St. Jeromes

It’s Back to School for Second Grade

No longer hanging onto mom’s apron strings, the Second graders of St. Jerome School are taking a flying leap into their education. We start our day with prayers and learning about the Ten Commandments. We expect to pass Father Bill’s Ten Commandment Challenge as we also learn about becoming better Christians.

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Volume 8, Issue 10, Posted 7:55 PM, 10.03.2016

Come enjoy City Music performance at St. Jerome Church on October 23

St. Jerome is delighted to welcome the sublimely talented musicians of the City Music Cleveland Chamber Orchestra back for another delightful, free performance on Sunday, October 23rd at 5pm.  The orchestra’s music director, Avner Dorman, will conduct and the program will feature one of Mr. Dorman’s compositions, entitled “After Brahms – Three Intermezzi for Orchestra.  Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 4 will also be on the program.
        Violin soloist, Sayaka Shoji will again perform with the orchestra.  Anyone who was fortunate enough to have heard one of her performances last year with City Music can testify that we are in for a rare treat.  Ms. Shoji has performed all over the world since winning the prestigious Paganini Competition in 1999.  Now a resident of Paris, she so enjoyed her experience in Cleveland, the museums, the food, and the chance to perform the program over a period of consecutive nights and in doing so, more fully explore the music, that she happily agreed to return.  We are glad she did and think you will be too!

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Volume 8, Issue 10, Posted 7:55 PM, 10.03.2016

Anniversary Concert Performed by Beloved Musicians of St. Jerome

Lawrence and Julia Wallace delighted parishioners, family and friends who came to St. Jerome Church on Friday, August 19, by performing their first annual Anniversary Concert.  The couple were married at St. Jerome in August 2016 and returned to present an evening of music as a history of song. The performance opened with a twelfth century troubadour melody and progressed through folk, liturgical, operatic, theater and popular genres.  Julia, St. Jerome’s current music director, demonstrated her remarkable vocal skills, often complimenting her song with her own accompaniment on the autoharp, guitar or tin whistle.  Julia holds a bachelor’s degree in vocal performance from Marietta College and this month begins pursuing a masters in music education at Case Western Reserve University.  Lawrence, former St. Jerome music director and present music director at St. Luke’s Church in Lakewood, performed brilliantly on the piano, organ and vocally.  Lawrence, a graduate of both American Boys Choir School in Princeton, New Jersey, and Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York, in addition to work in the Church, also is involved in theater productions.  The St. Jerome school and congregation are positively grateful for the presence and talents of Julia and Lawrence Wallace at our parish.

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Volume 8, Issue 9, Posted 5:03 PM, 09.09.2016

Dr. Seuss ROCKS! Newly Renovated St. Jerome School Library

It’s back-to-school time at St. Jerome’s and all the students and teachers will be excited when they see their newly remodeled library.  Mrs. Stephanie Uzomah, the school librarian, has been hard at work most of the summer putting a bright face on her favorite space.  A grant from the Catholic Community Foundation made possible the purchase of new carpet, as well as tables and chairs, and other equipment.  The library is especially enjoyed by the younger students, but the updates include a smart TV with educational apps that will benefit every age group.  Recently acquired accelerated reader books will appeal, especially, to the upper grades.  The loft has been redesigned to make it more kid friendly than ever before with bean bag chairs for reading relaxation, and floor-size puzzle building will be fun on the fresh carpet.  Appealing and educational recent book acquisitions have expanded the offerings on the loft’s book racks.

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Volume 8, Issue 9, Posted 5:03 PM, 09.09.2016

St. Jerome Clambake & Steak Dinner

Sunday, September 25 on the parish grounds

Dinner | Entertainment | Raffles | Fun

Catered by John Krann of Rockway Catering

Music by DJ Joel Scigliano

$30 per person | $10 for extra dozen clams

Tickets available in the parish office

Purchase your tickets by September 19


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Volume 8, Issue 9, Posted 5:03 PM, 09.09.2016

John Carroll University Junior enjoys summer internship in Collinwood

John Carroll University junior, Katie Neary, was looking for experience in her college major this summer.  St. Jerome had an opportunity.  Katie joined the parish office staff as a marketing and advertising intern to help spread the word about all that the parish has to offer.  Fr. Bill Jerse and the rest of the parish office staff recognized that Katie was perfect for the job at her first interview.  Katie remembers being greeted with smiles and refreshments and knew she would like working at St. Jerome, because it felt like home.

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Volume 8, Issue 8, Posted 1:19 PM, 08.11.2016

St. Jerome in June

On a warm Sunday afternoon on June 26th St. Jerome hosted their annual parish picnic and raffle after Mass. The event began with a coffee and donut reception under the big tent outside the rectory. Many people from the St. Jerome community attended to support the church’s event. It was great for everyone to see former members including the Kovac, Vadnal, Girod, and Nolan families. Parishioners, along with students and their families also came for a bite to eat. One student attended who is starting the second grade at St. Jerome School this fall. She was eager to see where she will be going to school and meet the kind members of St. Jerome. Many women from the church made the picnic even more enjoyable by collecting gigantic gift baskets donated from local restaurants and businesses. The baskets were raffled off to help raise money for the church; many winners were ecstatic to receive their assorted prizes. The Holy Name Society grilled a delicious dinner including hot dogs and hamburgers while guests brought homemade side dishes. The event is always a great way to meet everyone who volunteers and makes St. Jerome the amazing community it is.

