Mass Intentions
Monday, July 25
6:30 am
Parish of St. Jerome
8:30 am
† Florence & Charles Herp
Tuesday, July 26
6:30 am
† Patrick Henkelman
8:30 am
† Florence & Charles Herp
Wednesday, July 27
6:30 am
Parish of St. Jerome
8:30 am
Parish of St. Jerome
Thursday, July 28
6:30 am
Parish of St. Jerome
8:30 am
Parish of St. Jerome
Friday, July 29
6:30 am
† Joseph Galano
8:30 am
† Dominic Elia
Saturday, July 30
5:00 pm
† Pete & Marie Yavello
Sunday, July 31
8:00 am
† Dan Peterman
10:00 am
† Greg Munoz
1:00 pm
Parish of St. Jerome
4:00 pm
† Patricia Morgan & Joe Gentile
6:00 pm
Parish of St. Jerome
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What is happening in the world?

Hey now,
What is happening in the world? The senseless violence perpetrated by terrorists continues. Not a week goes by in that we are forced to learn about the geography of the world because of these tragedies. How many families will be shattered by such terror? How many children will continue to grow up in a world that every day of their short lives they are living in the shadow of war? How many tears will be shed because the unique and unrepeatable gift of human life is the one thing that can never be replaced after it has been snuffed out through hatred? When will human beings ever realize that God does not want us to kill or destroy in God’s name but to build up and give life?

Then there is the violence that is being directed to the law enforcement community. Being a child of the 60’s, I am supportive of our ability to protest against injustices, and the voices are correct when a certain ‘bad apple’ uses their authority to hurt or even kill a person. However, we cannot demonize all the people who have taken it upon themselves to run into the situations of danger that we run from.

When those protesters began to run, it was the police officers that stepped in to protect them as they sought out safety. Yes, the officers who overstep their bounds and cause unneeded injury and at times even death, and the ones whose prejudice comes out as they racially profile the populace in their traffic stops should be judged by the law that they vowed they would protect and serve. However, when one is targeted simply because of a uniform that they wear or the color of the skin in that uniform they we disrespect and step on the law that gave us the right to assemble and protest.

These are just a few of the sensational headline news events our 24-hour news cycle thrusts upon us, and we can’t help but wonder what is happening to our moral compass. One thing that I propose is that we do need to pray more for others and ourselves. On that note I would like to leave you with a prayer attributed to Blessed Mother Teresa of Kolkata, and may it truly bring about a change of our hearts and the hearts of everyone in the world.

“O God, we pray for all those in our world who are suffering from injustice:
for those who are discriminated against because of their race, color or religion;
for those imprisoned for working for the relief of oppression;
for those hounded for speaking the inconvenient truth;
for those tempted to violence as a cry against overwhelming hardship;
for those deprived of reasonable health and education;
for those suffering from hunger and famine
for those too weak to help themselves and who have no one else to help them;
for the unemployed who cry out for work but do not find it.

We pray for anyone of our acquaintance who is personally affected by injustice. Forgive us, Lord, if we unwittingly share in the conditions or in a system that perpetuates injustice. Show us how we can serve your children and make your love practical by washing their feet.”
In Christ’s Peace,
Fr. Gary

¿Qué está pasando en el mundo ?

Hola a todos
¿Qué pasa en el mundo?
La violencia insensata perpetrada por terroristas sigue. No pasa una semana sin que aprendamos sobre geografía del mundo, debido a estas tragedias. ¿Cuántas familias serán lastimadas y dañadas por tal terror? ¿Cuántos niños seguirán creciendo en un mundo en que cada día de sus vidas, vivan a la sombra de la guerra? ¿Cuántas lágrimas serán derramadas, al apagar a través del odio, el regalo único, insustituible y no repetible de la vida humana? Cuándo entenderán alguna vez los seres humanos que Dios no quiere que nosotros nos matemos o destruyamos; por el amor de Dios, El quiere lo mejor para nosotros y que valoremos la vida.

Hoy tenemos violencia que está siendo dirigida a la comunidad que tiene que aplicar la ley. Siendo un niño en los años 60, aprendí a apoyar el uso de nuestra capacidad de protestar contra las injusticias, llevando las voces para hacer lo correcto, cuando una “mala manzana” usa su autoridad para hacer daño o matar hasta a una persona. Sin embargo, no podemos demonizar a toda la gente que lo ha tomado sobre sí para toparse con las situaciones de peligro.

