St. John Fisher Roman Catholic Church

30 Jones Hollow Road, Marlborough, CT 06447

pastors deskI like Lent.  Really, I do.  Why would I say something so strange?

First of all, because everybody gets on board to try to make their lives better. Something about a common effort to improve shows us that being Church is a team effort. We are not Lone Rangers but a community. We challenge each other; we support each other. We are on this journey to Easter together, even on Sundays—no free days allowed. Why? Because it has been shown that it takes at least 30 consecutive days to make something a habit, a normal way of acting.


Secondly, we make more room in our lives for God. By prayer, fasting and alms we clean out some attitudes that need changing and allow God’s life and grace more freedom in our lives. And, it’s not for just 40 days. We shouldn’t look forward to Easter with a sense of relief that we can go back to our “old selves.” Nor should we take any money we saved by giving up something to buy ourselves a reward at the end of Lent. Where’s the sacrifice if we do that? This is a change for the better that is intended to last a lifetime.

Thirdly, we are reminded during this season how much God wants to forgive and desires reconciliation. God is anxiously waiting for us and reaching out to us in order to give us fullness of life and peace. God spoke in Ezekiel, “I do not wish the death of the sinner but his repentance.” And in Isaiah God also speaks, “You need only to turn to me with your whole heart and say, ‘Father’, and I will listen to you as to a holy people.”

 —Father Sas, Ash Wednesday Homily, 2013

 And so we begin this sacred journey together, seeking some changes in our lives, and trusting in the Lord.


Confirmation2019-2020 ~ Registration Open Now for Children entering Grades 1-9
Registration forms due by May 31
Completed Forms can be mailed to church, dropped off at church office or placed in offertory basket in an envelope marked Faith Formation. Forms can be obtained here: Click Here to download the 2019-2020 Registration form
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St John Fisher ~ Treasure IslandSontreasureIsland



DATE: Mon. Aug 5- Thursday Aug 8  ~  TIME: 9 – 12 daily

WHERE: St John Fisher Hall and grounds

Your child will set sail on an island adventure in search of the world’s greatest treasure that is worth more than gold! Register your children for this spectacular adventure right here at St. John Fisher Church!  X will mark the spot for Vacation Bible camp as they go on a hunt, walk the plank, fish for sunken treasure and discover God’s love!  There will be island music, colorful crafts, games, activities, tropical fruits and snacks.  Cost: $50 per child (space is limited)


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