Our Clergy
Fr. Dave
Rev. David Blanchfield, Pastor
Father Dave is a priest of the Diocese of Bridgeport, ordained in 1982. He came to St. Jerome on January 1st, 1994 and became Pastor in April of that year. He holds a Doctorate in Ministry from Catholic University of America. His hobbies include kayaking and reading, and the three things in his life about which he is most passionate are St. Jerome Parish, Education and Hope and CONECT.
Rev. Rojin Zacharias K.M., Parochial Vicar
Fr. Rojin Zacharias Karickal is a priest from the Archdiocese of Tellicherry, Kerala, India. He was ordained in 2009. Fr. Rojin joined the Diocese of Bridgeport in July 2015. After receiving three BA’s, he earned an MBA in Bangalore, India and presently is pursuing a doctoral degree in management. He is an all-star volleyball player and has travelled to nineteen countries. His spiritual insights, communication skills and ability to relate to people provide distinct skills in his pastoral ministry.
Fr. Rojin
Fr. Mike
Rev. Michael Hoag, S.J., Sunday Assistant
Rev. Michael R. Hoag, S.J., has been serving at St. Jerome as Weekend Assistant since 1978, while teaching English at Xavier high School in New York City, NY and St. Peter’s Prep School in Jersey City, NJ. After retiring from teaching, he was Parochial Vicar at St. Jerome from 2008 to 2014. He is currently working at Jogues Retreat Center in Cornwall NY.