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.
Saturday, May 30 - 5:00 PM Bilingual
Saturday, May 9 - 6:30 PM No Mass
Sunday, May 31 - 9:30 AM English Mass
Sunday, May 31 - 12:00 PM Spanish Mass
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 in June: Parish Office will close at noon on Friday
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.”
I would like to start by congratulating all the children and adults who will receive the different sacraments: Baptism, First Communion, Confirmation and the sacrament of Holy Matrimony. I want to deeply thank all the instructors of the children and all those in charge of Religious education, especially Dr. Peter Doble and his wife, Dee Dee.
The Solemnity of the Coming of the Holy Spirit, over the Apostles College, is the Feast of Pentecost. In this solemnity, the Church celebrates the manifestation of the Holy Spirit to everyone who was gathered in Jerusalem. The action of the second Person of the Holy Trinity, made everyone understand the preaching of the Apostles. Everyone understood that only with the strength of the Paraclete
( Holy Spirit) can one be an authentic disciple of Christ. Those gathered on the day of Pentecost understood that God is a God of love, unity and peace. It was very clear to everyone, in this holy place, that God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit is the same “yesterday, today, and forever.”
Sisters and Brothers, with the gift and power of the Holy Spirit, in the celebration of the sacraments, we all unite for the same cause, to be faithful and active witnesses in parish activity and the fulfillment of the mission of Christ. You, who will receive some sacrament of the Christian Beginning, have to be very committed, to be a faithful and active witness to what you are going to receive—the Holy Spirit. You do not receive these gifts to keep them, but to use them in favor of others and thus be carriers of the message of love, peace and unity.
Let us pray to the Holy Spirit to come and fill our hearts and “kindle the fire of love . . .”
Pastor. Adrián Vázquez