St. John Fisher Roman Catholic Church

30 Jones Hollow Road, Marlborough, CT 06447

Mass Schedule

Saturday, 4:00 PM

Sunday, 8:30 AM & 10:30 AM

Weekday Mass
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


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Parish Office Hours

Office Hours: 

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.

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Please contact our St. John Fisher Prayer Line

for details call our Parish Office at (860) 295-0001

Sponsored by St. John Fisher Church Christian Outreach Committee

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On October 27, 2018, millions of volunteers across the nation will unite with a common mission - to improve the lives of others. For more than 20 years, “Make a Difference Day” has been one of the largest national days of community service. In honor of this day of service, the Christian Outreach Committee is delighted to be sponsoring an Autumn Luncheon for all Marlborough Seniors.

Corpus Christi SchoolThis year the New England Archdioceses are celebrating Catholic Schools Week beginning on Sunday, November 4th . 
We will be recognizing the uniqueness of Catholic Schools with Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors – a weeklong celebration with several exciting events to choose from. Please join us for any or all of them: 

As the cold weather approaches and you start pulling out your cold weather clothes, Red Coatplease consider donating any new or gently used coats, jackets, gloves, mittens or blankets that you will not be using or that your children have outgrown to the annual winter clothes drive.  Clothes will be collected now through November 3rd and can be dropped off in drop boxes at the following locations: Richmond Memorial Library Elmer Thienes-Mary Hall Elementary School St. John Fisher Church (Basement) There will also be a collection on the Marlborough Village Green on November 3rd from 9am until midnight.

Sponsored by The Knights of Columbus
Marlborough Council 15734

eastcatholicWe look forward to getting to know our future Eagles this year as they explore East Catholic High School and everything that it has to offer them.Our annual Open House this year will be on Thursday, November 1st at 6:45 p.m. with our Entrance Exams being on Saturday, November 3rd and Saturday, November 17th at 8:30 a.m. Pre-registration for these events is not required, but is appreciated. You may reserve your spot by calling our Admissions Office at 860-649-5336 ext. 6456 or by pre-registering online at www.echs.com

world mission sundayA day that leads us to the heart of our Christian faith - leads us to mission! Your generosity on World Mission Sunday supports the work of priests, religious and lay leaders in the Missions who share our faith with those most in need.

Details for the annual Maryknoll essay contest are available at the entrances of the church.The theme for this year’s essay is "Love in Action". All entries must be postmarked by Friday, November 16, 2018.

The 2018 Marlborough Winter Clothes Drive Has Started !!!

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As the cold weather approaches and you start pulling out your cold weather clothes, please consider donating any new or gently used coats, jackets, gloves, mittens or blankets that you will not be using or that your children have out grown to the annual winter clothes drive. Clothes will be collected now through November 3rd and can be dropped off in drop boxes at the following locations: Richmond Memorial Library Elmer Thienes-Mary Hall Elementary School St. John Fisher Church (Basement) There will also be a collection on the Marlborough village green on November 3rd from 9am until midnight. Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus Marlborough Council 15734.

XavierHighSchoolOn Sunday, October 21st from 1-3:30pm and Wednesday, November 7th from 6:00-7:30 pm, Xavier High School will hold its annual Open House for 6th, 7th and 8th grade boys and their families. All that Xavier has to offer will be on display: our academic departments, sports, clubs, and activities. Our entire administration, faculty and staff and hundreds of our students will be available to show all that is Xavier. Xavier High School will hold its Freshman Entrance Exam on Saturday, November 3rd and Saturday, November 17th at 8:00 am. Pre-registration for the exam is requested and can be done online at www.xavierhighschool.org. Optional test preparation sessions will be offered on Thursday, October 25th from 4:00-6:30 pm from Saturday, October 27th at 9:30-12:00 pm to those who registered for the exam. 8th graders and their families are also invited to come see the great teaching and learning taking place at Xavier High School! We invite 8th graders to shadow a current student and parents to tour on Wednesday mornings. Sign up at www.xavierhighschool.org/admissions.

CatholicCemeteriesThe Church of St. John Fisher along with The Catholic Cemetery Association will be hosting a presentation focused on educating our Parish families about the challenges facing practically every family: Maintaining the dignity of life during end-of-life decisions. The Catholic Cemeteries Association will conduct the Seminar with the assistance of an Elder Care Attorney, and a Funeral Director. They will answer questions on how to manage these elements of the golden years. All are welcome to attend. The seminar should take about an hour and 30 minutes. Refreshments will be served. These sessions will be offered at St. John Fisher Church Hall at 1 PM and again at 6:00 PM on Wednesday, October 24th, 2018. To Register: Please pick-up a flyer in the Church, and fill-out the portion of the flyer indicating which of these two Seminars you will be attending - and drop it in the seminar basket. Questions? Please call the parish office at 860-295-0001.

