St. Jerome School Weekly Reminders

Week of September 26th, 2022

“If we wish to serve God and love our neighbor well, we must manifest our joy in the service we render to Him and them. Let us open wide our hearts. It is joy which invites us. Press forward and fear nothing.”
St. Katharine Drexel

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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.

*We are awaiting another part for our door control panel, so, all visitors, please continue to use the school entrance in the school yard for the time being.

*It's Lion Week! This week, we celebrate the feast of our patron saint, St. Jerome, and all of the reasons we are proud to be SJS Lions! The schedule of events is below.

*There is a parent meeting Monday evening at 6:30 PM for 2nd grade families whose children are preparing for Reconciliation and First Holy Communion. There is a parent meeting Tuesday evening at 6:30 PM for 7th grade families whose children are preparing for Confirmation. Both meetings are in the school hall. Please contact Janet Fiatoa ( with any questions.

*Janet is also available to help with students who have not yet been baptized or have not received their other sacraments with their classmates. Please fill out the form here if you are interested in learning more about having your child baptized. Please contact her ( with any questions.

*The St. Jerome Festival is approaching on Sunday, October 2nd. Information about purchasing children's wristbands was sent home in the Wednesday folder and is available here. Wristbands are discounted if you order in advance through school.

*Speaking of the St. Jerome Festival, we are looking for volunteers to help with this fun, family event; click here for the signup sheet. There are many ways to help, and you can volunteer for a few hours and still have plenty of time to enjoy the festivities! We are greatly in need of volunteers for our kids activities (bouncies, mini-golf, etc). We need more volunteers in order for us to have these activities.

*We are also looking for bakers to stock the baked good tables at the Festival. That sign up sheet is here (we also will gladly accept sign-ups to donate soda or water if baking is not your talent).

*Click here for more information and for the form to enter the St. Jerome Festival Cornhole Tournament.

*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 funding our service projects that we will be completing as a student body. Donations may be sent in Thursday morning as cash or check or sent via Venmo (@sjsphila).

*This Friday at 10:00 AM, Fr. Reilly will celebrate our Opening School Liturgy for the Feast of St. Jerome. Following the liturgy, we will recognize our Students of the Month for August/September as well as install our 2022-2023 Student Council. The Mass will be live-streamed as well.

*Friday also kicks off the St. Jerome Festival Weekend with movie night at 6:30 PM! Please see below for more information.

*Orders for Fall Paint Kits are due by Friday; please click here for the flyer and order form.

*Click here for more information about Northeastern Music Program's instrumental lessons here at St. Jerome School for band (4th-8th) and strings (3rd-8th). If you have any questions, please email Mr. Morrisette at

*Virtue of the Month for August & September: Charity

*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.

*Have a great week!

Lion Week

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St. Jerome Festival

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