The purpose of the Discipleship Award is to help the young people of St. Jerome learn, explore, and experience our Catholic faith in a way that leads them to a greater understanding of and a deep, lifelong commitment to our faith. It is important for our children to learn that we are not passive spectators in our relationship with God. Each and every day, we must engage ourselves in activities that draw us closer to God and to our final goal of eternity with Him in Heaven. It is the goal of this program to give our youth opportunities to do just this, engage in activities that draw them closer to God, and to recognize them for their efforts. The Discipleship Award is optional for those students and families who wish to participate in it.