Mass Schedule

Vigil Mass ~ Saturday, 4:00PM
Sunday Mass ~ 8:30AM and 10:30AM
Daily Mass ~ Mon-Tue & Thur-Fri ~ 8:30AM

Monday from 9:00AM to 9:30AM

Saturday: 3:00pm to 3:45pm or by appointment

Welcome, Visitors

For those who are visitors to St. John Fisher Church, we welcome you to our church and our parish family


Maintenance person wanted to work 1-2 days per week to perform inside and outside maintenance and repairs at the church and rectory. Have general home maintenance and organizational skills. Plan and execute general maintenance activities, coordinate volunteer teams, oversee bids and work performed by contractors. Contact Heather in the church office (860)295-0001 for details.

There will be No Morning Masses
October 3rd and 4th


Church Welcome

30 Jones Hollow Road, 
Marlborough, Connecticut 06447-1141
Pastor, Fr. Alvin J. LeBlanc
   (860) 295-0067
Deacon William Gilles
   (860) 805-5626
Senior Deacon John W. McKaig
   (860) 942-7961
Pastoral Assistant, Heather Mancini
   (860) 295-0001
Director of Religious Education. 
 Melissa Jordan This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
   Helena Thomas This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Director of Music Ministry
   Janice Reska This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Adult Faith Formation
  Cindy Bryan This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Youth Ministry Confirmation
  Jen O'Neill This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  Helena Thomas This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Saint John Fisher Faith Formation Registration for Fall 2023

Registration for Faith Formation for the 2023/2024 school year is now open. Please enroll your children, Kindergarden—8th grade, online at We are looking for volunteers. Please reach out to Melissa Jordan This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 860-214-7412

Parish Hours

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Baptism and/or Confirmation
Godparent/Sponsor Affirmation

Sponsor Certificates, Marriages & Baptisms
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Monday-Thursday, 8:30am to 1:30pm
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 Bulletin Announcement Deadline
Anyone who would like anything put into the bulletin must have it emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. no later than Friday of the prior week.


One of our parishioners, Hudson Visco, is launching his Eagle Scout project with our parish!
Hudson is creating a Children’s Prayer Garden behind our Church and will have a bake sale to raise funds after the 8:30am and 10:30am Masses on October 8th. Come support Hudson's project “growing” his initiative.

  • St. John Fisher Church Choir

    St Augustine once said “He who sings prays twice.” Click Here

  • Woman's Prayer Group

    Meet the last Tuesday of the month at 7:00PM Click Here

  • Knight of Columbus, Council 15734

    The Knights of Columbus is the world’s largest Catholic, Family, Fraternal, Service organization. Click Here

  • Men's Prayer Group

    Regular Monthly Gatherings  1st Thursday 7:00PM -8:00PM 3rd Saturday 7:00AM -8:00AM Click Here

  • R.C.I.A. (The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults)

    James Castellani Click Here

Jeremiah let down into the dungeonHow much suffering is there in your being a disciple? If you answered “not much”, you are not really trying to be one.

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.

Look at the Apostles (especially Paul who was shipwrecked, went hungry and was flogged who preached what Jesus taught them and were killed for doing so (except for John). Look at the martyrs in the early Church and today.  Do you know there are more martyrs today than all those killed because of the Roman persecutions? Christians are suffering and are in torment in Africa, Central America, and the Mid and the Far East.

We are fortunate to live in a country where religious persecution doesn’t lead to death, but we also suffer, if we are true disciples. We live in a world where money and the power that comes with it are signs of success, where there are winners and “losers” (to quote a candidate for our presidency). It is a world that glorifies and applauds tyrants.

To be a Catholic Christians means swimming against the tide. Being committed to Christ means placing ourselves on the edge of our society. To be authentic Catholic Christians today entails being at odds with many of our fellow citizens on issues like capital punishment, immigration, care for the poor and the marginalized, affordable health care and affordable housing, the environment in our common home earth, respect for life as played out in our shoot first and question later in our wild West mentality, and other disputed matters. People are shot in driveby’s, road rage, or other slight slights. Where’s the respect for life there?

We don’t bask in suffering; we don’t welcome it. Actually, we fear it. But, suffering is real if we are faithful to the Gospel, the Good News, which bad news for anyone who’s not and is not convinced in God’s existence.

“Fear no one.” “Be not afraid.” That is easier said than done. But, remember to be like Jeremiah, trusting that “the Lord is with us[1], like a mighty champion.” 

“Fear no one.” “Be not afraid.”



[1] It is “me” in the text.

Outreach, Service & Social Justice Opportunities

St. Vincent de Paul Sandwich Collection Thursday, September 28th

We will gather in the kitchen to make sandwiches as a community this month. Please meet following the 8:30 am Mass on Thursday, September 28th. If you cannot attend, you can make sandwiches at home and drop off at the church between 7:00—7:30 pm. Thank you for your support!

Volunteers Needed

The Social Activities Committee is looking for volunteers to help plan and organize events for our St. John Fisher family. If you are interested, please reach out to Chris Warchut at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Calling All Those Who Can Sew

How would you like to join a sewing group in creating our beautiful baptismal gowns? We will provide directions, a pattern and a creative-minded community coming together to create these gowns while praying for the child who receives it. This is such a beautiful way to participate in celebrating our youngest parishioners, along with their families, in the Sacrament of Baptism. Please contact Heather in our church office if you are interested.

St. John Fisher Parish Vision:

We are a beacon of God’s gracious and merciful love as we glorify His name through service to others; devotion to His teachings and His Son Jesus; and by maintaining a welcoming, accepting and embracing Catholic community of faith that judges none, embraces and protects the vulnerable, builds community of all ages and life stages and acts for the greater Glory of God.

St. John Fisher Parish Mission:

We provide an open, welcoming and active Catholic faith community that is inspired by the gifts of the Holy Spirit as we demonstrate our faith by (1) actively participating in Mass and the Sacraments, (2) by serving and ministering to others, (3) by exploring and sharing the Word and teachings of Jesus and (4) by openly embracing the various needs of our entire parish family and broader community in Christ. 

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