Parish at a Glance

   

Saint John the Evangelist Parish
Reverend Paul Ring, Pastor
Staff Directory

Rectory Office Hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
or by appointment
Summer Rectory Hours: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Phone: (508) 378-4207
Fax: (508) 378-7317
email

 

Location
210 Central Street
East Bridgewater, MA 02333-1998
Directions

Mass Schedule
Saturday Vigil: 4:00 pm
Sunday Mass: 8:00, 10:30 am
Daily Mass:
celebrated in our chapel at 9:00 am Monday through Friday.
Seasonal Schedule

New Parishoners
Please introduce yourselves at the rectory. We hope you will become an active part of our parish family.
Download our New Family/Member Registration Form

Mass Schedule for Saint Ann's Church, West Bridgewater
Daily Mass (9:00 a.m. M,T,TH,F) Saturday at 4:00 p.m. Sunday Masses at 8:30 & 10:30. A warm welcome has been extended to members of St. John to visit whenever convenient.




LOOP Life of Our Parish

  • The bin for bottles and cans will be permanently in the same spot. This will be an on-going fundraiser for PYM. We look forward to being your families' drop off.
  • 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY CELECBRATION! SAURDAY, AUGUST 13TH OUTDOOR CHAPEL @ LASALETTE SHRINE 947 PARK ST. ATTLEBORO MASS @ 4PM, BBQ IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING LIFT @ 7 PM.
  • The PYM Team is working diligently to plan the calendar for next year. We are looking forward to our third year filled with opportunities to grow as a faith family with both fun activities and moments filled with the Holy Spirit and the love of Christ. The Adult Team as well as the Youth Team are meeting to formulate ideas and activities for everyone… Pancakes with the Pastor, Service Saturdays, PJ's return, and so much more!
  • If you are in the 5th grade on up, your input is welcome on the Youth Team. Please contact Nancy Smith if you are interested in becoming part of this fast-growing ministry.
  • The LOOP Weekly Newsletter



Important Dates

Religious Education Calendar

  • ADORATION — 7 PM WED'S — 8/10, 8/17 St. John and— 9:30—10:30 1ST FRI of Month St. Ann's
  • Rosary after daily masses
  • Divine Mercy every Thursday after daily mass.
  • Fri. Sept 23—Sons & Daughters Prayer Group-10-11 AM –Parish Hall
  • Sat/Sun Sept.24/25th– St V. de Paul Collection of Bags
  • Sat., Sept 24th –Sophomore Class Car Wash 9 am—1 pm
  • Sun., Sept 25th - Student/Parent Mgt. Grs 9 & 10
  • Wed. Sept 28 –Pizza Fundraiser—Parish Hall—5-7 PM
  • Sat. Oct. 1—Service Saturday—Prayer Garden Clean Up @ St. John's– 8 AM

Religious Education

First Week of Classes:
Sat. Oct. 1 — Grades 1-6; Thurs. Oct 6 — Grades 1-8; Sat. Oct. 8 — No classes —Columbus Day weekend

Calling all Volunteers for the Religious Education Program We are in need of teachers for all grades As well as helpers for those teachers Please see Lorraine if you can help out this year! Classes meet Tues, Weds, Thurs, & Sat. PLEASE CALL MRS. HOPGOOD AT 508-378-1521 OR VISIT THE RELIGIOUS EDUCATION OFFICE.

Collaboration News

Many have been asking about training dates for "Disciples in Mission" for the Collaborative of St. John and St. Ann. Attending one of these training sessions will give you in-sight into the mission we are called to live. Forming Disciples is being offered free of charge for parish-ioners within a current collaborative and one may register by going to the website www.disciplesinmission.com/workshops.
10/1/16 — 9am to 5pm Pastoral Center, 66 Brooks Drive , Braintree MA
11/16/16 and 11/17/16 — 5:30 to 9pm, Resurrection Par-ish, 1057 Main Street, Hingham MA
1/10/17 and 1/11/17 — 5:30 to 9pm, Pastoral Center, 66 Brooks Drive , Braintree MA.

For further information you may call the St John / St. Ann Offices at 508-378-4207.


Catholic Appeal


A Message from Fr. Stephen

dorm building

Beloved parishioners of St. John and St. Ann, I am Fr. Stephen Lusiba, a diocesan priest in Uganda Africa. Fr. Paul L. Ring is a great friend of mine since 2008 and I have visited him and his parishioners since then. His parish (St. John and St. Ann) is my home away from home. I am happy to be back this summer until September 12th.

While I am here, I help where need be to celebrate mass. At the same time, I share with you my mission back in Uganda and then put my appeal to you for generous help. Last year with the funds you gave our school, l St. Benedict High School in Uganda, we were able to begin the second floor of the girls' dormitory as you can see in the pictures on the board. It's not yet done. I am appealing to your generosity to raise $25,000.00 to complete it.

The challenge is that our students walk long distances (between 3 to 8 miles) and risk great dangers to come to school. We have no buses. They arrive tired. We would like to have them in a dormitory so that they can reside at school and only go back home during holidays. If a dormitory is built, they'll be able to concentrate on education and be safe.

How to donate? Write your check to St. John or St. Ann and the parishes will wire the money to St. Benedict's. In the memo write St. Benedict or Fr. Stephen. You can also contact me at:lusteve2012@gmail.com Thank you for helping the needy kids in Africa.


Online Giving

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Click on the Online Giving logo below to set up an account today or click for more details on our
Contributions page!

Pay your Religious Education tuition through online giving. Click here for details.

link to online giving option through MyOwnGiving.com


Parish Notes

DEACON JOE WILL BE CONDUCTING ADORATION & DIVINE MERCY EVERY WEDNESDAY EVENING IN THE CHAPEL FROM 7-8 PM. PLEASE JOIN US.

Bible Study Group
Opening up Scripture on a regular basis is so important for the growth in our faith life. Bible Study will be resuming on Monday evenings in the Religious Education office starting 9/14/15 at 7 PM. We will be studying "The Acts of the Apostles". All are welcome! If you are interested in attending send an email to: deaconjoeh@comcast.net so the study materials may be ordered.

St. Vincent de Paul
We welcome cash donations or checks made out to the “St. Vincent de Paul”. Donations may be placed in the collection boxes at the doors of the church. Thank you for your generosity! ST. VINCENT de PAUL HOTLINE: 508-378-3760

GREETERS
Saint John's is looking to create a team of greeters. The greeters would welcome our parishioners at church each week making them feel wecome and part of a greater community. We need people for each door at each Mass. Please call the Rectory if you would like to be part of this important team. 508-378-4207

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is an outreach to baptized Catholics who were not raised in the faith, did not receive First Communion and or Confirmation and would like to return to the Catholic faith. It is also designed for non-Catholics who seek communion with the Catholic Church. Classes for this program will be held beginning in the fall. Please call the Rectory (508-378-4207) if you are interested.