St. John Fisher Roman Catholic Church

30 Jones Hollow Road, Marlborough, CT 06447

Cecilia Suarez

Cecilia Suarez ~ HEAD OF OFFICE, CRS MEXICO

DATE: FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24TH

TIME: 6:00-7:00PM

LOCATION: ST. THOMAS MORE HALL, ST. JOHN FISHER CHURCH

Monday, February 6th from 7:00-8:00pm - meeting for Soup for a Cause. Remember, everyone is expected to participate in this event. We will be going over jobs, handing out tickets and providing a brief run down of the event.

Thursday, February 2nd, 3:00-4:00pm – join other teens in the parish as we prepare for a Valentine making party. Kids in the grades 2-5 faith formation classes are invited to come to the church on Monday, February 6th from 3:15-4:15 to make Valentine’s for Adlebrook, a facility in Cromwell that helps children and teens with autism. Jessica Brophy is the teen coordinator for this project. Come help with the planning on Thursday and the making on Monday!

TEEN NIGHT, Saturday, February, 4th from 4:45 (after 4:00pm mass) - 7:00pm. Come celebrate and have some fun before the big game on Sunday!! Lots of games, food and surprises!

Friday, February 24th Cecilia Suarez, Head of CRS in Mexico is speaking at St. John Fisher as a kick-off to Lent from 6:00-7:00pm.

Sunday, February 26th 5:00-6:00pm (service hour), 6:00-8:00pm class.

Friday, March 3rd – Confirmation class leads Stations of the Cross

Saturday, March 4th – Teen Night with guest Father Lerner, who will be joining us for a question and answer session on our faith. Get real answers to your real questions!! Of course we will have games, prizes and food too!!

Saturday, March 11 SOUP FOR A CAUSE – set up beginning at 10:00am (this can count towards your service hours). Event – arrival time: 4:20pm; event begins at 4:45pm (after the 4:00 mass)

Sunday, MARCH 12TH National known speaker Katie Prejean is coming to St. Mary’s Church in East Hartford from 7:00-8:00pm. The cost is $5.00 and you must pre-register with Jen O'Neill for this event by 2/13. Katie is a dynamic speaker who travels all over the country talking to teens! Come join other teens in the greater Manchester area explore their faith!! We can set up car pools, when I know how many are going.

Sunday, March 19th class 6:00-8:00pm

homelessnessMany thanks for all the prayers and support of our teens as they slept outside for homelessness awareness. A member of the St. Vincent dePaul LEAD team came and spoke about his experience with homelessness. Representatives from St. Vincent dePaul are very grateful for the donated socks, hats, gloves and mittens and the ongoing support they receive from St. John Fisher. 

Help us make our HOPE cards which will be distributed at Christmas to the women of York Correctional Facility.  All are invited to take an index card and turn it into a message of hope and inspiration. Sample HOPE cards and blank index cards are available at the entrances to the church.  Completed cards may be dropped in the designated boxes.  Many thanks for support of this meaningful ministry.

candyReady to get rid of your left over Halloween Candy?  The Confirmation class will gladly take it off your hands! We use it put into our Operation Christmas Child boxes, packets we make for warming shelters and holiday gift bags for Catholic Worker House. Please label all candy donations as for the Confirmation class. 

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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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