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Father Jerry Travels to Rome (#FJIR – more about what that means in the post!)

Father Jerry has made it to Rome. Apparently it is about 62 degrees and sunny… not so here! He can see the Vatican from his room! For the next three months he will be on sabbatical. Father will be attending The Institute for Continuing Theological Education at the Pontifical North American College and he will be there until May. His time will also include a side trip to the Holy Land – what an experience!

I am posting this video about the sabbatical program. It is a little long, but it gives us a feel for where he is and what he is doing. In the meantime, I have started a Twitter hashtag that I will use for updates about Father Jerry on Twitter. (We have a parish twitter feed @ImmacConcGlenv, so if you are on Twitter, follow us.) The hashtag is #FJIR, for Father Jerry in Rome.  A word about Twitter, until recently, even I – the social media person that I am – disliked it and misunderstood it. I can say this – if you just want to sign up to follow the parish and keep up with Father, then do so. Don’t stress about having to understand too much or having to tweet. Just a thought – and all are welcome there and at our parish Facebook page as well.

Please remember to keep Father Jerry in your prayers and know that he has brought all of our intentions to Rome with him.  Feel free to leave comments for him here and I will make sure that he gets to see them!

Back to work – ciao!

A Preview of the ICTE Program from North American College on Vimeo.

8 Responses

  1. Thanks for sharing the video, Fran! The program looks incredible. I’m so excited for you, Fr. Jerry! What a chance of a lifetime. I hope each and every day is filled with renewal and peace. Thank you for the gift of your priesthood and for saying “yes” to this! It’s safe to assume that your typically wonderful homilies will be earth-shattering after this semester, no? 🙂

  2. Other than the Casa O’Toole building and ther new campo sportivo – the Eternal City and NAC looks the same as it did in the 1970s – brings back a lot of memories. Fr. Jerry – soak it up, live and love everyday that you are there. When you complete your program you will fully understand our motto – “Firmum est cor meum” (Steadfast is my heart) – Pietro, NAC 1975, Casa 1979

  3. Fran,

    Thank you for doing this for our parish. We are so Blessed to have you as you are so talented with all this social media! I really appreciate Fr. Jerry’s intention of keeping us so informed and even sending pics. How thoughtful of him as I’m sure he is very busy. We can all grow from his experience, what a wonderful opportunity for all of us! Father, the Ashcrofts think about you every day, pray for you, and think we are so lucky to have you in our lives! God Bless you! We’ll be in touch,

    Julie Ashcroft

    • Julie! That is so kind – I am doing what I love to do and my work at IC is a privilege. I don’t know if I am so talented but, I am deeply committed to church social media, that’s for sure.

      Father is praying for everyone and I know he will be thrilled to see this comment and that he is not only grateful for, but so dependent on your prayers, all of our prayers. God bless you!

  4. fr.jerry Please pray for me and my family to huge blessings of almighty god , mother mary, christ jesus and in the name of all saints

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