Council #8780 – Jerome – Anniversary

Happy 38th Anniversary!

Council #8780 in Jerome, Idaho (St. Jerome’s Parish) was founded on Saturday, September 1, 1984.

Jerome is a city in and county seat of Jerome County, Idaho, United States. The population was 10,890 at the 2010 census, up from 7,780 in 2000. The city is the county seat of Jerome County, and is part of the Twin Falls Micropolitan Statistical Area.

In 1911, a frame church was erected on lots 23 and 24 of the original Jerome townsite. The first altar was homemade and the pews were crude benches. The church continued to grow over the years. In 1922, the church became an official parish. Father B. J. Carey was the first pastor. A completely new church was erected and dedicated on Oct 7, 1951. Over the sacristy was a bell tower which hung a 710-pound bell. Mr. L. W. Greving donated this bell. The bell tolls before each mass. St. Jerome’s was recently remodeled and rebuilt into the beautiful church which stands today.

1984 – A Look Back

PopePope John Paul, II
PresidentRonald Reagan
Super Bowl XVIIILos Angeles Raiders
World Series (81st)Detroit Tigers
Stanley Cup (92nd)Edmonton Oilers
NCAA FootballBrigham Young
Best PictureTerms of Endearment
#1 SongWhen Doves Cry (Prince)
Federal Spending$851.8 billion – $6.82 trillion (2021)
Unemployment7.30%
Gallon of Gas$1.13
1984 Buick Skyhawk$7,649
1st Class Stamp$0.20
Eggs$1.15 / dozen

What Happened in 1984

  • January 1 – Bell System broken up.
  • January 10 – US and Vatican exchange diplomats after 116-year hiatus.
  • February 7 – Pres. Reagan orders US Marines to withdraw from Beirut international peacekeeping force.
  • February 18 – Italy and Vatican agree to end Roman Catholicism as state religion.
  • July – 1984 Summer Olympics, also known as the Games of the XXIII Olympiad.
  • August 25 – Thirty-third Republican National Convention renominates President Reagan and Vice President Bush.
  • August 30 – Space Shuttle Discovery maiden flight
  • November 7 – President Reagan re-elected in landslide with 59% of vote.
  • December 3 – Toxic gas leaks from Union Carbide plant in Bhopal, India, killing 2,000 and injuring 150,000.
The #1 Song in 1999 - 'Believe' by Cher
1999 Best Picture: Shakespeare in Love (Trailer)
1984 Knights of Columbus TV Commercial
Pope John Paul II visits Midland Martyrs' Shrine in 1984
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