30 Jones Hollow Road, Marlborough, CT 06447
To those who are visitors to St. John Fisher Church during the summer months, we welcome you to our church and our parish family!
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
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.
There will be no morning Mass, Monday, Sept 25 to Thursday, Sept 28. ~ Father Sas will be away on retreat.
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.
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.
Thank you for the generous gifts donated to our residents during the holiday season. Your thoughtfulness is greatly appreciated!
Happy New Year!
Marlborough Health & Rehabilitation Center, Recreation Department
Please keep our seventeen Second Graders in your prayers as they prepare to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation for the first time on Feb. 6th. May they feel the healing love of Jesus as they experience this beautiful sacrament of God’s unconditional mercy and grace.
According to tax laws, parishioners are not able to deduct contributions to the parish unless they maintain a bank record or obtain a written contribution statement from the parish. If you wish to ensure deductibility of your contributions to St. John Fisher Church, please use a check or parish envelopes. The parish will track contributions made using parish envelopes only, and will, upon request, produce a written statement of contributions made. Canceled checks and other bank records are also sufficient documentation for the IRS. The parish is unable to track cash contributions not placed in parish envelopes.
Please feel free to e-mail, call, or stop by the parish office with your request for your contribution report for 2015.
If you would like to receive weekly contribution envelopes, please notify the parish office.
THANK YOU for your continued generosity to the 2015 Archbishop's Annual Appeal: Living the Joy of the Gospel. In 2015, our archdiocese set an all-time record by raising over $10,573,357 from 43,963 devoted individuals and families. This is $250,000 more than last year! In this great Jubilee Year of Mercy, let's continue to utilize the Archbishop's Annual Appeal as a way to open the doors of the Church to one another and our neighbors. In the upcoming months, please look for bulletin updates like this one or visit the archdiocesan website, Facebook, or Twitter pages for updates on projects funded by the appeal and the progress of the 2016 appeal.
NEWS FROM THE 2016 CONFIRMATION COMMUNITY
See how our Confirmation Community of 9th graders have been shining the Light of Christ:
Our 9th graders had a busy weekend January 9th and 10th as they not only prepared, but also served a meal at lmmaCare (formerly known as lmmaculate Conception Shelter) in Hartford. These teens made close to 200 delicious lasagna rolls, tossed salads and cookies to feed 140 men at the shelter. These youth were a beautiful example of living Pope Francis' call to open our hearts during this Year of Mercy. The students who served this meal did so with respect, compassion and big smiles on their faces.
Prior to the lmmaCare dinner, these students had been very busy throughout the Advent season.
Please continue to keep this group of young Catholics in your prayers as they continue growing in their faith.
“…the doors are opened wide for you to enter the Church”.
Please join in celebration as we support Kelly G's continued progression through the RCIA process. On Saturday, January 30, 2016 at the 4:00 PM Mass we will celebrate the Rite Of Acceptance with Kelly. This concludes the initial phase of her “Journey Of Faith” in the RCIA process. Kelly will continue to pray, study and participate in regular discussion sessions as she works toward achieving full communion with the universal Catholic Church. The Rite Of Acceptance ceremony marks a new beginning of enlightenment, prayer, study and welcome into the faith and into our parish. Kelly is now focusing on the Sacraments, Church History, and Christian Life, always guided by the Scriptures. We will now explore with her the heart of Catholic doctrine and tradition. As parishioners in our faith community please accept your role by reaching out and welcoming our candidate, Kelly along with her husband Jason and son Daniel. Join together as we enter this new phase of inspiration and as we prepare for the approaching Lenten season, celebrating with our sister in Christ Jesus’ name.
What if the wise men were wise women instead?
First of all, they would have gotten directions before setting off from the East and before arriving in Jerusalem; which means they would be in Bethlehem assisting in the birth of the baby. Then they probably would have cleaned the stable, made a casserole, and brought more practical gifts like diapers, baby wipes, and a binky.
But they were men undertaking a journey in search of something, of someone. And, in the end, they found him!
We, too, are on a journey, a journey called life. What or for whom are you searching? Have you’ve thought beyond social survival or success? Do you actively seek out God in your lives? Or do you coast along, waiting for God to get your attention in some sort of dramatic way?
What or for whom are you searching? I pray that you will find what you’re looking for at the end of your journey.
As we start 2016 it is appropriate that we take the time to thank the St. John Fisher community for their generous support in 2015. Through your donations you have helped support our clients and enrich their lives. So, for the monthly food drives, for the birthday gifts, for the support of the Archbishop’s Appeal that supports us, for the Thanksgiving food drive, for the produce of the community garden, and for all you do to support us, Thank You. May God Bless you and your families in 2016.
~Dave Wagner, Co-Director~Marlborough FoodBank
Many thanks to all parishioners who took time to
fill a bag of candy for the warming centers in
Hartford. The gift of your time was so greatly