Lenten Friday Kitchen Our kitchen will be open on the Fridays of Lent (not March 13) from 4-6:30pm to eat-in or take-out. If possible place your order before Friday noon, but not necessary. Walk-ins welcome. Call Parish Office to order (678-5513), but after 2:30 on Friday call the kitchen directly (678-5139). Each week we will serve fried & baked fish, stuffed shrimp, chowder & clam cakes, lobster ravioli, and cod fish Gomes de Sa', with other specials to be announced. Let us do the cooking for you on the Fridays of Lent. Please note that we will have Stations of the Cross at 6:30pm in the Church on the Fridays of Lent. Think about having Supper in the Hall, and then going to Stations of the Cross in the Church.
Soup Supper: How often have we all said "I could make a meal just of that Soup". Well on Saturday, February 28, we are going to have the opportunity to do just that. (Please note the change in date). We are going to have a Soup Supper. Parishioners (and non-parishioners) are asked to make a pot of their favorite soup. Participants then walk around sampling the various Soups. We also ask Parishioners to make their favorite home made bread, and bring a desert. This is contest as well. Participants will have an opportunity to vote on their favorite soup. Winners will receive a prize, but even more have the bragging rights of having made the most popular soup at St John of God. Tickets are only $10.00, and are on sale at the doors of the Church, or in the rectory. We hope to have at least 20 Soups to sample. Those who bring a pot of soup don't need a ticket. There is a sign-up sheet for Soup, breads, and dessert both upstairs and downstairs in the Church. You can also sign-up by CLICKING HERE. It is a fun night of food and fellowship.
Holy Ghost Dinner: On Saturday, March 14th from 6:00-11:30pm we will have a Holy Ghost Dinner in our hall. The meals will be your choice of Shrimp Mozambique or Roast Chicken. Tickets are $16.00. for adults, and $6.00 for children. Children will be served chicken nuggets and fries. Music will be by D.J. Aires Ferreira. Take out will be from 5-6pm. Tickets are on sale in the rectory, or from Holy Ghost Ticket sellers.
On-Line Lenten Resources
There are a host of excellent on-line resources to celebrate Lent. Below are just a few of them. Your smart phone, tablet, or computer can be an excellent tool for reflection.
Daily Video Resources: There are two resources that will place video reflections in your email box. One is called #ShareJesus which is being sponsored by RedeemedOnline.com. The other is being organized by Matthew Kelly of Dynamic Catholic. It is titled Best Lent Ever. Click on each of the titles to subscribe.
Bible Study of the Sunday Readings. The Parish has a Bible Discussion of the Sunday readings on Thursday in the Hall with the study at 11:30am followed by soup at 12:30pm. There are study guides with the readings, commentary, and discission questions on the upstairs bulletin board, or seen on-line by clicking here.
Daily Gospel & Reflection: We also have available the gospel from the Daily Readings with a brief reflection on it. Printed copies are found in the Church, or you can subscribe to have it delivered to your email box by CLICKING HERE. In addition this blog maintained by Fr. Fred Babiczuk also containers a link to the Saint of the Day, an audio of the complete daily readings, and a video homily on the daily readings as found on the US Bishop's Web site.
Stations of the Cross: Stations will be celebrated in the Church on the Fridays of Lent at 6:30pm. Think about having Supper in the Hall, and then going to Stations of the Cross in the Church.
Welcome to St. John of God Parish Web site. We are a bilingual Parish Family located in Somerset MA with over 1200 family units. 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 before or after Mass.
Fr. Fred Babiczuk
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