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St. Jerome’s R.C. Church
Newkirk and Nostrand Avenues, Brooklyn, New York 11226
Fr. Jean Yvon Pierre, MA, PhD, Administrator
Fr. Luçon Rigaud, MA, M. Div., Parochial Vicar
Mr. Magloire Marcel, Deacon
Mr. Carlos Culajay, Deacon
Mr. Paul Norman, Director of Faith Formation/
Religious Education and Safe Environment Coordinator
Phone Numbers:
Rectory: 718-462-0223
Fax: 718-462-7753
Religious Education: 646-664-6738
Email: [email protected]
February 1, 2015
4th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Rectory Office Hours
Monday: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday through Friday:
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM and 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sunday: Closed
Schedule of Masses
Saturday Evening
5:00 PM Lower Church: English
Sunday
7:45 AM Lower Church: Creole
9:00 AM Upper Church: English
10:30 AM Lower Church: Spanish
11:00 AM Upper Church: English
1:00 PM Upper Church: Creole/French
Weekdays
7:30 AM Monday - Friday: English
9:00 AM Monday - Friday: Creole
8:00 AM Saturday: English
9:00 AM Saturday: Creole
BAPTISM
Baptism registration takes place on Thursdays from 10:00 AM
to 11:30 AM and 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM in the rectory office.
CONFESSIONS
Saturday, Samedi, Sabado 4:00 PM- 4:45 PM in the Lower
Church and by appointment.
MARRIAGE MATRIMONIO MARIAGE
Call 6 months in advance - Llame 6 meses antes de la fecha
- Appelez 6 mois á l’avance.
Eucharistic Adoration every Friday after the 9:00 AM
Mass with benediction at Noon.
Adoracion Eucaristica el tercer Viernes de cada mes a las 7:00 PM.
PRAYER GROUPS
• English: Wednesday at 7:30 PM in the Rectory.
• Emmanuel: Thursday at 7:00 PM in the Lower Church
• Spanish: Charismatic Group Monday at 7:30 PM in the Rectory
• English: Legion of Mary Tuesday at 7:30 PM in the Rectory
• Haitian: Charismatique pour les Haitiens chaque Mercredi a partir de
7:00 heures du soir au sous-sol de l’Eglise
• Haitian: Legion de Marie pour les Haitiens a 8:30 AM et 4:30 PM
Chaque Samedi dans la cafeteria
ACTIVE GROUPS
• Troupe Éclat meets on Saturday at 6:00 PM in the Rectory
• Témoins du Christ meets on Sunday after the 1:00 PM Mass in the
Rectory
• Les Jeunes disciples de Jesus meets on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the
month in the cafeteria after the 1:00 PM Mass
• Feu D’amour meets on the 2nd Sunday of the Month after the 1:00 PM
Mass in the cafeteria
• Choeur d’Homme meets on Wednesdays from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM in
the Lower Church
• Cursillo de Cristiandad ultreya todos los Miercoles a las 8:00PM en la
rectoría
CHOIRS
• English Youth Choir meets on Sunday after the 11:00 AM Mass in the
Lower Church
• Haitian Choir meets on Saturday at 7:00 PM in the Lower Church
OTHER MINISTRIES
• RCIA English meets every Tuesday at 7:00 PM in the Rectory
• RCIA Spanish meets on Thursday from Sept. to May in the
Rectory
• RCIA pour les Haitiens vous pouvez contacter le Rectory
718-462-0223
• Altar Servers meet on Saturday at 11:00 AM in the Upper Church
PARISH MASS INTENTIONS
SATURDAY, JANUARY 31TH, 2015
5:00 PM
Repose of the soul of Irene Charles
SUNDAY, FEBUARY 1ST, 2015
7:45 AM
9:00 AM
10:30 AM
11:00 AM
1:00 PM
LOWER CHURCH – MESSE CRÉOLE
Repos de l’âme de Christiane Aristide
- par sa fille, Germaine Bellamy
UPPER CHURCH – ENGLISH MASS
Birthday Blessings for Fr. Luçon Rigaud
LOWER CHURCH – MISA ESPANOL
Birthday Blessings for Fr. Luçon Rigaud
UPPER CHURCH – ENGLISH MASS
For the People of the Parish
UPPER CHURCH – MESSE CRÉOLE
Remerciement à Dieu-anniversaire de
naissance de Père Luçon Rigaud
MONDAY, FEBUARY 2ND, 2015
7:30 AM
9:00 AM
In thanksgiving to God for healing
for Jada Ayoung
