St. John Fisher Roman Catholic Church

30 Jones Hollow Road, Marlborough, CT 06447

homelessnessMany thanks for all the prayers and support of our teens as they slept outside for homelessness awareness. A member of the St. Vincent dePaul LEAD team came and spoke about his experience with homelessness. Representatives from St. Vincent dePaul are very grateful for the donated socks, hats, gloves and mittens and the ongoing support they receive from St. John Fisher. 

Help us make our HOPE cards which will be distributed at Christmas to the women of York Correctional Facility.  All are invited to take an index card and turn it into a message of hope and inspiration. Sample HOPE cards and blank index cards are available at the entrances to the church.  Completed cards may be dropped in the designated boxes.  Many thanks for support of this meaningful ministry.

candyReady to get rid of your left over Halloween Candy?  The Confirmation class will gladly take it off your hands! We use it put into our Operation Christmas Child boxes, packets we make for warming shelters and holiday gift bags for Catholic Worker House. Please label all candy donations as for the Confirmation class. 

The High School Teens of St. John Fischer are participating in a “Sleep Out for Homelessness” event on Saturday, October 29th. Anyone wishing to support their efforts for this night of awareness can do so by dropping off the following items for the clients at the ST. Vincent de Paul Warming Center in Middletown: socks, hats, heavy gloves, sleeping bags or snack items. All donations may be brought to the church and placed in bins in the vestibule. Many thanks for our support!

•    Sun., Oct. 23  (6:00-8:00 pm)  Class in hall
•    Sun., Nov. 6 (6:00-8:00 pm) Class in hall   <<== Sponsor Sheet due
•    Sun., Dec. 11 (6:00-8:00 pm) Class in hall
•    Sun., Jan. 22 (6:00-8:00 pm)  Class in hall
•    Mon. Feb. 6 (7:00-8:00 pm) “Soup for a Cause” Planning meeting-hall
•    Sun., Feb. 26 (6:00-8:00 pm) Class in hall   
•    Fri. March 3rd  (6:15-7:00 pm) “Stations of the Cross” led by Grade 9
•    Sat. March 11 (4:30-8:00 pm) “SOUP FOR A CAUSE” dinner
•    Sun. March 19 (6:00-8:00 pm) Class in hall <<== Saint Name paper due
•    Sun. Apr. 23 (6:00-8:00 pm) Class in hall <<== Service forms & Reflection due
•    May 7th  (6:00-8:00 pm) Class in hall
•    May 20th  Gathering for Confirmation Candidates and Sponsors (7:00-9:00 pm in hall)


Fall 2017 (Dates and Times to-be-announced)
    Retreat
    Presentation Mass
    Reconciliation Service
    Last two Classes
    Confirmation Rehearsal
    Sacrament of Confirmation

Click here to download a printable copy of the Confirmation Community Grade 9 Calendar Fall-Winter-Spring 2016-2017

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Get your spring cleaning done and help support

STJF Knights of Columbus Parish Tag Sale
May 19th, 9am-2pm (Rain date: May 26th)

Tag Sale KoCWe have two options for this sale:Rent a space from us and sell your goods. ($20 per space) OR Donate your goods to us! No items too big! Call us and we’ll even pick them up!!

Please note: Limited volunteers are available tohelp sell your appreciated items; so, please take the time to choose your donations carefully. All proceeds will go toThe STJF Capital Development Fund.Reserve your spot now:

Jean Jacques @ 860.295.0001

UPCOMING TEEN EVENT

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Saturday, May 5th  - Come to the YARD GOATS Game! We have great seats behind the dug out of the Portland Sea Dogs, a Double‐A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox! We will leave immediately following the 4:00pm mass. Tickets are $11.00 each. You must sign up and pass your permission slip and money in by April 25. After that point ticketswill be open to all parishioners. Please bring money for snacks.

Permission Slip:   May 5 Yard Goats Game

UPCOMING TEEN EVENT

TeenCookoutSaturday, June 16th  - spring into summer with our ANNUAL COOKOUT! Come celebrate our seniors at the 4:00pm mass where they will be recognized then join us down stairs for a cookout, s’mores and field games. 4:00(mass) 8:00pm.

WildWestCampVACATION BIBLE CAMP

Your child will go back in time to the Wild, Wild West for a Wild Western Adventure Romp! They will enter a world of outlaws, cowboys, frontier games and even some wild animals. I hope many of the children join us on this spectacular adventure right here at St John Fisher Church! This will be an opportunity for kids to explore not only the thrilling Wild West, but also a way to discover a living spiritual relationship with Jesus and learn more about some Bible “outlaws” who chose to follow God and do what’s right. There will be Western themed games, crafts, activities, music and snacks It will be a week of ROOTIN’ TOOTIN” FUN !!!!

Date: August 6-9 Time: 9:00-noon  Where: St. John Fisher Church Hall

This camp is open to children entering grades 1-6  Cost is $25 per child

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