Fr. Morris entered the St. John Vianney Minor Seminary, in Miami, Fl. in 1959; when he was about 14 years old. There Fr. Morris
completed the 10th and 11th Grades. While in the Seminary, he took academic classes at Christopher Columbus High School. Fr.
Morris finished his 12th grade at St. John Vianney Seminary. He worked hard the first two years of college at St. John Vianney,
and received his AA Degree in Liberal Arts. He went on to St. Vincent De Paul for his 3rd and 4th year of College, where he
received his B.A. Degree in Philosophy and Education. He continued his studies at St. Vincent De Paul for the next four years
studying Theology where he received his M.Th. Degree and M.Div. Degree.
He served as Deacon for one year at St. Patrick's Church in Miami Beach and taught Vacation Bible School. He was ordained at
St. Mary's Cathedral on May 30,1970, from St. Vincent de Paul Major Seminary in Boynton Beach, Florida. He celebrated his first
Holy Mass on May 31, 1970, on the Feast of Corpus Christi at Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Parish in Perrine, Florida.
From 1970 to 1971, he was Associate Pastor of Epiphany Parish, South Miami, Fl. where he worked with the Youth Group, The
Parish Elementary School and Administered Wedding Preparations. From 1971 to 1974 attended the Pontifical Biblical Institute
in Rome, Italy where he in 1974 received the Degree in Sacred Scripture, S.S.I. Magna Cum Laude.
In 1974 Fr. Morris was assigned to St. Mary's Cathedral. He taught a Comparative Religion Course at the University of Miami.
He was also a Faculty Member of St. Vincent de Paul and taught Old Testament and New Testament Courses. He was the
Spiritual Director at the Seminary from 1974 to 1980. He helped out at St. Martin De Porres in Jensen Beach on the weekends
and was involved in 25 Marriage Encounter Weekends.
From 1980 to 1983 Fr. Morris continued as part time Seminary and Associate Pastor at St. Martin de Porres.
From 1983 to 1994 He became Pastor of Our Lady Queen of Heaven, North Lauderdale, Florida. Fr. Jerry was responsible for
building the Educational Building, the Adoration Chapel and the Parish Offices. He was involved in the Ecumenical Projects.
In 1994, Fr. Morris became Pastor of San Pablo Catholic Church, Marathon, Fl. Fr. Morris was responsible for the beautiful
Parish Piazza and Gardens, the renovations of all Church Buildings and Ecumenical Outreach.
In June of 2013, Father Jerry was assigned as pastor at Saint Pius X.
In June of 2015, He was appointed Parochial Vicar at St. Coleman's Catholic Church where he presently serves.
If you would like to congratulate Father Jerry, please send him your sentiments at
St. Coleman Catholic Church
Attn. Father Jerry Morris
1200 S Federal Hwy
Pompano Beach, FL. 33062