Who We Are
The Parish Church of St. Jerome
is a unique church that seeks to developing community that is inclusive, welcoming and diverse.
We are a parish of the Ecumenical Catholic Diocese of Mid- America
and a member of the Ecumenical Catholic Communion.
While we recognize the Bishop of Rome as the "First among Equals"
we are not under the jurisdiction of Rome,
but rather are structured as the early Church was structured for the first eight centuries.
Our worship follows an ancient tradition, and yet, we are progressive - understanding that each generation must interpret scripture faithfully. What that means is that while we faithfully adhere to the teachings and tradition handed down to us from the Apostles, we seek to live out our Catholicity and Anglican identity in a contemporary way.
The tenants of our faith is summed up in the Nicene and Apostles' Creed. We affirm the apostolic tradition and adhere to the teachings of the universal Church's first seven ecumenical councils.
Whatever your age, gender or race, there is a special place for you at our Church!
We offer members a chance to become part of something greater,
to grow their love for God and for one another in our unique community.
To learn more, watch the video above!
Get in touch today or swing by for a visit.
How Can I Participate?
We believe that worship is not a spectator event!
As you arrive, we invite you to sign our Visitor Register. You will receive both a worship Missalette and a copy of the Weely Service Insert, which includes hymns for the day and other information you will need for worship. The Missalette contains the prayers, responses and details about the celebration of the Mass. Our Missalettes are now printed in both English and Spanish (English on the left, Spanish on the right). If you need assistance in finding your place as we move through the service, a member of our congregation is always willing to help you.
At St. Jerome’s we offer a full worship experience. We customarily stand to praise God (when we sing), sit to learn (when we hear the lessons, the sermon, or announcements), and kneel to pray. We encourage everyone to respond audibly as directed by the Missallette.
During the Exchange of Peace, which is a time to greet each other, we typically do so enthusiastically. Customarily we tend to be "huggers," but shaking hands is just fine, too. Feel free to stand, sit, kneel, and share the "peace" with the congregation as you feel comfortable.
Following the service we invite you to join us for refreshments in the Parish Hall.
May I Receive Holy Communion?
We affirm that Christ is the one who bids us to Communion.
All baptized Christians are not only welcome, but encouraged to join us at Christ's Table. Our custom is to kneel or stand at the altar rails, and receive the Bread in our open hands. After consuming the Bread, we receive the Wine, by assisting the server to guide it to our lips. Or, you may receive the Bread and Wine together by intinction. Children who have been baptized may receive Holy Communion. Children and adults who do not wish to receive Communion are still encouraged to come to the altar rail, cross their arms over their chest, and receive a blessing.
When are Your Worship Services?
Join us for Mass each week!
Our regular, Bilingal worship service is held at 11:00 am every Sunday morning. We have now begun offering a monthly Mass in Spanish. We also offer week night services on Saint's Days and Holy Days as announced.
Throughout the year we hold a variety of special celebrations such as our Feast of Title, Annual Blessing of the Animals, All Saints and Souls Sunday, and Confirmation Sunday, just to name a few. (For more information about upcoming services and events, check out our interactive church calendar elsewhere on this site or send an email inquiry to our Administrative Assistant using the Get in Touch link below
How Can I Join the Church?
Want to make St. Jerome your Church?
If you are looking for a church home, or just have questions about our parish or your faith,
our clergy will be glad to talk to you.
Baptism is always the first step in church membership.
If you are not already baptized, you may join by profession of faith in Jesus Christ,
followed by the Sacrament of Christian Baptism.
If you have been already been baptized in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,
our Baptism is already valid and would not be repeated.
If you are an adult and are interested in becoming a member,
we ask that you complete Inquirers and Membership Classes
which are offered at different times throughout the year.
Confirmation is one of our Sacraments,
and so we ask that our newcomers be prepared to be “Confirmed” by our Bishop at his/her next Episcopal Visit.
If you have already been Confirmed in a similar denomination (such as Anglican or Catholic), you might also be able to join by being received into our branch of the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church.
For specifics, please contact, Fr. Dewayne, our Pastor
by clicking the "Get in Touch" button below.