Let the Celebration Begin!
St. Jerome kicked off a yearlong Centennial celebration with the Annual Clam/Steak Bake on September 30th, the Feast Of St. Jerome. A lovely Mass celebrated by the Most Reverend Roger Gries set the tone for the day and the year of celebrating our faith and our community. Coffee and donuts followed and the school was opened for visitors. An exhibit of memorabilia in the library included a home movie of our founding pastor, Monsignor Leo Hammer laying the cornerstone of the present church. Also on display were Monsignor Hammer's vestments and a Latin Missal that was given to him by the Ursuline sisters for his 25th anniversary. The missal was kindly loaned to us by the Hammerfamily. We were delighted to welcome many members of the Hammer family including George Hammer, Monsignor Hammer's nephew.
The clambake was a huge success with 250 people attending. In addition to the marvelous food, there was a Chinese Auction with more fabulous prizes than ever, live entertainment, and always great friends. See you next year!
Parish Secretary/business manager at St. Jerome Church