St. John Fisher Roman Catholic Church

30 Jones Hollow Road, Marlborough, CT 06447

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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
Silvia Orama,(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

NEW! Beginning Tuesday, June 9, St. John Fisher will be offering Daily Mass every Tuesday and Thursday at 8:30 a.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 available. 

Mass Schedule

Mass Attendance Registration

VIGIL MASS, SATURDAY JULY 4, 2020

SUNDAY MORNING MASS, JULY 5, 2020

There is a maximum of 44 people 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.


Mass 13th Sunday June 28
Available as of Saturday Afternoon,
June 27, 2020, 4:00 p.m. EST

Download: An Act of Spiritual Communion

Parish Office Hours

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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.

Parish Info

To help us keep the church clean between Tuesday/Thursday Masses in accordance with CDC guidelines, the church will no longer be open for individual prayer during the week. Sunday Adoration continues from 4:00-4:45 p.m. Social distancing, use of masks and proper disinfecting will all occur.

 

By now most of you have heard that the Archdiocese will be resuming weekend Masses starting July 4th and 5th. We are required to follow the Archdiocesan procedures and to respect the current limits set by Governor Ned Lamont on social distancing and disinfecting the church after each service.

To fulfill the mandates, the following will be implemented:

  • Weekend Masses will be celebrated on Saturday at 4:00 p.m. and Sunday at 9:30 a.m. Be aware of the Sunday time change. This provides time to clean the church properly.
  • The downstairs bathrooms will be unavailable. This makes cleaning easier. If someone absolutely has to use a restroom, the one upstairs will be open. Signs will point the way through the sacristy.
  • Only one door, the main front door, will available to enter the church. If someone has to use the side door for accessibility reasons, please send someone into church and ask that it be opened for you.
  • The church has been set up to ensure 6 feet social distancing at all times. In doing so, we have 44 seats available although families can sit together in one pew. This will require a reservation system on which we are presently working. Once it is finished, you will be notified. PLEASE BE AWARE THAT MASKS MUST BE WORN! Also, the congregation will NOT SING. It’s been shown that singing spreads the virus farther and wider even with the wearing of masks.
  • Archbishop Blair continues to extend the dispensation from the Sunday obligation at least until the beginning of September.
  • As a result of this dispensation, the taping of Sunday Masses will continue and can be viewed on this website. 
  • Once again the State of Connecticut and the Archdiocese strongly recommends that anyone over 65 (an exception is made in my case), or with a pre-existing condition that weakens their immune system, or with any condition that makes breathing difficult, e.g. asthma, or any type of illness, and anyone who cares for someone who is vulnerable should stay home.

I know this all seems strange and maybe too much. However, we all must be careful with this disease both for ourselves (self-preservation) and also for others (social justice and charity) until we can manage this pandemic better. I would like to be optimistic but in reality I think this will be a long haul.

Stay tuned for updates. Prayers for and health to all!

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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Jungle Safari

JOIN US ON A JUNGLE
SAFARI ADVENTURE!

This years Vacation Bible Camp will look a little different! IT will be a blended camp with live, remote and virtual activities. But we would love it if your children jump aboard the Safari with us as we explore Nature and God!!!!

Monday July 27- Thursday July 30

CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS

CLICK HERE FOR
REGISTRATION FORM


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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Catholic Social Teaching

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