St. John Fisher Roman Catholic Church

30 Jones Hollow Road, Marlborough, CT 06447

pastors deskI like Lent.  Really, I do.  Why would I say something so strange?

First of all, because everybody gets on board to try to make their lives better. Something about a common effort to improve shows us that being Church is a team effort. We are not Lone Rangers but a community. We challenge each other; we support each other. We are on this journey to Easter together, even on Sundays—no free days allowed. Why? Because it has been shown that it takes at least 30 consecutive days to make something a habit, a normal way of acting.


Secondly, we make more room in our lives for God. By prayer, fasting and alms we clean out some attitudes that need changing and allow God’s life and grace more freedom in our lives. And, it’s not for just 40 days. We shouldn’t look forward to Easter with a sense of relief that we can go back to our “old selves.” Nor should we take any money we saved by giving up something to buy ourselves a reward at the end of Lent. Where’s the sacrifice if we do that? This is a change for the better that is intended to last a lifetime.

Thirdly, we are reminded during this season how much God wants to forgive and desires reconciliation. God is anxiously waiting for us and reaching out to us in order to give us fullness of life and peace. God spoke in Ezekiel, “I do not wish the death of the sinner but his repentance.” And in Isaiah God also speaks, “You need only to turn to me with your whole heart and say, ‘Father’, and I will listen to you as to a holy people.”

 —Father Sas, Ash Wednesday Homily, 2013

 And so we begin this sacred journey together, seeking some changes in our lives, and trusting in the Lord.



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.


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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