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
Vigil Mass ~ Saturday, 4:00PM
Sunday Mass ~ 8:30AM and 10:30AM
In accordance with the Archdiocese of Hartford, those who are vaccinated will no longer be required to wear masks in church.
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 call 860-295-0001.
World Mission Sunday is the annual worldwide Eucharistic celebration for the Missions and Missionaries of the world. Pope Francis reminds us, especially in this year of crisis, that as Baptized Catholics we are called to mission to bring Christ’s love to those most forgotten, our brothers and sisters in need around the world. Please Pray and Give if you are able
28th Sunday in Ordinary Time A20
Today’s readings all center on food provided in abundance by God on whom we are totally dependent. This concentration on having more than enough to eat seems out of touch with our society in which, ironically, dieting is a growth industry! How many ads are there which promise a loss of 10 pounds in the 1st week or an amount of 25, 50, 100 or more if you eat the prescribed foods or undergo surgery? There was a TV show called “The Biggest Loser” that allowed those a “little” overweight to feel comparably good about the paunch or tire around our waist. That is far different from scriptural times when big meals were far and few between, restaurants pretty much non-existent, and no one dreamed of saying “Do you want fries with that”.
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We have received this supposed message from multiple people within our Parish. The email address is "scraped" from our website and is being used in an attempt to get you to send untrackable gift cards for several hundred dollars. Ignore it and whatever you do DO NOT RESPOND.
Mass ~ 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time ~ October 4, 2020
Available as of October 3, 2020, 4:00 PM
Please keep our 10th Grade Confirmation community in your prayers as they take the final steps in their initiation as Catholics and are Confirmed next weekend by Father Sas. Join us in congratulating them as they more fully live out their call to discipleship.
He who truly possesses the word of Jesus can even hear his silence speak. the Early Christians
Come to me all who labor and are heavy laden I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28
All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day – as we prepare for Halloween next week, let us also take a moment to remember the difference between All Saints’ Day, a Holy Day of Obligation, and All Souls’ Day. On All Saints’ Day we celebrate the communion of saints, both those known and unknown, in heaven and are reminded of our call to live as saints. This is a wonderful time to pray to your patron saint. This year All Saints’ Day falls on a Sunday, so the day will be celebrated as part of our normal Sunday liturgy. All Souls’ Day is a reminder for us to hold close in prayer those souls in purgatory and to pray for all those that have died.
27th Sunday in Ordinary Time A20
The readings from Isaiah and the Gospel of Matthew are remarkably similar. Was Jesus guilty of plagiarism? Or was he, as the Word of God, the source of inspiration for Isaiah? No matter. We leave those questions to Scripture scholars.
Whether it’s Isaiah’s friend or Jesus’ landowner, they did all they could in preparation for a bountiful harvest. But something went horribly wrong. In the friend’s case, it yielded wild grapes out of neglect rather the cultivated ones which were much sweeter to the taste and could be eaten fresh, dried out to become raisins, or pressed to make wine. In the landowner’s story, it was the treachery and violence of the tenants who were supposed to be stewards of the vintage for him.
Congratulations to the St. John Fisher Knights of Columbus
Council 15734 2019-2020 Scholarship Recipients!
Thank you for your exceptional service to our community and
best of luck in your future endeavors!
|Christina Aniolek||Peter James Cavaliere||Ryan Dunnirvine|
Civilize It is a program created in the fall of 2019 in an effort to provide guidelines for engaging in meaningful and respectful conversation. According to the USCCB website:
“The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (UFCCB) has launched a campaign inviting Catholics to model civility and love for neighbor throughout the year. Civilize It: Dignity Beyond the Debate will ask Catholics to pledge civility, clarity, and compassion in their families, communities and parishes, and call on others to do so as well.
Find out more information at https://www.CivilizeIt.org.”
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!