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
Please be aware that our parish has hearing enhanced audio equipment available for parishioners to borrow during Mass.
*Please see Father Sas prior to Mass.
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
Holy Day of Obligation
The Assumption of Mary
Wednesday, August 15
Mass: 8:30 A.M. & 7:00 P.M.
Hours for the parish office will vary during the summer. Please call first (860.295.0001) if you are planning to stop by. Any messages left on the answering system will be checked regularly.
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.
On June 30th, World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, please remember our brothers and sisters in Christ, who are victims of human trafficking. This day was established to raise awareness and aid in prevention of human
trafficking. Pope Francis reminds us that "Human trafficking is an open wound on the body of contemporary society, a scourge upon the body of Christ.
It is a crime against humanity."
Looking for a way to put into action Pope Francis’ call to care for each other and our planet?
Then, as you are sorting your kids’ clothing to get ready for school, please consider donating a few items. We are collecting gently used children’s clothing for children in shelters, Head Start and Catholic Worker House. Clean, gently-worn clothing can be dropped off at the church from August 12-26. In order to ensure the dignity of the recipients, we ask that you wash and check the clothes to be sure they are in good condition, We will also gladly accept new underwear, socks and pajamas for the children. We have limited space for adult clothing, but will bring it to the shelter with the children’s clothing.
Dear Parishioners of St. John Fisher Church
I am very grateful for the mostg enerous offering of $2,505 for the support of the Church’s missionary work. Your assistance is a blessing to those who serve in mission dioceses-and this year for the Society of African Missions. With your help…
...you are “building His Church,” when a priest in Africa reaches out with the healing heart of our Lord to victims of famine.
...you are “building His Church,” when a catechist in Asia is able to uplift the poor with the “Good News” of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
…you are “building His Church,” when religious Sisters throughout the Missions teach children, care for the orphan, and offer the suffering, the love and compassion of our Lord. Your help, through the Society for the Propagation of the Faith, is “building our Church” in the Missions year after year. Please know that we are grateful for your generosity and prayerful support.
Thanking you again for hosting the missionary at your parish, your enthusiasm and generous participation in this year’s Co-Op Appeal.
Reverend Robert B. Vargo
Unsure that you are called to be a disciple?
Consider the words of Father Sas from a daily Mass homily,
“Jesus chose inadequate men with limited education to preach the Kingdom of God.
He chooses us too.”
Enjoying the long days, the glory of gardens, the relaxing of our schedules? For most summer is a time of year to slow down, breathe a little deeper and recharge. What a perfect time to do the same for our prayer life. While we are a communal faith, our relationship with God begins with a personal relationship grounded in prayer. Like other relationships we need to be sure to tend and nurture our relationship with God. Make a thirty day commitment to enhance your prayer life this summer. Set aside a few moments every day to spend with God. Create a sacred space, go for a walk, read scripture, listen to music, sign up for the daily 3 minute retreat with Loyola press, come to daily mass, visit Holy Family Retreat Center and walk the grounds; make a commitment to create a new routine. Even taking a few minutes everyday to open our selves up to the Lord can have a profound impact. Try this summer, as you recharge and relax, to commit to spending some time with the Lord and see where the journey takes you.
Many thanks to all who generously donated flip flops during out recent collection. Over 100 pairs of flip flops were collected for men, women and children and distributed to South Park Shelter & Catholic Worker House.Thank you for making summer a bit easier for others.
Have faith that God can increase the blessings in your marriage by attending a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend.The next weekend is Nov 2-4, 2018 in Manchester, CT. For more information, call Pat & Mary-Jo McLaughlin at 860-315-2127 or visit them at https://wwmectw.org/
Welcome to summer!
Here are some simple ways to “practice” your faith during the slower months of summer:
While on vacation, be sure to check out www.findaparish.com to help you locate Catholic Churches where you are vacationing.
Join us on one of the dates below to explore our campus, hear student and parent testimonies and learn about important dates and deadlines for the Fall.
July 18th 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
July 31st 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
August 8th 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Pre-registration for these events is preferred but not required. You may reach out to the Admissions Office at 860-649-5336 ext 6238 or visit us at www.echs.com
In an effort to help kids (and adults) in Hartford have a great summer, some of our high school parishioners are collecting new flip flops. We are collecting all sizes for kids and adults, males and females. Flip flops will be collected June 10th through June 24th for Ädelbrook, the Catholic Worker House, and South Park Inn.
Donations can be placed in the bins located at the entrances in the church. These groups need flip flops in order to enjoy activities such as water parks this summer. Thank you!
CONGRATULATIONS to all the graduates in our St. John Fisher Parish Family!
Continue to let God guide you as you embark on this new chapter in your faith journey.
You are in our prayers!