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 have already registered, please introduce yourself after Mass.
Fr. Fred Babiczuk
Diocesan Survey of Parishes
In April 2015, Bishop da Cunha created a Parish Pastoral Task Force to study and make recommendations for the future of our parishes. The Task Force has create a survey to evaluate how well each parish is fulfilling the Pastoral mission of the Church. The survey should take approximately 15 minutes to complete, and is completely confidential. Please complete it by Tuesday May 31. Click here to begin the survey.
Old Parish Photos
Recently we had some old parish photos converted into .jpeg files. We are looking for parishioners to share old Parish photos. We are especially looking for photos of the old Church since we have so few of them. Photos will be returned once they are scanned. These photos are stored on Flicker so that comments can be added.
Photos of Old Church
Photos of Holy Ghost Procession in years past
Annual Catholic Charities Appeal
The Annual Catholic Charities Appeal was started in 1942 as a way for the diocese of Fall River to fund programs that help the poor and needy the diocese which includes Southeastern MA, Cape Cod, and the Islands. The theme this year is "Open Your Heart to Mercy". Parishioners on our mailing list have received contribution cards in the mail. Blank cards are found at the Church doors for those not on the mailing list. You can also contribute on-line from the CCA web site (click here) with a credit or debit card.
8:45 am. (Portuguese)
6:30 St. Jude Novena 6:30 with Mass at 7pm
Tuesday- Friday: 8:00 a.m.
Office Hours: Monday through Friday: 8:30am-3:00pm
996 Brayton Av, Somerset MA (Click For Directions) 508-678-5513
Grades 1-4: Sunday from 9:45-10:45 am
Grades 5-8: Thursday from 5:30-7:00pm
Grades 9 & 10: Sundays from 5pm (Mass) to 8pm
Results of the Soup Supper
Recently, the confirmation class as a Service Project had a supper in which they raised funds to help put a roof on a church in Rwanda. The money will go to buy iron sheets for the Roofing of Gahengeli Sub- Parish of Nzuki Parish in Kabgayi Diocese. Mary Amaral won the soup contest with her version of Portuguese Soup. Many thanks to Fr. Lenoard, chaplain to St. Annes's Hospital and priest of Kabgayi, for speaking to the Confirmation class about the church in Africa, and helping us to organize this event. Below are photos of Fr. Leonard and his bishop at the Church which is clearly without a roof. Many thanks to the Confirmation candidates who helped.