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

You are invited to answer the Holy Father’s request and to join with many people worldwide in praying for a special intention each month.  February’s special intention is for woman who are victims of violence.  We pray that they are protected and have their suffering considered and heeded. Please consider adding this to your prayer intentions this month. CLICK HERE for details.

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.

If you are 75 or older and are struggling to navigate the system to register for a COVID vaccination, some of our parishioners who have helped others are willing to lend a hand. Please call the Parish office at 860-295-0001, and we will connect you with one of the volunteers. 

ForYourMarriageFebruary 7ᵗʰ − 14ᵗʰ is the National Week of Marriage. Spend some time exploring resources and prayers on the USCCB website aimed at strengthening and enriching your marriage. The theme this year is “to have, to hold, to honor” and reminds us that marriageis a beautiful gift.

ForYourMarriage.Org

RosaryChainLooking for a New Year’s resolution that will bring you some peace and a deeper connection to our Blessed Mother? Come pray the rosary virtually on Monday mornings at 8:30am. It takes about 30 minutes and is a beautiful and powerful way to start your week. Sign-up on line or by e-mailing Jen O’Neill at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for the link.

BulletinOur weekly bulletin is available here on our website. The link is located at the bottom of this page, all the way down on the lower left or CLICK HERE.

Dear Parishioners, 

Thank you for your consistent support of the food bank during 2020. Your garden, your food donations, your Thanksgiving bags, monetary help…

We could not meet the needs of so many without your help. 

Dawn Tavolieri
CoDirector of Marlborough Food Bank

RosaryHandLooking for a New Year’s resolution that will bring you some peace and a deeper connection to our Blessed Mother? Come pray the rosary virtually on Monday mornings at 8:30am. It takes about 30 minutes and is a beautiful and powerful way to start your week. Signup on line or by emailing Jen O’Neill at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for the link.  

Corpus Christi SchoolDo you ever wonder if a Catholic School could be the right fit for your child?

Corpus Christi School of Wethersfield, a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence, is accepting applications for the 2021 – 22 school year and has limited space available for this current school year. Our students have been learning in person since September. Corpus Christi School students benefit from smaller class sizes and personalized instruction as evidenced by their recent successes. Students scored almost 4 GRADE LEVELS ABOVE their current grade in the Language Arts/Reading portion of their standardized tests.  Imagine how your child could soar!  Come and witness firsthand the Corpus Christi School difference. To schedule your personalized tour, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 860-529-5487 and ask for Coleen Antico. The school encompasses Preschool – 8th grade

May we be reminded of Dr. King’s words on agape something we need today more than ever.  This  definition reminds us what is involved in creating God’s beloved community here on earth:

“Agape means understanding, redeeming good will for all men. It is an overflowing love which is purely spontaneous, unmotivated, groundless, and creative. It is not set in motion by any quality or function of its object…

9daysJoin thousands of Catholics nationwide in the annual Respect Life novena, 9 Days ƒor Liƒe,Thursday, January 21 − Friday, January 29. Get daily intentions, brief reflections, and more. Sign up at 9daysforlife.com!

Going through closets and bringing some items to Goodwill? Be sure to stop by the church to pick up a Goodwill Donation Card to bring with you.

Head to any of the 26 Goodwill drop off locations on the back of the card with the clothing and donation card. Drop the clothing in the appropriate boxes and give the card to an attendant.  Goodwill Industries sends St. Vincent de Paul Middletown VOUCHERS for free clothing based on the total donations received using the donation card that you just used. We make those vouchers available to social service agencies across our community.  Families needing clothing no longer have to go door to door, church to church to see if they have a warm coat, shoes or other apparel.

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A month after announcing that Connecticut Food Bank and Foodshare are in discussions to merge as one statewide organization, the two food banks announced the launch of three new food distributions in New London, Norwich and Norwalk replicating Foodshare’s emergency drive-thru food distribution at Rentschler Field in East Hartford.

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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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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