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.
A special thanks to all who contributed to the fund for Easter Flowers this year. The deceased loved ones who were honored with flowers will be remembered during all Masses during the Easter season.
TEEN BOWLING NIGHT SATURDAY, MAY 6TH
Meet at the Church at 5:00pm for pizza & then we will head to East Hampton for a fun night of bowling!
Cost $10.00 per teen Permission slips are available on the church website.
so we are able to plan car pools.
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Anyone who participated in the CRS Operation Rice Bowl is reminded that checks should be turned in by the end of the month. Donation checks should be made out to St. John Fisher Church with CRS Operation Rice Bowl in the notes. Many thanks to all who participated in helping our fellow brothers and sisters in Christ through Operation Rice Bowl.
In an episode of “This Old House”, 6 men struggled with much grunting and groaning to put into place a polished granite slab onto a kitchen island. Keep that image in mind.
In Matthew’s passion account, the evangelist mentions that a huge stone was rolled across the entrance of the tomb and that the guards set a seal to the stone. Mark‘s Gospel states the stone was very large, so much so the women who came to the tomb were wondering who would roll it away.
Jesus was truly dead, closed up in a tomb by a huge stone. The chief priests, the Pharisees, the Sadducees, the Romans, those who were not his disciples, and even those who believed in him thought it was the end of him.
The most central of all mysteries is the paschal mystery, the suffering, death, and resurrection. Christ is central to our life of faith, and central to his life is this mystery. Moreover, the paschal mystery is the secret to life, not only eternal life but the present life as well. Our happiness ultimately depends upon properly undergoing and understanding it.
The pattern was set by Jesus and his disciples: the suffering and death of Good Friday, the rising to new life on Easter, a period of 40 days during which he and the disciples adjusted to his new life and had to grieve what was to be no more, the Ascension which involved a letting go of the old and not clinging to what was, and Pentecost, the reception of the Spirit for the new life the disciples were already living.
Jesus was silent from the moment he answered Pilate’s question: “Are you the king of the Jews?” with “You say so” to his one and only anguished cry on the cross: “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”
Still, there was a lot of noise with accusations and with insults hurled against him, mocking him by misquoting his words.
And Jesus was silent --- even though the Lord God has given him a well-trained tongue.
Jesus was silent --- knowing that the Lord God was his help, knowing that he would not be put to shame.
When we are insulted, blamed for something we did not do, or verbally attacked, our first reaction is to defend ourselves.
Jesus was silent.
Palm/Passion Sunday, A17
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St. John Fisher Church 7th & 8th graders invite you to join them!
Saturday, April 15th, 2017
All parishioners are welcome & please bring your visiting family! Come for fun activities, crafts, snacks and drinks!!
Expect a visit from a cute and furry friend, too!
Spots still open for this summer’s 2017 Vacation Bible Camp at St. John Fisher!
Your child will travel “across the USA” to enter a world of amazing adventures, full of fabulous fish, wildlife , waterfalls, mountains and even a geyser or 2 in our countries breathtaking national parks! National Parks will be this year’s theme for Vacation Bible camp and 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 incredible sights of our own country , but also a way to discover a living spiritual relationship with Jesus!
Date: August 7-10
Where: St. John Fisher Church Hall
This camp is open to children entering grades 1-6
Cost is $25 per child.