September 2001, since the awful tragedy of the terrorist
attacks, we have gathered each week to pray for our country, its
victims of terrorism, its heroes, and their loved ones.
Each time we gathered,
it was with a profound sense of loss, yet the assurance of
our faith, and hope in God who loves us. We know that we can depend on our on Lord to help and bless us, especially in this time of
grave need. Our
united presence before Him in prayer encourages us to overcome
our fear and anger and replace it with His will for us to live
in peace and hope. In the spirit of this hope, a
devotional evening of prayer, meditation, reflection, and song
for the intention of peace in our country and in our world took place in our church on
October 18, 2001. We were honored to have as our special guest, Tatiana (Tajči),
a talented and well-known singer from Los Angeles who frequently
appears on Catholic television (EWTN) programs.
Many parishioners and friends of St. Jerome Parish
enjoyed her visit here 2 years ago when she performed a program
in our school hall, featuring her beautiful music.
has used the gift from God of
her talented voice to create peace and happiness in the
world. Her music
has been recorded on several CDs, telling the story of her
conversion and praising the Lord.
The titles explain her mission: "Struggles and
Graces", "From Communism to Catholic", "Now
and Forever", and "Gifts from Above".
Here are some pictures from that special evening with her at St.
Jerome. Click on each picture to see it larger.