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.
On Saturday, January 28th, at 5:30pm we are going to have our annual Soup Supper. The Supper is a service project the Confirmation program to help the diocese of Kabgai in Rwanda. Last year the funds from the Supper helped to put a roof on a Church. Parishioners are invited to make a pot of their favorite soup (2-3 gallons). You can sample as many soups as you want. We will also have freshly baked bread and dessert. Participates will vote for their favorite soup, and a $50.00 gift certificate to a local restaurant will be given to the winner. You can purchase tickets after Mass, in the rectory or on-line by clicking here. Think about making a pot of soup. There is a sign-up sheet in the Church to register your soup, or click here.
The Word Exposed: Video Reflection
Cardinal Tagle of the Philippines has a weekly TV show called The Word Exposed in which he explains all 3 readings of the Sunday Liturgy of the Word.
Daily Gospel & Reflection
Scripture: Mark 3:19b, 20-21
Then he went home; 20 and the crowd came together again, so that they could not even eat. 21 And when his family heard it, they went out to seize him, for people were saying, "He is beside himself."
Meditation: Is the Lord Jesus honored in your home? Why would Jesus' relatives be so upset with him when he began his public ministry? On one occasion Jesus remarked that a man's enemies will be the members of his own household (Matthew 10:36). The Gospel of Mark records the reaction of Jesus' relatives when he went home: they came to seize him. They, no doubt, thought that Jesus must have gone mad or become a religious fanatic. How could a good home-body from Nazareth leave his carpentry trade and go off to become a traveling preacher? To their way of thinking, Jesus had thrown away the security and safety of a quiet and respectable life close to his family and relatives.
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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
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THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
Christianity has not been tried and found wanting; it has been found difficult and not tried. Gilbert K. Chesterton
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