​​​​​​​Catholic Communities of the Ashland Cluster​

AshlandDauby • Ino • Moquah • Odanah


On July 2, 2019, Fr. Jerome D’Souza, joined the Ashland Cluster (Our Lady
of the Catholic Community, Ashland, St. Peter’s Parish, Dauby, St. Florian’s Parish,
Ino, Ss. Peter and Paul Parish, Moquah and St. Mary’s Parish, Odanah) as our
new Parochial Administrator. Fr. Jerome was born in Karnataka State,
India, and received educational degrees in Philosophy and Theology from
St. Peter’s Pontifical Institute in Bangalore, India. He holds a Master’s
degree in Pastoral Theology. Fr. Jerome was ordained to the priesthood on
December 20, 2000. Prior to his arrival in Ashland, Fr. Jerome served as
pastor in four churches in India before coming to America and being
assigned to the Diocese of Superior in 2017. He then served as Parochial
Administrator for the North Central Cluster (St. Peter’s in Winter and
Sacred Heart in Radisson) from 2017 to 2019.


On December 21, 2020, Bishop Powers (Bishop of Superior) incardinated
him as the member of the clergy of the diocese. Fr. Jerome’s motto – “Let
us foster our faith together with the community.”