First Friday Kitchen for Youth
First Friday is September 5th. Our kitchen will be open from 4-6:30 pm for eat-in or take-out. It is best to pre-order to guarantee an item, but not necessary. Call Parish Office to place an order (678-5513), but after 2:30 pm on Friday, September 5, please call kitchen (678-5139). This month in addition to our usual items (fried and baked fish, clam chowder, etc) we will also have Seafood linguini, Baked Stuffed Shrimp, Chicken Pie, and Grilled Steak Tips (this is instead of flank steak). Click Here for complete menu with pricing.
Start of Faith Formation for All Grades
Class for 2nd grade begin on Sunday, September 21st. We have enough teachers for grades 1, 3-5, and 8, but a starting date has not yet been determined. These grades should begin the following Sunday, September 28th. Grades 5-7 will be on Thursdays from 5:30-7pm. Fifth grade will begin on September 25, and grade 6 & 7 should begin the same day assuming that we find one more teacher. Students & Parents in Grades 9 & 10 have a meeting this Thursday, September 4th. The meeting for 9th grade is at 6:30 and for 10th grade at 7:30. If a 9th grade parent and student from Somerset needs to attend the Fall Sports meeting they can attend the 10th grade Faith Formation meeting at 7:30pm. The start of grade 8 is a little more complicated as is the day on which class will be held. The day that we have class will be determined by the day in which we find teachers. If we can find three teachers on a Thursday, we would have class on that day. This is unlikely. If we have class on a Tuesday, we only need to find 1 teacher which is more likely. If you are able to help teach 8th grade contact Fr. Fred by phone or email (email@example.com).
Faith Formation Registration: The Faith Formation Registration Form can be filled out on-line. In fact we prefer that you fill it out on line because the information will not have to be retyped. If you do not have access to the internet there is a printed copy of the form on the two bulletin boards. Click here for the on-line form. You can now pay the registration fee on line as well with a credit card or with your Pay Pal Account. You can also bring it to the rectory during business hours (Monday-Friday from 8:30am-3pm.), or give it to Fr. Fr Fred at Mass. Finally, you can put it into an envelope with "Registration fee" written on the outside along with the names of children being registered, and place it into the basket. Registration fee is $30.00 for 1 child, $45.00 for 2 children, and $60.00 for families of 3 children and more. If a parent can not afford the registration fee see, Fr. Fred.
Pilgrimage to the Holy Land: Fr. Babiczuk, Fr Reis from St. Andrew's in Taunton, and Fr. Andrade from St. Louis de France in Swansea will be leading a 10 day Pilgrimage to the Holy Land from April 19 to 28 of 2015. The pilgrimage will visit all of the main pilgrimages sites in Israel. We will fly in and out of Logan airport, and will arrange bus transportation to and from the airport from both Somerset/Swansea and Taunton. You can email all three priests at firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact them at their respective Parishes. Please see our website for more information: rabpilgrimages.weebly.com. You can print the Itinerary with Registration Form by clicking here and bring it to one of the priests, or you can book on line at Unitours (using a credit card) by clicking here.
Welcome to St. John of God Parish Web site. We are a bilingual Parish Family located in Somerset MA with over 1200 family units. You can learn about our Parish from this webpage, but I also invite you to come and visit us for a weekend liturgy. If you want to register in the Parish, follow the link below. If you are newly register, please be certain to introduce yourself before or after Mass.
Fr. Fred Babiczuk
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