Author Archives: St Jerome Catholic Parish

* RIP – Sr. Mary Gallagher, SHJM

We have just learned that Sr. Mary Gallagher died in February at a nursing facility in England. Sr. Mary was among the first of the Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Mary to come to St. Jerome when the parish school opened and later served as its Principal. She also served as Pastoral Assistant for several years under Fr. Don Osuna. During that time, Sr. Mary, who was a trained spiritual director, founded the parish RCIA Team. In addition, she worked for short periods at two other parishes in the Oakland Diocese and on in Sacramento.

* San Damiano Retreat


LifeSHIFT: Work & the Christian Journey

Life is about managing change: career, personal, family, spiritual. This retreat is an opportunity to reflect on life and faith while considering new career, job, work and/or retirement possibilities. Activities include discussions, presentations, individual consultation, journaling, the Strong Interest Inventory and aspects of Ignatian Spirituality. Participants will clarify work/life objectives and address fears of transition while experiencing imaginative ways to explore their Christian faith.

Dates: May 15—17, 2015

Place: San Damiano Retreat

710 Highand Drive

Danville, CA 94526

Register and Information: (click on retreats Calendar)

Information: Tom 925-837-9141

414 394-9347

* Photos from Annual Dinner Dance

The sounds of Big BandIt was a fun evening at the Annual Dinner Dance featuring The Don Krieger Big Band. It was a wonderful dinner….salad, roasted pork, mashed potatoes, French-style green beans and dessert of vanilla ice cream and cookies.

Many thanks to the volunteer organizers.

You can see the full photo album at St Jerome Catholic Church FB page…..sorry the album won’t link this morning.


* Urgent Prayer – Christians in Syria Kidnapped on Mar 1, 2015

From EWTN Facebook page re: kidnapping on March 1, 2015.

Urgent prayer request from Sister Monica, Daughter of Charity in Paris: “Members of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul in Syria were kidnapped, along with their wives and children. The children were isolated and put into cages. Adults who do not deny their faith will be decapitated, and their children burned alive in the cages. Let us remain fervently united in prayer, and have as our intention the welfare of all brothers and sisters in our Christian faith who are being held hostage. Mother Mary, please console them, and protect them all from harm! O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee.” EWTN Prayer Warriors, please share this with everyone you know.

* 2015 Capital Campaign

Mark your calendar to attend one of the Capital Campaign Receptions at St Jerome’s Parish.

Weds – Mar 18, 2:00 pm in Rohan Hall
Weds – Mar 18, 7:00 pm in Rohan Hall
Fri – Mar 27, 7:00 pm in Rohan Hall (Bishop Barber will be in attendance.

Join us to learn more about the campaign…please call parish office to confirm attendance …510.525.8276.

This campaign is absolutely vital for the life and growth of our Diocese. One of the most important things you can do during this campaign is to join us at a reception.