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.

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

Special thanks to Nicki Banbury for taking the time to teach evidence based skills to manage stress.  Nicki shared her time and talents to teach us ways to grow in relationship with God by using different types of stress management, some of which can take on the form of prayer. May we all remember that selfcare is a form of love and that as God’s beloved children we are all worthy of love, compassion and understanding

Drought has become a big problem across El Salvador, making it difficult for farmers to produce enough crops to support their families. But, new farming techniques and a new generation of young farmers are making a difference. What would you do if your livelihood was threatened? How can you support young people in your community and around the world? Visit crsricebowl.org to learn more.

Please mark your calendars: Our monthly Food Drive is the 2nd full weekend of every month. Suggested donations: Cereal, oatmeal, hearty canned soups, baking supplies, canned meats, canned fruits and toiletries.
Please check that the "Best By" dates have not been exceeded, otherwise the Food Bank will need to dispose of them. The Food Bank does not distribute overthecounter medicines for either adults or children, and so we cannot accept donations of these items. 


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: 30 Wilhenger Dr. Marlborough

Thank you for assisting our brothers and sisters in Christ. Please keep all those impacted by hunger in your prayers.

LENT: Fasting and Abstinence  Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are days of fasting and abstinence. All Fridays of Lent are days of abstinence. FASTING means to refrain from eating food between meals and to eat only one full meal with the other two being lighter meals. It is required of those who are age 18 to 59. Liquids are permitted between meals ABSTINENCE means to refrain from eating meat. It is required of those 14 years of age and older..

Birthright1Birthright is an emergency pregnancy service offering caring and practical support to pregnant woman in crisis. Opportunities to volunteer include, friendship counseling and clerical and clothing work.Training is provided. Please call 1.800.550.4900 to find the nearest chapter and to see how you can help. 

BIRTHRIGHT NEEDS gently worn  MATERNITY and BABY CLOTHING. Please call to arrange for a drop off to one of their 7 locations if you can help.

In Madagascar, half of all children are undernourished. That means 50% of kids won’t grow to reach their full potential. But communities are changing this by focusing on improving health
and nutrition. What role has food played in your life? How can you help those who lack access to enough nutritious food? 
Visit crsricebowl.org to learn more.

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These High School Seniors made, then delivered Valentines around the the Town of Marlborough; To our Town Hall, the Marlborough Health and Rehabilitation Center, the Library, first responders, and the senior center, just to name a few. The yough people are awesome!!!

USCCB – prayers, scripture readings, reflections and videos

  https://www.usccb.org/prayer-and-worship/liturgical-year-and-calendar/lent

Busted Halo – interactive calendar and informative videos

https://bustedhalo.com/

Fratelli Tutti – view a copy of the Pope’s encyclical on fraternity and social friendship.  This is a beautiful read which can help remind us of our call to see the likeness and image of God in ALL we meet.

https://www.usccb.org/fratelli-tutti

CRS
https://www.crsricebowl.org/

(Rice Bowls available at church)

Dynamic Catholic – Best Lent Ever

https://www.dynamiccatholic.com/lent/best-lent-ever.html

Loyola Press 3 minute retreat

https://www.loyolapress.com/3-minute-retreats-daily-online-prayer/

Hard copies of the calendar, CRS Rice Bowls and activities and the 40 Days of Love challenge are also available by both entrances to the church.

CRS Rice BowlJoin our faith community, and more than 12,000 Catholic communities across the United Statesin a life changing Lenten journey with CRS Rice Bowl. Pick up your family’s CRS Rice Bowl from the vestibule or stop by the parish office during office hours. During the 40 days of Lent, we will reflect on how hunger and malnutrition affect our human family, and on the need to take action to end this global injustice. Visit crsricebowl.org to learn more.

Prepare for Easter by receiving the Sacrament of Reconciliation. During Lent, Father Sas will be hearing Confessions every Saturday in the Chapel from 3:003:30 PM. Masks are required and we ask that you sanitize your hands before entering the Chapel.

Invite God Into Your Marriage

 Every couple needs the Lord to love them as a couple. Only in Christ and with the grace of the Holy Spirit can we live a married life full of the Love of God.

Make your marriage stronger in five weeks.

CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS

TogetherWeRiseHave you too felt the longing for normalcy, the missed opportunity of gathering with others?  Holy Family Retreat Center will offer a program for couples that will focus on the processing of, this season of challenges, growth and loss. It will take place Saturday, February 13th from 9:00am-12:30pm via the zoom platform.  Registration and additional details can be found on the Holy Family website at https://www.holyfamilyretreat.org/calendar/couples

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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Click here to register.

https://bit.ly/adultrosary

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

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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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