St. Jerome kicked off a yearlong Centennial celebration with the Annual Clam/Steak Bake on September 30th, the Feast Of St. Jerome. A lovely Mass celebrated by the Most Reverend Roger Gries set the tone for the day and the year of celebrating our faith and our community. Coffee and donuts followed and the school was opened for visitors. An exhibit of memorabilia in the library included a home movie of our founding pastor, Monsignor Leo Hammer laying the cornerstone of the present church. Also on display were Monsignor Hammer's vestments and a Latin Missal that was given to him by the Ursuline sisters for his 25th anniversary. The missal was kindly loaned to us by the Hammerfamily. We were delighted to welcome many members of the Hammer family including George Hammer, Monsignor Hammer's nephew.
The Decmeber 12, 2018 City Music Cleveland Chamber Orchestra concert will be held at St. Jerome Church, 15000 Lake Shore Blvd at 7:30pm.
During the month of October, the school had an assembly to kick off our Pennies for Pasta service project. Students learned about Leukemia and how it affects people of all ages. Through visual “blood cells and veins” they observed how the body is affected in a negative way causing Leukemia. They were each given a box and asked to collect pennies, other coins, and bills that will help in research to cure this disease.
St. Jerome School graduates in the classes of 1922 to 1959 are invited to join us for a Reunion on Sunday, November 4th beginning with 10am Mass. A tour of the school and convent will follow with light refreshements. Come see what has changed in the school, find out what we are planning for the convent, and catch up with old friends and classmates. If you didn't recieve a mailer recently please call the church office at 216-481-8200 to update your contact information. Go Gladiators!
City Music Cleveland Chamber Orchestra will open their 15th season on Wednesday, October 24th at 7:30pm in St. Jerome Church, 15000 Lake Shore Blvd, Cleveland. The program will consist of Brahm's Concerto for Violin and Cello featuring the renowned Tessa Lark on violin and Edward Arron on Cello. Conductor Avner Dorman will lead the orchestra in Brahm's Symphony No. 2 to conclude the program. As always this concert will be free and family friendly. Doors open at 7pm and a free will offering will be taken. Hope to see you there!
CityMusic Cleveland will open their 15th Season at St. Jerome on Wednesday, October 24th at 7:30pm. The program brings together Johannes Brahms’ Double Concerto for Violin and Cello, the last of his masterful works for orchestra, performed by internationally renowned soloists Tessa Lark and Edward Arron, and the sunny Symphony No. 2, which the composer himself said “sounded so merry and tender it was as though it were especially written for a newly wedded couple.” As always the concert is free with donations gratefully accepted. We hope you will join us for this memorable evening.
Join us September 29, at 7:00 p.m. for the third annual recital of Lawrence and Julia Wallace. Julia is presently the music coordinator at St. Jerome and Lawrence was the coordinator before her. They were married in the church four years ago. These annual recitals are an expression of their gratitude for the St. Jerome community. This year, the couple will perform selections of original compositions in the genre of musical theater. We hope to see you there!
This year’s Clam/Steak Bake will be held on Sunday, September 30th, the Feast of St. Jerome. This event will kick-off our Centennial Celebration.
100 Years and Counting!
Officer Philip Maher served the Collinwood neighborhood from 1949 to 1975. His beat was E. 152nd and Lake Shore Blvd. as well as E 185th Street. He patrolled the neighborhood and acted as a crossing guard at the corner of Lake Shore Blvd. and East 152nd. He was very popular with neighborhood residents and knew the children by name. The principals of St. Jerome and Memorial schools credited him with inspiring a number of youngsters to pursue careers in law enforcement because of their experience of knowing Phil.
Stop by St. Jerome Church office or go online to order your St. Jerome Centennial T-shirt! Only $12 the shirt lists all the dates for the full year's worth of events being planned. Available in Adult sizes Small to 2XL.
St. Jerome, Collinwood's Catholic School. is accepting appplications for the 2018-2019 school year.
