St. John Fisher Roman Catholic Church

30 Jones Hollow Road, Marlborough, CT 06447

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Mass Schedule

Saturday, 4:00 PM

Sunday, 8:30 AM & 10:30 AM

Weekday Mass
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


 Stations Of The Cross

PLEASE JOIN US ALL FRIDAYS IN LENT ~ 6:30 PM

February 28 / March 6

March 13 / March 20

March 27 / April 3

Parish Office Hours

Office Hours: 

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 call 860-295-0001.

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Easter BunnyEASTER EGG HUNT
Meet at St. Thomas More Hall,
1:00 p.m., April 11, 2020
Egg Hunt, Crafts and Refreshments
Bring a basket!

Did you know that on Wednesday we began one of the holiest seasons of the liturgical year?  Lent. Beginning on Ash Wednesday, where traditionally the palms from last year are burned and used to mark the us with the sign of the cross.  This sign reminds us of our reliance on God and the fact that we even though God loves us, we are sinners in need of repentance of forgiveness.  Lent, which lasts for forty days, is a season of reflection, with three main parts. For Lent, we can focus on these parts to help us engage with God on the forty-day journey.

One Pot Spinach Beef SoupSave the Date

l0th Annual Soup for a Cause 

Saturday,  March l4th 5:00pm-6:30pm

Tickets on sale March 7 & 8  following all Masses.

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Enjoy old favorites like Twister, Jenga, Uno, Candy Land (complete with candy to snack on), or challenge your friends to a game of Mario Kart or Pac Man.
Is air hockey more your style? We got it Join us on Saturday, March 21st following the 4:00pm Mass until 7:00pm.


CRS Rice BowlJoin our faith community and more than 14,000 Catholic communities across the  United States in a life-changing Lenten journey with CRS Rice Bowl. Pick up your family's CRS Rice Bowl at the entrances to the church.

LynnCampbellCome to St. John Fisher on Thursday, March 12th at 7:00pm to hear a beautiful presentation by Lynn Campbell, Director of the Office of Social Catholic Ministry share stories from her recent trip to Ethiopia as a part of a Catholic Relief Services (CRS) envoy.  CRS works with partners across the globe “ to help the poor and vulnerable people overcome emergencies, earn a living through agriculture and access affordable health care. ”Come hear Lynn’s personal journey to see the Impact of CRS’ programs.

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A Story Time, Prayer and Play Group for children from birth to 6 and their caregivers. Please join us for stories, crafts, music, prayer, light refreshments and fun. Group will meet from 10-11 a.m. in the hall at St John Fisher (however the actual story telling will take place in the church so the children will become increasingly familiar with the church and comfortable with sitting in the pews!)

Monday, February 24

Monday, March 9

Saturday, March 28

For details, please join the Pray and Play Facebook Site. Link is on the stjfchurch.org website. Or email Theresa Brysgel at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Walk with Our Lord for forty days and
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SPEND TIME WITH OUR LORD IN EUCHARISTIC ADORATION

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East Catholic High School Information Session

Any families interested in pursuing admission are welcome to attend an information session on Thursday, February 27 from 5-7pm. Please plan on dropping in to meet administrators, take mini-tours with student ambassadors, and have questions answered about the application process. Additionally, East will hold an entrance exam on Saturday, March 28 from 8:30- 12:00 pm. Parents are welcome to stay for an information session while their students take the exam.

 

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Save the Date

10th Annual Soup for A Cause

Saturday, March 14th

5:00pm-6:30pm

Valentines003Our young people of the parish were spreading lots of love this Valentine’s Day by making candy bouquets for the children at South Park Inn and the cookies for Hospice families and nurses.

CRS Rice BowlJoin our faith community, and more than 14,000 Catholic communities across the United States in a life changing Lenten journey with CRS Rice Bowl.  Pick up your family's CRS Rice Bowl at the entrances to the church.

