RESCHEDULED TO Wednesday, August 26th
30 Jones Hollow Road, Marlborough, CT 06447
30 Jones Hollow Road,
Marlborough, Connecticut 06447-1141
Pastor, Fr. Thomas J. Sas
Deacon John W. McKaig
Silvia Orama,(860) 295-0001
Director of Religious Education
Director of Music Ministry
Adult Faith Formation
Youth Ministry Confirmation
Mass will be offered every Tuesday and Thursday at 8:30a.m. Appropriate social distancing, disinfecting and use of masks will be in place. The pews are marked for social distancing, with a maximum attendance of 44 parishioners. To help us keep the church clean between Tuesday and Thursday Masses in accordance with CDC guidelines, the church will no longer be open for individual prayer during the week.
SUNDAY ADORATION will continue from 4:00-4:45 p.m. Social distancing, use of masks and proper disinfecting will all occur.
A maximum of 44 people are allowed to gather at each Mass. Click on the Mass you'd like to attend to reserve a place. Please DO NOT register for both Masses. Only select the Mass you will be attending. No reservations will be accepted after the 44th space is reserved.
Reservations will be accepted as of Thursday morning at 6:00 AM and will stop 1 hour before Mass begins.
Monday & Tuesday: 9:00am to 2:00pm
Wednesday: 8:30am to 10:30am
Thursday: 12:00pm to 3:00pm
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
RESCHEDULED TO Wednesday, August 26th
Due to power outages, we are unable to record Mass this week. Please view one of our recent Mass recordings if you have access. Thank you all for your prayers. Be well and stay safe.
If you receive an email proported to be from "Fr. Thomas J. Sas", be very vigilant. Hover your cursor over the name in the email. You should be able to see the origin email address. If that email address is "Fr. Thomas J. Sas" at a GMail account it is a scammer. Delete the email. DO NOT respond. I've reported the email address to Google as a phishing scam.
Anytime you receive an email from someone who does not normally communicate with you, always approach the email mail with caution. Read the content and ask yourself; Is this something this person and I would normally talk about? Am I being asked to do something this person would normally ask me to do? Does the use of the language, syntax, spelling and manner of speaking sound like the person I know? Ask! DO NOT click reply. Instead, create a NEW email (or message) to an address you know is valid and ask. Or try a phone call.
A program being offered at church this weekend on life skills for Catholic Teens, We recently received funding from the Hartford Bishops’ Foundation to offer a series of workshops to our teens and young adults. The first workshop will be a hands-on workshop of car care. Space is limited to twelve individuals so we can follow social distancing guidelines. Please register using the link below.
18th Sunday in Ordinary Time ~ Year A
You’ve seen it; perhaps even done it yourself: in a supermarket people examining labels, checking them for fat content, carbs, sugar, and the all important dietary fiber.
But, approximately 850 million people in the world according to Bread for the World Institute don’t have that luxury. They are literally starving, unable to meet their most basic need for nourishment. We have all seen the pictures of people fighting one another to get even a cupful of rice. Our hearts go out to them – for a while. And then we go back to the supermarket to choose what we going to have for supper or to a restaurant where we again get to select what somebody else is going to prepare for us, maybe eating only a portion, with the rest becoming garbage to be thrown out.
NEXT FOOD DRIVE IS THE ENTIRE SECOND WEEK OF AUGUST
Suggested Donations: Baking goods such as cake mix, brownie mix, pancake mix, frosting, bread mix, etc. Please ensure that the "Best by" dates have not been exceeded as the Food Bank will need to dispose of them if they have. The Food Bank does not distribute over the counter medicines for either adults or children so they cannot accept donations of these items.
For the Home Goods Room: used items in good condition such as pots and pans, towels, pillowcases, sheets (especially queen), lamps and new bed pillows.
Please Deliver items to the Food Bank at: 3 Wilhenger Drive, Marlborough, CT. 06447
All donations can be dropped off Monday morning and all day Tuesday.
When crises arise, your blood revives…….
CALL THE AMERICAN RED CROSS at 1-800-RED CROSS
To schedule your appointment at any of these convenient locations.
St. Patrick’s Church, E. Hampton, CT
Wednesday, August 12, 2020
8:30 AM to 6:00 PM
RHAM High School, Hebron, CT
Friday, August 14, 2020
12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
HIGH SCHOOL TEENS & CONFIRMATION STUDENTS NEED YOUR HELP!
Our teens are collecting individually portioned snack
and drink donations for the House of Bread. Donations
will be used to make bagged lunches for
Our Confirmation students are also collecting gently
used elementary and middle school aged books for the
children at South Park Shelter.
All items can be left in the vestibule.
17th Sunday in Ordinary Time A20
I was preaching at a 3rd grade children’s Mass many years ago. I asked a simple question to which I expected an equally simple reply: If you were granted one wish, what would it be? After getting those expected simple replies such as a new bike, good grades, longer recesses, or pizza, one young girl raised her hand and said, “A Maserati!” Did she even know what a Maserati was? The congregation had a good laugh when I repeated her answer. Her parents slid down in their pew and covered their faces, wishing they could hide.
Our parish Book Club with Father Sas continues on Tuesday evenings from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in our downstairs hall. The book, The Passion and the Cross by Ronald Rolheiser, is proving to be an interesting and compelling read, and our conversations on each chapter have been very inspiring and thought provoking. For this week, we are on Chapter 5. All are welcome even if you have yet to attend. Use of masks and social distancing are required.
Please help our local food bank and church community by donating any of your extra produce from your home gardens. Just leave them at the garden behind the church on Monday afternoons. Any questions, please call Peg at 860.841.9137
Are you an “in-ie” or an “out-ie”? No, I am not talking about your belly button
Do you remember the scene in Mark’s Gospel where Jesus’ mother and brothers arrived as Jesus was seated in a circle, surrounded by his disciples? When he was made aware that they were outside, he remarked, ”Who are my mother and my brothers?” And looking around at those seated in the circle [inside the house] he said, “Here are my mother and my brothers. Whoever does the will of God is my brother and sister and mother.”1
Once again I ask, “Are you an ‘in-ie’ or an ‘out-ie’?”
Rev. William L. Traxl, died peacefully in his sleep on Sunday morning,July 12, 2020. Many of us rememebr Father Traxl from when he served as administrator here at St. John Fisher.
Our teens are collecting individually portioned snack and drink donations for the House of Bread. Donations will be used to make bagged lunches for their clients. Our Confirmation students are also collecting gently used elementary and middle school aged books for the students at South Park Shelter All items can be left in the vestibule.