St. John Fisher Roman Catholic Church

30 Jones Hollow Road, Marlborough, CT 06447

The High School Teens of St. John Fischer are participating in a “Sleep Out for Homelessness” event on Saturday, October 29th. Anyone wishing to support their efforts for this night of awareness can do so by dropping off the following items for the clients at the ST. Vincent de Paul Warming Center in Middletown: socks, hats, heavy gloves, sleeping bags or snack items. All donations may be brought to the church and placed in bins in the vestibule. Many thanks for our support!

•    Sun., Oct. 23  (6:00-8:00 pm)  Class in hall
•    Sun., Nov. 6 (6:00-8:00 pm) Class in hall   <<== Sponsor Sheet due
•    Sun., Dec. 11 (6:00-8:00 pm) Class in hall
•    Sun., Jan. 22 (6:00-8:00 pm)  Class in hall
•    Mon. Feb. 6 (7:00-8:00 pm) “Soup for a Cause” Planning meeting-hall
•    Sun., Feb. 26 (6:00-8:00 pm) Class in hall   
•    Fri. March 3rd  (6:15-7:00 pm) “Stations of the Cross” led by Grade 9
•    Sat. March 11 (4:30-8:00 pm) “SOUP FOR A CAUSE” dinner
•    Sun. March 19 (6:00-8:00 pm) Class in hall <<== Saint Name paper due
•    Sun. Apr. 23 (6:00-8:00 pm) Class in hall <<== Service forms & Reflection due
•    May 7th  (6:00-8:00 pm) Class in hall
•    May 20th  Gathering for Confirmation Candidates and Sponsors (7:00-9:00 pm in hall)


Fall 2017 (Dates and Times to-be-announced)
    Retreat
    Presentation Mass
    Reconciliation Service
    Last two Classes
    Confirmation Rehearsal
    Sacrament of Confirmation

Click here to download a printable copy of the Confirmation Community Grade 9 Calendar Fall-Winter-Spring 2016-2017

Throughout the year, many opportunities for service and outreach will be provided to our Confirmation candidates. Emails will be going out regularly with information about the various projects. Students may also choose projects of service that they seek out on their own. Students are to choose 4 or more projects to equal at least 14 hours of service. The maximum number of hours earned for a single project is 4, so as to encourage candidates to work on a variety of opportunities.  A sheet for recording these experiences is included in this packet. Before handing in this form, candidates are to choose the service opportunity which was most meaningful and write a reflection on this experience. Please hand this in at our April 23rd class.

Download a printable copy of the details of the Reflection Essay for Christin Service Opportunities

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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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