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 Emeritus 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
   Janice Reska
Adult Faith Formation
Youth Ministry Confirmation
   Jennifer O'Neill

Mass Schedule

Vigil Mass ~ Saturday, 4:00PM
Sunday Mass ~ 8:30AM and 10:30AM

PLAY & PRAY
Saturday Nov. 20: 10:30am – 11:30am
Monday Nov. 22: 4:00pm – 5:00pm

 
sandwich There will be no sandwich collection for the month of November

“The Lord is coming, always coming. When you have ears to hear and eyes to see, you will recognize him at any moment of your life. Life is Advent; life is recognizing the coming of the Lord."

 Henri Nouwen.

Parish Office Hours

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

New Parishioner Registration Form

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.

In accordance with the Archdiocese of Hartford, those who are vaccinated will no longer be required to wear masks in church.

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EarthDay02Our earth seems to be taking a collective sigh as we spend less time in our cars and more time outside, with greater sense of appreciation for our common home. Over the past few weeks we have been reminded of the beauty of God’s gift of creation as we have been forced to change our daily routines and slow down. We are more mindful that we are stewards of this great planet and of each other. Let us take this Earth Day and give thanks and praise to God for His generous gift and re-affirm our commitment to renew our relationship with one another, creation and our loving Father.

Five years ago, Pope Francis shared with the world his encyclical Laduato Si on the care of our common home. In this encyclical, Pope Francis reminded us we are all connected and responsible for our planet. He invited us to join the “conversation which includes everyone, since the environmental challenge we are undergoing, and its human roots, concern and affect us all. All of us can cooperate as instruments of God for the care of creation, each according to his or her own culture, experience, involvements and talents.” (Laudato Si, 13) We invite you to take a moment today, give thanks and reflect upon the magnitude of the world God created for us. Read Genesis 1:1-31, then take time to appreciate the darkness and light, the moon and stars, the creatures of the air, sea and ground, the plants and trees and perhaps most importantly, our fellow man. Look around with the eyes of God and acknowledge that what “God saw was good, and God blessed them.” (Gen. 1:21-22a).

 

Suggested activities for all ages:

Make a collage using recycled paper or found objectsEarthDay03
Take a walk and pay particular attention to the changes as Spring explodes around you – journal, draw or take pictures
Read about St. Francis of Assisi
Plant some seeds
Invite younger children to draw their favorite outdoor place in Marlborough
Take a ride to church and notice the beauty of spring bursting around the building

EarthDay04Read this prayer as a family taken from Laudato Si:
We praise you with all your creatures.
They came forth from your all-powerful hand;
they are yours, filled with your presence and your tender love.
Praise be to you!
Son of God, Jesus, through you all things were made.
You were formed in the womb of Mary our Mother,
you became part of this earth,
and you gazed upon this world with human eyes.
Today you are alive in every creature in your risen glory.
Praise be to you!
Holy Spirit, by your light you guide this world
towards the Father’s love and accompany creation as it groans in travail.
You also dwell in our hearts and you inspire us to do what is good.
Praise be to you!
Triune Lord,
wondrous community of infinite love,
teach us to contemplate you in the beauty of the universe,
for all things speak of you.
Awaken our praise and thankfulness
for every being that you have made.
Give us the grace to feel profoundly joined to everything that is.

EarthDay05God of love, show us our place in this world
as channels of your love for all the creatures of this earth,
for not one of them is forgotten in your sight.
Enlighten those who possess power and money
that they may avoid the sin of indifference,
that they may love the common good,
advance the weak, and care for this world
in which we live.
The poor and the earth are crying out.
O Lord, seize us with your power and light,
help us to protect all life,
to prepare for a better future,
for the coming of your Kingdom
of justice, peace, love and beauty.
Praise be to you!
Amen.

 

Earth Day reflection https://www.mercyworld.org/newsroom/resources-for-earth-day-2019/

A reading of Mercer Mayer’s, It’s Earth Day https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_GqM-U5dCsQ

Laudato Si http://www.vatican.va/content/francesco/en/encyclicals/documents/papa-francesco_20150524_enciclica-laudato-si.html

Coloring page https://www.sadlier.com/religion/blog/earth-day-for-catholic-kids-gods-gifts-together-activity

Poster Contest

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"Keep Christ in Christmas" - Poster Contest.

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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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YouTube Links

500 Acts of Kindness in 5 Hours
2021 Confirmation 04/18/21

Choir-Allelulia, Love is Alive
Choir-Allelulia, Alleluia
Choir-Sanctuary with God's Holy Temple
Choir-Jesus Christ is Risen Today

From Mass

You Are The Light
The Jesus Song
Stand By Me
10,000 Reasons
Tend The Ground
Miracle of Grace
Abba, Father
Ave Maria Litany
Lord, I Need You

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
Unhappy? Colossians 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

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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 A Healing Prayer

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 offered for a special intention, such as birthdays, wedding anniversaries, dealing with illiness, requests for healing, or any special needs. Please feel free to e-mail, call, or stop by the Parish Office with your request.


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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