• Help Wanted: Lectors Needed for 11:00am Sunday Mass
      The parish is in need of a few more lectors at the 11:00am Sunday Mass.  While experience is an asset, it is not a requirement.  We will provide training, mentoring, encouragement and prayerful support.  If you are interested, contact Burnie Thorp at 705-949-1724 or at bjthorp@shaw.ca.
       
    • Confirmation Registration
      Dear Parents/Guardians,
       
      St. Jerome Parish invites young people in grades 7/8 to attend preparation sessions for the sacrament of Confirmation beginning Tuesday, October 21, 2014.  Our Confirmation team is anticipating a faith-filled time with our Confirmation candidates.  Parents/Guardians play a key role in this time of preparation and are asked to attend each session with their child.  Should a parent/guardian be unable to attend any specific session, we ask that another caring adult accompany your child.  Once the Confirmation sponsor for your child has been chosen, he or she is welcome to be present at the preparation sessions.
       
      All the sessions will begin at 7:00 pm with prayer in the main body of the church.  In sessions Two to Six, candidates will gather in small groups after this time of prayer.  The sessions are scheduled for the following Tuesday evenings from 7:00 – 8:30 pm.
      October 21                        November 4                      November 18
      October 28                        November 11                    November 25                      
      There is also a retreat morning on Saturday, November 22 from 9:00 am to noon.  The sacrament of Confirmation in our parish is scheduled for Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at 7:00 pm with Bishop Plouffe.
       
      Each Confirmation candidate is expected to attend all six sessions plus the morning retreat.  We are aware that there may be some conflicts with these dates and hope that you can free up your schedule to accommodate these times. If you have any concerns or questions about this, please contact the Confirmation Team Coordinators.
       
      Registration forms can be filled in and dropped off at the parish office on Monday to Friday from 8:30-12:30 p.m. or they can be given to Father Eric at the weekend Masses.  Each candidate for Confirmation must provide a baptismal certificate well in advance of Confirmation day.  If your child was baptized at St. Jerome, their baptismal record will already be on file at the parish.  If your child was baptized at another church (Catholic or otherwise), please make a copy of his or her certificate and include it with the registration form.  On-line registration is also available through the parish website www.stjeromeparishssm.com.
       
      We look forward to the opportunity to journey with you and your child in this time of preparation for the sacrament of Confirmation.
       
      Sincerely,
       
      Gayle Mendicino and Mary Anne Amadio
      Confirmation Coordinators


      For online form please go to 'Sacraments' drop down menu.
       
    • Children's Liturgy Volunteers Needed
      Each Sunday during the 11:00am Mass, beginning October 5, children of all ages have the opportunity to learn about the Word of God in a small group setting.  During each session, an adapted version of the current Gospel is read by the group facilitator.  Each reading is followed by a discussion and a related activity, designed to help the children make connections between God`s Word and their daily lives. No teaching experience is necessary.  The children are inspiring and fun!  Orientation and training will be available.
      Time commitment: The schedule runs in rotation, therefore the frequency of volunteering depends on the number of individuals involved.  (e.g. with 6 group facilitators, each member would conduct a lesson once every 6 weeks).  No teaching experience is necessary. For more information please contact Hilda Bojko at 705-946-29.98 or email  Hilda.bojko @yahoo.ca

       
    • HELP WANTED - Souper Sunday Organizer
      In order to keep our soup Sundays happening, we urgently need a person to organize all the volunteers who make soup, set up, serve and clean up.

      Job Requirements:
      • Call people to make soup, donate buns and dessert (list the people available)
      • Organize and be present for set-up and clean-up (teams of 3-4 people each)
      • On the morning of the event, be present to receive soup and keep it hot

      Time Required:

      Souper Sundays are usually held two or three times each ARISE season. This fall there will be one in October and November. Hands-on training from an experienced person is available

      Rewards:

      The enjoyment of watching fellow parishioners enjoying fellowship while eating delicious food. A wage beyond price

      To apply, please contact Brenda Cooper at 705-575-0695 (please leave a message if no one answers)

      Thank you in advance
       

       
    • ARISE Small Group Online Sign-up Form

      ARISE small group sign-up forms are now available online. Go to 'ARISE' drop down menu.

    • Confirmation Online Sign-up Form
      For online form please go to 'Sacraments' drop down menu.
    • ARISE Together in Christ - Season 3: Following in the Footsteps of Christ
      In Season 3, our small faith-sharing groups will explore what it means to be called to live as a follower of Christ.  Sessions will look at how we are called to:
      • Christ’s mission today
      • To bring joy and hope
      • To lifegiving love
      • To be neighbour
      Season 3 will run from the week of October 12 to the week of November 16. 
      Watch for details of small group sign-up in next week’s bulletin.

       
    • Prayer Requests
      Should you wish to have someone pray for you or a friend please contact Connie Celli at 705-945-7034.
    • Parish Covenant

      As a hope-filled, Christ-centered people, the community of St. Jerome Parish will strive to make Christ visible as we reach out to love, serve and support all God's people.

    • Our Mission

      In love and service St. Jerome will seek to meet its covenant commitment through life giving liturgy, religious education, outreach and community living.

    • LOTTERY TICKETS FOR 'THE JOURNEY' INITIATIVE
      Lottery tickets for 'The Journey' are now available and will be sold at several venues around town. Norm Dugas, from our parish, is co-ordinating ticket sales at St. Jerome. If you are interested in purchasing any tickets or would like to help sell tickets before or after any of the masses or on your own, please contact him at 705-297-3743. Tickets can also be purchased through the office.
      Tickets are $20 each for a chance to win $1000. There are 49 draws throughout the year, beginning January 25th, 2015 and your ticket is included in each of these 49 draws. (They make a great stocking stuffer.)