POCASSET, Mass. — The process of finding that special religious item for family and friends for Cape Cod residents recently became a little easier thanks to the efforts of a group of people who saw the need for a religious articles store in the area.
The concept of a welcome center and religious goods store evolved from the St. John the Evangelist Parish Convocation this past year. The concerns were for growth in the parish family and growth in the faith. This led to a parish family effort to have a store open every day of the week.
For those looking for engagement or wedding presents, anniversary gifts or the statue of a favorite saint, the St. John’s store is well stocked.
There are also Baptism, First Communion, and Confirmation gifts, medals and Rosary beads. The parish also offers items for nurses, teachers and firefighters, as well as cards for all occasions, Christmas gifts and gourmet treats. Complimentary gift wrap is even offered. The store is stocked with items that parishioners have specifically asked for.
All are invited to visit the welcome center and parish store at St. John the Evangelist Church, 842 Shore Road in Pocasset.
The phone number is 508-563-5887, and the hours are Monday through Thursday 8:30 a.m until 5:30 p.m., Friday 8:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
These hours are made possible by the kindness of 10 SJE Parish family members who have volunteered to join the Welcome Center Team, and parish secretary Patty Parsons.