Christmas Fair Gratitude

Dear Friends,

 

I just have to write a note of thanks for all who were involved in this last weekend’s Family Christmas Fair.  The great number of those who attended spoke clearly about the desire to return to a more normal sense of gathering to celebrate being a community that treasures our faith in God and the gift of His Son to us.  It was such a joy to be able to move among the many people that we get to see in church each week, as well as those who attend other Masses than our usual one.  This is, for me, a very special time, as I get to interact with many who I only see in the pews from a distance each week.  It does, however, go further than this, as we as the St. John’s family get to welcome those from other parishes and communities.  The enthusiasm among our visitors, and their desire to mention what a great time this was for them, was truly heartwarming for me.  I was so proud that they got to experience the warmth and goodness of so many of you, something which I always receive from you all.

Sincere thanks are due to all who helped to make this happen.  There are so many volunteers that make it go smoothly, as well as our staff members and committee leaders that work so hard to keep things on track in the planning in advance and actual execution on the day of the event.  A special mention must be made of Jane Robin and Pat Gonet as committee heads.  To say that much sacrifice takes place would be an understatement.  I hope that all that effort was seen by all involved as fully worth it as the day progressed.  Many people were strengthened by the time they spent at the Fair.  May God bless all who helped us bring this to fruition.  We are also grateful to our many great vendors, who seemed to also enter into the joy of the day while being successful themselves in their efforts.  We were so pleased to have them all with us.

I was able to mention at Mass that the financial success of the day was a very good thing, but really nothing to be compared with the building of our community that took place.  And, for me, that is the most important reason we have the Fair – to help us become ever more the presence of Christ to each other and to the wider community around us.  In my estimation we succeeded in responding to Christ’s call to be His presence to our own parish family and to those we drew into our family for the short time the Fair operates.  I really cannot say how grateful I am for the gift the day was for so many, including me!  May God continue to bless St. John’s as we continue to serve Him.

 

In Christ,

Fr. Tom

Worship Schedule 

 

Weekend Mass Schedule
As of 9/10/2022

Sunday

8:00 AM & 10:30 AM

Saturday Vigil
4 PM

Weekday Masses:
Monday-Thursday: 7:30 AM

No Daily Mass Friday or Saturday

Rosary

Monday - Thursday 6:50 AM

Friday & Saturday - 7:30 AM

Sacrament of Reconciliation:

Saturday: 2:30 - 3 PM or by appointment

Holy Days of Obligation

4 PM Vigil the day before

7:30 AM & 7 PM the day of

Cable TV in Bourne:

Comcast Channel 13

Previous Week's Mass

Saturday - 3:00 PM

Sunday - 3:30 PM

Rosary - 7:30 AM - 7 Days a Week

Our New Small Groups

  • Monday, 6:30pm NEW ADULT GROUP

  • Tuesday, 3:00pm

  • Wednesday, 10:30am

  • Wednesday, 3:00pm

  • Thursday, 9:00am

  • Thursday, 6:30 NEW ADULT GROUP

  • Friday, 4:00 Zoom, begins June 20th

 

We are preparing for our Fall Small Group launch beginning the week of  October 3rd. Our Small Groups are in person and Zoom!

 

 If you are not part of a SJE Small Group we encourage you to give it a try!  We will start our Fall session with the book "Nine Words" by Allen Hunt.  Nine Words best describe the best-version-of-yourself.  Saint Paul shares nine words in his letter to the Galatians;  these nine words provide the blueprint to your destiny!

 

A SJE Small Group is a place where we can learn and encourage each other. It is easier to grow in faith with others.  Faith is meant to be lived in community....to be shared!

 

We would love to offer even more Small Groups.,..please consider leading a Small Group at a time convenient to you!  We will provide all the support you need.  If you are a parent, teacher, coach or boss you know how to lead a group.  It is a very rewarding ministry!

 

More details to follow.  Our Fall Small Group Schedule will be published very soon.  Please contact Patty at the Welcome Center with any questions! patty@sjeparish.com or 508 563 5887 

Parish News

Father Tom Frechette, Pastor

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841 Shore Rd at Barlows Landing

PO Box 1558
Pocasset, MA 02559-1558

 

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WELCOME CENTER AND PARISH STORE
 

Monday: 9 AM to 3 PM

Tuesday: 9 AM to 3 PM

Wednesday: 9 AM to 3 PM

 

Thursday: 9 AM to 4 PM

 

Friday: 9 AM to 4 PM


Saturday: Closed

Sundays.  Closed

Please feel free to email Patty (patty@sjeparish.com) or call the office (508 563 5887 x101) anytime with any questions you may have.