First Rehearsal, Monday, September 21st, 5:00-6:00pm
30 Jones Hollow Road, Marlborough, CT 06447
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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We know that Jesus lost his temper one time when he overthrew the money changers' table and drove out those selling doves. With all the demands on his time, with all the constant battles with the orthodox nitpickers he faced, with his slow-to-believe disciples, you would think he must have been tempted and perhaps did lose his temper at least one other time.
There is a container in the vestibule of the church for anyone whishing to donate items from their garden to area food pantries receiving the harvest from our community garden. Put those extra cucumbers and squash into the hands of people who would love them!
Many thanks from the STJF Garden Committee!
Confirmation classes for baptized Roman Catholics who have made their First Communion and are over the age of 18 will be held in three locations this fall:
175 Main St., Cheshire, CT
Tuesdays, September 15, 22, 29, October 6, 13, 20 from 7-9 pm
Also featured will be Fr. Michael Gaitley, Fr. James Sullivan, and renowned Catholic musician and singer, Marty Rotella. Additional music will be provided by the talented group “Jerusalem Road.” The Master of Ceremonies will be Fr. John Gatzak from WJMJ Catholic radio. The day concludes with a Vigil Mass, offered by the Most Reverend Leonard Blair, Archbishop of Hartford.
The Conference is a wonderful way for Catholic men to set aside the frantic secular world for a while, and re-connect with what is most important in life: a vibrant relationship with Christ.
Lunch is included in the modest $40 ticket price. There will be Eucharistic adoration and many priests available to hear Confession throughout the day. Please make plans to join with your fellow men of faith and attend this inspiring Conference.
Visit www.ctcatholicmen.org for further information and to order your tickets.
Dear Father Sas and parishioners of St. John Fisher,
On behalf of the Missionaries of the Sacred, Heart, especially those serving in the foreign missions, I would like to thank you and your people for the kind assistance given to us during our recent mission appeal.
Your openness to our needs and your gracious response fill us with gratitude. We assure you of our prayers, and ask that you continue to remember us as well.
Kindly convey these sentiments to your people. Please tell them it has been our privilege to be among them, sharing something of the riches of Christ.
In the Heart of Christ,
Imagine you are offered a job that guarantees you will be scorned or ignored, hated, ostracized, thought of as a weirdo or a crackpot, and almost all of your predecessors tried to escape doing it or made excuses for being ill-chosen for it. Would you take it? That's the reality of being a prophet of God. From the beginning from Elijah who had to run for his life and from A (Amos) to Z (Zephaniah) being a prophet was not a glamorous or a sought after task.
May 17th, 2015 Following the 10:30 Mass parishioners joined in the blessing of the gardens and festivities by painting a rock to help identify the crops or purchasing plants and seeds that were sold to benefit the garden.
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Ask the plants of the Earth, and they will teach you ...
who among all these does not know that the hand of God has done this?
~ Job 12:8-9
Saturday, July 11, 2015 - StJF Beautification Project - Under the direction of Donna Bergman, a group of 15 volunteers from the Bergman household, the Knights of Columbus, the Men's Prayer Group and other generous parishioners, gathered on this beautiful day to complete the mulching of all the flower beds on the church grounds. The job included, edging the beds, laying weed block and spreading 10 cubic yards of mulch. Many hands made for much lighter work and the results look beautiful. Thanks to all who pitched in on a gorgeous summer morning. God bless.
Donna Bergman (Coordinator), Jim Bergman, Michael Bergman, Dave Aniolek, Alex Bodey, Justin Bodey, Jim Castellani, Scott Fleeher, Jack Frost, Tony Gargon, Bert Kingsley, Marcello Pace, Rev. Tom Sas, Joleen Yorio, Pete Yorio.
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Photos by Tony Gargon.
The readings this week speak to me about turmoil-unrest in our lives. In the Book of Job, Job suffers trials of defeat. Why? The question posed by the book of Job is one that still puzzles most people today: Why do God's people suffer? God's response basically challenges Job's right to question the Almighty. It is a way of saying that God's ways and reasons are beyond the comprehension of mere mortals.
In the Gospel reading, a sudden squall on the Sea of Galilee provides the crisis in this story. Mark makes several points. Jesus is asleep, trusting in God, in contrast to the disciples who are frightened. When they rebuke Jesus for sleeping, he rebukes the wind and the sea and then rebukes the disciples for their lack of faith. The timing of the storm is a revelation, for as our first reading today noted, only God can control the wind and sea. Thus Mark points us to Christ's divinity, though the disciples do not fully understand.
as we celebrate today with fireworks and festivals, help us never to forget the reason for our joy.
Help us remember that our rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness were signed into our heritage with the willing blood of American patriots.
Most of all, help us remember that the rights of all people are more than words on a document, and that all people have rights because you have given us the dignity of human life.
Grant freedom to all, and give us the strength to protect the rights of others.
Newly Elected Officers and Appointees, Knights of Columbus, St. John Fisher Council #15734 - 2015-16.
Front Row (l to r): Buddy Hernandez, District Deputy; Mike Schadtle, Chancellor; Subby Magro, Grand Knight; Andy Zigmund, Warden; Dave Aniolek, Recorder; Dcn. John Mckaig, Chaplain.
2nd Row (l to r): Jim Castellani, Advocate; Ed Baroncini, Jr., Deputy Grand Knight; Jean Jacques (Trustee); Rob Hartman, Outside Guard; Brian Walker, Trustee; Vinnie Zito, Lecturer/Outside Guard.
3rd Row (l to r): Jack Frost, Jr., Financial Secretary; Justin Bodey, Inside Guard; Frank Daudish, Trustee.
Absent: Carl Cavalieri, Treasurer; Kevin Czarnecki, Membership Director.