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* St Jerome’s Annual Crab Feed – Feb 4, 2017: Save the Date

St. Jerome Annual Crab Feed will take place on Saturday, February 4, 2017. Salad, Pasta, Bread,
Dessert, and ALL YOU CAN EAT FRESH CRAB. $40.00 per person. After January 26th the price
increases to $46.00 so get your PAID reservation in early! Sitting is limited. Bring your own picks
and sauces. No outside beverages. $10.00 corkage fee. Call Bill Valladao for Reservations or more crab-feed-2017-001information 526-8947.

* Teen Christmas Party – Dec 18

TEEN CHRISTMAS PARTY
Please join us Sunday, December 18 for our St. Jerome Teen Christmas Party 4-6:00pm in Rohan Hall.There will be music, games, snacks, and fun. This event is open to all high school aged teens and recent high school graduates (SJ School alumni in high school and Confirmation Alumni are welcome). Please bring a friend. Siblings are welcome. We will make toiletry baggies again this year to bring to the teens and young adults at the GRIP shelter in Richmond. Please buy the brands you like and use for teens your age. Carol will have the gift bags and some other items. Spend around $10.00, bringing any of the following items: underwear, socks, toiletries, shampoo, conditioner, soap/body wash & razors. If you plan to come. please text or email Carol Valladao, St. Jerome Youth Minister @ 510-508-98947 so there is enough foodies for all to eat.

* Confirmation 2016

Photo Gallery 1: Confirmation procession

Photo Gallery 2: The Confirmation

 

 

 

* 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.

* Message from Bishop Barber

From Bishop Michael C. Barber, SJ

Bishop of Oakland

In the midst of the political complexity surrounding immigration in this country I am very pleased that the social service arm of our diocese, Catholic Charities of the East Bay (CCEB), is fully engaged. They have attorneys, law students, accredited paralegals, teachers and counselors providing legal, resettlement and employment services to very needy refugees and immigrants, our neighbors.

On Ash Wednesday I was happy to hear their fine work highlighted on a national NPR news broadcast.  Listen to that here. Parishes can reach out to CCEB to connect parishioners who need legal help by calling Maciel Jacques, Legal Services Program Coordinator, at (510) 768-3137.

Cardinal Sean O’Malley is co-chair of the US Bishops’ Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development.  He reminds us, “Immigration is not primarily a political problem, but rather a deeply human and profoundly moral challenge facing our nation.”   Catholic social services provide one of the refuges for those grappling with these very human challenges.

These challenges are world-wide. Speaking on the Italian island of Lampedusa, at the borders of Europe, Pope Francis said “We have lost a sense of responsibility for our brothers and sisters.  We have fallen into the hypocrisy of the Priest and the Levite whom Jesus described in the parable of the Good Samaritan: we see our brother half dead on the side of the road and perhaps we say to ourselves, ‘Poor soul’ and then go our way.”  His words resonate in our part of the world as well.

I invite all to join voices with the California bishops: “We call on Congress and the President to work together toward a more comprehensive response to the humanitarian crisis of a broken immigration system.  We will work with the California Congressional delegation and the President to accomplish that goal.”