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, November 28 - 6:00 PM English
Saturday, November 28- 6:00 PM Spanish
Sunday, November 29- 9:30 AM English Mass
Sunday, November 29 -12:00 PM Spanish Mass
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.
Don’t forget to wear masks when coming into the parish. We hope to have new Masks for sale featuring Our Lady Of Guadalupe soon
Idaho Catholic Register subscriptions are due. Bring your renewal to the church or mail them to the Diocese. We have to pay for so many but will get a rebate for each subscription.
Fr. Adrian will not hold reconciliations on November 27th. The office will be closed for Thanksgiving beginning Wednesday the 24th at 12:00 pm and will reopen Monday, November 30th.
Thanksgiving Day Mass will be at 9 am. Bilingual
Our Lady Of Guadalupe Celebration: Novena & Mass on December 3rd-11th at 6:30 pm,
Dec. 12th at 6:30 am will be the Solemn Mass and at 5 pm the Pilgrimage followed by Holy Mass at 6:30 pm.
Dec. 13th, Sunday, there will be a small kermes after Spanish Mass with Feast Food to take home.
Buy a raffle ticket for a chance to win 200 lbs of beef!! 3 prizes will be awarded. A beautiful cross, donated by Kairos, will also be raffled. Tickets are 1 for $5 or 5 for $20. Get your tickets after Mass!! And in the Parish Office.
The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary schedule: Vigil Mass Monday, December 7, at 6:30 pm in Spanish and
Tuesday, December 8, at 10 am in English. This is a day of Obligation.
Christmas Schedule: the office will close at 12 pm on Tuesday the 22nd and reopen Monday, January 4th, 2021.
Vigil Mass will be Thursday, December 24th at 5 pm in English and 7 pm in Spanish
Christmas Day Mass will be at 10 am – Bilingual.
ICA: Goal is 41,849.00 Collected: 37,883
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
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.
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
First Sunday of Advent
The start of the Liturgical Year (B) begins with an invitation for us to watch and to be prepared. Liturgical Year (A) ends with the Solemn Feast of Christ the King and the Season of Advent begins. With the beginning of the new year, the Liturgy contemplates the mystery of Christ, from his humble and poor birth to the Passion, Death, and Resurrection of the Son of God.
The Gospel of St. Mark is the of the Gospels composed of long periods of oral preaching of the Apostles during the 60s or 70s. In the same Gospel, we will meditate, throughout the year, the historical itinerary of Christ, as well as his apostolic mission. The Evangelist, St. Mark, will take us into the light of the prophet of Nazareth, Jesus, the Son of God.
In the history of ancient Byzantine art, Christ appears surrounded by four “beings” characterized as a lion, a bull, a man, and an eagle. In the Year 180 D.C., St. Irenaeus interpreted these four symbols as the four gospels. St. Jerome, at the end of the fourth century, assigned a representation of each of the Gospels. St. Mark, the evangelist, appears with the symbol of the lion, who has the Gospel in his claws and shows it open to the whole Church.
Therefore, it will be with the mentality and strength of a lion that St. Mark will motivate us and encourage us to never lose confidence and peace in the Savior of the world; who came to save us.
Fr. Adrian Vazquez