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.
We will have Mass on Thanksgiving Day and the next day ("Black Friday") at 8am as usual.
St Jude Luncheon
Our annual luncheon to support the St. Jude Children's Hospital will be on December 9th at noon. The meal will consist of a Turkey dinner with soup and desert. Following the meal the Swansea Community Band will have a Christmas concert. Tickets are $15.00 for adults or $7.00 for children, and are available in the rectory or after Mass.
Advent Wreath Family Gathering
On Sunday Dec. 3 following the 11am Mass we will have a family gathering to make Advent wreaths. We will begin with lunch (pizza). We will have the supplies to make the advent wreath for a minimum cost which will save families a trip to Michael’s, or families can bring their own. Be aware that we will have plastic greens, not real. We will also pass out resources to celebrate advent in the home.
Bus Trip to A Christmas Carol
We will have a bus trip to see A Christmas Carol at the North Shore Music Theater in Beverly MA on Saturday, December 16. For more information about the show click here. 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. Click here for the application.
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. .