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 Tue, 01/15/2019 - 8:56am
In the fall, two of the high school students who attended our July 2018 Mission Trip, collected dresses for students in St. Paul, VA and surrounding towns. Our Mission Trip attendees spent a week working on a home in Dante, VA (a suburb of St. Paul). Over 200 dresses, many boxes of shoes and several purses where all delivered in early December. Check out the connection to Holy Spirit Verona's past by reading the wonderful article in myVeronaNJ.