Priests Who Have Served Our Community
Fr. Eugene Boogaers, Shoshone
Fr. Francis L. Lobell
Fr. J. Nolan
Fr. B.J. Carey
Fr. M.J McGowan
Fr. Joseph Beusmans
First resident pastor
Fr. Francis R. Michael
Fr. Eric A. Schermanson
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
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.
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,
+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."