30 Jones Hollow Road, Marlborough, CT 06447
30 Jones Hollow Road,
Marlborough, Connecticut 06447-1141
Pastor, Fr. Thomas J. Sas
Deacon John W. McKaig
Robin Baran,(860) 295-0001
Director of Religious Education
Director of Music Ministry
Saturday, 4:00 PM
Sunday, 8:30 AM & 10:30 AM
Monday thru Thursday at 8:30 AM
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION
Saturday, 3:00 PM or by appointment
If a member of the family for whom the Mass is being offered would like to present the gifts, please notify Fr. Sas before Mass
Sunday, June 4th
Penticost Sunday Mass
Mon.-Thurs. 9:00 am-1:00 pm
PLEASE NOTE: The church doors are locked when the Parish Office is closed. Please be sure to make arrangements during office hours for access to the church.
For Sponsor Certificates, Baptism or Marriage, Click Download Sponsor Certificates or call 860-295-0001.
Saturday, April 29, 7:30 pm
The Joy of Easter: A Concert Celebrates the beauty and joy of the Easter season with Holy Family, known for its exceptional music and peaceful, welcoming atmosphere. Concert features
choir, chamber choir, instrumentalists, hand bell choir, soloists and children’s choir.
$40. Reception to follow.
860-760-9705 ~ Holy Family Retreat Center, West Hartford ~ www.holyfamilyretreat.org
A special thanks to all who contributed to the fund for Easter Flowers this year. The deceased loved ones who were honored with flowers will be remembered during all Masses during the Easter season.
TEEN BOWLING NIGHT SATURDAY, MAY 6TH
Meet at the Church at 5:00pm for pizza & then we will head to East Hampton for a fun night of bowling!
Cost $10.00 per teen Permission slips are available on the church website.
so we are able to plan car pools.
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Anyone who participated in the CRS Operation Rice Bowl is reminded that checks should be turned in by the end of the month. Donation checks should be made out to St. John Fisher Church with CRS Operation Rice Bowl in the notes. Many thanks to all who participated in helping our fellow brothers and sisters in Christ through Operation Rice Bowl.
In an episode of “This Old House”, 6 men struggled with much grunting and groaning to put into place a polished granite slab onto a kitchen island. Keep that image in mind.
In Matthew’s passion account, the evangelist mentions that a huge stone was rolled across the entrance of the tomb and that the guards set a seal to the stone. Mark‘s Gospel states the stone was very large, so much so the women who came to the tomb were wondering who would roll it away.
Jesus was truly dead, closed up in a tomb by a huge stone. The chief priests, the Pharisees, the Sadducees, the Romans, those who were not his disciples, and even those who believed in him thought it was the end of him.
The most central of all mysteries is the paschal mystery, the suffering, death, and resurrection. Christ is central to our life of faith, and central to his life is this mystery. Moreover, the paschal mystery is the secret to life, not only eternal life but the present life as well. Our happiness ultimately depends upon properly undergoing and understanding it.
The pattern was set by Jesus and his disciples: the suffering and death of Good Friday, the rising to new life on Easter, a period of 40 days during which he and the disciples adjusted to his new life and had to grieve what was to be no more, the Ascension which involved a letting go of the old and not clinging to what was, and Pentecost, the reception of the Spirit for the new life the disciples were already living.
Jesus was silent from the moment he answered Pilate’s question: “Are you the king of the Jews?” with “You say so” to his one and only anguished cry on the cross: “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”
Still, there was a lot of noise with accusations and with insults hurled against him, mocking him by misquoting his words.
And Jesus was silent --- even though the Lord God has given him a well-trained tongue.
Jesus was silent --- knowing that the Lord God was his help, knowing that he would not be put to shame.
When we are insulted, blamed for something we did not do, or verbally attacked, our first reaction is to defend ourselves.
Jesus was silent.
Palm/Passion Sunday, A17
Wednesday, April 19, 6:00-9:00 pm Join us for a Men’s Evening Retreat: When I am Weak Then I Am Strong, with Fr. David Cinquegrani What is success and how can our limitations become the most powerful means to growth in the spiritual life? Join with other men of faith to listen and respond to the wisdom of God and the experience of one another. $40, includes dinner. 860-760-9705 Holy Family Retreat Center, West Hartford www.holyfamilyretreat.org
Saturday, April 29, 7:30 pm The Joy of Easter: A Concert Celebrate the beauty and joy of the Easter season with Holy Family, known for its exceptional music and peaceful, welcoming atmosphere. Concert features choir, chamber choir, instrumentalists, hand bell choir, soloists and children’s choir. $40. Reception to follow. 860-760-9705 Holy Family Retreat Center, West Hartford www.holyfamilyretreat.org
St Vincent de Paul Sunday Night Supper Sunday, April 23 Our parish has the opportunity to live the Easter message by providing a hot meal to the patrons of St. Vincent De Paul.