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.
Fall River Deanery Mission
The Fall River Deanery Mission will be March 27 to 30 at 7pm. Confession will be heard from 6:00pm to 6:45 pm each night. Fr. James Quigley, O.P. will be the preacher. Fellowship will follow each night in the Church Hall. As we did last year the Parish will have a bus for the three locations outside of Somerset. The bus will leave from our parking lot at 6pm, and return at 9:30pm at the latest. The locations are as follows: Monday., March 27 (St. Bernadette, FR), Tuesday, March 28 (St. John of God) Wednesday, March 29 (St. Bernard, Assonet), Thursday, March 30 (St. Anthony of the Desert).
Lenten Friday Kitchen:
The Knight of Columbus will be serving Fish n Chips 'n More on the Fridays of Lent from 4-6:30pm. In addition to Fish 'n Chips we will have Chowder & Clam Cakes, Baked Fish, and one other item that will vary. Order Forms are found at the doors of the Church. It is best to pre-order if possible by calling the rectory 508-678-5513. After 2:30pm on Friday please call the kitchen at 508-678-5139.
Stations of the Cross
The Stations are celebrated on Fridays of Lent at 6pm. On the Fridays of Lent go down stairs to the hall for physical food, and upstairs to the Church for Spiritual food.
On-Line Continuing Formation for Adults
There are many Faith Formation opportunities on-line. Dr. Brant Pitre has a scholarly explanation of the Sunday readings at Catholic Productions.org. Email Fr. Fred for the account name and password. The St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology which was founded by Dr. Scott Hahn has on-line audio and video courses on Biblical Studies. You can stream them from your phone while driving to work. There is a great on-line class on the Holy Spirit sponsored by the Franciscans (TOR) called The Wild Goose. This is an ancient Irish term for the Holy Spirit. There are 14 video segments with each a little over 20 minutes. Another great site to learn about the faith through videos is Ascension Presents.com. Ascension Presents has brief videos on a variety of topics by a variety of Catholic speakers by Fr Mike Schmitz,
Video Reflection On the Sunday Readings
Cardinal Tagle of the Philippines has a weekly TV show called The Word Exposed in which he explains all three Sunday readings.
Daily Gospel & Video Reflection
Gospel Reading: John 5:17-30
17 But Jesus answered them, "My Father is working still, and I am working." 18 This was why the Jews sought all the more to kill him, because he not only broke the Sabbath but also called God his Father, making himself equal with God. 19 Jesus said to them, "Truly, truly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of his own accord, but only what he sees the Father doing; for whatever he does, that the Son does likewise. 20 For the Father loves the Son, and shows him all that he himself is doing; and greater works than these will he show him, that you may marvel. 21 For as the Father raises the dead and gives them life, so also the Son gives life to whom he will. 22 The Father judges no one, but has given all judgment to the Son, 23 that all may honor the Son, even as they honor the Father. He who does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent him. 24 Truly, truly, I say to you, he who hears my word and believes him who sent me, has eternal life; he does not come into judgment, but has passed from death to life. 25 "Truly, truly, I say to you, the hour is coming, and now is, when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God, and those who hear will live. 26 For as the Father has life in himself, so he has granted the Son also to have life in himself, 27 and has given him authority to execute judgment, because he is the Son of man. 28 Do not marvel at this; for the hour is coming when all who are in the tombs will hear his voice 29 and come forth, those who have done good, to the resurrection of life, and those who have done evil, to the resurrection of judgment. 30 "I can do nothing on my own authority; as I hear, I judge; and my judgment is just, because I seek not my own will but the will of him who sent me.
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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)
Faith Formation Contact Information
Grades 1-5, Deb Vieira:
Grades 6-9, Deb Jezak:
Grade 10, Tom Kerrigan:
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
Everyone of us needs a half hour of prayer each day, except when we are busy, then we need an hour. St. Francis de Sales
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Saint of the Day
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