Last month, you held a collection for gently used furniture and household goods to be used to furnish the apartments of our clients moving out of homelessness and into housing. Your drive completely filled our box truck and overwhelmed us with caring! The support you and your members have given to our organization, and our clients, is incredible and so very appreciated. We at Journey Home thank you sincerely for the generosity of your community.
Congratulation to the Zito, Magro, and Neumuth families.
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The Knights of Columbus 15734 of Saint John Fisher Church of Marlborough proudly awarded three $750 scholarships to graduating Marlborough seniors during mass on July 15th. The proud recipients are Samantha Margo, Diana Vito and Grace Neumeuth. Congratulations to everyone and best wishes in your future endeavors.
If you have a loved one for whom you would like to have the St. John Fisher Community raise up in prayer, please consider contacting our prayer line by calling one of the prayer line members mentioned each week in the bulletin.
You may also email the office at
Pope Francis has appointed Most Reverend Christopher J. Coyne, bishop of Burlington, as Coadjutor Archbishop of Hartford.
Archbishop Leonard P. Blair is the current archbishop of Hartford, and the appointment as coadjutor archbishop confers on Bishop Coyne the right of succession for the Archdiocese of Hartford.
Below is a link to the Archbishop letter regarding Family Faith Formation for the upcoming 2023-2024 school year. We are currently looking for volunteers to help our program as well registration is currently open to enroll in the 2023-2024 school year which will begin in September.
Any questions please reach out to Melissa Jordan at
I hope you all are settling into a nice and fun summer schedule despite the crazy weather. Before we get too far into our relaxed summer routine and vacations, I wanted to touch base on our Family Faith Formation Program.
As you know 2022-2023 was our first year of the Family Based Model and as I mentioned throughout the year, it is a work in progress as it continues to build upon the teachings, experiences, and feedback of the prior year. As we prepare for the 2023-2024 year, we are looking to add your feedback and suggestions as we plan for the new year. The Family Based Model is recognized as critical to building and sustaining the faith of our children and is in place throughout our Diocese and through leading Dioceses across the country. While we understand everyone has busy lives and multiple engagements, we also know that parents are the primary and first teachers of our children’s faith practices.
Look at Jeremiah. He suffered for proclaiming his message of the coming Exile; and when it happened, he said it would last a long time. He was thrown into a cistern, filled not with water but only mud and left to die, called a traitor. Eventually he was rescued, but when Jerusalem was threatened, he was taken against his will to Egypt where he was rumored killed by own people.
Look at Jesus. He was rejected by his hometown and thought to be crazy by his own family. He was misunderstood by his apostles who were slow to get what he was preaching and were thinking their future would be filled with glory and power when he spoke of a coming kingdom. Jesus knew betrayal and his impending death was caused by the very ones to whom he wanted to give life.
You have created us for a definite purpose.
Grant us the grace to know the path You have planned for each of us in this life, and to respond with a generous "Yes."
Make my parish, my home and my heart frutiful ground for Your gift of vocations to the priesthood of Jesus Christ.
May our young men respond to Your call with courage and zeal.
Stir among them a desire and the strength to be good and holy priests.
We make our prayer for priestly vocations to You, Father, in the Holy Spirit, through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Mary, Mother of the Church, pray for us.
Saint Joseph, Patron of our Archdiocese, pray for us.
Blessed Michael McGivney, pray for us.
You are invited to make a card for a parishioner who is preparing to be an Airforce Medic. This young women received a bundle of love and prayers we sent her for Easter and she appreciated our kind words and prayers of support. We will be sending her a small packet in the coming weeks and invite you to once again participate. You can write out a message on the cards provided at the entrance of the church or bring home a card and return it the next week.
Any Parishioner wishing to make a financial contribution to the teen summer service projects, including the care package and projects benefitting citizens in Marlborough and beyond can drop donations in the wooden box at the back of the church or place them in an envelope marked teen projects. Your support is greatly appreciated.
If you love music and singing, The Summer Singers may be just for you. We meet on Wednesdays from 5:30 to 7:00PM at the church, until the choir starts in September. This is a social activity so we’ll be singing both secular and church songs. The music is mostly from the late 60’s, 70’s and a few beyond; popular, country, and folk. Bring your musical instruments if any, or just bring your voice. There’s no commitment, so come when you can. We use mostly leadsheets with lyrics and guitar chords so you don't have know how to read sheet music.
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