St. Jerome School Weekly Newsletter

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2022

“Gratitude is the first sign of a thinking, rational creature.”

Blessed Solanus Casey

From Mr. Merrick

Dear St. Jerome Families,

Congratulations to our students from St. Jerome and St. Lucy Schools who received the Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation for the first time yesterday: Charlotte Adams, Lily Banas, John Barnes, Theodore Benedetto, Julianna Bernoskie, Stella Clark, Robert Clarke, McKenna Cordalis, Althea Fodera, Giovanna Giannetti, Nicholas Halbherr, Margaret Hand, Abigail Heisley, Gemma Jenkins, Isaiah John, Daniella Lunsk, Travis MacCarter, Yaretzi Mata, Natalie McCann, Ariana Medlin, Aidan Moore, Samuel Nery Anthony O’Brien, Brian Onuskanych, Grace Paone, and Charlotte Sweet. Thank you to Miss Wolfe and Mrs. Fiatoa for working hard to prepare the children for this important step in their faith journey.

This morning, Fr. Anderson celebrated our November School LIturgy; Mrs. Collins's 7th grade class did a commendable job serving as our gift bearers and readers.

Following the liturgy, we recognized our students of the month for November, who were recognized for living the virtue of courtesy:

St. Jerome School: Paige Crooks, William Halbherr, Ian Clark, Jr., Naomi Onyekwelu, Patrick Rogers, Giovanna Giannetti, John Barnes, Destenee Fallas Espinoza, Vincent Johnson, Ava Reyes, Anthony Pavese, Callie Gallagher, Madison Wnek, Regan Moore, Christopher Kelly, Amelia Brown, Patrick O’Donnell, Mya Applebaum, Nicholas Cruz, Hannah Grogan, William Rhoads, IV, Delanee Malin, Colin Schultz

St. Lucy School: Zai'Ley Bradley, Jana Sami Rihan, Charlotte Roberts, Emma Roakes, and Xavier Arroyo.

On behalf of Fr. Reilly, Sister Lisa, and the staff of St. Jerome and St. Lucy Schools, we wish you all a very happy Thanksgiving. Classes will resume on Monday, November 28th. St. Jerome and St. Lucy, pray for us!

CARES Fun Friday for December

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Home and School Christmas Raffle

St. Jerome Home and School


Christmas Cash


Tuition Credit Raffle

Tickets are $10 each or 3 for $20

Please return form and tickets will be sent home with students. You can also Venmo @Maria-Kling-15 and include name and phone number in comments.

Last day to purchase is Tuesday November 29th. Drawing will be Wednesday, November 30th.

Children's Scholarship Foundation of Philadelphia

Children's Scholarship Fund Philadelphia offers partial scholarships to K-8th grade students,

and for the first time ever, scholarships will no longer be restricted to four years. A student

who wins the CSFP scholarship lottery will receive a scholarship all the way through 8th grade

as long as they meet income and qualification requirements!

Eligibility requirements include:

  • Philadelphia resident
  • At least one child entering K-8th grade in September 2023
  • Meet CSFP’s financial requirements

CSFP’s scholarship application is now available for the 2023-2024 school year. If you are

selected this year, funds will be applied towards the 2023-2024 school year tuition. Beginning

next year, no student will receive less than $1,200 in scholarship.

We hope that this information is helpful to you. Should you have any questions, please reach

out to CSFP directly at

EITC Donors Needed

Ways to Save On Your Tuition

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St. Jerome Scrip Program

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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)!