About Us

St. Jerome Church, located in Columbus WI, is a parish of the Catholic Diocese of Madison. A vibrant community brought together by faith, Eucharist, and Jesus Christ. Our church has over 150 years of history and we take pride in our parish.

To become a member of our parish, please print and return our Parish Registration Form.

Mission Statement

We will carry out the mandate given by Christ to all his disciples – “make disciples of all those you meet, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you to do” by our physical presence in our distinct communities, by our words and more importantly by our example.

The Story and Facts of Saint Jerome

(347 – 420 A.D)

Saint Jerome’s birth name was Eusebius Hieronymous Sophronius and he was born in Strido Dalmatia (eastern coast of the Adriatic Sea). As a boy, he was sent to Rome to study and he became a proficient translator of Greek into Latin. He was baptized in the faith at age 18 and at then began his study of theology and the Hebrew language. He died on September 30th, 420 and was buried under the church of the Nativity at Bethlehem.

Saint Jerome is a confessor, meaning he is a saint who died of natural causes. He is the patron of librarians, scholars, students and abandoned children. More particularly of theology, due to his translation of the Scriptures, known as the Latin Vulgate. He is often represented in Christian Art wearing cardinal’s robes. Even though cardinals were not instituted until three centuries after his death, this is to acknowledge him as one of the great fathers of the Church. You may see artwork of him holding miniature churches and an open book in his hands, these are attributes for his work in translating Scripture for the Church. You also sometimes see a lion at his feet, this is representative of his life in the wilderness of the Syrian desert.

Patron: librarians, scholars, students and abandoned children

Feast Day: September 30th