7th Annual Golf Classic

2020 KofC Golf Classic

CLICK HERE FOR FLYER AND SIGNUP FORM


Knights of Columbus Scholarship for Catholic High School Seniors

Knights of Columbus logoThe Knights of Columbus is a world-wide Catholic fraternal organization founded on the principles of CHARITY-UNITY-FRATERNITY and PATRIOTISM. In 2020, St. John Fisher Knights of Columbus Council 15734 of Marlborough, CT will honor two worthy graduating seniors with a scholarship in recognition of his/her exemplary commitment of service to our community and his/her exemplary practical and actual practice of their Catholic faith in his/her daily life.

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Monthly Food Drive

Please mark your calendars: Our monthly Food Drive is the 2nd full weekend of every month.

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

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Emergency Bible Numbers

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Upset? John 14
Weak? Psalm 18:1-29
Lonely? Psalm 23
Sinned? Psalm 51
Worried? Matthew 8:19-31
Anxious? Phillippians 4:4-9 4:4-9
Unhappy? Colossians 3:12-17 3:12-17
In Danger? Psalm 91
Depressed? Psalm 27
Lack of Faith? Exodus 14
Others Unkind? John 15
Need Courage? Joshua 1
Need Direction? Psalm 73:21-26
Seeking Peace?     Matthew 11:25-30

RCIAsmall“…the doors are opened wide for you to enter the Church”.

Let us all join together in welcoming Kelly Granatek into the RCIA process. We all share in the role of evangelizing our Catholic faith in our parish, our families and in the world. Regular sessions have begun. Please take the opportunity to greet Kelly, husband Jason and son, Daniel when you see them at mass or during parish activities. Her participation in the RCIA process is a blessing on all of us.

Anyone interested in joining the RCIA process may contact Jim Castellani (860-295-9904 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), for more information. God bless you. Please pray for Kelly and for all who are assisting her in her “Journey of Faith.”

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LENT: Fasting and Abstinence

Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are days of fasting and abstinence. All Fridays of Lent are days of abstinence.
FASTING means to refrain from eating food between meals and to eat only one full meal with the other two being lighter meals. It is required of those who are age 18 to 59. Liquids are permitted between meals.
ABSTINENCE means to refrain from eating meat. It is required of those 14 years of age and older.

DO YOU PLAN TO FAST THIS LENTEN SEASON?

When pondering what to give up this year, consider Pope Francis’ suggestions to observe this Lent:

  • Fast from hurting words and say kind words.
  • Fast from sadness and be filled with gratitude.
  • Fast from anger and be filled with patience.
  • Fast from pessimism and be filled with hope.
  • Fast from worries and have trust in God.
  • Fast from complaints and contemplate simplicity.
  • Fast from pressures and be prayerful.
  • Fast from bitterness and fill your hearts with joy.
  • Fast from selfishness and be compassionate to others
  • Fast from grudges and be reconciled.
  • Fast from words and be silent so you can listen.

“Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return.”

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How To Report An Incident Of Sexual Abuse To The Archdiocese Of Hartford

Archdiocese of Hartford                              
Office of Safe Environment
467 Bloomfield Ave.
Bloomfield, CT 06002

If you have knowledge or suspect that a minor or vulnerable adult (an adult with an intellectual disability) has been sexually abused, in any manner, by personnel of the Archdiocese of Hartford, you are urged to report this information to:

Kathleen D. Nowosadko
Victim Assistance Coordinator
860-541-6475
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Downloads

1. Sponsor Certificate
2. Faith Formation Registration form
3. New Parishoner Registration form

Special Intention Mass Cards

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Please remember to schedule Masses you would like intended for deceased loved ones, for specific times, as soon as possible. Mass cards are also available for Masses that are not for the deceased - they are for Masses that will be

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Sponsor Certificates, Marriages & Baptisms

Sponsor Certificates: A sponsor certificate for Baptism or Confirmation will be provided to current, active parishioners who have been registered with St. John Fisher for a minimum of six months. A Form may be downloaded (click here) or picked up at the parish office, and all applicants must meet with Father to have form signed and sealed after Mass or by appointment.

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The Hospital Doesn't Tell Us You're There!

hospital-signBecause of HIPAA regulations, pastors and deacons are not given access to information about parishioners who are in the hospital. Please be sure to contact the parish office if you would like Father Sas, Deacon John, or a Eucharistic Minister to visit you or a loved one

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