14 Dec: LIGHTS OUT Party, 6:00 - 8:00 PM Middle Schoolers
16 Dec: Gift Sorting, 9:00 AM - Fellowship Hall
17 Dec: Parish Advent Reconciliation, 7:00 PM
18 Dec: Knights of Columbus Blood Drive, 2:00- 7:00 PM at the Knights Hall on Nettles Drive
20 Dec: Caroling Party. 7:00- 9:00 pm 8th grade and above
22 Dec. Adult Choir Christmas Concert
24 Dec: Vigil of the Nativity: Mass Schedule: 5:00 PM, 9:00 PM, Midnight
25 Dec: Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord: Mass- 10:00 AM
NO DAILY MASS Dec 26, 27, 31
1 Jan: Solemnity of Mary the Mother of God: Mass 10:00 AM
Steve Taylor Visits Sponsored Goddaughter, Nathasha, during India Mission Awareness Trip (MAT)
Due to the many letters exchanged between the Jayne and I and our sponsored Goddaughter, Nathasha, my anticipation of meeting her during the India MAT wasn't like meeting a stranger. Although excited to meet Nathasha, it was with a comfort of meeting someone I knew well and cared about very much. She is a lovely and beautiful young woman.
It was a pleasure to find out about a month before the trip that my concerns about not being able to hug her when we met were unnecessary. Nathasha said, "handshakes and hugs were acceptable and I could feel quite comfortable with that." The hugs with the family were better than anything I could have anticipated. It sealed the "family" bond.
Steve Taylor meets St. Jerome’s sponsored child, Taher Mohammed and his family!
An amazing trip to India was highlighted with meeting Taher and his family at their home.
His mother, Azeemunnissa, tearfully told me several times, how appreciative she was to the St. Jerome community for sponsoring her son and helping her family. “It was a gift from God.”
Did you know........people who become volunteers usually lead richer, happier, and more satisfying lives than those who don’t volunteer. Volunteering will help you in:
- Making new friends
- Seeing more of your community and world
- Building confidence and self-esteem
- Feeling needed
- Feeling satisfaction at getting things done and helping others
- Using your mind, body, and creativity
- Getting active and healthier
- Relieving stress