On July 2, 2019, Fr. Jerome D’Souza, a member of the Claretian Missionary Fathers, joined the Ashland Cluster as our new Parochial Administrator. As noted in a recent weekly bulletin, 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 the present. We are grateful for Fr. Jerome’s presence and look forward to getting to know him.