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



SNOWMAN 001When Marlborough Public School is cancelled or delayed due to inclement weather, there will be no morning Mass that day.

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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JusticeForImmigrantsWe are the hands and feet of Jesus! Join us for an engaging panel discussion on Immigration & Catholic Social Teachings, March 3rd, 2019 from 7:00 - 8:00pm in the church hall. Panel members include: A DREAMer, a mom, Al Dornan from Rocky Hill who walks 2 miles every day for DREAMrs & Arturo Iriarte , Parish Social Ministry & Ed Coordinator for the Archdiocese of Hartford. We will remove the lens of judgement and engage in an eye-opening discussion.

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CRS logoOur St. John Fisher community has embarked on the Helping Hands project, a fun, educational, inspirational, and tangible way for us to answer Jesus’s call to love our neighbor. In partnership with Catholic Relief Services and Rise Against Hunger, Helping Hands provides us the mechanism to serve our neighbors in two ways: we will package 10,000 meals to provide immediate hunger relief in Burkina Faso, West Africa; and, we will fund income-generating projects to prevent hunger in order to make a lasting change in the lives of the poor. We ask you to prayerfully consider extending a helping hand to your neighbor in one or more of these ways: *Mark your calendar to help at the food packaging event (you do not need to commit to the entire time): Saturday, April 6, at St. John Fisher Church (Morning-Midday timing, pending CRS confirmation) *Get tickets to attend our Helping Hands Community Coffee House on Saturday, March 2, from 6:30-9pm in the Church Hall.

SoupChefSave the Date!!  Soup for a Cause is just around the Corner! Come join fellow parishioners for the Confirmation Community’s annual soup dinner scheduled for Saturday, March 9th, following the 4:00pm Mass. Tickets to go on sale, March 2 and 3rd. Hope to see you there!

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Mrs. Polochanin's 6th grade Faith Formation class is starting a service project to collect pet supplies (food, toys, shampoo) for the Marlborough Food Bank and local shelters. We will be collecting supplies January 27th through February 20th. Last weekend to collect is February 16th and 17th.  We are so excited to be working on this and hope that you will support our project!  Any questions, please contact Mrs. Polochanin at 860-977-7660.

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We ask you to prayfully consider extending a helping hand to your neighbor in one or more of these ways:

Mark your calendar to help at the food packaging event (you do not need to commit to the entire time):
Saturday, April 6 at St. John Fisher Church (Morning-Midday timing, pending CRS confirmation)

Get tickets to attend our Helping Hands Community Coffee House on Saturday, March 2 from 6:30-9 pm in the Church Hall.
Enjoy the talent of parishioners and local musicians; sample local beer, wine or soda; enjoy delicious snacks; bid on silent auction prizes from The Bushnell, It’s So Ranunculus, Hartford Yard Goats, Essex Riverboat Cruise, Thomas Hooker, KidCity Museum...and more!! (Do you want to perform? Have an item to donate?)

Try your luck with tickets for our themed basket raffle. Tickets will be sold at Faith Formation on 2/12, after all three Masses 2/23-24, and at the Coffee House event on 3/2, or use the order form below.

Become a Helping Hands Sponsor in three nourishing levels:
Appetizer ($25 sponsorship) ~ Entrée ($50 Sponsorship) ~ Dessert ($100 Sponsorship)

Buy a Helping Hands t-shirt, designed by senior Ellie Packer. Order at www.stjfchurch.org or via order form.

Support our Monks’ Bread and Biscotti fundraiser after all Masses on 2/23-24 and 3/16-17, or order below.

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Many thanks to all parishioners, including our Confirmation Community, who have spent the last few weeks reaching out and offering hospitality to others in our community by serving dinner at Immacare Shelter and the Drive through Café, sandwiches for St. Vincent de Paul, toiletry bags for House of Bread and South Park Shelter, donating groceries for the
Marlborough Food Bank and making and distributing bagged lunches in Bushnell Park.

The Catholic Graduates Club of Greater Hartford is once again offering three $2,000 scholarships to any Catholic student in Hartford County who plans to attend a four college beginning in 2019.

Scholarships will be awarded based on need, scholarship, character, leadership and achievement.

The deadline is March 15. Additional information and applications may be found at www.catholicgraduatesct.org.

The Christian Outreach Committee would like to extend a big thank you to the parishioners who cooked meals, baked
cookies and worked the assembly line at the Marlborough Congregational Church Drive-up Cafe on Sunday, January 27. The event was a great success and much appreciated by the dinner recipients from the Marlborough Food Bank and Florence Lord Housing. The Congregational Church is always very grateful for our help in hosting its Monthly Café.

Please mark your calendars for our next Drive-Up Café on Sunday, March 31. We will be serving a barbequed chicken
dinner. Both familiar and new faces are always welcome!

Many thanks again.

CRS logoOur CRS Helping Hands Global Food Packaging Event will be held on Sat., April 6, 2019 in the church hall.

All parishioners are welcome to help. Please save this date and join our community as we gather to serve God by serving others.

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Commemoration of St. Bakhita Prayer and Reflection Vigil against Human Trafficking – Friday February 8, 2019, 7-8 pm. Feb. 8 is the feast day of St. Josephine Bakhita, who was kidnapped as a child and sold into slavery in Sudan and Italy. She is considered the patron saint of human trafficking victims. The event will be held at St. Josephine Bakhita Parish at St. James Church, 767 Elm Street, Rocky Hill, CT. No registration is required.

2019 Knights of Columbus Scholarship for Catholic High School Seniors

Knights of Columbus logoThe Knights of Columbus is a world-wide Catholic fraternal organization founded on the principles of CHARITY-UNITY-FRATERNITY and PATRIOTISM. For 2018-2019 school year, the St. John Fisher Knights of Columbus Council 15734 of Marlborough, CT will be awarding two worthy graduating senior with a scholarship in recognition of his/her exemplary commitment of service to our community. DOWNLOAD APPLICATION HERE

APPLICANT ELIGIBILITY:

Therefore, Council 15734 has stipulated that the eligibility criteria for a qualified applicant are the following;

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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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Helping Hands T ShirtSt. John Fisher T-Shirt Sale to raise funds for our Helping Hands project.  The t-shirts can be ordered on-line and will be shipped directly to you (for an additional charge) or will be shipped in bulk to the church and then distributed after masses.  The shirts were designed by senior Ellie Packer and all the profits will go to help fund the CRS global food packaging event to be held in the spring of 2019 to benefit the people of the Burkina Faso.  

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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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Downloads

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, Mariages & 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!

hospital-signBecause 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

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