Our History

Priests Who Have Served Our Community

Fr. Eugene Boogaers, Shoshone

1909

Fr. Francis L. Lobell

1912

Fr. J. Nolan

1922

Fr. B.J. Carey

1922

Fr. M.J McGowan 

1922-1924

Fr. Joseph Beusmans 

First resident pastor

1924-1934

Fr. Francis R. Michael

1934

Fr. Eric A. Schermanson

1934-1955

Fr. Nicholas Walsh

Consecrate Bishop of Yakima

 

Fr. Bernard McBride                         1957-1972

Fr. Anthony DeNardis                        1972-1978

Fr. Thomas Heeran                             1978-1982

Fr. William Taylor                               1982-1988

Fr. Michael Kuiper                              1988-1990

Fr. Gerald Funke                                  1991-1993

Fr. Jesus Camacho                              1993-1998

Fr. Ronald Wekerle                            1999-2013

Fr. Robert C. Irwin                            2013-2017

Fr. Adrian Vazquez                      2017- Current

Saint Jerome

St. Jerome, Latin in full Eusebius Hieronymus, pseudonym Sophronius, (born c. 347, Stridon, Dalmatia—died 419/420, Bethlehem, Palestine; feast day September 30), biblical translator and monastic leader, traditionally regarded as the most learned of the Latin Fathers. He lived for a time as a hermit, became a priest, served as secretary to Pope Damasus I, and about 389 established a monastery at Bethlehem. His numerous biblical, ascetical, monastic, and theological works profoundly influenced the early Middle Ages. He is known particularly for his Latin translation of the Bible, the Vulgate, and is considered a doctor of the church.

Our Pastor

Fr. Adrian Vazquez Villegas.

 

-Born in San Lucas Michoacán, Mexico; July 8, 1972

Studied 3 years in Cristo Rey Seminary, Texcoc, Mexico, 10 years at Mount Angel Seminary, St. Benedict, OR

-After High school, Joined Apostoles Seglares (Secular Apostles)

-He was a missionary in different states of Mexico:

-full time Missionary also in the USA; Victor Ville, Calif., Yakima, Wash., Idaho,

 

Background:

+Family: 5 sisters 3 brothers,

+Papa, Maximino Vazquez and  Ma.Feliz Villegas. He is the fifth of nine children,

Sports, hobbies and interests: Loves to sing, plays the guitar and has a Radio program for Salt and Light Radio.

Ordained as a Priest July 5 2008

 

His first two years as priest was in Pocatello, at Holy Spirit Catholic Community as a parochial Vicar. One year at Our Lady of the Valley, One year at Piux X in C Dale, Id, One Year at St. Edward the Confessor in Twin Falls and Three years as administrator in St. Anthony Mary Immaculate Parish, Good Shepherd Station, Driggs; St. Patrick Chapel, Rexburg; and Chapel of the Pines, Island Park.
 

"I am very thankful to God and bishop Peter for trusting me the parish of St. Jerome, at Jerome, Id. I am humble by saying that I feel honored by the appointment but they say time challenged by the great responsibility in becoming the pastor of Saint Jerome Parish. I ask your prayers so that I be a priest open to learn by those priests whom have served faithfully there and the parishioners. I ask the intersession of our Precious Mother, la Morenita, Our Lady of Guadalupe, and St. Jerome, to continue intercede for our dioceses, our bishop Peter, all priests, and all the faithful so that all together continue the fulfillment the mission of  our Lord Jesus Christ."            

 

St. Jerome Catholic Church

(208)324-8794

216 2nd Ave. East 

Jerome, ID 83338

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