SOCIAL CONCERNS COMMITTEE strives to address the issues of social need and concern withing the parish and the larger community it serves in an advocacy role on behalf of the needs of those in need. Below are some of the activities St. Jerome participates in.
We provide Easter Bags for parishioners to pick up in the back of church if they would like to help with fill for our Easter Bag Project. Ideas of what to include in your baskets: Stuffed bunnies, art supplies, small toys, bubbles, chalk and candy. Thank you for your support!
BOXES OF JOY
CROSS CATHOLIC OUTREACH: BOX OF JOY! St. Jerome participates in the Box of Joy project each year. Our goal is 200 boxes. Boxes are available to pick up in church during the Advent Season. A list of gift ideas and instructions are in the box. For more info contact Lori Wilson at 270-705-6768.
The Social Concerns Committee is thrilled to share that in 2020, 303 Boxes of Joy were shipped. We serve as a Distribution Center, so St. Jerome Church sent 153 boxes, St. Charles Church 40 boxes and Saint Mary’s School System in Paducah sent 125. You have made Christmas very special for these children! Thank you for all who were willing to shop for a young girl or boy so that they might have a Christmas gift for the first time in their life. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.
BABY BOTTLE FUNDRAISER FOR HOPE CENTER OF MAYFIELD
It's time for change! St. Jerome has joined the Hope Center once again to help change lives through their annual Baby Bottle Fundraiser. Parishioners take a baby bottle home, fill it up with coins, cash or a check (made payable to Hope Center) and return it to the church. Please pray for the ministry of Hope Center . (Reminder: Please return all bottles, we lose about 100-125 bottles every year and the Hope Center has to replace them. If you do not plan on returning, please do not take the bottle.) Thank you in advance for your generosity!
SPIRITUAL ADOPTION PROGRAM
The month of January in the Catholic Church is recognized as the month for the Sanctity of Human Life. Once again our parish will sponsor the Spiritual Adoption Program. Monthly reports will be given through the parish bulletin describing your baby's development and your child will be born in October. In October there will be a baby shower!
The Spiritual Adoption Program saves the lives of unborn children at risk of abortion. This is accomplished through intercessory prayer. Individuals pledge to pray daily for nine months for the life of an unborn baby to be spared from abortion. Although the child is unknown to the person praying, God knows the identity of the child and hears the prayer asking for protection of the unborn child.