Submitted by Jerry Racioppi on Tue, 06/26/2018 - 12:05pm
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)
Submitted by Mission Trip on Thu, 07/20/2017 - 10:04am
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.
Submitted by Jerry Racioppi on Wed, 06/22/2016 - 12:51pm
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.
Submitted by Randy Johnson on Tue, 06/16/2015 - 3:51pm
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
Submitted by Jerry Racioppi on Mon, 07/16/2018 - 8:05am
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.
Submitted by Jerry Racioppi on Tue, 06/26/2018 - 11:14am
“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?