Start of Faith Formation for All Grades
Grade 2: Class for 2nd grade begin on Sunday, September 21st.
Grades 1, 3-4: We have enough teachers for grades 1, 3-5. Our starting date will not be till October 5th. We will not begin on September 28th as previously announced.
Grades 5-7 will be on Thursdays from 5:30-7pm. Grades 5-7 will begin on Thursday, September 25th. The first night for Grades 6 & 7 will be a parent & student meeting. While we have enough teachers to begin we could use one more for grades 6 & 7. The meeting for grade 6 will be at 6:30pm, and the meeting for grade 7 will be at 7:15pm.
Grade 8 will be on Mondays because there are two teachers available on this night. Otherwise it would be held on Thursday night with grades 6 & 7. Class time will be from 5:30-7pm. We have enough teachers to begin but one more teacher would be ideal. Our starting date will be Monday, September 22nd. This first night will be a parent and student meeting at 6:30pm.
Grades 9 & 10: 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. If the meeting goes late we will meet with those parents on Sunday before Mass.
Table Leaders Needed: Table leaders are needed for grades 6 & 7 on Thursday Nights (5:30-7pm), and grade 8 on Monday Night (5:30-7pm). If interested contact Fr. Fred by phone, email, or after Mass. See contact information to the right.
High School Peer Ministers Needed: We also need confirmed teens to help as peer ministers for Life Teen. No one can reach a teen as well as another faith-filled teen. Peer ministers would sit on table with an adult to help lead the discussion. They would also help to organize the skits, other opening activities, and give witness talks. If interested contact Tom Kerrigan (email@example.com or 774-955-0597).
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. Many no doubt have wondered if the trip is on with "The Troubles" in the Gaza strip over the Summer. The most recent peace accord is holding, and the trip is on. We have 20 sign up already despite the "Troubles" which is a good sign. Please see our website for more information about the trip: 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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