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

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.

7th Sunday of Easter 400

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

backpack3Let's start with a prayer for a safe and healthy re-entry to the school season for all our students, both locally and all those headed to various colleges and universities. As we have in past years, we are continuing the answer the call for backpacks and school supplies for our Marlborough Elementary School (MES) students and families needing a bit of extra support.
 
We have been asked to supply 14 filled backpacks with grade specific supplies. Since this year looks so different, instead of providing tags with the requested items, we are shopping for all the items ourselves and will ask for only monetary donations this year. This seems to be the best way to get the items to the school by the start of classes while allowing our generous parishioners the opportunity to still support this most meaningful need and ministry.
 
Please consider writing a check to St. John Fisher with a notation about the backpack drive - checks may be mailed to 30 Jones Hollow Rd or dropped off in the secure white mailbox on the left entrance side of the building. For those attending Mass, you may also deposit your donation into the collection basket, with a notation to the backpack drive. The monetary collection will take place for the next two weeks - please contribute no later than September 5th. The students, families and the shoppers thank you in advance for your support - if you have any questions feel free to contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

gift bagAll parents of a child in college, any post-secondary schooling or the military; are invited and engouraged to enroll their child in our post-high sghool 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.

Saint MonicaHow beautiful that in August we celebrate St. Monica, mother of St. Augustine on August 27thand St. Augustine on August 28th.  As patron saint of mothers, St. Monica dedicated her life to raising a son grounded in his faith.  May we pray that as we prepare our children to go back to schools we will have the tenacity, determination, love and patience of St. Monica with our own children and that they too will be grounded in their faith and service to our God.

All 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!

Car CareA program being offered at church this weekend on life skills for Catholic Teens,  We recently received funding from the Hartford Bishops’ Foundation to offer a series of workshops to our teens and young adults.  The first workshop will be a hands-on workshop of car care.  Space is limited to twelve individuals so we can follow social distancing guidelines.  Please register using the link below.

CLICK HERE

This is the link for the sign-up Teen car workshop 

Due to power outages, we are unable to record Mass this week. Please view one of our recent Mass recordings if you have access. Thank you all for your prayers. Be well and stay safe.

scam warningIf you receive an email proported to be from "Fr. Thomas J. Sas", be very vigilant. Hover your cursor over the name in the email. You should be able to see the origin email address. If that email address is "Fr. Thomas J. Sas" at a GMail account it is a scammer. Delete the email. DO NOT respond. I've reported the email address to Google as a phishing scam.

Anytime you receive an email from someone who does not normally communicate with you, always approach the email mail with caution. Read the content and ask yourself; Is this something this person and I would normally talk about? Am I being asked to do something this person would normally ask me to do? Does the use of the language, syntax, spelling and manner of speaking sound like the person I know? Ask! DO NOT click reply. Instead, create a NEW email (or message) to an address you know is valid and ask. Or try a phone call.

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Our parish Book Club with Father Sas continues on Tuesday evenings from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in our downstairs hall. The book, The Passion and the CrossBOOK The Passion and the Cross by Ronald Rolheiser, is proving to be an interesting and compelling read, and our conversations on each chapter have been very inspiring and thought provoking. For this week, we are on Chapter 5. All are welcome even if you have yet to attend. Use of masks and social distancing are required.

Community Garden

Please help our local food bank and church community by donating any of your extra produce from your home gardens. Just leave them at the garden behind the church on Monday afternoons. Any questions, please call Peg at 860.841.9137

snacksOur teens are collecting individually portioned snack and drink donations for the House of Bread. Donations will be used to make bagged lunches for their clients. Our Confirmation students are also collecting gently used elementary and middle school aged books for the students at South Park Shelter All items can be left in the vestibule.

We are eagerly looking forward to the day when we could meet in person. For now, we can meet virtually! Check out the St John Fisher Facebook page which is full of books, coloring pages and craft ideas for pre-school aged children. This months theme is Noah’s Ark. Feel free to pick up a fun activity bag in the lobby of the church for your child. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your child’s name and age and Amy will be sure to leave a bag for them in the church foyer. Thank you Amy!

We are excited to announce, after much anticipation, a date for our second graders First Holy Communion! Thirteen St. John Fisher children will receive the Eucharist for the first time on Saturday, September 19. Please keep these children and their families in your prayers as they prepare for this big day!

Our parish Book Club with Father Sas continues on Tuesday evenings from 6:30 to 7:30p.m. in our downstairs hall. The book, The Passion and the Crossby Ronald Rolheiser is proving to be an interesting and compelling read, and our conversations on each chapter have been very inspiring and thought provoking. For this week, we are on Chapter 4 and all are welcome even if you have yet to attend. Use of masks and social distancing are required.

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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Pray The Holy Rosary ~ Mondays ~ 8:30AM
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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

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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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