Saint John the Evangelist Parish
Reverend Paul Ring, Permanent Administrator
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


210 Central Street
East Bridgewater, MA 02333-1998

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 and Lenten Regulations

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

Lent at Saint John's

  • Simple Suppers
    Friday Evenings in Lent Feb 19th, Mar 4th & 18th 5:30 – 7:00 Menu: Soup, Salad, Bread, Mac n' Cheese Good Will Offering -- All are welcome!
  • The Light Is On For You
    Confessions Every Wednesday night in Lent From 7:00 – 8:00 pm February 17th --March 23, 2016
  • Divine Mercy Holy Hour
    From– 7 - 8 PM Friday evenings - Feb 26, Mar 11th An hour of Adoration and Divine Mercy Chaplet
  • Easter Choirs
    Share your talent with our parish community! The Easter Choir Rehearsals are Monday Evenings. Children: 6:30; Adults: 7:15. All are welcome!
  • The Family Life ministry will be having our annual Easter Egg Hunt on Easter Sunday, March 27th after the 9:30 Mass.

LOOP Life of Our Parish

Palm Sunday Pancake Breakfast—March 20th 7:00—12:00 pm. In addidtion to the yummy breakfast, volunteers will help make crosses from the palms.

Left, Right, Center Tournament
Fri. Mar 18 (Don't need to know how to play) at 7 PM at the Meadowbrook Restaurant in Hanson. $20 Entry fee—$500 cash prize. Reserve a spot — contact Sharon Lawler @ This is a fund raiser for the Mission Trip

Catholic Heart Work Camp Mission Trip Open to Juniors or older June 18—June 25th

Holy Week/Easter Mass Schedule

  • Holy Thursday, March 24th 7 PM — Mass of the Last Supper
  • Good Friday, March 25th 3 PM — Seven Last Words 7 PM — Passion of the Lord Holy
  • Saturday, March 26th 8 PM — Easter Vigil
  • Easter Sunday, March 27th 8, 9:30, 11:30 AM Masses

New app from Our Sunday Visitor designed especially for the
Year of Mercy

Our Sunday Visitor's 365 Days to Mercy app, free in the iTunes and Google Play app stores, is designed to accompany you on a spiritual journey during the Jubilee Year of Mercy proclaimed by Pope Francis. The official Year of Mercy is December 8, 2015 to November 20, 2016, but daily inspiration, stories, and news began appearing in the app on November 20, 2015, giving you a full 365 Days to Mercy. Click here for more details.

Meeting Christ in Prayer
An 8-week Life-Enriching Experience

MEETING CHRIST IN PRAYER is an eight-week guided prayer experience based on the Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius Loyola. By prayer, reflection and faith sharing, Meeting Christ in Prayer can bring people to a new level of discipleship and to a renewed sense of Christian mission.

  • MEETING CHRIST IN PRAYER meets once a week for eight weeks.
  • Participants pray with suggested scripture texts daily.
  • No prior experience in praying with others is necessary.

Group one Monday Evenings 7:00pm January 25-March 14, 2016
Group two: Tuesday mornings 9:30am January 26-March 15, 2016

If you would like to attend please contact: Deacon Joe or Lorraine Hopgood
Telephone: 508-373-4152 Email:

Daily emails for Lent 2016

Based on Matthew Kelly's new bestseller Rediscover Jesus, Dynamic Catholic's free Best Lent Ever email program will take you on a 40-day spiritual journey to encounter Jesus—and yourself—in a deeply personal way, and begin (or nourish) a habit of daily prayer. Learn more and sign-up!

Catholic Appeal

A Message from Fr. Stephen

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Dear Parishioners of St. John,
I am happy to announce that it is now even easier to make a donation to our St. Benedict's Girls Dormitory project. Please visit our new GoFundMe web page. There you can read more about the project and make a donation. I am very grateful for your continued support!
Peace and Love from Uganda.

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Online Giving

Watch an informative video from Parishsoft!

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.

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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: 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

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.



Religious Education Calendar Downloads

Parish and Youth Ministry Events

ADORATION — 7 PM WED'S — 3/16, 4/13, 4/20 The Light is on for You (every Wed. in Lent) — 6:30 –8 pm — (Confession)
Fri. 3/18 — Simple Supper — 5:30—7:00
Sun. 3/20 — Pancake Breakfast — 7—12 pm Weds. 3/30—Fin Comm Mtg. — 7 PM

From 7 - 8 PM Friday evenings - Feb 26, March 11
An hour of Adoration and Divine Mercy Chaplet