30 Jones Hollow Road, Marlborough, CT 06447
30 Jones Hollow Road,
Marlborough, Connecticut 06447-1141
Pastor, Fr. Thomas J. Sas
Deacon John W. McKaig
Holly Bangham,(860) 295-0001
Director of Religious Education
Director of Music Ministry
Adult Faith Formation
Youth Ministry Confirmation
Monday - Thursday: 8:30am to 1:30pm
PLEASE NOTE: The church doors are locked when
the Parish Office is closed. Please be sure to make
arrangements during office hours for access to the
church. For Sponsor Certificates, Baptism or Marriage,
Click Download Sponsor Certificates or
Snow Cancellations for Mass
When Marlborough Public School is cancelled or delayed due to inclement weather, there will be no morning Mass that day. Any weekday or weekend cancellations will be listed on WFSB channel 3.
2021 Missalettes Available
To help with your inperson and virtual celebration of Mass, we are distributing the new missalettes for your own personal use. If you would like one, please visit the vestibule during office hours and pick one up from the table. You may bring them with you to Mass or to use while attending Mass at home.
Before you were even formed, God knew you.
While in your mother’s womb, God named you.
At your birth, God’s breath filled you with life.
Today we celebrate what you have become
at this moment in time.
Father Sas will be offering online Mass, Sunday, June 7, The Most Holy Trinity. Thank you to Gil Thompson and Nancy Aniolek for recording, David Lenihan for reading, and Kathleen Filosa, Carolyn Henderson, and Janice Reska for providing music. The Mass will be available on this website on Sunday morning.
The Marlborough Girl Scouts have asked St. John Fisher to join them in decorating "kindness rocks" and placing them along the stone wall in the Marlborough Town Center Green. Lets spread some much needed faith and love during these difficult times. Thanks to Stella Boutilier and the Marlborough Girls Scouts for this great idea!
Every one of us will have to give an account of himself to God. Therefore we must no longer pass judgment on one another. Instead you should resolve to put no stumbling block or hindrance in you brother’s way. The kingdom of God is not a matter of eating or drinking but of justice, peace and the joy that is given by the Holy Spirit. Whoever serves Christ in this way pleases God and wins the esteem of men. Let us, then, make it our aim to work for peace and to strengthen one another.
Dear Parish Friend,
We hope this finds you well and safe in these challenging times.
Like you, we have been working to create ways to stay connected and bring spiritual support to those in need, without physically being together.
In June, we will be offering some programs under the series title: Together We Rise. We would be most grateful if you would include the following desciption in your communications and/or bulletins with your parishioners.
Thank you in advance for your continued support of Holy Family, and please let me know if you have any questions.
Holy Family Passionist Retreat Center - Throughout this pandemic, Holy Family has been providing daily Messages of Hope, including some musical selections from our renowned music ministry. In June, we are offering programs for targeted audiences – Young Adults, Men, Women, Mothers and Seniors & Grandparents – with our Together We Rise Series. Check our website for more information and to register at holyfamilyretreat.org/together-we-rise.
Bishop Peter Rosazza Social Justice Conference Webinar Series
There is still time to Register for Our First Webinar!
Marlborough Youth Athletic League and St John Fisher
Virtual Road Race Winners
As I look out my window I see people walking by singly or in pairs. I recognize more and more
because I have been meeting these neighbors on my daily walks. Faces now have names and addresses. I have come to appreciate the waves and smiles. We comment on the weather and joke about altering our usual routes.
Looking out my window, I marvel at God’s creation. I love the world He created, and I thank Him for keeping the Earth spinning, and the sun rising and setting every day. In these times of uncertainty, I am grateful that I can rely on God to be in charge.
In spite of spring’s reluctance to appear this year, leaves and buds are opening, birds are making nests, and the resident rabbit is watching to snatch whatever springs up in the garden. These days, the world seems to be upside down. Is spring keeping a “social distance?”
6th Sunday of Easter A20
There’s always at least one who shows at a party with a black cloud over their head.
A Seder or Passover meal was meant to be a happy occasion when Jewish people remembered the angel’s passing over their homes, the lintel of the doors marked with blood of a lamb and the subsequent miraculous crossing of Red Sea, leaving their slavery in Egypt, and making their way to the Promised Land.
But tonight was different, very different, as Jesus tried to prepare his disciples for what was going to happen. The atmosphere was somber as he was trying to console them. “Do not let your hearts be troubled”; “I will not leave you orphans”. And then he said, “In a little while the world will no longer see me.” The Apostles were going to lose their master in whom they had placed all their hopes and dreams. What anguish they must have felt even though he said he would come back. He was promising them another Advocate who will be with them to guide and protect them, who would be the Spirit of truth given them by the Father at Jesus’ request.
How would you feel and react to all these words and promises? Better yet, how are you reacting and feeling right now during this pandemic when Jesus is not present to you in the Sacrament of the Eucharist (Holy Communion) and you don’t have the wider faith community to support, encourage, and give you strength, when some are questioning God’s presence and power?
Now we know, in the depths of our being, how the Apostles felt as they listened to Jesus: abandoned and at loose ends despite the promises of his, the Father’s and the Spirit’s presence to them. It may have been they didn’t even hear that reassurance because they felt overwhelmed with sorrow by having Jesus taken from them and wondering how they would go on.
But the Resurrection happened! And the Holy Spirit came! They were overwhelmed again, this time with joy, hope, and confidence. They were changed people!
May it be so with us!
Only 43 cars can attend.
On Wednesday May 13 th, 76 meals were delivered to Marlborough Health and Rehabilitation Center. Each staff member enjoyed an individual meal and were so incredibly appreciative of the support and love from St John Fisher and all the residents of Marlborough who donated to "feed our very own healthcare heroes". In addition, so much money was raised that St John Fisher will be partnering with the Marlborough Food Bank and Marlborough Pizza to deliver 18 additional meals to residents at Florence Lord Senior Housing Center. ALSO Marlborough Pizza is generously donating a pizza lunch to feed all the staff at Marlborough Health and Rehabilitation on Wed May 20th. Thanks to all for your incredible generosity and support and a very special thank you to all the employees at Marlborough Health and Rehab!