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Letter from the Bishop

The following information will be fluid as State and Government recommendations evolve. Please continue to check the web site for information

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Bishop DioceseRichmond

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

As anxiety and concerns about the possible spread of COVID-19 takes root throughout this land and so much of the world, the Lord is speaking to us, calling us to a deeper relationship with him. This age may seem to be a time of fear and isolation, but we have an opportunity to see it in a new light, as a retreat into the desert with Our Lord and to encounter God in solitude and prayer. As Psalm 91

says:

“You will not fear the terror of the night, nor the arrow that flies by day, nor the plague that prowls in the darkness, nor the scourge that lays waste at noon. A thousand may fall at our side, ten thousand fall at your right, you it will never approach; his faithfulness is buckler and shield.”

Given the necessary restrictions to public gatherings in the Commonwealth of Virginia, to ensure the common good, to provide for public health and safety,

and yet to maintain the mission of the Church allowing access to the sacraments, to Church teaching and to works of charity in a way appropriate to the circumstances of our age, as well as to renew our spiritual vitality as a diocese during a time of Jubilee, I am instructing the following to take place within our diocese.

As a suspension of all public celebrations of Mass, on Sundays, holy days and weekdays in the Diocese of Richmond takes place, and as the days grow longer and the light of spring begins to shine, opening our eyes to the goodness of God, I invite all the faithful in their homes and in the solitude of their hearts to draw close to Christ our light in prayer and interior desire for the Lord who dwells within our hearts – asking for the grace of forgiveness, recovery of our spiritual sight and of an awakening of desire for God to be strengthened within us.

This weekend, during a private celebration of Mass at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart and in the midst of our Jubilee year, I will celebrate Mass without a congregation, asking God’s grace and forgiveness, consecrating our diocese to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary. So that you may join me in this moment, it will be streamed live for the faithful.

Each priest is to celebrate his daily Mass in private in the church or a chapel on behalf of the intentions of his parish and for the universal Church to assist all those affected by COVID-19.

For the time being, I am instructing that during the daylight hours all of our parish churches are to keep their doors open for the possibility of private prayer or devotion. As the People of God of necessity go to the grocery store for food, they can also drop by their parish church to sustain their spiritual lives.

If quarantines or greater public restrictions are put in place limiting to a greater degree public movement and gatherings, or if more than 50 people recommended by the CDC gather in the church building, it will be closed to further access from outside.

While open, a porter, assigned by the pastor, is to be stationed during the daylight hours at the one unlocked door of the church so that no more than 50 people at any one time may be in the Church.

Individually, and always keeping an appropriate social distance from one another, parishioners are free, during a time of fear and uncertainty, to come at their discretion during the day for personal devotion, communion by desire, to pray the rosary or the Stations of the Cross.

I am also asking at this time that the Blessed Sacrament be move to the center of the large or main body of the church. Our Lord is to be reserved and secured in the tabernacle, clearly visible in the larger main body of the church throughout daylight hours especially Saturday and Sunday – so that during private devotion and prayer, appropriate social distancing can be maintained, which is impossible in the smaller adoration chapels.

Priests are to be available for personal confessions at specific times of the day in a large adjacent room that would allow security, limited access and provide at least six feet of space between them and any penitent.

Pastoral care by the priest to the sick is of utmost importance during this time.  If a priest is unable to visit the sick for whatever reason or concerned with visiting sick because he fits one of the vulnerable categories, he will contact his dean.

Communion will not normally be brought to any other parishioner who is homebound or who cannot attend Mass. Prayers for communion by desire will be widely available in the church and the parish website. Communion, if requested, will be brought to those who are near death when administering Viaticum.

Lay volunteers  will not be visiting the sick in any official capacity.  Deacons may visit the sick using their discretion, taking into consideration their age or immunocompromised status.

Essential charitable efforts to the poor and vulnerable will continue with some adaptations. Restrictions will be in place for no more than 25 people in a building at a time. It will be recommended that only individuals who are not within vulnerable groups or immunocompromised be the ones to assist the poor. Hot food service or seated food service in soup kitchens will be discontinued and replaced by grab-and-go options. All surfaces, including restrooms, must be sanitized frequently. Drop-off locations for donations should be outside the main facility thus limiting those who may be exposed to larger groups.

With these provisions in place, we will continue with the Church’s mission: teaching the faith, celebrating the sacraments as needed in this age, and care for the poor, even as we support the common good and assure the health and well-being of our neighbor.

As the world responds to this emergency, we turn our attention to the Holy Spirit to give us strength and courage in times of trial and suffering. We offer our prayers to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and ask the intercession of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. May we know the depths of the Lord’s merciful love and may Our Lady keep us in the mantle of her protection to intercede for us in our time of need.

