St. John Fisher Roman Catholic Church

30 Jones Hollow Road, Marlborough, CT 06447

candyA Special Thank You to all parishioners who donated leftover Halloween Candy so that it can be enjoyed by our brothers and sisters at House of Bread and Immacare Shelter.

The Confirmation class is once again making Christmas bags for the men at Immacare Shelter and is in need of decks of playing cards. Anyone interested in donating playing cards may leave them in the baskets at the church entrances. We are also continuing to collect gently used beanie babies, small stuffed animals and fiction books (children & adult) for various Confirmation service projects.

candyThe Confirmation class is once again collecting any leftover Halloween Candy.

We will use the candy to make treat bags for various shelters and warming shelters. All candy can be left in the marked containers in the vestibule of the church.

beaniebabyThe CONFIRMATION CLASS is once again collecting gently used Beanie Babies or other small stuffed animals, children's books and adult fiction books. These children's items will be used to make welcome bags for children at shelters and food pantries. The novels will be sorted and donated to shelters. All donations can be left in the bins located in the vestibule of the church.

img 0161Thank you to our Confirmation Class and to the entire parish for your support at our Soup for a Cause event two weeks ago.


The students did a fantastic job, worked so hard and the overwhelming attendance at the event from parishioners and families made it a huge success!

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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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