The Parish Office Will Be Closed
996 Brayton Ave, Somerset MA (Click For Directions)
Monday-Friday: Suspended until further notice.
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Diocese of Fall River
Office of the Bishop
Most Reverend Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D. v., D.D.
Dear Parishioners ofSt. John of God, St. Dominic's and St. Francis of Assisi,
It has been almost a year since you became one of the many collaboratives to emerge within the Diocese.
I am so grateful to all of you for your openness to the process and willingness to come together as a
community while maintaining your individual parish identities.
This process of strategic planning is one that needs constant evaluation and adaptation so that we can
support and encourage what is working, as well as make adjustments when things are not working as well
as we had hoped.
Through my regular conversations with Fr. Philip Hamel and meetings with my planning leadership team
and personal board, as well as input from lay leaders across the three parishes, it became increasingly
clear to me that this might be a good time to adjust the initial structure of the collaborative.
In particular, St. John of God Parish, for many reasons did not seem to be the right fit for partnering with
St. Dominic's and St. Francis of Assisi, Therefore, St. John of God will be moving to an independent
parish for the time being. Gratefully, we had a priest available for this assignment.
Effective earlier this week, June 30, 2020, Fr. Jason Brilhante returned as Administrator at St. John of
God. We are thankful that Fr. Brilhante is familiar with the parish and will be looking for opportunities
for St. John of God to work collaboratively with neighboring parishes in Somerset. We recognize that
independent parishes in this region may not be sustainable in the future so are appreciative that Fr.
Brilhante and the people of St. John of God remain open to working with others.
To parishioners at St. Dominic's and St. Francis of Assisi, thank you for your patience during this
process. I pray that moving forward your partnership grows even stronger.
Thank you to Fr. Philip Hamel for his hard work over the last year and to Fr. Jason Brilhante for his
enthusiasm in taking on this assignment. I am also grateful to each of you, the devoted members of these
parishes, for your patience and prayer. I believe that this re-adjustment will be good for each of the
parishes involved and know 1 will be counting on your continued prayerful support as we work together
to strengthen the Diocese of Fall River.
Sincerely yours in Christ,
Most Reverend Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., D.D.
Bishop of Fall River
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Saint Anthony Zaccaria
Diocese of Fall River
St. John of God Parish - Somerset, MA
The faith-filled community of St. John of God welcomes all cultures, striving to follow in the footsteps of Jesus
Christ by teaching the beatitudes, worshiping, praying and living as a Parish Family.
. Job Title: Administrative Assistant
Position Type: Regular Full-Time (30 hours per week)
Start Date: No later than August 10, 2020
Summary: We are seeking a bilingual, self-motivated and professional individual who possesses a great work
ethic and is capable of managing a diverse workload and prioritizing tasks in an ever-changing environment.
This person will serve as the first point of contact for both English and Portuguese speaking parishioners,potential new members and donors, as well as businesses and other members of the community.
Essential Duties: The Administrative Assistant will work directly with the parish administrator/pastor, parish ministries, and all staff and parish members. The individual will be responsible for performing a number of administrative duties such as handling correspondence, maintaining the parishioner database, ordering and
maintaining office supplies, and above all, handling sensitive information in a confidential manner. Excellent communication skills and proficient use of Microsoft Office, QuickBooks, and other technology is required.
Serve as the first point of contact for parishioners and the community, including face-to-face, telephone,email and other interactions.
Maintain a professional interpersonal manner to respond to phone and walk-in office contact.
Communicate effectively in both English and Portuguese.
Maintain the daily parish calendar and sacramental records.
Help manage the parish financial affairs, including interaction with vendors and accounts receivable/accounts payable, and providing regular reports on financial matters.
Create and distribute reports and all types of correspondence in English and Portuguese. These may include flyers, memos, letters, faxes and forms for office staff.
Some experience in video and meeting software including YouTube, Facebook Live, Zoom, etc.preferred.
Maintain contact lists and other materials using Excel and other software programs.
Develop and maintain both traditional paper and electronic filing systems.
Maintain and update office and Diocesan records. (Deaths, Baptisms, Marriages, etc.)
Maintain Mass book for these events as well as any extra Masses that take place throughout the year.
Also maintain Memorial Mass book and Mass Cards and registrations.
Maintain office and equipment supply inventory. Order supplies when needed and verify receipt of merchandise.
Ensure proper operation of office equipment, by scheduling preventative maintenance and/or calling for repairs.
Coordinate and document office procedures. Train others as needed to assist in special projects.
Handle all administrative duties such as filing, typing, copying, binding, scanning, etc. Receive, date stamp, sort, and distributes incoming mail.
Take and document accurate meeting minutes.
Responsible for the publishing of the weekly bulletin. Coordinate with staff and ministries for publication content and any additional data needed for printing.
Ensure the processing and maintenance of all CORl's for the Office of Safe Environment.
Handle the process for employee payroll.
Coordinate the Catholic Appeal with the Diocese.
Coordinate for Funeral Masses such as working with the funeral home, ministries, music coordinator, altar servers, etc.
Maintain reservations for baptismal workshop and applications received for baptism and weddings.
Coordinate with the different ministries of the parish regarding fund raising, bulk mailings or events to be scheduled.
Other duties as assigned.
Understanding and commitment to the teachings and mission ofthe Catholic Church.
A high degree of confidentiality and unequivocal discretion is a must.
Ability to speak in Portuguese.
Effective communication skills in writing and speaking in English.
Two years of prior experience in an administrative/support role or related field.
Ability to write effectively in Portuguese.
Advanced technology skills, including proficiency in QuickBooks, and Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, Outlook and Publisher.
Familiarity with Facebook, website software, and data programs, i.e.: Gabriel (Parish Census)
Must possess strong attention to detail including solid editing /proofreading skills.
Must be flexible and service-focused and willing to adjust schedule at times if needed.
Excellent interpersonal skills, a good sense of humor and ability to work with people.
Strong service orientation and a willingness to support the parish mission and programs.
Physical Performance Requirements:
Position requires the ability to sit, operate a keyboard, speak, lift up to 20 pounds, bend, stoop, and reach.
Ability to use a computer keyboard and sit at a monitor for up to 8 hours/day.
St. John of God Parish offers benefits and compensation is negotiable.
Interviews are expected to begin in July and continue until filled.
Please submit your cover letter and resume to: email@example.com or mail to:
Rev. Jason Brilhante
996 Brayton Ave, Somerset, MA 02726 (508) 678-5513
Equal Opportunity Employer
St. John of God FEAST Food to Go
July 31 & August 1, 2020 4:00-8:00 p.m.
More details will follow
Message from Bishop da Cunha regarding First Communions and Confirmations. Please go to the link below.
Link to the 2020 Catholic Charities Video
Ligação do Vídeo das Caridades Católicas de 2020
English : https://www.catholicfoundationsema.org/appeal-video
The St. John of God Food Pantry and Ministry Meals are suspended until further notice.
Thank you to all our Parish families who have taken the time to either drop off or mail their weekly donations to the rectory, and the families who signed up to donate online. It is very much appreciated. God Bless and protect everyone
Miracle Approved! Father McGivney to be Beatified!
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We continue to do the bible study… We conduct it over the Internet using a service called Zoom – for those who don’t have Internet there are Zoom service dial in numbers to participate over the phone... We do it every Thursday at 7 PM... Anyone wishing to participate can contact Carlos Tavares at 508-493-1120 or firstname.lastname@example.org... Carlos will send you the details to join the Zoom based bible study…