Repos de l’âme de Duverneau Francois par sa nièce, Medicis Francois
TUESDAY, FEBUARY 3RD, 2015
7:30 AM
9:00 AM
No Mass Intentions
Remerciement à Dieu-anniversaire de
naissance de Marie Claire Aimé - par Marie
Claire Aimé
WEDNESDAY, FEBUARY 4TH, 2015
7:30 AM
9:00 AM
No Mass Intentions
No Mass Intentions
THURSDAY, FEBUARY 5TH, 2015
7:30 AM
9:00 AM
Birthday Blessings for Fr. Luçon Rigaud
Remerciement à Dieu-anniversaire de
naissance de Père Luçon Rigaud
FRIDAY, FEBUARY 6TH, 2015
7:30 AM
9:00 AM
No Mass Intentions
No Mass Intentions
SATURDAY, FEBUARY 7TH, 2015
8:00 AM
9:00 AM
No Mass Intentions
No Mass Intentions
Readings for the Week of February 2ND, 2015
Monday:
Mal 3:1-4 /Lk 2:22-32
Tuesday:
Heb 12:1-4/Mk 5:21-43
Wednesday: Heb 12:4-7, 11-15/Mk 6:1-6
Thursday:
Heb 12:18-19, 21-24/Mk 6:7-13
Friday:
Heb 13:1-8/Mk 6:14-29
Saturday:
Heb 13:15-17, 20-2/Mk 6:30-34
Sunday:
Jb 7:1-4, 6-7; 1 Cor 9:16-19, 22-23/
Mk 1:29-39
PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK, SPECIALLY:
Claire Augustin, Victor Bejan, Barbara Carrington,
Jean Colas, Patricia Cummings, Cecile Gilbert, Vilma
M. Johnson, Ann Lambie, Ivianne Levine, M. Lopez,
Christopher Louis, Ilaus Paul, Steve Paul, Pierre Evens
Paul, Miraclea Pierre, Anthony Preddie, Sam Riera,
Jiovanni Romero, Carlos Sanchez, Robert T., Gina
Williams
FOURTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY
TIME
My Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
Modern people seem to be both fascinated by
and dismissive of the idea of the demonic. People
flock to movies that involve demonic possession and
are fascinated by stories of purported exorcisms. At
the same time, when we read stories like the one in
today’s Gospel about Jesus casting out an “unclean
spirit,” we might be tempted to psychologize the story,
so that the evil force that speaks to Jesus becomes
simply a metaphor for psychological or emotional
illness. There are, however, good reasons to resist this
way of reading the story.
First, one should think twice about adding the
stigma of even a metaphorical association with the
demonic to the various stigmas associated with mental
illness. Second, the stories of Jesus’ power over
demons in the New Testament are not stories about his
ability to resolve people’s internal conflicts, but about
his power over external forces that afflict and oppress
people, forces that might exploit psychological
weaknesses but are not reducible to them.
At the same time that the New Testament
affirms the reality of demonic forces, its overriding
message, as in today’s Gospel, is about Jesus’ power
over those forces. The fascination with the devil or
demons that some people feel can become quite
unhealthy if they forget that the gospel is the good
news that Jesus’ victory over all the powers of evil is
assured. Jesus has come to show us that these powers
of evil are not glamorous and fascinating, but rather
tawdry and tedious. They merit our caution, but not
our interest.
May your presence in our lives, O Holy Spirit,
expel from us all that is evil, all that is impure, all that
is opposed to God. May your presence guard and
protect us all our days.
Newly Baptized
We welcome the newest members of our
Parish Community: Kayden Nyjah April,
Karaan Ajay Jahalal, Nicholas Carter
Johnson, Ely Lauriston, Janae Manise
Lovelace, Rood Alexandre Placid, Micah
Romanno Sam and Leika Wiah St. Vil.
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YOUR WEEKLY GIFT TO GOD
Sunday, January 25th:
Regular Contributions $ 5,472
Weekly budget
10,525
Difference
-- 5,053
Monthly Maintenance
$1,005
Collection-Church in Latin America $ 700
Number of Registered Parishioners 2,400
Number of Envelopes Used
406
*Parishioners who need to use envelopes
1,994
Sixteen parishioners caught up with their donations.
