The Beacon on the Boulevard still shines strong after 100 years.
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The Most Reverend Nelson Perez stepped down from the altar to interact with the cengregation.
Alumni, friends and former parishioners gathered to celebrate St. Jerome Parish's 100th birthday. One alumni, Therese Osborne came all the way from Ireland
St. Jerome has been blessed with six wonderful Pastors over the years. Shown are current Pastor Fr. Bill Jerse, the Most Reverend Nelson Perez, Fr. Thomas Haren and Fr. Francis Walsh.
St. Jerome Pastor, Fr. Bill Jerse, waits to greet the congregation after Mass.
Former Pastor, Fr. Tom Haren, enjoyed catching up with former parishioners.
Former Associate, Fr. John Sullivan, came back to celebrate with former Pastor, Fr. Francis Walsh.
Over 450 people gathered at the Irish American Club East Side to ejnoy a delicious luncheon and catch up with old friends and classmates.
Gala Co-chairs Carla & Jim Gallagher were joined by Sr. Ruth Ann (former Principal of St. Jerome School & former parish secretary) and Fritzie Holtcamp, (former administrative assistant), along with Helen Kelbach & Cindy Szafraniec.
Councilman Michael Polensek looks on as Bishop Perez greets long time parishioner and the oldest alumni in attendance, Marie Grdina Oliver Wagner.