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,August 15 - 5:00 PM English
Saturday,August 15 - 6:30 PM Spanish
Sunday, August 16 - 9:30 AM English Mass
Sunday, August 16 - 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.
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.
ICA: Goal is 41,849.00 Collected: 36,098
Thank you to all who have given so generously. If you have not done so, please give prayerful consideration in doing so.
There are hours available for 24 hour Adoration and Tuesday Adoration as well. Call Denise Driesel: 208-316-2974
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
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.”
20TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
The central theme of the Liturgy is free salvation to all nations, regardless of race or color. In other words, universal salvation is given to every human being who hears and accepts God’s call.
The gospel account places us, geographically, outside of Palestine. Of course, for St. Mathew, the geographical highlight has a deep and theological point that we have to take into consideration; God is not only the Father and Savior of the Hebrew people, the chosen people of the ancient Covenant, but He is the God of all men, time and space.
They are in a pagan area and relations between of the Jews and Canaanites were not good. Jesus passes a woman who meets him ask-ing for compassion and mercy. The pagan woman calls him “Lord” and “Son of David,” titles appropriate of a Christian faith. Jesus is reluctant to answer, but the woman insists on faith. The Canaanite woman does not claim equality, she does not reveal herself; she knows her place and recognizes the difference between herself and the Jews. The woman is very humble before Jesus and submits to the obedience of God’s will. To Christ’s response, she adds: “the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their masters’ tables.”
What a profound teaching and what great humility, this woman who does not ’know’ the living and only God, shows us. This teaching exposes a superficial humility for many of us who ’know’ the living and only God.
Pastor. Adrián Vázquez