Saint Jerome was born into a rich pagan family and he led a wild and misspent life. He studied in Rome and became a lawyer. He was baptized in 365 and spent his life in prayer. He became a monk and also a priest after some time. Jerome lived in the Holy Land for the last 34 years of his life where he wrote and translated works of history, biography, the writings of Origen, and much more. He was known as the Doctor and Father of the Church. Saint Jerome is the patron saint of archeologists, archivists, Bible scholars, translators, and more.
O blessed St. Jerome, our Patron, and our guide, we humbly ask that you intercede for us before God and that our petitions this day will be answered. We ask your blessing on the poor, the sick, and the unemployed of our parish. Pray for us, St. Jerome, that our parish community will always remain united in the love that only Christ can bring. May your word and example be our strength and our consolation. Amen.