• St. Jerome Church and School

Welcome !!!

Please be reminded that for all Masses, our churches have limited capacities because of COVID-19 restrictions. The dispensation from our obligation to come to Mass given by Bishop O’Connell for the Diocese of Trenton is still in effect. You don’t have to come to church. However, some Masses will be live-Streamed. Check the links on the right.

Mission Statement

Through the intercession of Mary our Mother and Saint Jerome, we the parish families of Our Lady of Hope are called to live and proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We strive to grow as a vibrant and welcoming community through worship, evangelization, and ministry to those in need by sharing the resources, time, and talents given to us by God.


Celebrating the year of St. Joseph.  For further information, click on the tab for Faith Formation



Join us for Stations of the Cross at any of our Cohort Churches


St. Jerome’s Church:  Fridays of Lent beginning February 19 at 7:00 p.m.

St. Mary’s Church:  Mondays of Lent beginning February 22 after the 9:00 a.m. Mass

St. Michael’s Church:  Fridays of Lent at 7:00 p.m.

Holy Trinity Church:  Every Friday during Lent at 6:30 p.m. in English

Our Lady Star of the Sea Church:  Every Friday during Lent at 3:00 p.m. in English


Confessions at St. Jerome and St. Mary’s Churches


Confessions during lent will be alternating  between both churches on Saturdays from 12:00—12:45 PM

February 20 at St. Jerome Church
February 27 at St. Mary’s Church
March 6 at St. Jerome Church
March 13 at St. Mary’s Church
March 20 at St. Jerome Church
March 27 at St. Mary’s Church


St. Jerome Church confessions Monday, March 15, 2021 from 12:00—12:45 PM
St. Mary’s Church confessions Monday, March 22, 2021 from 10:00—10:45 AM.
St. Jerome’s Church will remain open for private prayer until 10:00 AM following weekday Masses on Wednesdays and Fridays during lent.
St. Mary’s Church will remain open for private prayer until 10:30 AM following weekday Masses on Tuesdays and Thursdays during lent.




Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ:

Every year at this time, I reach out to the faithful of the Diocese of Trenton to ask for your help and support of the Annual Catholic Appeal. But as we all know, this not just “another year.” I am mindful that I am coming to you during a time that has been and remains very challenging.

At times of need, I often think of St. Mother Teresa of Calcutta, who committed her whole life to serving the most dire needs of the poor, the homeless, the sick she found in the streets. She was known to have said: “I can do things you cannot; you can do things I cannot; but together we can do great things.”

Throughout the pandemic, the Diocese and our parishes have remained steadfast in serving our communities in spite of the challenges, perhaps even more so. All this work requires resources. None of it can happen without you and your support. However, as St. Teresa reminds us: “Together we can do great things.”

And so, I come to you again and ask that you prayerfully consider a gift to the 2021 Annual Catholic Appeal so we, together, may continue the work of strengthening parish and family life, evangelizing our community and our world, and reaching out to those in need with love and compassion. Please give what you can.

I am profoundly grateful for your past generosity and for whatever support you can provide for the significant work that lies ahead.

Yours in Christ,

Most Reverend David M. O’Connell, C.M.
Bishop of Trenton