ADMINISTRATION: Stewards of His Love

February 2018

Safe Haven Homeless Shelter

Safe Haven Homeless Shelter

St. Jerome’s will participate in Safe Haven for the second year in February. Safe Haven is a temporary men’s shelter that operates from Thanksgiving to the Middle of March. Fifteen Churches and Congregations take turns hosting a dozen men during these winter months. Each church welcomes the men for a week from 7 pm to 7 am.

We will host our guests in the Gold Room from Sunday Evening, February 11 until the morning on February 18.

Volunteers can serve as chaperones during the night, prepare an evening hot meal, bagged lunches or a continental breakfast. We will need help in setting up the Gold Room and transporting the supplies to the next church. We will also be asking for supplies to help the men stay warm and safe.

**There will be a meeting in the morning on January 27th for all volunteers to answer questions, provide further details, review rules and go over procedures.**

 

To sign-up please follow this link.

 

March 2018

Epiphany Gift to the Child Jesus

 

My Gift to the Child Jesus this year will be:

Feast of the Epiphany

 

‘Amen, I say to you, whatever you did

for one of the least of mine, you did for me.’ (Matthew  25:40)

 

When we celebrated the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe the Sunday after Thanksgiving, Jesus gave us the pattern of how we are going to be judged.  Those who fed the hungry, gave water to the thirsty, clothed the naked, welcomed strangers and visited the sick and imprisoned, were invited into to the heavenly kingdom because ‘Amen, I say to you, whatever you did

for one of the least brother and sister of mine, you did for me.’ (Matthew  25:40) When we serve the most vulnerable in our community, we are serving Jesus, Himself.

 

This Advent and Christmas season, I asked the parish to reflect on how we are serving the least of the brothers and sisters of Jesus.  How are you inviting the poor, the stranger, the vulnerable into your family and into your lives? On December 17, we heard a presentation from DC127 on how we can help families in need.  More than a dozen people expressed interest in help needy families.  We can use more volunteers.

 

St. Jerome also needs people who are willing to serve at the Cafe on Thursday, to care for the Homeless during Safe Haven in February, to visit the sick in their homes and in institutions, especially Prince George’s Community Hospital, and to serve the community in other ways.

 

To celebrate the Feast of the Epiphany on January 7, I will ask you to make a gift   to the Christ Child.  The Magi brought Jesus gold, frankincense and myrrh.  We can present to him a gift of our time.   

 

Please print the attached form and bring it with you this weekend January 6/7.  After the homily, I’ll ask you to bring this token of service to the Child Jesus.

 

In Christ,

 

Fr. Scott 

 

To Download the form to bring to Mass on the Epiphany, please click HERE

Helping the Hungry at our Thursday Cafe ( usually once every 6 weeks)

 

 

Helping the Homeless during Safe Haven at St. Jerome’s February 11-17

 

 

Strengthening Families through DC127 (commitment varies)

 

 

Bringing Communion to the sick, in their homes and in institutions 

 

 

Becoming a new member of the Ladies of Charity

 

 

Becoming a new member of the Knights of Columbus

 

 

Assisting the scouting programs of the parish

 

 

October 2018

Join Formed and explore the Catholic Faith

St. Jerome has joined Formed.org!!!!

To join, go to stjeromes.formed.org and subscribe.

Formed.org has movies to stream just like Netflix.  There are children's videos. You can download free ebooks.  There are podcasts to listen to as well.

Formed.org will be used by the parish for adult faith formation, sacramental preparation and other events.

Join, you won't be disappointed.

 

December 2018

DC127

What if churches stepped up for DC's children and families?

Ready? Click HERE to get the information you need to support this great organization

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