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St. Jerome Catholic Church
Just as a building has doors, so to our mind and hearts have 'doors' as well. Open yours as you step within these doors to explore the wonders of this beautiful Church .
Christ knocks on the door. Will you open it ?
Holy Baptism holds the first place among the sacraments, because it is the door of the spiritual life; for by it we are made members of Christ and incorporated with the Church. And since through the first man death entered into all, unless we be born again of water and the Holy Ghost, we can not enter into the kingdom of Heaven, as Truth Himself has told us.
Born at Stridon, a town on the confines of Dalmatia and Pannonia, about the year 340-2; died at Bethlehem, 30 September, 420
St. Jerome owes his place in the history of exegetical studies chiefly to his revisions and translations of the Bible.
As you enter the Church the first thing that catches your heart is the cross of our Lord reminding us of the sacrifice He paid for our lives and the world.
Jesus, help me to simplify my life by learning what you want me to be - and becoming that person.
When the faithful are nourished by the Eucharist, they are called to share that grace as light to the world.
All Catholic Churches have an 'assent' or steps leading up to the altar. This is suggestive of so many elements in sacred history as well as the call to us all to 'ascend' toward heaven by seeking to live holy lives.
Kneeling before the tabernacle, I can think of only one thing to say to our Lord: "My God, you know that I love You." And I feel that my prayer does not weary Jesus; knowing my weakness, He is satisfied with my good will.
Saint Therese of Lisieux
The Bible and the Lord's Supper
St. Francis of Assisi
St. John Vianney
Our Lady of Guadalupe
Icons representing the 14 Stations of the Cross surround the nave. These are a work of art in their simplicity and beauty. As we look upon these works of art our hearts and minds should be drawn to God in prayer.
Pope Jonh Paul ll
"Pope Benedict said the late pope's attachment to Mary was exemplary for the whole church. He encouraged the praying of the rosary, which Pope John Paul promoted, saying it was an ideal complement to Scripture and the Mass.
At the same time, the late pope guided Catholics toward an "internalizing of the faith" by highlighting the Eucharist, divine mercy and devotion to Mary, he said".
A beautiful rendition Our Lady of Guadalupe
Some beautiful art work is beheld in the eyes (windows) of the church
Christ Will Come Again
Christ shed His blood for us in the ultimate sacrifice for mankinds sin.
In any of these photos, or in your next visit to a church - stop, look and listen. Ponder the Cross. Pray to hear what the Lord might be saying to you through a Station of the Cross, a picture or statue of His blessed Mother, an angel or saint. What do you see in their eyes? Do you see a look of humility? Are their feet bare or in sandals? Every statue or photo can have an amazing richness of messages. This is why, for centuries, the Church used sacred art to teach the people - especially before reading became common. Today, when the graphic arts have become powerful means of influencing people, isn't it fitting that we look to spiritual art to inspire us to lead lives pleasing to God?
Thank you for taking our tour of St .Jerome Catholic Church. Please visit this page again soon to see more photos and downloadable pages with more information about this parish, .
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Why not visit this holy place in person? Plan to spend a some time before and after Mass. You'll be moved in ways that may surprise and inspire you. .
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