Welcome Fr. Joe!
St. Jerome Parish is happy to welcome Fr. Joe Fortuna, pastor of Our Lady of the Lake in Euclid, as our new Administrator. He was appointed to this position in June due to Fr. Bill Jerse’s continued health concerns. He and Fr. Bill were classmates at St. Mary Seminary and were both celebrated their 40th anniversary of ordination this year, so they are old friends.
Fr. Walsh will stay on and celebrate Mass with us as he has been, but we are very grateful to Fr. Joe for relieving him of the administrative burdens in these very trying times. Fr. Walsh has been the glue that holds us together for so many years. We can not thank him enough.
Rest assured Fr. Bill is continuing to improve, and we have every expectation that he will return as pastor of St. Jerome when his health issues are resolved.
Parish Secretary/business manager at St. Jerome Church