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, June 27 - 5:00 PM English
Saturday, June 27 - 6:30 PM Spanish
Sunday, June 28 - 9:30 AM English Mass
Sunday, June 28 - 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 in June: Parish Office will close at noon on Friday
Office will be closed Friday, July 3rd in observance of the 4th of July
Start getting ready for St. Jerome Walk-a-thon on July 11th! We need 100 participants!! Stay tuned for more information!
St. Jerome Invitational Golf Tournament August 22nd at 93 Golf Ranch.
ICA: Goal is 41,849.00 Collected: 35,728
Thank you to all who have given so generously. If you have not done so, please give prayerful consideration in doing so.
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.”
13TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
We begin this week in Ordinary Time with an invitation from Christ to continue in the mission of evangelization. Every Christian participates in the challenges and the reward that the proclamation of the Kingdom brings.
In Christ’s invitation to his disciples to follow him, he warns them that the way is not easy. The Master announced that the risk to follow him is very high because they would lose their lives. Jesus also announced that he would demand much, but from his demands would come much reward.
For those to faithfully follow Christ, there must be a total abandonment of material goods, as well as ones self. This requirement would fulfill the first commandment of the Law of God “Love God above all things.” All these demands do not have to be an hindrance to follow, but rather a tool to help.
The reward for those who follow Christ, comes with the guarantee that any rejection of the evangelical message is not toward them, but towards Christ himself. Jesus adds, that in the same way, those who accept the mes-sage will have the same guarantee of reward as his apostles.
Brothers and sisters, following Christ is not a fairy tale story, but rather a dedication, a discipline, a spiritual determination that has to be taken very seriously and not lightly. I think it is very good, as a form of reflection, to close with this question; How is my dedication, my discipline in following Christ and His gospel measuring up?
Fr. Adrian Vazquez