30 Jones Hollow Road, Marlborough, CT 06447
30 Jones Hollow Road,
Marlborough, Connecticut 06447-1141
Pastor, Fr. Thomas J. Sas
Deacon Emeritus 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
Online Mass ~ 7th Sunday of Easter ~ May 16, 2021
Available as of Saturday, May 16, 4:00PM
26th Sunday in Ordinary Time A20
Yes or no? That is the deceptively simple question at the core of today’s readings.
Yes or no? Is my life or your life a yes or a no to God’s invitation to the fullness of life?
The fact that we are here would indicate that we at least want our lives to be such. But does our presence here and the words we use to profess our faith match the lives we lead? That too is the nitty, gritty of today’s readings.
Congratulations to the following children who made their First Holy Communion on Saturday, September 19th
Ella, Kaitlyn, Ty, Tenley, Carley, Annabella, Josslyn, Juliette, Sophie, Delaney, Oliver, & Jack.
God Bless them all!
East Catholic is currently accepting applications for a limited number of seats for grades 9, 10 and 11. Please visit echs.com for more information.
East Catholic High School is additionally pleased to be accepting applications for the 2021-2022 school year.
Support our teens
as they help others!
The St. John Fisher teens are
collecting clean cans and
plastic bottles to help raise
funds to support service
Just drop off your clean plastic bottles
and cans in the plastic bins by the
door to the church hall from
September 20th to 30th.
POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
25th Sunday in Ordinary Time A20
Once again we have the themes of forgiveness, mercy, compassion, and generosity. They run through the reading from Isaiah, the responsorial psalm, the gospel parable.
Isaiah assures us that God can be found and that God is near. All we have to do is forsake our scoundrel ways, get rid of wicked thoughts, and turn to the Lord for mercy who is generous in forgiving. The responsorial psalm declares the Lord is gracious and merciful, slow to anger and of great kindness, and good to all and compassionate toward all his works. That sounds pretty good and doable.
We will still collect sandwiches on Thursday, September 24. We will NOT gather after 8:30am Mass to make them as a community. Sandwiches can be dropped off at the church during regular business hours or from 7:00pm—7:30pm.Thank you for your support!
Many thanks to all our parishioners who gave so generously to support the needs of our elementary school children and families. As a parish we were able to provide 14 filled backpacks with the requested supplies for the students who are starting off this different-than-normal school year. If you are still interested in donating funds to cover the cost of the backpacks and supplies, please feel free to do so with a check made out to St. John Fisher with a notation that it is for the backpack drive. Even with the generosity of many parishioners we remain a bit short in covering the costs. Thanks in advance!
24th Sunday in Ordinary Time A20
Today we have a continuation of last week’s Gospel and its theme of forgiveness. Peter puts himself as a foil by asking a question. Peter wants to know how often he must forgive a fellow member in the household of the Church who commits an offense or sin time and again. The rabbis taught that one fulfilled the duty to forgive by pardoning the offender 3 times, three strikes and you’re out in baseball terms. Quite likely Peter was patting himself on the back and expecting Jesus’ praise by suggesting 7 times which amount implied always. Jesus retorted 77 times, implying infinite forgiveness.
JOIN US AS WE
WALK AGAINST HUNGER IN CT
Participate in the 37th annual Walk Against Hunger virtually.
We will walk around the church parking lot, while socially distancing, to raise funds for FoodShare
Wednesday, September 16th, 2020 ~ 5:00PM
[NOTE: Given the timing of our days and the concern over mosquitos,
we will begin our walk at St. John Fisher at 5:00pm instead of 6:00pm.
Please register if you plan to come or walk on your own and donate to our
St. John Fisher Team, by following the links below.]
Go to Foodshare.org to download a donation sheet.
Please bring donations with you to the walk.
Raindate is Thursday, September 17th.
September is recognized as suicide prevention month, let us pray for all those that struggle with mental health issues be it anxiety, depression or other illness, knowing we are all beloved in the eyes of Christ.
Dear Lord, watch over all who struggle.
Remind us that we are all precious in your eyes.
Help us to be kind, compassionate and supportive
to others, especially in these uncertain times.
Help us not to judge but to embrace.
We ask that you
walk before us to guide us;
walk behind us to protect us;
walk beside us to comfort and accompany us.
Lighten our load when we feel burdened and
open our hearts that we might more fully feel your presence.
Lastly, we ask that you comfort those who are struggling
and help us to be your light and love in this world for others.
For children aged 0-7 yrs, the Pray and Play Group has continued to “meet” virtually!
Please check out the St John Fisher Facebook page, which is full of books, coloring pages and craft ideas for pre-school aged children.
Feel free to pick up a fun activity bag in the vestibule of the church for your children.
Please help us collect items for the Marlborough Food Bank during the second full weekend of the month which will be 9/12 - 9/13.
Suggested Donations: Baking goods such as cake mix, brownie mix, pancake mix, frosting, bread mix, etc. Please ensure that the "Best by" dates have not been exceeded as the Food Bank will need to dispose of these items. The Food Bank does not accept any donations of over-the-counter medications.
For the Home Goods Room: Used items in good condition such as pots and pans, towels, pillowcases, sheets (especially queen), lamps and new bed pillows.
Please deliver items to the Food Bank at: 3 Wilhenger Drive, Marlborough, CT. 06447