22-24 Aug: Parish Family Camping @ Newport News Park.
28 Aug: Parish Council Meeting - 6:30pm
*NOTE: Youth Summer Activities are geared for Middle & High School youth and chaperones; parents are always welcome
ST JEROME CATHOLIC CHURCH DAY OF FASTING AND PRAYER
AUGUST 30, 2014
Persecution of Christians began around the year 34 as St Stephen, Deacon and Martyr stood firm in his love of Jesus Christ. Tradition holds St Stephen was the first martyr for the Faith. As we follow the daily news we see he was not the last martyr. This persecution has continued through the years to this very day around the world.
St Jerome Catholic Church will pray and fast in solidarity for those through out the world facing persecution and martyrdom.
We will set aside this day for prayer and invite those of all faith persuasions to join us.
As the Church weeps for our brothers and sisters suffering persecution around the world we remember:
The Christian is not to "be ashamed of testifying to our Lord (2 Tim 1:8) in deed and word. Martyrdom is the supreme witness given to the truth of the faith
Catechism of the Catholic Church
To the martyrs of the church, those in centuries past and those who join God's Heavenly Kingdom this day, pray for us that we may exhibit the strength and fortitude you have exhibited
in the Name of Jesus Christ.
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