No Daily Mass October 21, 22, 23, 24.
Please pray for the Priests of the Diocese of Richmond as they participate in the Yearly Diocesan Priest Convocation
Line Dancing Oct 26 - Beginners 6:00-7-00 pm, Upper level 7:00-8:00
Trunk-or-Treat Oct 31 - 6:00-8-00 pm in St Jerome Parking Lot
Confirmation Retreat Nov 2 - 8:45am sign-in; 9am mass then in Youth Group Room till 4:30pm
Crisit Planning/Suicide Awareness Nov 2 - 5:30 - 8:30 pm- Fellowship Hall
Confirmation Class Nov 3 - 6:30 - 8:30 pm, Youth Group Room
"BIBLE BABES" Nov 14 - 7:00 pm Fellowship Hall..A comedy about women in the Bible.
Annual Craft Fair Nov 8 -to benefit Altar Servers
Below is a beautiful letter from St. Stephen, our sister parish in Croatia, on the occasion of the Feast of St. Jerome.
Dear priest, parish associates and brothers and sisters in Christ!
On behalf of the parish of St. Stephen I, pope and martyr whose feast
our parish just Today officially celebrated in the solemn Eucharistic
celebration I congratulate you the feast of your patron, Saint.
Jerome - Presbyter. Through the intercession of your holy patron, who
is remembered for the overwhelming love and devotion to Scripture, we
refer to the Lord, prayer for you, that in your hearts within burn
same love for His Word, that getting to know the Word of God, you
intimately learn to know Christ, who is the Way, the Truth and Our
life. to give you the feeling that you are participants in the life of
Christ and fellow heirs in His eternal glory. With God's abundant
your sister parish pastor
don Mili Plenkovic,
A MONTH OF PRAYER FOR AMERICA
Join in praying with other faith communities for the Spiritual Health of our country.
For the month of October
Join in this great experience of a 31 day journey of prayer for our nation.
Make the commitment to pray each day for our country
Pray for the Executive, Legislative and Judicial branches of Government
Prayer requests for our Armed Forces
Pick up the US Prayer Atlas Guide in the foyer of the church
Another way to strengthen our knowledge on the Catholic faith is reading the conversion stories of people from other faiths; Christian or otherwise. What are the rich elements of our faith that compelled others join the Catholic Church? These conversion stories highlight some of the basic elements that we should all be familiar. Here are just a few: 1) the early Christians and church fathers followed the Apostolic teachings and traditions for hundreds of years before the Bible became canonized and even longer before it was widely available in print, 2) the church is the pillar and foundation of truth (1 Timothy 3:15), faith without works is dead (James 2:17), 3) we will be judged by our works (Roman 2, Matthew 15 & 16, Revelations 20 & 22, and more) and 4) approaching the altar for Communion is our acceptance of Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior (John 6:51). These are just a few examples of our Catholic beliefs. A great source of conversion stories can be found at on The Journey Home on EWTN TV or radio or the Coming Home Network at chnetwork.org.
If you have a friend or family member you would like to memorialize consider purchasing a Memorial Brick to be placed in the Columbarium area.
Contact Fran (757-877-5021) for information