We the Catholic Community of St. Jerome Parish are called by God to Worship Him and serve His people in the Waco, Woodway, Hewitt, Robinson, McGregor and Lorena areas of Texas. We have come together to share in the fellowship of Jesus Christ; we are committed to His teachings and example. Together with our pastor Father Raj, we are united with our Bishop Joe of the Diocese of Austin and Pope Francis of the Universal Roman Catholic Church. Our mission is sacramental, evangelical, and ministerial.
St. Jerome (347- 419 or 420), the patron saint of librarians, is best known for his scholarly endeavors. He was an ordained priest without pastoral obligations, who spent most of his life translating religious works and writing commentaries on them. He also wrote about religious figures, ecclesiastical controversies, his fellow Christians, and paganism. During his tenure as secretary to Pope Damasus, the pope commissioned him to revise the Latin books of the Bible and to translate the Hebrew and Greek sections into contemporary Latin. Church scholars credit St. Jerome with bringing the Bible to the people. Although biographers typically characterize him as hot tempered and sarcastic, most count him among the most learned men of the church. We celebrate his life on September 30th.