St. Jerome's Catholic Church
Welcome to Saint Jerome Parish. We hope that you find our Parish warm and welcoming. You are invited to explore our website. Please join us for the celebration of the Holy Eucharist, Sacraments and our activities.
English: Tues, Thurs-Fri.......8:00 A.M
Wed. . . . . . .10:30 A.M
Spanish: Tues....6:00 P.M
English: Saturday.......5:00 P.M.
Spanish: Saturday........6:30 P.M
Or through appointment
Saturday, September 19 - 5:00 PM English
Saturday, September 19 - 6:30 PM Spanish
Sunday, September 20- 9:30 AM English Mass
Sunday, September 20 - 12:00 PM Spanish Mass
Fr. Adrian will be out of the Office September 15-29th
Daily Mass is canceled during this time. There will be Communion Services followed with Adoration on Tuesday and Thursday.
Due to the increase in confirmed Covid-19 cases, wearing masks at Mass will be MANDATORY. THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION IN THIS CRUCIAL SAFETY MEASURE.
We will be following the Governor's STAY SAFE Order. The Celebration of the Mass at St. Jerome Catholic Church will be held as long as state-established criteria are met.
The Bishop will maintain dispensation of the obligation to attend Mass for those 60 and older; those who are immunocompromised or otherwise vulnerable; and all those who have judged it prudent for their health and safety to remain home. This dispensation remains in place until we reach the final phase of the governor's directive (as of Thursday, that date is June 26th).
You may watch our Facebook video for detailed information.
1. Enter and Exit through Gathering Space Front Door;
2. The faithful shall not shake hands or hug at The Sign of Peace, nor hold hands during the Lord's Prayer;
3. There will be no distribution of the Precious Blood at this time;
4. The faithful will receive communion on the hand;
5. Only Clergy will distribute communion;
6. The faithful should be wearing masks and gloves; masks during the liturgy are optional for clergy and other ministers who are serving;
GENERAL CDC-DIRECTED GUIDELINES:
The faithful will stay home if they feel sick;
Every other pew will remain empty-open pews will be marked;
the faithful will be seated according to the six feet rule; ushers will assist in directing the faithful to their seat;
There will be an orderly dismissal by sections, and the faithful will be required to stay six-feet apart;
Hymnal, missal, and prayer cards will be removed from the pews, song sheets will be available for the faithful to use and then taken home for proper disposal;
Ushers will not hand out bulletins. Instead, bulletins will be placed at a location where the faithful can each take one;
Receptacles for the collection will be placed prominently within the church - baskets WILL NOT BE PASSED;
The church will be sanitized between Masses;
PLEASE DO NOT CONGREGATE BEFORE OR AFTER MASS.
OUR CAPACITY FOR SITTING THE FAITHFUL WILL BE GREATLY LIMITED DURING THIS TIME. IF WE FILL ALL AVAILABLE SEATS, NO MORE PARISHIONERS WILL BE ALLOWED TO ENTER THE BUILDING. WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO LISTEN ON SAL Y LUZ OR WATCH THE MASS ON FACEBOOK.
WE GREATLY APPRECIATE ALL YOUR PRAYERS, YOUR PATIENCE AND WE ARE TRULY GRATEFUL TO BE ABLE TO CELEBRATE THE HOLY EUCHARIST TOGETHER.
BEGINNING AUGUST 7 - SEPTEMBER 30, THE PARISH OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED ON FRIDAY.
SIGN UP FOR ST. JEROME'S FIRST EVER "VIRTUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT!!!!! CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW FOR DETAILS.If you don't golf register for Putter's Mini-Golf!!! Call the office for more details. (208)324-8794 Ext. 105
ICA: Goal is 41,849.00 Collected: 36,948
Thank you to all who have given so generously. If you have not done so, please give prayerful consideration in doing so.
Pray the Rosary before Mass at 9:00 am in the main sanctuary.
WE WILL BE UTILIZING HANDS-FREE THERMOTERS FOR THOSE ENTERING OUR CHURCH
Thank you to everyone who helped make the Feast of St. Jerome a success during these difficult times. We have banked $23,632 after paying some expenses.
Congratulations to the Raffle Winners: Lorenzo Rodriguez the Watch, Gerald Chojnacky the Chrome Notebook, Juanita Amequita the Camping Package, Teresa Cook the Mini Vacation and Familia Nieto won the Last Supper Painting.
Isaiah 41: 10 “Do not fear: I am with you; do not be anxious: I am your God. I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my victorious right hand.”
Psalm 46:2 “God is our refuge and our strength, an ever-present help in distress.”
Father's Weekly Reflection
25th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Today Saint Mathew presents us with a parable well known to most of us, the story of God’s mercy embodied in the parable of the landowner who goes out to find workers.
It is very logical that the behavior of the employer, who pays the same wages to those who work eight hours and those who only work one, does not seem just to us. This ‘unfair’ attitude causes many to grumble, but the landowner’s argument is ‘this was the agreement’ and he can do whatever he wants with his money.
Dear brothers and sisters, as we well know, the center of this beautiful parable is the mercy and great goodness that God has for everyone. The absolute sovereignty of God in relation to man is also clear. God as no limit in his generosity and love. In the parable, Jesus implies that God’s action, in the history of Salvation, is goodness. God is shared with everyone and for everyone in the same way. He is a Father who sees no distinction between one man or another, or one woman and another. Race, color nor language is a consideration to love; He is God and Father of all and for all.
Fr. Adrian Vazquez