St. John Fisher Roman Catholic Church

30 Jones Hollow Road, Marlborough, CT 06447

Welcome

30 Jones Hollow Road,
Marlborough, Connecticut 06447-1141

Pastor, Fr. Thomas J. Sas
(860) 295-0067

Deacon John W. McKaig
(860) 918-4084

Pastoral Assistant
Holly Bangham,(860) 295-0001

Director of Religious Education
Theresa Brysgel  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Director of Music Ministry
Kathleen Filosa

Adult Faith Formation
Youth Ministry Confirmation
Jennifer O'Neill

Summer Mass Schedule

DAILY MASS

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.

 

Mass Schedule

Mass Attendance Registration

VIGIL MASS, SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 19, 2020

SUNDAY MORNING MASS, SEPTEMBER 20, 2020

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.


25th Sunday

Mass ~ 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Available for viewing on Saturday September 19, 2020 at 4:00PM

Parish Office Hours

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Office Hours: 

Monday - Thursday: 8:30am to 1:30pm

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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Our current parish secretary, Silvia Orama, has accepted a new job opportunity and we wish her all the best in her new venture. We are pleased to welcome Holly Bangham, who will formally start this Monday, September 14th. Holly will have office hours from 8:30 am-1:30 pm, Monday through Thursday. Although we will continue to have very limited face-to-face access in our church office, Holly is easily reached using the parish phone, 860-295-0001, or email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please join us in welcoming Holly to the STJF team!  

We will still collect sandwiches on Thursday, September 24. We will NOT gather after 8:30am Mass to make them as a community. Sandwiches can be dropped off at the church during regular business hours or from 7:00pm—7:30pm.Thank you for your support!

Support our teensPlasticBottle
as they help others!

The St. John Fisher teens are
collecting clean cans and
plastic bottles to help raise
funds to support service
projects.

Just drop off your clean plastic bottles
and cans in the plastic bins by the
door to the church hall from
September 20th to 30th.

Many thanks to all our parishioners who gave so generously to support the needs of our elementary school children and families. As a parish we were able to provide 14 filled backpacks with the requested supplies for the students who are starting off this different-than-normal school year. If you are still interested in donating funds to cover the cost of the backpacks and supplies, please feel free to do so with a check made out to St. John Fisher with a notation that it is for the backpack drive. Even with the generosity of many parishioners we remain a bit short in covering the costs. Thanks in advance! 

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JOIN US AS WE

WALK AGAINST HUNGER IN CT

Participate in the 37th annual Walk Against Hunger virtually.

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We will walk around the church parking lot, while socially distancing, to raise funds for FoodShare

Wednesday, September 16th, 2020 ~ 5:00PM

[NOTE: Given the timing of our days and the concern over mosquitos,
we will begin our walk at St. John Fisher at 5:00pm instead of 6:00pm
Please register if you plan to come or walk on your own and donate to our
St. John Fisher Team, by following the links below.]

Resister by following the link HERE to the Google Doc or E-Mail Mrs. O'Neill at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Go to Foodshare.org to download a donation sheet.

Please bring donations with you to the walk.

Raindate is Thursday, September 17th.

 

Walk against hunger 9 2020Click here to download flyer

For children aged 0-7 yrs, the Pray and Play Group has continued to “meet” virtually!
Please check out the
St John Fisher Facebook page, which is full of books, coloring pages and craft ideas for pre-school aged children.
Feel free to
pick up a fun activity bag in the vestibule of the church for your children.
Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or text 860.830.2194 if you wish for your child to have an activity pack

Please help us collect items for the Marlborough Food Bank during the second full weekend of the month which will be 9/12 - 9/13.

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 these items. The Food Bank does not accept any donations of over-the-counter medications.

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

snacksHIGH SCHOOL TEENS & CONFIRMATION STUDENTS NEED YOUR HELP!

We are also looking for individually wrapped
snacks and drinks such as cookies, granola
bars, pretzels, water, Gatorade to give to the
teens during their retreat.
 If you are
interested in donating snacks for our
confirmation community, please let Jen O’Neill
know at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or leave your
donation in the vestibule labeled confirmation.

Thank you for your prayers and your support.

Instagram logoAll teens and young adults are invited to follow the St. John Fisher youth Instagram Ministry account at sjf_youthministry. Stay connected, grow your faith and be informed!

Rosary 164The presenter for our Confirmation retreat, Tony Belizzi is in need of rosary beads for his ministry to teens.  If you have extra sets and would like to donate them, please drop them off in the basket on the tables marked Rosary Beads in the vestibule.  Each year Tony distributes thousands of rosary beads to teens across the country  and during his trips to South America.  Any donations would be greatly appreciated.

You are invited and encouraged to enroll their child in our post-high school ministry.  Several times a year we send out prayer bags complete with supportive messages from our parish, prayers and treats to college-aged parishioners.  It doesn’t matter if your child will be living on campus or commuting virtually this year – let our parish family help support them on their journey.  E-mail their address to Jen O’Neill at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Prepare Ye the Way Life Skills for Catholic Teens

Special thanks to our car guru's, Justin Bodey, Vinnie Zito, Marc Nicol and Tom O'Neill, for guiding our young adults during the first workshop in the series Prepare Ye the Way . . . Life Skills for Catholic Teens. Special thanks also to Marlborough Pizza, Tarca's Hebron Automotive and AAA of Manchester, CT.

iVoteCatholicWe are called to live our faith in all aspects of our lives, but – when it comes to voting – this can be difficult. Over the next several weeks, immerse yourself in the Church’s teaching and gain a fuller understanding of the Church’s commitment to a consistent ethic of life which guides us to be advocates for a variety of issues related to life and human dignity. Of course, not every issue is morally equivalent, nor can commitment to one issue excuse indifference to the rest. We will not be telling you for whom or what to vote. Rather, to inform your vote we encourage discernment, prayer, and a universal call to holiness and compassion. Before exploring the resources, we invite you to read more about the US Bishops’ teaching on voting decisions and learn how this initiative came to be.

VISIT iVoteCatholic website for more details

Emergency Bible Numbers

Hands Pray 02
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

UPDATED ~ 7th Annual Golf Classic

2020 Golf Turnament

 

CLICK HERE FOR FLYER AND SIGNUP FORM


A Journey of Faith Begins

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.”

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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Pray The Holy Rosary ~ Mondays ~ 8:30AM
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Click here to register.

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Download "How To Pray The Rosary"

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Send your prayer requests to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call the parish office @ 295-0001.

Downloads

1. Sponsor Certificate
2. New Parishoner Registration form

Online Giving

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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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Special Intention Mass Cards

Mass Card Blessings On This Special Occasion

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!

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Because 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 who is hospitalized.

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