Deacons were an integral part of the early church. The office was restored in 1963 by the Second Vatican Council which described the Deaconate as a ministry of service distinct from but related to the priesthood. Deacons serve the People of God in the ministry of liturgy, of the word, and of charity. They are able to perform baptisms, to assist at and bless marriages, and to officiate at funeral services. They proclaim the Gospel and preach, they are often involved in sacramental preparation and are on call to serve assisting the Bishop with whatever he might need. Most work regular jobs, many are married with families and that is part of their mission to bring Christ into their workplaces and the wider community through the example of their lives.
Girls Rock/Girl's Assembly is a mentoring and role model program for grades 6-8. This program is to improve each scholar's character, reduce the number of discipline referrals, and improve their academic performance. To achieve these achievements,, scholars will develop a better understanding of their role and responsibility in their own female development. Understanding their roles of being productive, respectable, and positive is essential to the way of life today. Lastly, developing strategies for avoiding peer pressure and negative influences at school, at home, and in their community is also incorporated.
St. Jerome School continues to offer a program which tutors students in the academic areas of Reading and Math. Students are recommended to this program based on their scores from the state’s standardized tests.
St. Jerome Centennial Celebration
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On Thursday, March 15th come hearthe internationally known Bosnian composer and accordionist Merima Ključo. She will perform “Sarajevo Haggadah: Music of the Book” from “TWO FAITHS: ONE SPIRIT” which she composed. The work was inspired by the story of breathtakingly illustrated Jewish manuscript created in the 15th century and saved from the Nazis in Sarajevo by a Muslim Imam during WWII.
Teaching has always been a passion of mine. My name is Mrs. Morrissey and I teach seven graders at St. Jerome school. During the day I am busy with seventh graders teaching English, Reading, Science and Spelling. I also teach eighth graders English and Reading. But once a week after school I am in charge of the craft club.
Fluency is defined as the ability to read with speed, accuracy, and proper expression. In order to understand what they read, children must be able to read with fluency whether that is aloud or silent reading. Here are some tips that parents can do at home to build reading fluency.
Seriously, when was the last time you heard a classical accordionist perform with a 40 piece chamber orchestra? You can on March 15th at 7:30pm at St. Jerome Church when City Music Cleveland welcomes the internationally known Bosnian composer and accordionist Merima Ključo. She will perform “Sarajevo Haggadah: Music of the Book” from “TWO FAITHS: ONE SPIRIT” which she composed. The work was inspired by the story of breathtakingly illustrated Jewish manuscript created in the 15th century and saved from the Nazis in Sarajevo by a Muslim Imam during WWII.
Attention St. Jerome Alumni & Friends!
Music teacher, Julia Wallace, challenged the students to put themselves in Mary and Joseph’s shoes and imagine how they must have felt and the problems they must have faced bringing Christ into the world. The students’ thoughts then became the narration for a very unique and wonderful Christmas pageant. Mrs. Wallace wrote one of the songs which was performed by the Kindergarten, First & Second grade students.
After-School Clubs are a big part of the fun and learning at St. Jerome School. Clubs meet weekly after school and new ones start every six to eight weeks. From sewing to math, to a Book Club, to Legos to vocalizing, there really is something for everyone. Each teacher sponsors at least one club each year. Mrs. Byrne's Puzzle Club started just before Christmas break and is a big hit with the students in Kindergarten to third grade!
Every student, no matter the age, loves December for the two-week holiday break, but the Third Graders at Saint Jerome are excited about some of the other things that lead up to the break! They have been working hard all year on their Reading, Writing, and Arithmetic and we will continue doing so with some fun lessons.
Our students are learning to sew thanks to Kathy Payerchin and her new after school Sewing Club. Students learn how to cut out pieces from a pattern and how to use and care for a sewing machine. Their first project was a patchwork pillow.
Come celebrate His birth!
Divine Mercy Chaplet
You are invited to begin the Advent season with us for our annual Advent Vespers Service on Monday, December 4th at 7pm and to continue your journey to the hope of the nativity on Monday, December 18th with the Collinwood Cluster Communal Penance Service at 7pm at St. Jerome. This season of preparation for the coming of Christ is always special but, more and more it is important to guard against becoming so busy creating the “perfect” holiday, that we lose touch with the meaning of Christmas. Jesus is the reason for the season!