With the assurance of prayers for you and all affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, I am,

Sincerely in Christ,

Most Reverend Barry C. Knestout
Bishop of Richmond

Parish Calendar

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Schedules and More

Mass Times

Mass Times

Wed Mass

Time change for foreseeable future

 

No Monday Mass
Tues:  8:00 AM

Wed:  8:00 AM
Thurs  8:00 AM
Fri:     8:00 AM
Sat:    5:00 PM
Sun:  9:00AM, 12 Noon
Holy Days **exception
7AM, 12PM & 7PM 

Confessions:
Sat: 3:30-4:30 PM in
Day Chapel
or by appointment
   Mass Times
 

Devotion Times

Rosary
Daily at noon
Sat: 4:30 PM 

Sun: 6:30 AM

        11:30 AM

Divine Mercy Chaplet
Daily after AM Mass

Adoration of the
Blessed Sacrament
1st Thursday
8:30 AM- 7:00 PM

Columbarium Visitation

Mon-Thur: 9 AM-4PM

Sat: 8 AM- 6 PM

Sun: 7 AM-1 PM

Or by prior arrangement by

contacting the Office

Ministry Schedule

EM     Feb        Mar

EM Sick     Dec

Lector       

Church Cleaning      Jun-Oct

Greeters   Jul-Aug

Parish Calendar

 

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Liturgical Calendar

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Stewardship

For all members of St. Jerome who, through their Stewardship of time, talent, treasure, are eager to share their gifts with the parish and diocese, that their faith is deepened and their lives become further enriched.

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Contact Us

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Columbarium

Pastor and Faith Formation

Pastor and Formation Staff
Sources of Our Faith
Vision and Mission Statement

   Pastoral Administer - Rev. George Prado  (Email)

    Deacon - Rev. Mr. P. Eric (Grimm) Palm (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

    Dir. Faith Formation - Margaret Curtis (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

   Minister of Music - Louise Maurer (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

   Youth Music Minister - Michele Vallet (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

      

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St. Jerome Vision

Our Community embraces all, and together, we shall form the body of Christ

St. Jerome Mission

We, the faith community of St. Jerome Roman Catholic Church, are called to holiness. We dedicate ourselves to the ongoing mission of Jesus Christ by celebrating the sacraments and by proclaiming and living the Gospel, in loving service to all people.

 

 

Paul Jones Paintings

Moses
Jesus and Our Children
Mary Jones
St. Paul
Bread and Wine
Jesus Calms the Water
Jesus Christ
Forgiveness
Good Shepherd

Moses

  Paul Jones was a former parishioner who was a self-taught artist who left us his legacy of amazing paintings. Paul's paintings can be found throughout the church and the Faith and Life Center. Please make a point of seeing these in person.
      Moses

Jesus and Our Children

      Paul Jones was a former parishioner who was a self-taught artist who left us his legacy of amazing paintings. Paul's paintings can be found throughout the church and the Faith and Life Center. Please make a point of seeing these in person.
             

 Jesus and Children

The children in the painting are St. Jerome children. Names were drawn from a hat and the grand prize winner is in Jesus' embrace.

Mary Jones

   Paul Jones was a former parishioner who was a self-taught artist who left us his legacy of amazing paintings. Paul's paintings can be found throughout the church and the Faith and Life Center. Please make a point of seeing these in person.
       

 Mary Jones

The significance of this painting is Mary was Paul's daughter, who passed away a few days before Christmas, her first birthday. The family demonstrated amazing faith during this terrible time. The three castles in the background are for Mary's parents and both sets of grandparents.

St. Paul

         Paul Jones was a former parishioner who was a self-taught artist who left us his legacy of amazing paintings. Paul's paintings can be found throughout the church and the Faith and Life Center. Please make a point of seeing these in person.
 

 StJerome

Parishioner Jack Ralston was the model For St. Paul.

Bread and Wine

  Paul Jones was a former parishioner who was a self-taught artist who left us his legacy of amazing paintings. Paul's paintings can be found throughout the church and the Faith and Life Center. Please make a point of seeing these in person. 
   Bread and Wine

Jesus Calms the Water

  Paul Jones was a former parishioner who was a self-taught artist who left us his legacy of amazing paintings. Paul's paintings can be found throughout the church and the Faith and Life Center. Please make a point of seeing these in person. 
 

Jesus Calms Water 

Jesus Calms Our Waters

In our lives, there are moments, when only Jesus can stop our torments. Those daily struggles that burden the soul, He comes to us and makes us whole.

Oh Jesus, calm the winds of fear we hide. Smooth the waves of greed and pride.Calm our storms of anger and hate.

Calm the storms that dim our sight, that block the path to your wonderful light. Calm the storms that lead us to sin. Give us courage, peace and love within.

Let us be a witness to those we meet, the rich, the poor, the stangers on the street. Let us serve them in this great land, for they too may have storms at hand.

Until our dying day, until we finally rest, help us rise each day and do our very best. Before the rains wash our strength away. Calm our storms Lord, each and every day.

Paul A. Jones

Christ

        Paul Jones was a former parishioner who was a self-taught artist who left us his legacy of amazing paintings. Paul's paintings can be found throughout the church and the Faith and Life Center. Please make a point of seeing these in person. 
  Christ 

Forgiveness

  Paul Jones was a former parishioner who was a self-taught artist who left us his legacy of amazing paintings. Paul's paintings can be found throughout the church and the Faith and Life Center. Please make a point of seeing these in person. 
  Forgiveness 

Good Shepherd

   Paul Jones was a former parishioner who was a self-taught artist who left us his legacy of amazing paintings. Paul's paintings can be found throughout the church and the Faith and Life Center. Please make a point of seeing these in person.
  Good Shepherd 

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