Category Archives: Announcements

* On-line Thanksgiving and Advent Prayer Resources with Daily e-mail Reflections

ON-LINE THANKSGIVING AND ADVENT PRAYER RESOURCES WITH DAILY EMAIL REFLECTIONS

A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all the other virtues. –Cicero

 

* Crafts and Bake Sale – Dec 2 & 3

CRAFTS & BAKE SALE

Mark your calendar for Saturday, December 2nd after the 5:00pm Mass, and Sunday, December 3rd from 8:30am—12:30pm. Come and buy some hand crafted Christmas gifts and yummy baked goods. You can also get your Christmas wreath which will be sold by the Boy Scouts….the wreaths are beautiful.

Some photos from prior event……

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* Fr. Fernando Celebrates 40 Years

Fr. Fernando invites you to come celebrate 40 years Sunday, October 22nd at 12 Noon “to acknowledge God’s patience and favors toward me along this journey in faith. Please no gifts or cards, just your presence. If you are feeling generous, send your prayers and financial help to the Discalced Carmelite Sisters of Jesus, Mary and Joseph, 68 Rincon Road, Kensington, CA 94707. They are the hidden “power house of prayer” in our own parish backyard!”

Fr. Fernando Cortez, Class of 1977

 

* Polenta Family Dinner and Fundraiser – Sat, Oct 14

Polenta Family Dinner and Fundraiser -Italian Catholic Federation Saturday October 14,  2017

  • Social Hour 6 pm/Dinner 7pm
  • St. Jerome’s Parish, Rohan Hall 
  • Dinner includes: Polenta with Hearty Sauce and Cheese, Chicken, Sausage, Salad and Desert.
  • Adults $22.00  Children under 12, $6.00.
  • Reservations with Dee Yonke:  510-236-0689 by October 6, 2017

* 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