St. John Fisher Roman Catholic Church

30 Jones Hollow Road, Marlborough, CT 06447


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


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

Have you made any New Year’s resolutions? If not, there's still time, and Pope Francis has some ideas for you.

These are the ten things that he called upon Vatican employees to do:

  1. “Take care of your spiritual life, your relationship with God, because this is the backbone of everything we do and everything we are.”
  2. “Take care of your family life, giving your children and loved ones not just money, but most of all your time, attention and love.” 
  3. “Take care of your relationships with others, transforming your faith into life and your words into good works, especially on behalf of the needy.” 

FoodShare LogoFood Share will be distributing food at Rentschler Field beginning Tuesday, January 12, with an end date TBD.  Winter hours will be 9:30am -1pm 

The address is: 615 Silver Lane. East Hartford, CT
Please use the Silver Lane entrance; gates will close at 1pm.
For more information on Food Share, please visit:

OfficeofCatholicSocialJusticeMinistryPlease join us as we continue our Webinar Series January 13, 2021 at 7:00 PM "Race and Human Trafficking".   Presented by: Yvette Young Associate Vice President of Programs and Advocacy at the Village for Families & Children
For more information and to register go to:

Of the 210 children referred to the Connecticut’s Department of Children and Families in 2018 for highrisk or confirmed human trafficking, 73% were children of color. Race plays a role in every part of the exploitation of children; and in effort to combat human trafficking, our conversations and solutions must be racially inclusive.

Men’s Day Retreat at Holy Family
Saturday, January 16, 2021 ~ 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. ~ Holy Family Retreat Team
During these months of isolation and separation, we have felt a longing to gather together as a community.Many of us are struggling with loneliness and mourning a sense of normalcy in our lives. Join us as we come together to process this experience on our journey of reconnection. Together We Rise as a community of Christ’s followers and as interdependent human beings.  This program will be offered online via the Zoom platform. Information on how to access the program will be provided to participants in their registration confirmation email. Registration information can be found at holy family retreat center website at:

Our Lady of Calvary
Is that you God? Ignatian Discernment a multi-week series exploring living an empowered life in the Spirit.  Register at their website:

We would like to thank the incredible volunteers who acted in and contributed to the St John Fisher Live nativity. This event, when so many other events have been forced to cancel, spread faith and joy during a time when our community most needed it. 

A heartfelt thank you to :

Live Nativity ~ December 19, 2020

Please remember to schedule Masses for deceased loved ones as soon as possible. Mass cards are also available for Masses offered for a special intention such as birthdays, wedding anniversaries, dealing with illness, requests for healing, or any special needs. Please feel free to eMail, call, or stop by the parish office with your request.

Many thanks to all those that made Christmas boxes for Operation Christmas Child. Thanks to your generosity 50 children will have a Christmas that is a little brighter knowing they are remembered this Christmas season. Please continue to pray for the children who will receive our boxes. Thank you for your continued generosity for this project.

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.

Join woman throughout the diocese on January 6, 2021 for an evening exploring Ignatian Comtemplation.
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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.

Trying to find a way to stay focused on the true meaning this season?  Are you looking for Advent devotions or reflections?  Below are some different options to help you  :

The Word Among Us – available at Church

Daily reflections from Holy Family Retreat Center

Advent reflections from Loyola Press

Sacred space – an online retreat with the Irish Jesuits -

Dynamic Catholic

Busted Halo Advent calendar:

Reflections and activities for families, teens, young adults and adults can also be found on our Parish Faith Formation page at

Birthright Needs Volunteers!

Birthright is a crisis pregnancy service offering free pregnancy tests, friendship, counseling, and practical support. Birthright has served in Connecticut since 1972 and helped thousands of mothers and babies. There are seven locations in our state. Please call 1-800-550-4900 for the Birthright nearest you. Training is provided. Spanish speaking volunteers are especially needed. Thank you.

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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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
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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!


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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