St. John Fisher Roman Catholic Church

30 Jones Hollow Road, Marlborough, CT 06447

"A Journey of Faith Begins”
“…the doors are opened wide for you to enter the Church”.

Let us all join together in welcoming Jennifer Cavanna into the RCIA process. We all share in the role of evangelizing our Catholic faith in our parish, our families and in the world. Regular sessions have begun. Please take the opportunity to greet Jennifer, husband David and daughters Jacquelyn and Rianna when you see them at mass or during parish activities. Her participation in the RCIA process is a blessing on all of us. Anyone interested in joining the RCIA process may contact Jim Castellani at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., for more information.

God bless you and please pray for Jennifer and for all who are assisting her in the “Journey of Faith.”

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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