St. John Fisher Roman Catholic Church

30 Jones Hollow Road, Marlborough, CT 06447

Mass Schedule

Saturday, 4:00 PM

Sunday, 8:30 AM & 10:30 AM

Weekday Mass
Monday thru Thursday at 8:30 AM

SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION
Saturday, 3:00 PM or by appointment

If a member of the family for whom the Mass is being offered would like to present the gifts, please notify Fr. Sas before Mass


LentCrossWEEKLY LENTEN OPPORTUNITIES AT ST. JOHN FISHER CHURCH

Lenten Confessions Mondays from 5:30-6:30pm

Stations of the Cross Fridays at 6:30 pm

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament Sundays from 4-4:45 pm

Parish Office Hours

Office Hours: 

Monday-Thursday 9am-1pm

Bulletin submission deadline is Thursday at 1:00pm

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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PALM SUNDAY – April 14
4:00 Vigil Mass on Saturday, April 13
8:30 am Mass and 10:30 am Mass on Sunday

TENEBRAE SERVICE, Wednesday – April 17, 7:00 pm
The word “tenebrae” is Latin for “shadows” or “darkness.” The Tenebrae service is an ancient tradition in Christian history meant to remember the somber events that occurred in Jesus' life from the joyful entrance into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday through the night of Jesus' burial on Good Friday. It includes Scripture readings, music, and the gradual extinguishing of candles.
 
HOLY THURSDAY – April 18
7:00 pm Mass of the Lord's Supper
The church will be open until 9:00 pm for Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

GOOD FRIDAY – April 19
3:00 pm - Passion of the Lord

HOLY SATURDAY EASTER VIGIL – April 20
There will be no 4:00 pm Mass
8:00 pm Easter Vigil Mass

EASTER SUNDAY – THE RESURRECTION OF THE LORD – April 21
8:30 am Mass
10:30 am Mass

The Alba Modanna c.1510 by RaphaelMay is always a month for Mary. Come explore  the strength of our Blessed Mother Mary in a presentation “Mary, Not So Gentle” with Sister Elissa  Rinere on Tuesday, May 14th at 9:15am and 7pm in our Church Hall.

CRS logoWe prayed, fasted and gave alms - and now we celebrate Easter joy! Our Lenten journey with CRS Rice Bowl challenges us as we encounter our Risen Lord to bring the hope of Resurrection to a world in need.  
 
For those participating in alms-giving, please turn in your check representing the change and alms you set aside during Lent. Please make your check payable to St. John Fisher with a notation about CRS Rice Bowl. Please turn in your check next weekend, April 27th and 28th. We will then write one check payable to CRS from our parish.  
 
Know you have changed lives with your donation, prayers and action! Thank you from all of God's children! 

Our Lenten Collection for the upcoming week of April 14-20th is Men’s Deodorant. Please place items in the baskets that are located at both doors.

Easter BunnySt. John Fisher Church Faith Formation Classes invite you to join them for our annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 20th, 2019 at 1:00pm.  All parishioners are welcome & please bring your visiting family!  Come for fun activities, crafts, snacks and drinks!! Expect a visit from a cute and furry friend, too!

CRS Rice BowlAs we begin Holy Week, we encounter Jesus in Jerusalem, a community he knew well. We prayerfully enter our own communities too, encountering those who are hungry and thirsty, and those who need our help. How does your Lenten journey motivate you to serve those we meet in our daily lives?  Please remember to use your Operation Rice Bowl by placing your change aside and continuing on this Lenten journey of prayer, fasting and almsgiving.

Pope Francis has asked our parish to support the Pontifical Good Friday Collection, which helps Christians in the Holy Land. Your support helps the church minister in parishes, provide Catholic schools and offer religious education. The Pontifical Good Friday Collection also helps to preserve the sacred shrines. The wars, unrest and instability have been especially hard on Christians. In these times of crisis, the Pontifical Good Friday Collection provides humanitarian aid to refugees. When you contribute to the Pontifical Good Friday Collection, you become an instrument of peace and join with Catholics around the world in solidarity with the Church in the Holy Land. Please be generous! 

Easter CrossIt would seem that on Good Friday, when Jesus was crucified, died and was buried, he was a failure. His preaching and miracles came to this awful finale of his mission. But, that wasn’t the end of his story. Easter morning arrived and the resurrection gave new meaning and new life. We must remember that God is hereby revealed as the one who has drawn close to humanity in Jesus, and whose will it is that we may have eternal life and be raised up on the last day.

EasterBasketAll children are invited to come join us for an Easter Egg Hunt, treats and Easter crafts and there will be a special visit by a furry friend!

Saturday:  April 20  at  1:00

St John Fisher Hall and Grounds

Please have the children bring a basket or bag to gather the eggs. We will hunt….rain or shine!

Parishioners and friends of Saint John Fisher Roman Catholic Church, hard at work packaging 23,000 meals to help feed the hungry of Burkina Faso. This land-locked country has recurring drought, pervasive and perennial food insecurity, and limited natural resources resulting in poor economic prospects for the majority of its citizens. Over 150 people gathered together, taking just a few short hours to package so many meals. Our original goal was to raise enough funds for 10,000 meals yet we all came together to more than double our goal!

 

23000 meals for Burkina Faso

"Thank you for participating in the CRS Helping Hands event! You packaged thousands of life-saving meals for people in need - and provided families with hope for the future. You may want to read about the projects that are funded through the CRS Helping Hands meal packaging program. Find out how your service impacts those in Burkina Faso by visiting our website or following us on social media."

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Our Confirmation community is collecting plastic Easter Eggs and bags of individually wrapped Easter Candy. This is the last weekend to drop your donations at church. Labeled baskets will be at both exit doors. Filled Easter Eggs will be enjoyed by the children at the Catholic Worker House and South Park Shelter, as well as those visiting incarcerated family members on Easter Sunday.

6th Annual Golf Classic

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May 3rd, 2019

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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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Upset? John 14
Weak? Psalm 18:1-29
Lonely? Psalm 23
Sinned? Psalm 51
Worried? Matthew 8:19-31
Anxious? Phillippians 4:4-9 4:4-9
Unhappy? Colossians 3:12-17 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

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

Let us all join together in welcoming Kelly Granatek into the RCIA process. We all share in the role of evangelizing our Catholic faith in our parish, our families and in the world. Regular sessions have begun. Please take the opportunity to greet Kelly, husband Jason and son, Daniel when you see them at mass or during parish activities. Her participation in the RCIA process is a blessing on all of us.

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. Please pray for Kelly and for all who are assisting her in her “Journey of Faith.”

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RELTX0662019-2020 ~ Registration Open Now for Children entering Grades 1-9
Registration forms due by May 31
Completed Forms can be mailed to church, dropped off at church office or placed in offertory basket in an envelope marked Faith Formation. Forms can be obtained here: Click Here to download the 2019-2020 Registration form
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VACATION BIBLE CAMP

FOR CHILDREN ENTERING GRADES 1-6

DATE: Mon. Aug 5- Thursday Aug 8  ~  TIME: 9 – 12 daily

WHERE: St John Fisher Hall and grounds

Your child will set sail on an island adventure in search of the world’s greatest treasure that is worth more than gold! Feel the ocean breeze, hear the island music, taste tropical fruits, play island games and create colorful crafts. X will mark the spot for Vacation Bible camp as they go on a hunt, walk the plank, fish for sunken treasure and discover God’s love!  Cost: $50 per child (space is limited)

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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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1. Sponsor Certificate
2. Faith Formation Registration form
3. New Parishoner Registration form

Special Intention Mass Cards

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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

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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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