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.
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
Rev. Thomas A. Frechette x 101
Deacon Brendan Brides x 111
Co-Director of Faith Formation
Mrs. Deborah Boucher x 104
Co-Director of Faith Formation, Communication
Mrs. Crystal-Lynn Rogerson Medeiros x 103
Director of Music & Pastoral Assistant
Mr. John Brennan x 102
Mrs. Patty Parsons x 101
Business and Technology
Latitude - Longitude:
Lat: 41° 41' 36.9024"
Long: -70° 37' 7.9422"
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.