Welcome to St John of God
We are a bi-lingual Parish (Portuguese & English) of over 1,200 families in Somerset, MA. You can learn much about the Parish from this web site, but even better please come to visit us. All are welcome. If you have already visited the Parish and want to register, instructions are found under the "About" drop down menu above. Once again welcome.
Member Portal/Update Contact Information
Our parish Database, Gabriel, has just released their long awaited Member Portal which has integrated with it on-line giving for the Parish. They have created two Utube videos to explain how to use each of these features. Links below. We need your email address to participate in the Member Portal; Thus, we are once again asking people to update their cell phone numbers & email addresses. There is an electronic update form below. Written forms and pens are found in the pews.
Member Portal Video
On-Living Giving Video
Update my Contact Information
Parish Christmas Concert
On December 17th at 3:30 PM we will have our Parish Christmas Concert. The Midnight Mass Choir will mainly provide the music. The concert will end with a Tableau of the Christmas story with Carols done by grades 7 & 8. The concert will be followed by a light reception in the hall of finger sandwiches, salads, and desserts. We will need parishioners to bring in desserts.
St Jude Luncheon
Tickets are still available on a first come, first serve basis. Call the rectory to reserve, or come by.
Giving Tree: Project Forgotten Child
This year our Parish Giving Tree will support Project Forgotten Child which is a charitable work of the Sister of St. Dorothy (North American Province) to help the children of Angola and Mozambique. For more information about Project Forgotten Child click here or to see photos click here. Donation Envelopes to help Project Forgotten Child are found on the Giving Tree.
Bus Trip to A Christmas Carol
The show is at 2pm, and the coach bus will leave at 11:30AM. (yes this is a change in time with Christmas traffic.) We should return around 6pm.
Our Mass Schedule
Saturday Vigil: 4pm (Penance 3:15-3:45pm)
Sunday: 7:30, 8:45 (Port.), 11am; 5:15pm
Monday: 6:30m (Novena & Rosary 6:00pm)
Tuesday - Friday: 8am
996 Brayton Av, Somerset MA (Click For Directions)
Contact the Parish Office
Faith Formation Contact Information
Grades 1-5, Deb Vieira:
Grades 6-9, Deb Jezak:
Grade 10, Tom Kerrigan:
Click here to view Daily Gospel & Reflection. Also posted daily on Parish Facebook page. There is a video below that explains the Sunday readings from Cardinal Tagle of the Philippines.
Click here to read and hear about the Saint of the day Franciscan Media.com. They also have a Saint of the Day app.
Video Reflection On the Sunday Readings
Cardinal Tagle of the Philippines has a weekly TV Show on Philippine TV in which he explains the Sunday readings called the Word Exposed. .