Ministries

Music and Choir

MassTimeChoir Leader
Saturday4:00 PMCharlie Brown
Sunday10:00 AMBiff Baltazar
Sunday12:00 PM (Spanish)
  • Those wishing to join a choir or assist with liturgical music in other capacities should contact the church office.

St. Jerome Proclaimers

  • Proclaimers read scripture at Sunday, Holy Day and special Masses during the year. Proclaimers must have the permission of the pastor, must attend the required seminars given by the Archdiocese, and must be delegated by the Archdiocese as a Proclaimer.
  • Those wishing to be part of this ministry should contact the church office.

St. Jerome Eucharistic Ministers

  • Eucharistic Ministers administer the Sacrament of Holy Communion at Sunday, Holy Day and special Masses during the year. They also bring Holy Communion to the sick and shut-ins within our parish.
  • Eucharistic Ministers must have the permission of the pastor, must attend the required seminars given by the Archdiocese, and must be delegated by the Archdiocese as a Eucharistic Minister.
  • Those wishing to be part of this ministry should contact the church office.

St. Jerome Ushers

  • Ushers assist at Sunday, Holy Day and special Masses during the year, by greeting and assisting those entering the church for Mass, helping people find seats, taking collections, and estimating Mass attendance.
  • Those wishing to be Ushers should contract the church office.

St. Jerome Ladies Altar Society

  • The Altar Society takes the responsibility of decorating and keeping the altar in order, and maintaining an ample supply of clean altar linens for Mass.
  • Those wishing to join the Ladies Altar Society should contact the church office.

RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults)

  • The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is a program for non-baptized adults, or those baptized in another Christian faith, who are interested in inquiring about the Roman Catholic Church. Groups meet weekly. Children’s sessions are also provided for those unbaptized children or those baptized in another Christian faith who are 7 years of age or older.
  • For more information about this program, please contact the church (443-3174)

Youth Group

  • Catholic Youth Groups are organizations for teens aged 13-17. They are formed to provide spiritual, social and athletic activities for the youth of the parish. These groups, governed by directives from the Archdiocese, have coordinators and resources available at the Archdiocese and Deanery levels, in addition to those adults (18 yrs. and older) of the parish who work with the youth.
  • Those wishing to participate in re-organizing this very important ministry should contact the church office (443-3174).

Ministry of Concern

  • This is a ministry to help house, clothe, and feed the poor and homeless of our community. It provides emergency energy assistance, rent assistance and helps with some prescription medications to those living within St. Jerome’s boundaries.
  • Members also make home visits, prepare Thanksgiving baskets, and sponsor special Christmas giving.
  • Parishioners may donate canned (packaged) foods by depositing them in the Collection Box in the main entrance of church. Cash donations may be made by using the Ministry of Concern envelopes and also by using the St. Anthony poor box in the rear of the church.
  • Those wishing to join the Ministry of Concern should contact the church office (443-3174).

Hospitality Committee

  • This ministry prepares for St. Jerome Church’s special activities and celebrations. They are involved in planning, cooking, serving, and/or decorating for these activities.
  • To participate in the hospitality committee, please contact the church office (443-3174).

Grupo Carismatico

  • This ministry is a PRAYING GROUP open to the public. Every Friday at 7:30 PM at the Bethlehem Chapel they unite to praise the Lord. They start with the Rosary and follow on with charismatic songs and praise. They also study the Bible more deeply. The group usually has a first Friday Mass each month. Once a year they have a retreat with special preachers and activities.
  • To join this group come Friday at 7:30 PM to the chapel.

Marriage Preparation

  • This ministry coordinates with the deacons and priests to help couples prepare well for marriages and validations. Couples are referred by the priest preparing the couple for marriage.
  • To participate in this ministry, please contact the church office.

Pastoral Council

  • A group comprised of parishioners that meets to discuss various issues affecting our parish. This group is an advisory group to the pastor.

Finance Committee

  • A group comprised of parishioner that meets to discuss financial issues and planning for our parish. This group is an advisory group to the pastor.

Knights of Columbus

  • Largest Catholic Men’s Organization
    St. Jerome Council 6746
    3310 Florida Ave. (corner of 33rd St.)
    Kenner, LA 70065
    469-6736

Altar Servers

  • Children who assist the priests at Mass. This service group is open to all boys and girls, ages 10 and older, which have already received their 1st Eucharist (Communion),Please call the church office (443-3174) to inquire about joining.