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
   Kathleen Filosa
Adult Faith Formation
Youth Ministry Confirmation
   Jennifer O'Neill

 

Month of May is Foster Care Awareness Month, please hold in prayer those who work toward finding fosters families that provide a safe and loving environment for youth in need.

Mass Schedule

Mass Attendance Registration
Vigil Mass, Saturday, May 15, 4:00PM
Mass, Sunday, May 16, 9:30AM


~ as of May 22nd ~
REGISTRATION NO LONGER REQUIRED

Pentecost Vigil Mass, Saturday, May 22, 4:30PM
Pentecost Mass, Sunday, May 23, 8:30AM
Pentecost Mass, Sunday, May 23. 10:30AM

Recorded online Mass will continue through JUNE

 

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.

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Online Mass ~ 7th Sunday of Easter ~ May 16, 2021
Available as of Saturday, May 16, 4:00PM

In this year where our lives, our routines and much that brought us comfort have been turned upside down, we are called to deeply think and reflect on all we are grateful for and all those who have so positively impacted our lives. 2020 has brought a great deal of challenge, at a personal level in our families, in our communities, our nation and our world – we are asked to fine tune our vision and recognize the positive that rises from the challenges and to gratefully and faithfully offer our thanks.  At St. John Fisher we are particularly grateful for the following:

  • We are grateful to our parishioners who continue to celebrate their faith whether by experiencing Mass in-person, virtual Mass on our website or attending weekly Sunday Adoration. We are grateful to all those who continue to provide the much-needed financial support in weekly offering and in our annual parish collection – provided in person, through on-line giving or in the mail.
  • We are grateful to our staff who continue to provide creative and faith-based programming, Faith Formation, youth programs, various outreach, service opportunities, music necessary for weekly celebrations, administrative and financial management and day-to-day facilities management of the required safety and cleanliness protocols necessary to safely welcome our parishioners.
  • We are grateful to our many volunteer ministries that continue to operate by finding creative ways to react to the various needs of our parishioners and our town: our Prayer Line, Prayer Shawl/Comfort & Warmth, Christian Outreach with Cooking with Care, monthly sandwich delivery, food drives and outreach programs, Knights of Columbus, Men’s Prayer Group, Gardening Committee, Liturgical support with Greeters and Lectors and church decorations, our Finance Council, our Parish Council and communications on our webpage, Facebook, Rivereast and in email blasts.
  • We are grateful for those who responded to the unique needs of this year by finding their niche and offering their skills and talents for the good of others; specifically we thank: all those who made and donated masks; the additional communications volunteers who worked to be sure messages and information reached our parishioners; all those who make our on-line Mass possible – Gil Thompson, Nancy Aniolek, Kathleen Filosa, Carolyn Henderson, our pianist and Michael Gaudette, our various lectors and of course, our Pastor, Father Sas; the teens who “masked up” to support service and outreach opportunities; the greeters who help manage the social distancing and Mass attendance numbers, Knights of Columbus that successfully conducted a COVID-safe golf fundraising effort and those who were asked to quickly and completely change how they offered Faith Formation programming, Theresa Brysgel and Jen O’Neill with the dedicated and detailed volunteer support by Brendan and Danielle Neary who created and launched our new Faith Formation website which is the engine of our new way of offering Faith Formation programming.

There remains a great network of volunteers who access their God-given talents, treasures and time – we ask that you gratefully reflect on your own calling to support and be active members of our parish – together we will rise to our current challenges, together we will successfully represent our parish in faith and celebration, together will we continue to do the work of Christ and be His eyes, ears and hands for others.  Please feel free to reach out to us at 860-295-0001 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and someone will connect with you on your area of volunteer interest.

Dear Lord, as we celebrate this season of gratitude, we reflect on all those who have unselfishly served us – the many dedicated frontline workers, all essential workers, healthcare professionals, police and fire fighters, educators, farmers, small business owners, grocery store workers, delivery personnel, those representing social justice and all those answering the call to serve others, preserve our safety, our health and our dignity.  

We wish you and your loved ones a safe, abundant and faith-filled Thanksgiving season.  SJF Parish Family

Scholarship ~ St. John Fisher Knights of Columbus

Knights of Columbus logoThe St. John Fisher Knights of Columbus will honor two worthy graduating high school seniors with a scholarship of $500 each in recognition of service to our community and practice of their Catholic faith in daily life. Applications will be taken through May 31st 2021 and the scholarship will be awarded in May.

Eligibility, instructions and the application form are available HERE

Any questions can be addressed to the following e-mail address:: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


 

A Journey of Faith Begins

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

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.


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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Holy Rosary 1

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.


Online Giving

OLG Logo 150UPDATE: Our Online Giving system now is also an App for Apple and Android products! You can download it for free in the App Store, Google Play Store or go to OLGapp.com. If you are new to Online Giving, register by entering our church ID of 1239.


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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Click here to download more information 

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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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