*Give to God with love by placing your gift inside the
offering envelopes. May God continue to bless you.
With praise and thanksgiving to Almighty
God, the Parish Council cordially invites you to
the installation of
Father Jean Yvon Pierre
as Pastor of St. Jerome Parish.
This event will take place during a Mass which
will be celebrated in the Upper Church, on
Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 5:00pm.
Your presence will be a blessing to us.
Collection for the Church in Latin America
Thank you for your generous donation to the Collection
for the Church in Latin America. Your gift will ensure
that present and future generations will have the
opportunity to deepen and share their faith. Your support
helps ensure adequate catechesis and lay leadership
programs, along with strong formation for seminarians
and religious. Thank you for taking this opportunity to
share your faith.
MASS INTENTIONS & BREAD AND WINE
OFFERINGS
A Mass intention or Bread and Wine offerings can be
requested for a loved one (living or deceased), or for a
friend, or in thanksgiving to God for favors granted
etc.
Parish Ministries
St. Jerome is currently seeking people who have received
confirmation, the Eucharist and penance to serve as
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion and
Lectors at the English Masses. If you are interested,
please contact Norma Williams or Dennese ReddieFraser at the 9am or 11am Masses on Sunday.
Black History Month Mass of Thanksgiving
The Vicariate of Black Catholic Concerns cordially
invites you to join them at The Co-Cathedral of St.
Joseph for the Black History Month Mass of
Thanksgiving. This Mass will be celebrated by Bishop
Shelton J. Fabre of the Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux,
Louisiana and concelebrated by Bishop Guy Sansaricq,
D.D. on Sunday, February 8th at 3pm. For more
information, contact Elreta Fowler at (718) 774-3806.
Venerable Pierre Toussaint Guild Dinner Dance
The Venerable Pierre Toussaint Guild Brooklyn
Chapter cordially invites you to a Dinner Dance on
Saturday, February 14th at 7:00pm at Our Lady of
Refuge Auditorium. Tickets are $50 per person,
which include food and drinks. For tickets, please
call (718) 434-2090.
Pastoral Care Volunteer Training 2015
The Brooklyn Hospital Center will host a pastoral care
training program, to teach skills for providing pastoral
care to persons who are ill or hospitalized. The program
will start on Saturday, February 14th and run for six
consecutive Saturdays. These sessions will cover topics
as listening and responding appropriately to patients,
dealing with illness and loss and developing empathy.
For more information, contact Chaplain Sarah
Spieldenner, Director of Pastoral Care at (718) 250-8572.
Lay Minister Sunday
As part of the diocesan recognition of Lay Ministry
Sunday, the Pastoral Institute is offering a special
opportunity to gather on Sunday, February 15, 2015 at
Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Church, 110-06 Queens
Boulevard in Forest Hills beginning at 4:30pm. Fr.
Frand DeSiano, CSP, President of Paulist Evangelization
Ministries, will be the keynote speaker. Bishop Paul
Sanchez will celebrate Solemn Evening Vespers and
there will be a light reception following. Prior
registration is required; if you plan to attend please
contact Isidra Silva in the rectory office before
February 6th.
Third Annual Bilingual Women’s Conference
Encountering Christ Every Day--Pope Francis:
Seeker of Mercy, Joy and Justice
The Diocese of Brooklyn invites you to the Third Annual
Bilingual Women’s Conference on Saturday, March 7,
2015 from 8:00am to 3:30pm at the Immaculate
Conception Center in Douglaston. The Conference will
include workshops, lunch, Holy Hour and Mass with
Bishop Octavio Cisneros. Pre-registration, as well as a
fee of $25 is required before March 1st. The registration
fee will increase to $30 after March 1st. For more
information, please contact Annmarie McLaughlin at
(917) 501-9077.
St. Joseph’s College Pilgrimage to the Shrines of Italy
Shrines of Italy~ May 12-21, 2015
Travel with St. Joseph’s College faculty members:
Sister Grace Rowland, CSJ and
Father Francis Pizzarelli, SMM
For a detailed brochure call Sister Grace at
(631) 654-0199 or email [email protected]
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