May is always a month for Mary. Come explore the strength of our Blessed Mother Mary in a presentation “Mary, Not So Gentle” with Sister Elissa Rinere on Tuesday, May 14th at 9:15am and 7pm in our Church Hall.
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
WEEKLY LENTEN OPPORTUNITIES AT ST. JOHN FISHER CHURCH
Lenten Confessions Mondays from 5:30-6:30pm
Stations of the Cross Fridays at 6:30 pm
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament Sundays from 4-4:45 pm
Bulletin submission deadline is Thursday at 1:00pm
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.
Our parish has the opportunity to live the Easter message by providing a hot meal to the patrons of St. Vincent De Paul.
Our Lenten Collection for the upcoming week of April 14-20th is Men’s Deodorant. Please place items in the baskets that are located at both doors.
St. John Fisher Church Faith Formation Classes invite you to join them for our annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 20th, 2019 at 1:00pm. 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!
As we begin Holy Week, we encounter Jesus in Jerusalem, a community he knew well. We prayerfully enter our own communities too, encountering those who are hungry and thirsty, and those who need our help. How does your Lenten journey motivate you to serve those we meet in our daily lives? Please remember to use your Operation Rice Bowl by placing your change aside and continuing on this Lenten journey of prayer, fasting and almsgiving.
Pope Francis has asked our parish to support the Pontifical Good Friday Collection, which helps Christians in the Holy Land. Your support helps the church minister in parishes, provide Catholic schools and offer religious education. The Pontifical Good Friday Collection also helps to preserve the sacred shrines. The wars, unrest and instability have been especially hard on Christians. In these times of crisis, the Pontifical Good Friday Collection provides humanitarian aid to refugees. When you contribute to the Pontifical Good Friday Collection, you become an instrument of peace and join with Catholics around the world in solidarity with the Church in the Holy Land. Please be generous!
It would seem that on Good Friday, when Jesus was crucified, died and was buried, he was a failure. His preaching and miracles came to this awful finale of his mission. But, that wasn’t the end of his story. Easter morning arrived and the resurrection gave new meaning and new life. We must remember that God is hereby revealed as the one who has drawn close to humanity in Jesus, and whose will it is that we may have eternal life and be raised up on the last day.
PALM SUNDAY – April 14
4:00 Vigil Mass on Saturday, April 13
8:30 am Mass and 10:30 am Mass on Sunday
TENEBRAE SERVICE, Wednesday – April 17, 7:00 pm
The word “tenebrae” is Latin for “shadows” or “darkness.” The Tenebrae service is an ancient tradition in Christian history meant to remember the somber events that occurred in Jesus' life from the joyful entrance into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday through the night of Jesus' burial on Good Friday. It includes Scripture readings, music, and the gradual extinguishing of candles.
HOLY THURSDAY – April 18
7:00 pm Mass of the Lord's Supper
The church will be open until 9:00 pm for Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
GOOD FRIDAY – April 19
3:00 pm - Passion of the Lord
HOLY SATURDAY EASTER VIGIL – April 20
There will be no 4:00 pm Mass
8:00 pm Easter Vigil Mass
EASTER SUNDAY – THE RESURRECTION OF THE LORD – April 21
8:30 am Mass
10:30 am Mass
All children are invited to come join us for an Easter Egg Hunt, treats and Easter crafts and there will be a special visit by a furry friend!
Saturday: April 20 at 1:00
St John Fisher Hall and Grounds
Please have the children bring a basket or bag to gather the eggs. We will hunt….rain or shine!
St John Fisher ~ Treasure Island
VACATION BIBLE CAMP
FOR CHILDREN ENTERING GRADES 1-6
DATE: Mon. Aug 5- Thursday Aug 8 ~ TIME: 9 – 12 daily
WHERE: St John Fisher Hall and grounds
Your child will set sail on an island adventure in search of the world’s greatest treasure that is worth more than gold! Feel the ocean breeze, hear the island music, taste tropical fruits, play island games and create colorful crafts. X will mark the spot for Vacation Bible camp as they go on a hunt, walk the plank, fish for sunken treasure and discover God’s love! Cost: $50 per child (space is limited)
4th Sunday of Lent, C19
Most homilies about today’s Gospel focus on the wayward son and the generous mercy of the father. And, well they might. But most of us here at Mass today generally don’t sink to depths of the younger son and try to imitate the conduct of the father. We are more likely to be like the older son in our behavior father.
We are dutiful in our relationship with God, serving God and building God’s kingdom on earth, tilling the soil and tending the vineyard in obedience to God’s commands. But we can be resentful of those who wander off, wasting God’s gifts on their own pursuits. How do we react when we see them return at Easter and/or Christmas? With joy/ or with anger that they are sitting in “our” seat in the pews?