Schedule of Events




  •       Our spiritual preparation starts with the Novena, beginning on Sunday, August 6 and continuing until Monday, August 14. Every evening the Masses will be at 7 p.m. featuring a different priest and a new theme.

  •       August 15, Assumption Day (“Velika Gospa” in Croatian), is a Holy Day of Obligation.”  Masses are at 7:30 a.m., 9 a.m., 12 noon (after the Procession), and at 7:00 p.m.

  •       The August 15th Procession will begin at 10 a.m. and will feature several knights of the “Sinjski Alkari,” the famous horsemen in the Velika Gospa Procession of Sinj, Croatia . The procession will include our schools, societies, clubs, 10 excellent marching bands (among whom will being the U.S. Naval Band) and hundreds of people like yourself who share in our community’s spirit. To celebrate this 100th Procession, amazingly special fireworks are around 9:00 p.m..  

  •       St. Jerome’s welcomes all its parishioners and guests - all who honor the Blessed Virgin Mary on the feast of Her assumption. We warmly welcome the “Alkari” of Sinj and “Momke”, Dražen Žanko and Croatian TV. We also welcome today’s main celebrant, Fr. Luka Tomašević from Sinj, Bishop Francis Kane, Custos Fr. Marko Puljić, and Franciscan students from Croatia. We extend special greetings to the Honorable Mayor of Chicago Richard Daley, Marijan Gubić, Deputy Ambassador of the Republic of Croatia in Washington and Zorica Marica Matković, General Consul of the Republic of Croatia in Chicago.         

  •       As every year, we have sent you two raffle tickets (for a Grand Prize of $5,000) that we hope you will sell or buy for yourself. The drawing will be at 10 p.m., August 15. Please return the filled-out coupons for the drawing and their payment to the rectory. If you can sell more raffle tickets to friends and family, please contact our parish office at 312-842-1871.

  •       This will be a delicious celebration -- with many home-made specialties available, including barbecued lamb. A reminder: please order whole or half lambs in advance.

  •       Much entertainment, music and socializing await you! This year we will have many musical groups and singers for you to enjoy.

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