By The Catholic Week
Rev. Jerome Raymond Robinson, who served in the Archdiocese of Mobile, died March 11 at age of 71 in Terre Haute, Ind.
Fr. Robinson first offered ministry in the Archdiocese of Mobile in 1992 while in residence at St. Joan of Arc Parish and ministering at St. Monica Parish. He was incardinated to the Archdiocese of Mobile on March 31, 1995, and also served at St. Ignatius Parish, Mobile and St. Patrick Parish in Phenix City.
Fr. Robinson was born on Sept. 12, 1947, in Chicago to Daniel Louis Robinson and Mary Weeden. Fr. Robinson was ordained Nov. 1, 1975, in the Church of the Nativity, Dubuque, Iowa, by Bishop Joseph Lawson Howze, then Auxiliary Bishop of Jackson, for ministry to the Dominican Central Province.
As a Dominican Father, Fr. Robinson began providing priestly ministry in the Diocese of Rochester, New York, in the Office of Black Ministries. He went on to join the Board of Directors for the National Black Catholic Clergy Caucus from 1977-1979. He spent a year in the Diocese of Sokoto, Nigeria. In addition to ministry to African-American Catholic communities, Fr. Robinson participated in hospital chaplain ministry in Illinois, Wisconsin and Texas. He offered campus ministry at Texas Southern University and served the Military Archdiocese with the Navy at the Rhode Island training center.
Visitation and Mass of Christian Burial were March 22 at St. Anselm Church in Chicago.