Don’t miss Last Chance Mass on the Grass

VERONA, NJ — Busy day? Hectic summer? Need a chance to reconnect with God? Join members of the Church of the Holy Spirit in Verona at 5 p.m. on Sundays during the months of July and August — except July 31 and Aug. 7 — for Last Chance Mass on the Grass. The service will […]

Free Friday Flicks at Kip’s Castle

VERONA, NJ — Essex County will show Free Friday Flicks this June at Kip’s Castle Park, 22 Crestmont Ave. in Verona. Gates open at 7 p.m. and movies will be shown at dusk on the lawn. The public is encouraged to bring chairs or blankets on which to sit. Admission is free; refreshments will be […]

‘Sacred Rhythm’ in Verona

VERONA, NJ — The Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit, 36 Gould St. in Verona, will host a series of workshops open to the public. Facilitated by spiritual director Sun Spriggs, attendees will learn about different contemplative practices. The DVD “Sacred Rhythm: Spiritual Practices that Nourish Your Soul and Transform Your Life,” by Ruth Haley […]

UNICO gives generously to food pantry

VERONA, NJ — At its monthly meeting on April 27, members of UNICO-Verona brought in donations for the Holy Spirit Verona Food Pantry. Father Jerry A. Racioppi, chaplain of the Verona Chapter of UNICO, was very grateful for the support of the recently opened pantry. For more information on the pantry, visit

Six Essex County finalists recognized in statewide drug-prevention folder artwork contest

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — More than 6,000 fourth-grade students from across New Jersey participated and 30 were selected as finalists and recognized at the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey “Design a Fourth Grade Folder Contest” award ceremony on April 27. All 30 fourth-grade student finalists received medals for their creative peer-to-peer substance abuse prevention […]

Holy Spirit Food Pantry opens in Verona

VERONA, NJ – The Holy Spirit Food Pantry will be open on the fourth Saturday of every month, beginning April 23, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. It is open to anyone with a need and no questions — except for your zip code — will be asked. The Holy Spirit Food Pantry is located […]

Holy Week and Easter in Verona

VERONA, NJ — The Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit announces its Holy Week and Easter schedule. All are invite to any and all services. Palm Sunday, March 20: palm procession and children’s Eucharist at 9:30 a.m.; Maundy Thursday, March 24: final Eucharist with foot washing and “Night Watch” at 7:30 p.m.; Good Friday, March […]

DiVincenzo announces $4.5 million distributed through CDBG and ESG programs

DiVincenzo announces $4.5 million distributed through CDBG and ESG programs

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. announced on that about $4.5 million will be distributed to 16 Essex County municipalities and 39 non-profit community organizations through the Community Development Block Grant program and the Emergency Solutions Grant program on Tuesday, March 1. The CDBG and ESG programs are funded through […]