St. John Fisher Roman Catholic Church

30 Jones Hollow Road, Marlborough, CT 06447

The Mission of St. John Fisher's Christian Outreach Committee:

"To provide a platform for St. John Fisher parishioners to connect with and give back to their community by identifying needs and creating opportunities for action that enhance the lives of our neighbors in Christ."  

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Our Mission: The Christian Outreach Committee (COC) of St. John Fisher Parish provides opportunities for parishioners to live their faith by showing mercy and care to others through activities supporting the Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy. We believe that along with the “doing”, there is a way of “being” that drives and inspires our day-to-day lives in a merciful way for the glory of God and all His people.   

Click here to download our COC draft plan

 

chef 01As you may know, The Marlborough Congregational Church sponsors a monthly Drive-Thru Café that provides dinners to patrons of the Food Bank of Marlborough and residents at Florence Lord Housing. St. John Fisher's Christian Outreach Committee provides assistance by staffing the café a few times per year. To date, our parish has prepared and delivered 6 monthly meals to feed 60, most recently January 2018.

Thanks to your generosity, the Marlborough elementary school (MES) and RHAM students are starting off a new school year ready for success! We collected, shopped for and delivered 26 backpacks filled with required school supplies to MES and delivered requested student supplies to RHAM ~ parents of MES students picked up filled backpacks prior to school starting and were overwhelmed with gratitude. The RHAM students (both middle and high school) will access supplies through the guidance department as the school year begins - to include the specific (and costly) calculators required in their math curriculum. Your contributions have impacted these families and students in such a positive way - not only do they begin a new school year equipped for learning, they also begin the year knowing someone cares and someone believes in them - helping our neighbors succeed is just one example of our social justice in action ~ thanks for making it all possible!

CHRISTIAN OUTREACH COMMITTEE

sandwichPlease participate this Thursday, June 29th, in providing turkey/cheese or ham/cheese sandwiches (no mayo please) for the guests of St. Vincent DePaul Place in Middletown.

Sandwiches wrapped in individual baggies may be brought to the front of the church from 7:00 to 7:30 pm on Thursday evening.

You may also leave sandwiches in the refrigerator in the St. Thomas More Hall when the church is open. Please call to make arrangements to drop off @ 860.295.1000.

Your sandwiches will be distributed to patrons of St. Vincent DePaul Place on Friday for their evening take-home meals.

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THANKSGIVING FOOD DRIVE-NOVEMBER 2016 TO BENEFIT THE FOOD BANK OF MARLBOROUGH

Join fellow parishioners in feeding hungry families this Thanksgiving.

1. Pick up an empty bag after Mass
2. Fill your bag with:
             5 lb. bag of potatoes
             3 lb. bag of onions
             2 lb. bag of carrots
             Quick bread mixes (pumpkin, banana, etc.)
             1 jar of black olives
3. Bring your filled bag to Mass November 12-13, and place on the altar just as you do for the monthly food drive.
 
Thank you for your generosity!  

backpack booksIt’s that time of year again to help our elementary school children with backpacks and school supplies. We will list the items needed on the display on the
church wall beginning the weekend of July 23/24. Please take a tag or two, and return the requested items the weekends of July 30/31 and August 6/7. We will deliver the backpacks with supplies to the school on August 15th.

Many thanks in advance for providing a wonderful start to the new school year for these elementary students and their families!

svp handsDear Friends,

Thank you so much for providing such a wonderful Sunday evening meal for our guests on April 17th. They enjoyed the delicious meal of meatloaf, mashed potatoes, vegetables, salad, rolls, dessert and lemonade. What a great meal you provided for our guests. They thoroughly enjoyed it!

You will be happy to know that you served 120 meals. We also appreciate the 13 vounteers who did a wonderful job serving and cleaning up afterward. You are all to be commended for a job well done.

Sincerely,
Tracy Thompson
Administrative Assistant/Program Coordinator

MakeADifferenceDayMarlborough Senior Citizens are invited to an Autumn Luncheon Sponsored by St. John Fisher Church Christian Outreach Committee

This October 24, 2015 millions of volunteers across the nation will unite with a common mission - to improve the lives of others.   For more than 20 years, “Make a Difference Day” has been one of the largest national days of community service.   In honor of this day of service, the Christian Outreach Committee is delighted to be  sponsoring an Autumn Luncheon for all Marlborough Seniors

Date: Saturday, October 24, 2015
Place: St. John Fisher Parish Hall (rear entrance) 30 Jones Hollow Road, Marlborough
Time: 12:00 – 2:00 (doors open at 11:30)

Lunch will be served at 12:00

A delicious lunch, entertainment, door prizes and the friendship of our Marlborough Community will be  shared and celebrated.

RSVP by October 16, 2015: Paulette Adams @ 860-295-8065

Please let Paulette know if you need transportation. Take-out is available to those home bound and physically unable to attend.   Please let Paulette know when you R.S.V.P. what your needs are.  Thank you.

blockOn Easter Sunday, April 5, 2015, members of St. John Fisher Church came together to prepare a full dinner for St. Vincent de Paul in Middletown, CT.  Over 90 people were served this meal.  Through the generosity of the Christian Outreach Committee and the St. John Fisher community, many people were able to receive second helpings and take out.  Pictured here are some of the servers and many more helped out that day.  If you would like to learn more about the community outreach at St. John Fisher, please check out www.stjfchurch.org or call the church office at 860.295.0001.

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Easter Sunday, April 5

For all who have signed up to participate:

Food prep volunteers please arrive at the church by 2:00 pm on Sunday.

SVdP servers please arrive at church by 3:30 pm on Sunday.

Sealed hams can be left in the church fridge any time during Holy Week when the church is open during Parish Office Hours or for Holy Week Masses.

Salads and desserts can be dropped off Friday through Sunday when the church is open for Holy Week and Easter Masses.

Hot veggies and potatoes should be dropped off no later than 2:00 pm on Sunday.

Questions?  Call Paulette Adams at 860-295-8065

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Helping Hands T ShirtSt. John Fisher T-Shirt Sale to raise funds for our Helping Hands project.  The t-shirts can be ordered on-line and will be shipped directly to you (for an additional charge) or will be shipped in bulk to the church and then distributed after masses.  The shirts were designed by senior Ellie Packer and all the profits will go to help fund the CRS global food packaging event to be held in the spring of 2019 to benefit the people of the Burkina Faso.  

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