St. John Fisher Roman Catholic Church

30 Jones Hollow Road, Marlborough, CT 06447

The St. John Fisher Confirmation Program begins in 9th grade with a year of preparation before students receive the Sacrament at the beginning of their 10th grade year.  The program consists of a series of sessions that draw young people into a deeper faith as they enter into full membership in the Catholic Church.

Elements of the program:

•    Choosing a Sponsor to provide spiritual guidance throughout the sacramental journey
•    Choosing a Saint Name that represents something meaningful to the candidate
•    Completed Christian Service Projects totaling 14 hours

In this season of giving and joyful anticipation, our Confirmation community has been out serving hundreds of people through various service projects.

christmas cookiesSome of the projects our youth have completed include: serving the hungry at South Park Inn; turning a house into a home by delivering household items to a family who recently secured housing through Journey Home; providing a brighter Thanksgiving by baking pies and breads for the families at the Catholic Worker House; decorating gingerbread houses and making Christmas decorations for the residents at Marlborough Health Care Center; decorating and filling stockings for the children at South Park Inn; making decorations for the Christmas Party for the children at the Catholic Worker House; and visiting the Catholic Worker House to decorate Christmas cookies with the children.

This remarkable class is responding to the call to discipleship, living the Corporal Works of Mercy. They are a beautiful example of faith in action. Also, we so appreciate the adults who have supported our youth in these activities.

Our spiritual links section:

Sunday Worship - Digital Resources 


Prayer Resources

2019 SoupForACause Group

Special thanks to our Confirmation Community and all those that attended our 9th annual Soup for A Cause event. Those who attended enjoyed a wonderful evening including 17 different delicious soups as well as incredible service by our 9th graders, great conversation with fellow parishioners and best of all helped to raise $1500.00 to benefit the House of Breads Kid's Café. Thank you to all who made the evening such a success including our donors, hometown chefs, parents and especially our amazing ninth grade Confirmation Community.

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The Confirmation Community's

Annual Help Us Help Others
collection is scheduled for Saturday, April 28th from 11:30-3:00pm.


All donations will benefit organizations that we support during the year. Items to donate include: household items in good condition such as dishes, glasses, flatware, towels, linens, lights, furniture, as well as books (no reference or text books please). Please be sure all your donations are clean and in working order.

The holiday season was a busy one for the Confirmation Community, actively living out their call to discipleship.

A few ways we did this include:

  • Making sandwiches for the clients at House of Bread
  • Baking and decorating cookies with the children at the Hartford Catholic Worker House
  • Making Christmas decorations for Adelbrook
  • Decorating gingerbread houses for the Marlborough Health Care Center
  • Helping at the family party at the MHCC
  • Making no-sew blankets for children in shelters
  • Wrapping Christmas gifts for the clients at MHCC
  • Making candy bags for Immacare and House of Bread
  • Worked with other parishes to make Christmas bags for the clients at Immacare.

Please continue to pray for these amazing young people as they fully embrace their faith by letting God’s light shine through them as they build community and relationships with others.

Spiritual Links

Busted Halo - An online magazine for spiritial seekers
 
Redeem Online - Where Social Media Meets the Good News
 
Ignatian Spirituality - is a spirituality for everyday life
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http://www.ignatianspirituality.com/lent/the-ignatian-workout-for-lent-an-online-retreat.

LENT: Fasting and Abstinence

Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are days of fasting and abstinence. All Fridays of Lent are days of abstinence.
FASTING means to refrain from eating food between meals and to eat only one full meal with the other two being lighter meals. It is required of those who are age 18 to 59. Liquids are permitted between meals.
ABSTINENCE means to refrain from eating meat. It is required of those 14 years of age and older.

DO YOU PLAN TO FAST THIS LENTEN SEASON?

When pondering what to give up this year, consider Pope Francis’ suggestions to observe this Lent:

  • Fast from hurting words and say kind words.
  • Fast from sadness and be filled with gratitude.
  • Fast from anger and be filled with patience.
  • Fast from pessimism and be filled with hope.
  • Fast from worries and have trust in God.
  • Fast from complaints and contemplate simplicity.
  • Fast from pressures and be prayerful.
  • Fast from bitterness and fill your hearts with joy.
  • Fast from selfishness and be compassionate to others
  • Fast from grudges and be reconciled.
  • Fast from words and be silent so you can listen.

“Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return.”

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