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Volume 8, Issue 7, Posted 12:36 PM, 07.10.2016

CityMusic Cleveland to perform again in Collinwood

St. Jerome Church will again welcome the highly renowned CityMusic Cleveland Chamber Orchestra for a free concert Thursday, May 12, 2016.  Doors will open at 7 pm and the concert will begin at 7:30 pm.  No tickets are required for this family friendly event.  The program will include Mendelssohn’s Hebrides (Fingal’s Cave), Dvořák’s Violin Concerto, and conclude with Mendelssohn’s Symphony NO. 3.  Avner Dorman will conduct.

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Volume 8, Issue 5, Posted 5:10 PM, 05.05.2016

May Crowning of the Blessed Mother

The May Crowning is an act of popular devotion to the mother of Jesus and is customarily held during May, the month of Mary.  The custom fell out of favor a few decades ago, but has recently made a comeback along with other traditional Catholic practices that serve to nurture the faith and devotion of the faithful.  The time-honored tradition at St. Jerome School and Church will continue in 2016.  On Wednesday, May 4, following the 8:30 a.m. All School Mass, Mary will be crowned outdoors with a wreath of spring flowers by second graders who made their First Holy Communion on May 1st.  Later in the month, on Sunday, May 15, members of the St. Jerome Altar & Rosary Society will crown a different statue of Mary in the church following the 10:00 a.m. Mass.  All are welcome to join the parish for this festive and joyous tribute to Our Lady.

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Volume 8, Issue 5, Posted 5:10 PM, 05.05.2016

Programs at St. Jerome School

This school year has been busy, but productive.  First, the 5-8 graders had a program called "GIRLS ROCK." This was a mentoring and role model program.  Girls Rock was a program to improve each scholar character, reduce the number of discipline referrals, and improve their academic performance.  Everyone that participated in this program achieved the goals that are listed.

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Volume 8, Issue 5, Posted 5:10 PM, 05.05.2016

St. Jerome 8th Grade Recording Project

This year in Music class the St. Jerome 8th graders have been working on a recording project. They are making their own recordings, playing and singing various parts of various songs. The class has learned the history of recording, from the days of “Direct to Disc” to modern digital, computer based techniques. They’ve also learned about different microphones and how to set them up to record with. Utilizing a portable studio, they’ve been busy laying down tracks that they will later mix down onto a CD.

This project has given the students an opportunity to apply their musical knowledge and talents to something that they will be able to listen to long after they have moved on to high school. They will be able to say that this is something that “We” made in music class. The project will tie together all the things that they have learned about in music in a fun and lasting way.

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Volume 8, Issue 4, Posted 6:27 PM, 04.06.2016

Upcoming Parish and School Events

Stations of the Cross

Every Friday during Lent at 7:00 p.m.

Friday, March 4th

Friday, March 11th

Friday, March 18th

Friday, March 25th

Saturday & Sunday, March 5th & 6th

Food Pantry Collection After Weekend Masses

Monday, March 7th

Collinwood Catholic Parish Cluster

7:00 p.m. Mass at St. Casmir Church, Neff Rd

Homilist, Fr. Joseph O,Donnell

Our Lady Of Mt. Carmel

Sunday, March 13th

St. Jerome Altar & Rosary Society

Day of Recollection

Light Brunch

Deacon Ronald R. James, Holy Spirit Church - speaker

St. Jerome Convent, following 10:00 a.m. Mass

Monday, March 14th

Cluster Communal Penance Service

7:00 p.m. St. Jerome Church

Thursday, March 17th 

Irish Stew and Soda Bread

5:30-6:30 p.m. St. Jerome School Hall

CityMusic Cleveland Chamber Orchestra Concert

7:30 p.m. St. Jerome Church


Palm Sunday

Saturday, March 19th - 4 p.m. Mass

Sunday, March 20th - 10 a.m. Mass -

Tenebrae Service

Wednesday, March 23rd - 7:00 p.m.

Holy Thursday Mass of the Lord’s Last Supper

Thursday, March 24th - 7:00 p.m.

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Volume 8, Issue 3, Posted 2:00 PM, 03.06.2016

St. Jerome Altar and Rosary Society Day of Recollection

We invite you to join us Sunday, March 13th for a Day of Recollection, beginning with Mass at 10:00 a.m. A light brunch wil be served in our convent following Mass. Our featured speaker will be Deacon Ronald R. James of Holy Spirit Church.

