Submitted by Jerry Racioppi on Thu, 07/19/2018 - 11:49am
Each day at the close of our work, after preparing dinner for each other, our team-lead, Joanna Eliasof, leads us in a reflection. For Day 4, she spoke to us about the continuum of our contribution to society. She explained that there are four possible categories, and we are probably each at multiple stages at various times in our lives. There is not a “better” stage; however, our passion and commitment to a social justice issue will determine where we see ourselves within the following:
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 - 10:03pm
Did you watch the Royal Wedding? The cars, the dresses, the hats? How about that sermon? The sermon at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding was given by the Episcopal Church's Presiding Bishop Michael Curry. "There is power in love... ultimately the source of love is God himself," said PB Curry. Amen! Watch or read the entire sermon here, or learn about the event here.