ABOUT SAINT JOHN THE EVANGELIST PARISH

Saint John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Parish is a warm and welcoming faith community in the town of Bourne on Cape Cod.

Established as a Parish by Bishop James L. Connolly in June of 1969, our worship space is located in the village of Pocasset, and our parishioners include people from the villages of Bourne, Gray Gables, Monument Beach, Pocasset, and Cataumet. Our gatherings are centered around the Holy Eucharist and devotions to the Blessed Virgin Mary. Being a community of year-round and seasonal folk, we seek to meet the spiritual needs of all parishioners including the sick, dying, and bereaving, and we invite others to join us in these ministries.
 

Our church doors are open to all every day. All are welcome.

 

Our Mission: We are a Roman Catholic family of faith that seeks to help one another to love The Lord with all our hearts and our neighbors as ourselves. Our life centers on the Eucharist and the sacramental life of the Church. From these encounters we seek to be Christ's eyes, hands, voice and heart in the world. We warmly welcome visitors, seekers and anyone who is curious about faith, Church and God; we rejoice with the Lord when returning brothers and sisters join us at the Table.

Our Vision: We seek to profess our faith in the risen Jesus Christ in word and action through the following tasks:

 

1. Worship and Praise of Jesus Christ. In addition to the celebration of the Eucharist, we gather for other experiences of prayer and worship throughout the week. While we profess one Creed in the Triune God, we recognize that there are different spiritualties and devotions within Catholicism that help people enter into an encounter with the Risen Jesus. We value this diversity and seek to provide opportunities for them to be shared.

 

2. Faith Formation. We seek to provide opportunities to grow in our knowledge and understanding of God, His Son Jesus and the Holy Spirit throughout our lifelong Journey of Faith.

 

3. Community. This last area has two focuses. In response to Jesus’ words that he is present when two or three gather in His name, we seek to provide opportunities for members of the family of faith and others who wish to gather for fellowship and support. As good stewards of God’s graces, we put faith into action by utilizing the gifts and talents embodied by our family of faith, so that we may be Christ to our brothers, sisters and neighbors in their times of need. Above all, we place our trust in God as we seek to share the mercy, love and faith of Jesus Christ with all who are open to His message.

​CONTACT  US

St. John the Evangelist Parish

841 Shore Road at Barlows Landing Road

PO Box 1558
Pocasset, MA 02559-1558

Office: 508.563.5887 || Fax: 508.445.6464

 

Faith Formation: 508.563.5536 

 

Pastor

Rev. Thomas A. Frechette x 101

Deacons

Deacon Brendan Brides x 111

dcnbrendan@sjeparish.com

Deacon John Burkly
dcnjohn@sjeparish.com

Co-Director of Faith Formation

Mrs. Deborah Boucher x 104

deborah@sjeparish.com

Co-Director of Faith Formation, Communication

Mrs. Crystal-Lynn Rogerson Medeiros x 103

crystal@sjeparish.com

 

Director of Music & Pastoral Assistant

Mr. John Brennan x 102

john@sjeparish.com

 

Secretary

Mrs. Patty Parsons x 101
patty@sjeparish.com

 

Business and Technology

Ms. Kelley J. Spodris x 112

kelley@sjeparish.com

 

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Latitude - Longitude:

41.693584,-70.618873

Lat: 41° 41' 36.9024"
Long: -70° 37' 7.9422"

Parish Photos

Visit our Photos page to share in some of our past events. If you have photos to share, please contact Kelley at kelley@sjeparish.com.


Our History

Mass was first offered here by the pastor of Corpus Christi for summer vacationers in a barn in 1912. By 1924 land had been purchased and a building moved to the site, which was converted into St. John’s Chapel. The present church was dedicated in 1931. Established as a parish for the Monument Beach, Pocasset, and Cataumet sections of Bourne in 1969, the parish center was completed in 1980 and the church refurbished and enlarged in 1983.

From: Bearing Fruit by Streams of Waters: A History of the Diocese of Fall River, by Barry W. Wall. This book tells the story of not only the churches in the Diocese of Fall River, but explores the history of the area, from the Mayflower to modern day.