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.

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