Author Archives: St Jerome Catholic Parish

* Sacrament of Confirmation 2017-2018

St. Jerome Church is forming a class of 9th -12th graders to prepare for the Sacrament of Confirmation to begin in September. This will be an opportunity for Faith, Formation, Fellowship, and Fun! The class is held every other year so it’s particularly important for juniors and seniors to take advantage of the program. The program will begin with an orientation session for parents and teens on Sunday, September 17, from 4 – 6:00 PM. All meetings will be from 4 – 6:00PM in Rohan Hall. Please feel free the parish office (510.525.0876) with any questions.

* BBQ AND CHILI COOK-OFF

Join us for our famous BBQ and Chili Cook-off, Sunday July 30, in the courtyard patio and Rohan Hall. The fun starts at noon. We supply it all – BBQ Meat (Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Hot Links), Soft Drinks, and Salad. You are invited to enter the chili cook-off competitions! Get out the old family recipe and start cooking’! The price is $5.00 per person or $20.00 per family OR a pot of chili for the competition. For more information or to RSVP call Judy at 510.526.8947

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* Spring Swing Dance – May 6, 2017

Mark your calendar – Saturday May 6, 2017, 6-11pm -for this fun annual dinner dance parish fundraiser event presented by St. Jerome Activities Group.
Spring Swing Featuring the Don Krieger Big Band

  • Limited seating by reservation only – $25/person, kids under 10 free
  • Dinner, Dancing, Cake Walk and more!
  • Dress – Casual
  • 6pm – No Host Beer, Wine & Soft Drinks Social
  • 6:45pm – Buffet Dinner
  • 8:00 – 11:00 pm: Music and Dancing

Volunteers needed for:

May 5 Friday evening

  • setup Friday 6pm

May 6 Saturday

  • help in the kitchen 4-9pm
  • help during the event 6-11pm
  • cleanup 10-12pm

Cake donations needed for our cake walk.  Please call Maureen @ 510.525.2542to donate a cake.

 

* Icon Workshop and Talk – Sat, Mar 25, 2017

Icon Workshop and Talk: In the Eastern Catholic tradition icon painters are known as writers. This is because the icon artist, who works within a specific framework, visually describes Christian theology and prayer through the “words” of shape and color. This workshop includes a lecture on the spirituality of icons, and a hands-on icon drawing of an icon. No drawing experience necessary. Price: $25 – Date: Saturday, March 25th  Time: 9:00 a.m. – noon at the NEW Dominican Center Art Room at Dominican Sisters house at Mission San Jose, Fremont.

at   http://bit.ly/2017Icons Or, for more information call (650) 245-2723.

* Announcement – School Closing

January 19, 2017 – Announcement re: School Closing

Dear Parishioners,

It is my sad duty to inform you of the closure of our parish school at the end of June 2017. The Diocese of Oakland, after a long, comprehensive study of demographics and financial realities has mandated the closure of a number of parish schools, including Saint Jerome School.

A guiding process and plan, the Operational and Financial Improvements Initiative, is mandated by the Bishop of Oakland and the consultative bodies of the diocese. It includes the entire Diocese of Oakland – not just the schools. We are witnessing just a small, but significant, portion of this diocesan-wide undertaking. As Pastor, it is my place to accede to this decision and I hope and pray for your support in this decision.

The School Department will work with each school community to seek a placement for each child in a Catholic school. The Human Resources Department will work with faculties, staffs and administrators to facilitate new job opportunities within the diocese.

The school remains an asset of Saint Jerome Parish. As such, the buildings and grounds remain our responsibility. The diocese will provide each parish with the necessary oversight and guidance regarding the future use of the school buildings. I seek your support in this momentous turn of events and the loss of our school community.

Fr. Fernando J. Cortez, Pastor