested, sign up in the Fellowship Hall, speak with Patti Walsh or meet us at the stadium.

Yard Sale

Saturday, September 15

On Saturday, September 15 from 9am to 3pm we will host a multi-family Yard Sale on the grounds of the Church.  The event will happen rain or shine.  As of July 1, we can accept donations on Sundays from 11am to 1pm or by appointment.  For questions, contact office@holyspiritverona.org.  Items we are not accepting are: clothes, shoes, carseats, playpens, baby carriers, computers and Christmas lights.

Summer Midweek Evening Prayer

Thursday, August 16
Summer Worship 2016

For Summer 2018, a midweek service is being offered on Thursday evenings at 7pm.  We will use the readings from the upcoming Sunday, and host the worship either outside (weather permitting) or in our historic Chapel.  Join us and bring a friend!

Summer Midweek Evening Prayer

Thursday, July 19
Summer Worship 2016

For Summer 2018, a midweek service is being offered on Thursday evenings at 7pm.  We will use the readings from the upcoming Sunday, and host the worship either outside (weather permitting) or in our historic Chapel.  Join us and bring a friend!

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