Cuando aquellos protestantes comenzaron a correr, eran los policías que intervinieron para protegerlos cuando buscaron estar seguros. Sí, los oficiales que sobrepasan sus límites y causan heridas innecesarias y a veces hasta la muerte y aquellos que por prejuicio racial realizan paradas de tráfico, como describe el pueblo, deben ser juzgados por ley ya que juraron que protegerían y servirían. Sin embargo, cuando un oficial es apuntado simplemente debido a su uniforme o por el color de su piel en ese uniforme, es una falta de respeto y damos la espalda a la misma ley que nos da el derecho de reunirnos y protestar.

Estos son sólo algunos de los acontecimientos noticiosos del ciclo de noticias cada 24 horas sobre nosotros, y que tal vez no podemos ayudar; pero podemos preguntarnos qué le pasa a nuestra brújula moral. Una cosa que propongo consiste que realmente tenemos que rezar más por otros y nosotros. En este carta me gustaría dejarles con un rezo atribuido a la Madre Teresa de Calcuta, puede realmente causar un cambio en nuestros corazones y los corazones de cada uno en el mundo.

“O Dios, rezamos por todos aquellos en nuestro mundo que sufren de la injusticia:
para aquellos que son discriminados debido a su raza, color o religión;
para los encarcelados por trabajar para el alivio de opresión;
para los perseguidos por decir la verdad inoportuna;
para los tentados a la violencia como un grito contra la privación aplastante;
para los privados de salud razonable y educación;
para los que sufren de hambre y hambruna
para los demasiado débiles para ayudarse y quienes no tienen a nadie más para ayudarles;
para los parados que claman trabajo, pero no lo encuentran.

Rezamos por cualquiera de nuestros conocidos que sean personalmente afectados por la
injusticia. Perdónanos, Señor, si sin estar conscientes compartimos las condiciones en un sistema que
perpetúa la injusticia. Muéstranos cómo podemos servir a tus hijos y hacer tu amor práctico lavándoles
sus pies”.
En la paz de Cristo,
Padre Gary

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Announcements

Weekly Soup & Bread Meal for the homeless in our community

Consider being a part of this excellent opportunity to show how we will live out this Year of Mercy.

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Summer Adoration Hour Coverage

If you will be going on vacation this summer we ask that you please let us know or find a substitution for your adoration hour.

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Help Wanted: Catechists

We will provide training, as well as all the lesson plans, all you have to do is share your faith, time, and love for children.

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Facilities Request

Open to all ministries in the Parish.

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Faith Formation Classes

Parents, During the past few weeks, we have been giving information about the new cycle of catechesis for the year 2016 - 2017. Now we are going to give you more details on this.

Padres de familia, en los boletines pasados hemos estado informando acerca del nuevo ciclo de catequesis 2016 – 2017. En esta ocasión le damos más detalles sobre esto.

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Safe Environment Renewal

With the start of the new fiscal year it’s time to renew your SE training. You can do so by going to the diocesan website at http://dphx.org/youth-protection/ and following the prompts to complete the online renewal.

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RCIA with Children

Children who are seven years old or older that have never been baptized are invited to a Family Based process for the whole family to be held on Monday evenings from 6:30-7:45pm.

How do you join the group? Call Diane Orban at 602-467-4908 or email at dorban@saintjerome.org.

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Help Wanted: Faith Formation Registration Volunteers

Faith Formation Registration is a very important day for the community. Many families come to register their children. For this reason, we are asking your help to volunteer on Aug 6 and 7 after each Mass. Together we can meet and welcome these families.

If you are interested please contact the Faith Formation Office at 602-467-4909.

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Events
JUN 8

Summer Parish Office Hours

For the month of July the office will be closed on Fridays.

If you have any questions contact the parish office at 602-942-5555.

El mes de Junio los Viernes se cerrará a las 12:00 p.m. (mediodía). El mes de Julio los Viernes estará cerrada.

Si tiene cualquier pregunta llame a la oficina al 602-942-5555.

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AUG 1

Faith Formation Parent Orientation

Parent Orientation Aug 1-2
Faith Formation Class Registration Aug 6-7

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AUG 3

Safe Environment Foundation Class

If you need the foundation class you can either register online for one of the below classes scheduled at St. Jerome or a class scheduled at another parish.

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AUG 6

Faith Formation Registration

Registration for Faith Formation Classes only will take place after each Mass. It is most important that you first attend the parent’s orientation meeting before registering.

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AUG 7

St. Jerome School Opening Day!

Stop by the school to meet your teacher, take your school photos, see your friends and drop off your school supplies! Don't have kids at the school?  Stop by anyway! Free ice cream sundaes!

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