Mass Schedule
Wednesday 8:00am Mass

Fridays 8:00am Mass
Except 3rd Fridays 10:00am at the Fountains

Saturday 4:00pm Mass

Sunday 8:00am Mass
Sunday 11:00am Mass
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Vacation Bible School
July 26-30 6:00-8:30 pm
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Today is the 17th Sunday of Ordinary Time. The theme of the readings today is persistence. Abraham was so persistent with the Lord to save Sodom and Gomorrah that he bargained with the Lord down to 10 good people to save the city and won. In the Gospel the friend who came late to ask for bread was persistent enough for the head of the house to get up to give him some bread. Are we that persistent in our prayer. If we don’t get what we ask for the first or second time we pray for something, do we give up or keep on praying? Our lives are a life-long prayer We stay persistent in prayer every day if our lives so we ask that heaven be ours at the proper time. The Lord taught us the Lord’s Prayer and there is many other ways to pray so that the Lord will hear and answer our prayers.

Don’t forget that next weekend is the St. Elizabeth Church chicken dinner in Marine. You can have a great meal, great time and you don’t even have to cook. Remember that next weekend the St. Elizabeth Mass is on Saturday at 5:30 P.M. because of the dinner. the 9:30 A.M. Mass on Sunday is at St. Jacob.

This week, Monday through Friday is Bible School here at St. Jerome’s from 6 P.M. to 8:30 P.M. If your child is in that age bracket , please bring them to enjoy and learn about the bible.

Father Bob Porter will cover for me this weekend while I am out of state attending a college reunion. As we get busy with summer activities and beginning to prepare for the start of school, let us not forget to pray, not only to Our Lord and Blessed Mother, but also to our patron Saints of our parishes-----St. Jerome, St. Elizabeth and St. James. They can intercede on our behalf to the Lord as well.
Mission Statement
The Parish of St. Jerome is a Eucharistic community of faith responding to the Word of God, opening our doors and hearts to all who come in need or to worship. We provide uplifting and meaningful liturgy, faith formation, and social gatherings for people of all ages. We discover and share our gifts through prayer, social action, and stewardship as we journey to the kingdom.

St. James and St. Elizabeth Temporary Mass Time Changes:
     St. James Catholic Church, St. Jacob, IL Mass time will be 5:00pm on Saturday, July 16, 2016 (not 5:30pm as normal)
   St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, Marine, IL No Sunday Mass, July 31, 2016 at 9:30am, instead Will have Mass Saturday, July 30, 2016 5:30pm
   St. James Catholic Church, St. Jacob, IL No Saturday Mass, July 30, 2016 5:30pm , instead Will have Mass Sunday, July 31, 2016 Mass at 9:30am