St. John Fisher Roman Catholic Church

30 Jones Hollow Road, Marlborough, CT 06447

What is the RCIA process?  Is it right for me?  I'm not Catholic, yet I'm really interested in joining the Catholic Church, but how do I get involved?  I was baptized as a Catholic, but fell away many years ago, how do I return to the Church?  These and countless other questions are on the minds of many people.  To help answer your questions, you are invited to attend an RCIA Q&A with Jim Castellani, the RCIA coordinator for St. John Fisher Church.  

After ALL masses on Saturday and Sunday, September 29 & 30, 2012, Jim will meet anyone interested, in the Church, for a brief and informal session with any and all who would like to know more about RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults).  You have been invited.  Please come and take advantage of this opportunity to understand the RCIA process and hopefully get answers to those questions which have been burning in your heart and mind for some time.  You can invite your friends, too.  We look forward to seeing you.  God Bless you.

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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