Marlborough Senior Citizens are invited to an Autumn Luncheon Sponsored by St. John Fisher Church Christian Outreach Committee On October 27, 2018, millions of volunteers across the nation will unite with a common mission - to improve the lives of others. For more than 20 years, “Make a Difference Day” has been one of the largest national days of community service. In honor of this day of service, the Christian Outreach Committee is delighted to be sponsoring an Autumn Luncheon for all Marlborough Seniors.

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Date: Saturday, October 27, 2018
Place: St. John Fisher Parish Hall (rear entrance)
30 Jones Hollow Road, Marlborough
Time: 12:00 – 2:00 (doors open at 11:30)
Lunch will be served at 12:00

A delicious lunch, entertainment, door prizes and the friendship of our Marlborough Community will be shared and celebrated. RSVP by Monday, October 22, 2018: Paulette Adams @ 860-537-1412 Please let Paulette know if you need transportation. Takeout is available to those homebound and physically unable to attend. When you R.S.V.P., please let Paulette know what your needs are. Thank you. << Click here to download the flyer >>

AHM Logo LargeThe AHM Youth CHORES Program is a partnership with the towns of Andover, Hebron and Marlborough to assist Seniors in our three communities. The CHORES Program works with the town senior centers and their coordinators to help improve the quality of life for Older Americans by providing them with the assistance and support of a youth CHORES worker. Teens are asked to complete chores for seniors such as light household cleaning, raking leaves, weeding, and planting. Teens are paid minimum wage for their time
through grant funding. Teens must be 15 to 18 years of age If you have an interest in the program or would like more in formation, please feel free to contact: 
CHORES Facilitator, Kate Graham
PH: 860-228-9488
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Emergency Bible Numbers

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Upset? John 14
Weak? Psalm 18:1-29
Lonely? Psalm 23
Sinned? Psalm 51
Worried? Matthew 8:19-31
Anxious? Phillippians 4:4-9 4:4-9
Unhappy? Colossians 3:12-17 3:12-17
In Danger? Psalm 91
Depressed? Psalm 27
Lack of Faith? Exodus 14
Others Unkind? John 15
Need Courage? Joshua 1
Need Direction? Psalm 73:21-26
Seeking Peace?     Matthew 11:25-30

Monthly Food Drive

Please mark your calendars: Our monthly Food Drive is the 2nd full weekend of every month.

Suggested Donations:  Baking goods such as cake mix, brownie mix, pancake mix, frosting, bread mix, etc.   Please ensure that the "Best By" dates have not been exceeded as the Food

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RCIAsmall“…the doors are opened wide for you to enter the Church”.

Let us all join together in welcoming Kelly Granatek into the RCIA process. We all share in the role of evangelizing our Catholic faith in our parish, our families and in the world. Regular sessions have begun. Please take the opportunity to greet Kelly, husband Jason and son, Daniel when you see them at mass or during parish activities. Her participation in the RCIA process is a blessing on all of us.

Anyone interested in joining the RCIA process may contact Jim Castellani (860-295-9904 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), for more information. God bless you. Please pray for Kelly and for all who are assisting her in her “Journey of Faith.”

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Faith Formation Registration ~ 2018-2019

Faith Formation Classes, Grades 1-9 ~ Please register before May 31 (to avoid a late fee)

Registration forms are available HERE or at both of the church entrances.

Please place your completed forms in an envelope marked Faith Formation. Envelopes may be placed in the offertory basket, brought to the church office, or mailed.

Please email Theresa Brysgel at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions.

Online Giving

UPDATE: Our Online Giving system now is also an App for Apple and Android products! You can download it for free in the App Store, Google Play Store or go to OLGapp.com. If you are new to Online Giving, register by entering our church ID of 1239.
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How To Report An Incident Of Sexual Abuse To The Archdiocese Of Hartford

Archdiocese of Hartford                              
Office of Safe Environment
467 Bloomfield Ave.
Bloomfield, CT 06002

If you have knowledge or suspect that a minor or vulnerable adult (an adult with an intellectual disability) has been sexually abused, in any manner, by personnel of the Archdiocese of Hartford, you are urged to report this information to:

Kathleen D. Nowosadko
Victim Assistance Coordinator
860-541-6475
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Downloads

1. Sponsor Certificate
2. Faith Formation Registration form
3. New Parishoner Registration form

Special Intention Mass Cards

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Please remember to schedule Masses you would like intended for deceased loved ones, for specific times, as soon as possible. Mass cards are also available for Masses that are not for the deceased - they are for Masses that will be

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Sponsor Certificates, Mariages & Baptisms

Sponsor Certificates: A sponsor certificate for Baptism or Confirmation will be provided to current, active parishioners who have been registered with St. John Fisher for a minimum of six months. A Form may be downloaded (click here) or picked up at the parish office, and all applicants must meet with Father to have form signed and sealed after Mass or by appointment.

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The Hospital Doesn't Tell Us You're There!

hospital-signBecause of HIPAA regulations, pastors and deacons are not given access to information about parishioners who are in the hospital. Please be sure to contact the parish office if you would like Father Sas, Deacon John, or a Eucharistic Minister to visit you or a loved one

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