City Music Cleveland Chamber Orchestra opened their 14th season at St. Jerome Church. The opening night audience heard a masterful rendition of Corigliano’s “The Red Violin Concerto” by Tessa Lark. Schumann’s Overture Op. 81 and Symphony No3, Rhenish rounded out the program.
The fifth graders are studying ecosystems in Science this quarter. They just finished a field study on their school grounds. They brought with them string, gloves, magnifying glasses, collecting jars, and field guides to do their study. They collected and identified the producers and the consumers that they observed within their sample area. They recorded their findings. They were pretty surprised that they found many insects and worms in their area. Now that they have completed their field study, they will be putting together their own ecosystems that they will display in the classroom. They will be putting together terrariums. They will get a closer look at how a very small ecosystem can develop and survive in a very small container.
Within the past few years, Reading has become a hot topic from the thoughts of, "Will my child pass the Third Grade Reading Test?" to worrying about the "Fourth Grade Slump." Yet, the Second Graders at St. Jerome School feel Reading is NOT a hot topic, but Reading is COOL! We are experiencing that Reading is not just learning phonetics, building vocabulary, and fluency, but Reading opens the world without us ever leaving the classroom. Well, maybe we do leave the classroom...
City Music Cleveland Chamber Orchestra's 14th concert season opens at St. Jerome Church on Wednesday, October 18th at 7:30pm. This free, family-friendly concert will feature Avner Dorman conducting. The performance will include
We began in May to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the appearance of Our Lady of Fatima by gathering to recite the Rosary in Her honor on the 13th of every month. This month on Friday, October 13th we will close the celebration at St. Jerome Church with the Rosary after 8:30am Mass and again at 7pm. All are welcome to join us for these special Rosaries.
Delicious food, family, good friends, and great weather combined to make a perfect day at the St. Jerome Annual Clam / Steak Bake. Rockway Catering provided a mouthwatering feast and DJ Joel Scigliano kept the party going all day with great music and a little Karaoke action. The Browns lost but there were many delighted winners of Chinese auction prizes!
The annual St. Jerome Clam/Steak Bake will be held on Sunday, September 24th. Your $30 ticket includes your choice of one dozen tender clams with a half chicken or a delicious strip steak. Both entrees come with Clam Chowder, potato, corn on the cob, and a roll. Extra clams may be ordered for $10 a dozen. Dinners will be served from 1-4pm. Tickets can be purchased on line at www.stjeromecleveland.org, or in person after any weekend Mass, or by calling the church office at 216-481-8200
In celebration of their third wedding anniversary, Lawrence and Julia Wallace gave the people of Cleveland a gift in the form of an original concert. The music was written and sung by Julia with Lawrence accompanying on piano. Julia drew inspiration from the poetry of Charles Simic. Jordan Dryer, Julia’s brother who read each poem before they were sung, actually started this project when he gave her Simic’s book “The World Doesn’t End.” Julia was inspired to put the poems to music and met Lawrence when she needed an accompanist to record selections of the project. The two have been inseparable ever since. We hope they will continue to grace St. Jerome with their musical abilities for many years to come.
If you have driven past St. Jerome School lately, you will have noticed that the front steps to the school are being replaced. 95 years of Cleveland winters have taken their toll. It is a big project but the safety of the children comes first and as the stairs were disassembled we discovered that there was structural deterioration to the support beams for the landing that had not been visible. Repairs are well under way and we hope to have the steps completed for the first day of school.
Every Monday and Wednesday from 11am to 2:30pm a small but mighty group of dedicated volunteers arrive at the corner of Lake Shore Blvd and Huntmere Ave. and the Collinwood Interfaith Church Council Food Pantry comes to life. The pantry serves nearly 600 clientss a month. Many are seniors on fixed incomes or families with young children. The pantry supplies 3 days of food per house hold member each month. They also distribute clothing, from infant items to adult sizes, kitchen items, and toiletries.
The 2017-2018 school year will begin at St. Jerome on Monday, August 28th with "walk-in day" when students and parents can stop in anytime between 9am and noon to visit their classroom, drop off supplies, purchase gym uniforms, and take care of all the paperwork that comes with back-to-school. Wednesday is "Back to School" Night at 6pm for families to come in and get additional information, tour the classrooms and meet their children's teachers.