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Volume 8, Issue 3, Posted 2:00 PM, 03.06.2016

CityMusic Cleveland Chamber Orchestra Concert

Please join us Thursday, March 17th at 7:30 p.m. as we welcome the CityMusic Cleveland Chamber Orchestra to St Jerome Church for the first of two free performances scheduled at St. Jerome in 2016. 

The Orchestra will be conducted by Joaquin Valdepenas and will feature soprano soloist, Jeanine DeBique.  The program will consist of:

Beethoven: Overture to “Prometheus 

Edvard Grieg: Peer Gynt, Solveig’s Song

George Bizet: Carmen, Je dis que rien ne m’epouvante

Puccini: La Boheme, Quando m’en vo’ soletta

Beethoven: Symphony No. 6

There is no charge for the concert and tickets are not required.  Prior to the concert we will serve Irish Stew, and Soda Bread in the school gym from 5:30-6:30 p.m. for $8 per person

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Volume 8, Issue 3, Posted 2:00 PM, 03.06.2016

Fifth Grade Writers

In Social Studies the fifth graders just finished studying the different explorers that came to North America.  They had to do some research on their explorer and then write information on their display.  They also wrote a paragraph on why their explorer was so famous.  We have these displayed in our hallway right outside our fifth grade door for all to enjoy.

In English class the fifth graders learned how to put together a paragraph hamburger style.  They had to use the sandwich technique.  They wrote a topic sentence followed by 4 to 5 detailed sentences and then a conclusion.  Their paragraphs were very interesting with all the different kinds of ingredients that made their work fun to read.  They also wrote book reviews for Reading class to get other students interested in the good books that they read this year.

We have been working on all types of writing this year.  When we write in the fifth grade, we try to make it more interesting when we integrate English, Art, and Technology into our writing.  In the end they learn how to cook up some pretty impressive writings.

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Volume 8, Issue 3, Posted 2:00 PM, 03.06.2016

Upcoming Parish Events

Saturday & Sunday, February 6 & 7

Food Pantry Collection after Weekend Masses

Blessing of Throats after Mass

to commemorate the Feast of St. Blaise

Tuesday, February 9

Vespers – 7 p.m. in the church

Lent Begins

Wednesday, February 10 - Ash Wednesday

Ashes will be distributed during Mass

8:30 a.m. - Join our school students for morning Mass

7 p.m. - Mass in the evening

Friday, February 12

Stations of the Cross at 7 p.m.

Saturday & Sunday, February 13 & 14

Altar & Rosary Bake Sale following Mass

Monday, February 15

Collinwood Catholic Parish Cluster

7 p.m. Mass at St. Jerome Church

Deacon Bob Lester, Homilist


Friday, February 19

Stations of the Cross at 7 p.m.

Monday, February 22

Collinwood Catholic Parish Cluster

7 p.m. Mass at Holy Redeemer, Kipling Avenue

Wednesday, February 24

5 - 8 p.m.

Diocesan-Wide Celebration of the Sacrament of Reconciliation

in every parish

Friday, February 26

Stations of the Cross at 7 p.m.

Monday, February 29

Collinwood Catholic Parish Cluster

7 p.m. Mass at St. Mary Church, Holmes Avenue

Reverend Bob Stec, Homilist

Friday, March 4

Stations of the Cross at 7 p.m.

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Volume 8, Issue 2, Posted 4:59 PM, 02.06.2016

St. Jerome Catholic School Week

St. Jerome School and all Catholic Schools have celebrated Catholic Schools week from January 31 to February 6th , 2016.  The theme of the week was Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge, and Service.

To start off the week St. Jerome celebrated mass with our school, parish and neighborhood community.  This was followed by an open house where the students’ work and our building were on display for our present and prospective families and members of the community.

The students made inserts for the Church bulletin describing why St. Jerome Catholic School is so important to them.  We are so grateful for what St. Jerome Parish does for us.  The parishioners are so kind and caring.

Each day of the week was dedicated to a special group of people.  Our pastor, Father Bill Jerse, and our principal, Mrs. Susan Coan received recognition for all they do.  Father Bill has set a challenge for each class to know the Ten Commandments.  In art class students made the tablets and are or have already memorized them.  We are indeed a community of Faith and Knowledge.

An important partnership in our school exists with our parents.  Students wrote letters to their parents thanking them for choosing a Catholic education for them.

The teachers and staff had a special day as well.  We are so grateful when everyone in our school community works together.

We could not celebrate the week without a special day for our students.  Throughout the week they have been writing letters, donating canned goods to the Collinwood Food Bank and paying for a chance to win the candy raffle with proceeds going to the Cystic Fibrosis Association.   Students enjoyed a dress down day, movie and treat along with a no homework evening.  Our students are very caring and willing to serve others in need.  They live the values and faith they learn and are making our world a better place. 

It is our hope that by working together and focusing on faith, knowledge and service, we all use our God-given talents to be the best we can be now and in the future!

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Volume 8, Issue 2, Posted 4:59 PM, 02.06.2016