Longtime Parishioner James “Jim” Devericks Fulfills Promise and Funds


LANTANA, Fla. —  The striking new illuminated cross, that was recently added to the roof of Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Lantana, Florida, represents promises kept and prayers answered thanks to the generosity of longtime parishioner and West Palm Beach, Florida, resident James “Jim” Devericks.

Thanks to Devericks, and his company SuperCloud International Inc., the beautiful new lighted cross has been expertly reconstructed and restored. Best of all, this cross shines brightly and serves as a beacon of hope and inspiration for parishioners as well as many others in the community. The 12-foot cross sits atop the church roof — approximately 80 feet off of the ground.  Devericks notes that it took a talented crew one day, and the use of a special 70-ton crane, to restore it to its former condition and secure it to the church roof.

I am also very thankful that my prayers were answered and that I was able to provide the funds to restore the new cross. I hope it will always be an inspiration for church members, residents, and visitors, for many years to come.

Holy Spirit has always been an inspirational place for Devericks, and his family, who have been worshiping there for the past twenty years.  His two daughters, Savannah and Sierra, were alter servers for many years and they were both confirmed there, as well.  Holy Spirit was also a source of comfort and healing, throughout the years, as Devericks weathered the mercurial ups and downs of the business world along with some challenges in his personal life.

When the shining cross was knocked out and damaged in 2017, due to the devastating winds of Hurricane Irma, Devericks pledged to rebuild and restore the cross when his financial situation would allow.  Fast forward to January of 2024, when Devericks contacted Rev. Eli St Fort, about funding the restoration of the cross that had meant so much to him and many others.  A man of devout faith, Devericks is proud to have fulfilled his promise when his company received a new round of angel investor funding.

James “Jim” Devericks

Devericks states, “I am extraordinarily grateful to Rev. Eli, and to all of the spiritual leaders and members of the church community, who have been so supportive of me through the years. I am also very thankful that my prayers were answered and that I was able to provide the funds to restore the new cross. I hope it will always be an inspiration for church members, residents, and visitors, for many years to come.”

Rev. Eli St Fort presented a certificate of appreciation to Devericks during the morning church service on Sunday, February 11, 2024.  The recognition and appreciation that he received, in front of the congregation, was especially meaningful for Devericks, who was there with his two daughters; his longtime girlfriend, Erica Zangrillo; and many other friends.

About Holy Spirit Catholic Church

Holy Spirit Catholic Church was founded in 1964 in Lantana, Florida and the new church was built in 1984. Holy Spirit currently serves over 4,000 parishioners and offers services in English, Vietnamese and Polish.  www.holyspiritlantana.com

About Supercloud International, Inc.

SuperCloud International, Inc., based in Fort Lauderdale Florida with operations in West Palm Beach, Florida., is a technology-based entertainment company with a core focus on advanced 5G and other hybrid connectivity solutions. SCI’s flagship brand is UMAXX.TV, which provides superior 5G internet and entertainment choices for subscribers across the United States. SCI has also developed a green energy division, and a product line, that will be launched in Q3 of 2024.  This revolutionary energy technology will reduce the world’s carbon footprint and provide for a greener and safer tomorrow.  James “Jim” Devericks is the Chairman and CEO of SuperCloud International, Inc.

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