St. Jerome School Weekly Reminders

Week of October 17th, 2022

"May today there be peace within. May you trust God that you are exactly where you are meant to be. May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith. May you use those gifts that you have received, and pass on the love that has been given to you. May you be content knowing you are a child of God."

St. Teresa of Avila

Reminders for the Week:

*Click here for the St. Jerome Parish Sunday Bulletin; please join us for Sunday Mass each week: 4:30 PM (Saturday Vigil), 6:30 AM, 8:00 AM, 9:30 AM & 11:00 AM. The Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession) is offered on Saturdays from 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM or by appointment.

*Festival t-shirts are still on sale, and the form may be found here. The shirts may be worn on any St. Jerome Spirit Day and are available in kid's sizes small, medium, and large as well as adult sizes small, medium, large, and extra large.

*Hot Lunch order forms for November went home last week and are also available here. Orders are due back by Thursday. Please remember to return the form, even if you are paying with Venmo.

*We are looking forward to Trunk or Treat on Friday at 6:30 PM. Please see the flyer here for more information.

*Fr. Reilly will celebrate our October School Liturgy on Tuesday at 10:00 AM, on the Feast of St. Luke, for both of our schools. You all are more than welcome to attend (please remember that we have plenty of room in the side pews toward the back of the Church), and we will also live-stream the liturgy as well on our school Facebook page. Mrs. Z's 8th grade class will be assisting as altar servers, readers, and gift bearers.

*Fr. Reilly will also preside over our monthly Holy Hour on Thursday at 10:15 AM.

*This Thursday, we have a St. Jerome Spirit Wear Day. For a donation, students in 1st-8th grades may wear their gym uniform or any St. Jerome t-shirt (they may also wear the grey spirit wear sweatpants if they have them as well). Students in Pre-K3, Pre-K4, and Kindergarten should follow their teachers' directions. All proceeds raised will go toward a new sound system for the school hall that we can use for school events and assemblies. Donations may be sent in Thursday morning as cash or check or sent via Venmo (@sjsphila).

*Children's Scholarship Fund Philadelphia made enhancements to their scholarship application this year. They removed the 4 year limit, created a minimum

scholarship amount ($1,200), and updated income requirements. Apply for a scholarship now:

*Picture retakes will be on Thursday, November 3rd. If you are having your child's pictures retaken, please send back the original pictures on that morning.

*Virtue of the Month for October: Friendship

*Gym Day Schedule (1st-8th Grade Students Wear Gym Uniforms on Gym Day):

  • Monday: 4th, 5th, 6A, 6B, 7A, 7B, 8th
  • Tuesday: PreK-3, PreK-4, KA, KB, 1st, 2nd, 3rd

*Click here to learn more about the St. Jerome after school dance program.

*If your child will be absent, please call school and leave a message: 215-624-0637. If your child will need to be dismissed early, please notify your child's teacher.

*If you shop at Rite Aid, you can earn rewards for St. Jerome School at no cost to you; click here for more information.

*Support St. Jerome School while shopping on Amazon; click here to designate St. Jerome as your chosen organization. Then, go to when you shop. St. Jerome will earn 0.5% of each purchase (at no cost to you)!

*Our school website's Communication Page contains copies of the flyers that we send home as well as an archive of the school newsletters.

*Our school website's Calendar Page has a listing of all events on a Google Calendar.

*Remember that Box Tops have gone electronic, but you can still use them to support St. Jerome School; click here for more information.

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