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?
Submitted by Jerry Racioppi on Wed, 06/13/2018 - 1:41pm
Holy Spirit Verona was a part of an interfaith meal on Saturday, June 9 with four Verona houses of worship. Read about the event in an article written by Father Jerry for the Diocesan E-newsletter, The Voice, or on myVeronaNJ.
Submitted by Jerry Racioppi on Fri, 06/08/2018 - 10:11am
Members of the Verona Clergy Council held a meeting on Wednesday, June 6 with Dr. Montaser Awad, President of the Verona Islamic Center and other members of this new Verona house of worship. These neighbors were formally welcomed and a wonderful dialogue ensued about how we might support one another. A formal letter of welcome was signed and presented by members of the Verona Clergy Council. Click here to review the letter.
Submitted by Jerry Racioppi on Sat, 05/26/2018 - 4:49pm
Submitted by Jerry Racioppi on Sat, 05/19/2018 - 9:31pm
Three lay deputies (Jane Eliasof, Karen Pensiero and Ken Traficante) and Father Jerry spend Saturday, May 19, 2018 attending the Electing Convention for the XI Bishop of the Diocese of Newark. They joined the other four hundred plus people at St. Peter's Morristown to witness history being made. Our Bishop Elect (elected on the first ballot) is the Rev. Carlye Hughes of the Dicoese of Fort Worth, Texas. For complete details, click here.
Submitted by Jerry Racioppi on Tue, 01/09/2018 - 8:26am
On Friday, January 26 and Saturday, January 27 all of the churches in the Diocese of Newark will send deputies to the Hilton Parsippany to listen to report-outs, vote on the 2018 budget and share in fellowship during the 144th Annual Diocesan Convention.
The deputies from the Church of the Holy Spirit Verona this year are Karen Pensiero, Father Jerry, Jane Eliasof (Fri), Ken Traficante (Fri), Maria Force (Sat), and Mary Garland (Sat).