Movie Night: For Greater Glory.
On Friday, June 12 at 7pm we will show the 2012 movie "For Greater Glory". It is based on the true story of the Cristero War in Mexico, and stars Andy Garcia, Eva Longoria, Oscar Isaac, Ruben Blades, Peter O'Toole, and Bruce Greenwood. The Cristero War or Cristero Rebellion (1926-1929),, was a widespread struggle in many Mexican states against the rule of the Secular, anti-catholic, and anticlerical Mexican government. The rebellion was set off by the enforcement of the anticlerical articles of the Mexican Constitution of 1917 by Mexican President Plutarco Elias Calles. A number of those killed in the war have been recognized as saints by the Church. The movie will begin at 7pm and we will have food on sale from 6 -7pm.
Spring Faith Formation Registration
This year we are going to have Faith Formation registration in the Spring and Summer. We will still have it in August, but we are hoping to get registrations finished in the Spring. If possible, we are asking people to register on-line. To access the on-line registration form, or to print the registration form at home, click here. Printed copies of the form are found on the upper and lower bulletin board. Fr Fred is asking parents who are registering someone for first grade or a student new to the program to register directly with him. This can be done by seeing him after Mass, or making an appointment with him in the rectory. The reason for this is that it is a way for him to get to know parents.
Prepare the Sunday Readings
Cardinal Tagle from the Philippines has a TV show in the Philippines every Sunday morning in which he explains all three Sunday readings. Past episodes are stored on Utube. Not everyone can go to the Bible Study of the Sunday readings, but more can prepare for Sunday mass by viewing these videos from the Cardinal. I am placing the videos on a single page on the web site along with a text of the reading. Click here.
Sixth Dominga/Holy Ghost News
There will be no prayers offered at the Garcia House on Friday or Saturday of this week with the death of Jose Oliveira. There will be a crowning for the Sixth Dominga on Sunday. Members of the Holy Ghost Society are invited to gather at the Funeral Home for the Wake on Friday at 7:15 pm as Fr. Fred will be leading prayers at 7:30pm. The wake is Friday from 4-8pm at Hathaway Funeral Home in Somerset, and the Funeral will be at 9am.
Parish Supper on May 30
Our next monthly Supper will be on Saturday, May 30th at 5:30pm. We will have a choice of three items: Grilled Steak Tip K-bobs, stuffed Chicken Breasts, and Stuffed Shrimp. The steak tips will all be cooked to medium. The steak & the shrimp will be $13.00 and the chicken will be $12.00. Once again we will begin with Venus de Milo style Minestrone Soup, and are looking for parishioners to bring in desserts. This time we are going to have one ticket for eat -in and another ticket for take-out. Tickets are on sale after mass, in the rectory, and from the usual ticket sellers. Take-out from be from 5-5:30pm. Once again Steve Piazza will provide music for us. He will be taking request, and inviting parishioners to join in (live karaoke)
Catholic Charities Appeal
The Annual Catholic Charities Appeal has begun with the theme" Feed the Hungry, Shelter the Homeless, Comfort the Sorrowful. In His Name, It's What We Do". The Catholic Charities Appeal, which supports many programs serving the less fortunate, enables us to share in this work of love. Please respond in a generous manner. A pledge will allow you to give more and spread it over ten months without a payment being made until July. You can make a donation on-line to the appeal from the Catholic Charities Appeal web page. This year we will not have a return table in the foyer. Instead we ask people to bring or mail their offering to the rectory, or drop it in the collection basket.
The longer version of the Catholic Charities video is found below.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
"We can cure physical diseases with medicine but the only cure for loneliness, despair, and hopelessness is love. There are many in the world who are dying for a piece of bread but there are many more who are dying for a little love. Let us not be satisfied with just giving money. Money is not enough, money can be got, but they need your hearts to love them. So spread love everywhere you go." Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta
Welcome to St. John of God Parish Web site. We are a bilingual Parish Family located in Somerset MA with over 1200 households. 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 to me before or after Mass.
Fr. Fred Babiczuk
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