St. John Fisher Roman Catholic Church

30 Jones Hollow Road, Marlborough, CT 06447

This ministry primarily addresses the faith formation of our children and youth, while also providing regular spiritual programming for adults. We are blessed with wonderful families and catechists that make this a rich and dynamic program.  In these pages you will find information regarding our focus and mission across all grade levels, as well as class calendars, downloadable forms, upcoming events, and much more!

The program is composed of the following:

If you have any questions or concerns that cannot be answered in these pages, please do not hesitate to contact the parish for more information.

Come join our parish in a celebration of all that our Faith Formation students have learned this year.

Sunday April 7th at St John Fisher Hall > Displays will be up to see following 8:30 mass and full fair fun will happen following 10:30 mass
- Students’ work, from each Faith Formation classroom, grades 1 - 6, will proudly be on display!
- Coffee, juice, popcorn and refreshments
- And In true fair fashion, there will be free face painting, and even a carnival game and prizes!

CLICK HERE to download the flyer

 

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I would like to thank all of the Faith Formation Families for their support of our fundraiser to fight Global Hunger. The St John Fisher community truly appreciates all of the items that you donated for the raffle baskets. We sold about $900 worth of raffle tickets thanks to your generosity. All of these proceeds are going to our Global Packaging Event where we will be packaging and sending 10,000 meals to Burkina Faso, an area in western Africa that struggles with drought, disease, famine and starvation.  Our Helping Hands Coffee House, raffle, silent auction and t-shirt sales have all been a huge success and although I do not have a final count yet, I am sure that we have far surpassed our goals. We may be able to send even more meals than expected thanks to all of your generosity!

Adult Confirmation – Preparation Series – Begins January 29, 2019

John 6:27 “Do not work for food that perishes but for the food that endures for eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you. For on him the Father, God, has set his seal.

adult confirmationAre you seeking to come into full communion with the Church by receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation? Then - Come join us! On January 29, 2019 at 7:00 PM, St. John Fisher Church is beginning a series of discussions for those interested in preparing to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation. Confirmation is the final Sacrament among the Sacraments of Initiation (along with Baptism and Holy Communion). It is NOT the end, but the “beginning” of one’s entry into full communion with the Catholic Church, the proclaiming and acknowledgement of our Baptismal vows. You are invited to inquire and participate. 

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So what is Advent and what does it mean to your family? Advent comes from the Latin word meaning “coming”. Advent is a season of preparation for Jesus’ arrival. The purple color associated with Advent is the color of penance. Rose, the color of the Third Sunday, symbolizes joy and represents the happiness we will experience when Jesus comes again. So how do our children and we celebrate this season:

silhouette ill do itFaith Formation Registration is being wrapped-up. Except for one class, all volunteer catechist positions are filled. We need a volunteer catechist to teach 6th grade. This class had 2 wonderful teen volunteers for many years, however these girls have graduated and are now at UCONN. Unfortunately, we've had no luck in finding replacements for them so far. Please let me know if any of you are interested in teaching OR if you have a teenager interested in teaching OR if you know someone who may want to teach.

This year we have been blessed to have most teachers return. Also we are lucky to have a new parent to teach first grade. We recruited 2 former parents, who no longer have students in MES, to return as volunteer catechists to teach 1st and 3rd so there is a lot to be thankful for!

Please contact Theresa Brysgel at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call the Parish Office at 860295-0001 if you can help.

Faith Formation Classes, Grades 1-9 ~ Please register before May 31 (to avoid a late fee)

Registration forms are available HERE or at both of the church entrances.

Please place your completed forms in an envelope marked Faith Formation. Envelopes may be placed in the offertory basket, brought to the church office, or mailed.

Please email Theresa Brysgel at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions.

FaithFairCome join our parish in a celebration of all that our Faith Formation students have learned this year.

Sunday, April 8th in the St. John Fisher Thomas More Hall immediately following our 10:30 Mass

Students work from each Faith Formation classroom (Grade 1 - 6) will proudly be on display!

Coffee, juice and refreshments will be served. In fair fashion, there will be free popcorn, face painting, and even a carnival game and prizes!

We are strengthened as a family, and as a parish community when our children hear the Word of God and worship together. Our1st grade Faith Formation class will be participating in the Celebration of the Eucharist on Sunday, April 8th at the 10:30am Mass. The Faith Fair, with coffee and treats provided by our first grade class, will follow Mass.

CoffeeMuffinCome join the 4th grade Faith Formation Class for coffee, a bite to eat and fellowship immediately following the 10:30 Mass on Sunday January 21st. 

All are welcome!

Many thanks to everyone who donated items for the Confirmation retreat dinner on Saturday, September 16th.
Thanks to your generosity the 10th grade class enjoyed a wonderful taco dinner. Special thanks to the Teen Emmaus team for creating a beautiful space for the 10th grade to gather for their retreat.
We greatly appreciate the support of the parish as these young men and women take the final steps toward Confirmation.

A huge thank you to all the families, children and volunteers who  made  our St. John Fisher Bible Camp a big success! Our parish is blessed  to have such a wonderful, devoted group of teens who made every day fun: Tylor, Lea, Denise, Aiden, Jacob, Rosie, Teresa, Jenna, Caroline, Ellie, Marybeth & Shannon.

Also, thanks to Jonathan and David for their musical support and the Dursin, Farrington, Visco and Meyer families for all their help!

VBC 2017Your child will travel “across the USA” to enter a world of amazing adventures! National Parks will be this year’s theme for Vacation Bible camp and I hope many of the children join us on this spectacular adventure right here at St John Fisher Church!

This will be an opportunity for kids to explore not only the incredible sights of our own country, but also a way to discover a living spiritual relationship with Jesus!

The camp will run August 7-10th at SJF Hall and grounds. Registration forms are available at church exits and by clicking here!

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 2017-2018 Registration form
Questions, please contact Theresa Brysgel at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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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
Questions, please contact Theresa Brysgel at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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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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