Look at Jeremiah. He suffered for proclaiming his message of the coming Exile; and when it happened, he said it would last a long time. He was thrown into a cistern, filled not with water but only mud and left to die, called a traitor. Eventually he was rescued, but when Jerusalem was threatened, he was taken against his will to Egypt where he was rumored killed by own people.
Look at Jesus. He was rejected by his hometown and thought to be crazy by his own family. He was misunderstood by his apostles who were slow to get what he was preaching and were thinking their future would be filled with glory and power when he spoke of a coming kingdom. Jesus knew betrayal and his impending death was caused by the very ones to whom he wanted to give life.
You have created us for a definite purpose.
Grant us the grace to know the path You have planned for each of us in this life, and to respond with a generous "Yes."
Make my parish, my home and my heart frutiful ground for Your gift of vocations to the priesthood of Jesus Christ.
May our young men respond to Your call with courage and zeal.
Stir among them a desire and the strength to be good and holy priests.
We make our prayer for priestly vocations to You, Father, in the Holy Spirit, through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Mary, Mother of the Church, pray for us.
Saint Joseph, Patron of our Archdiocese, pray for us.
Blessed Michael McGivney, pray for us.
You are invited to make a card for a parishioner who is preparing to be an Airforce Medic. This young women received a bundle of love and prayers we sent her for Easter and she appreciated our kind words and prayers of support. We will be sending her a small packet in the coming weeks and invite you to once again participate. You can write out a message on the cards provided at the entrance of the church or bring home a card and return it the next week.
Any Parishioner wishing to make a financial contribution to the teen summer service projects, including the care package and projects benefitting citizens in Marlborough and beyond can drop donations in the wooden box at the back of the church or place them in an envelope marked teen projects. Your support is greatly appreciated.
If you love music and singing, The Summer Singers may be just for you. We meet on Wednesdays from 5:30 to 7:00PM at the church, until the choir starts in September. This is a social activity so we’ll be singing both secular and church songs. The music is mostly from the late 60’s, 70’s and a few beyond; popular, country, and folk. Bring your musical instruments if any, or just bring your voice. There’s no commitment, so come when you can. We use mostly leadsheets with lyrics and guitar chords so you don't have know how to read sheet music.
Are you in 4th grade or older and looking for a way to become more involved in the St. John Fisher community? We invite you to consider joining our altar serving ministry. Adults are also welcome to join. This is a wonderful way to not only learn about your faith, but to participate in the Mass in a special way. If you are interested or have any questions, please contact the parish office at 860-295-0001.
The Pollinator Garden, which will be dedicated to Father Sas, is coming to life. We have a limited budget and are looking for help. We are desperately seeking Susans (aka Black-eyed Susans), Red Bee Balm or Wild Bergamot Monarda, and Cardinal Flowers. Also in need of native shrubs, including Clethra, Fothergilla, and Virgina Sweetspire. Helping hands are also much appreciated, and we will teach you. Plants can be dropped of at the Pollinator Garden, which is located behind the Prayer Garden. Please reach out to Donna Sawan at
Congratulations to all our recent graduates and their families, particularly their parents who have guided, embraced, supported, and loved their sons and daughters into adulthood. May the foundation they have helped build support these blessed young men and women as they journey forward!
Psalm 119:105 “Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.”
The Lector Ministry is a wonderful way to get involved, give back to the parish and, most importantly, share God’s word. Readers are trained and serve once or twice a month at a Mass he/she generally attends. Please consider joining this wonderful ministry of the word.
Contact Julie Groene at
All are invited!! Want to know more?
“.. The doors are opened wide for you to enter the Church.”
To persons searching for God, Self and Church, And to Catholics who have been away from the church for a while.
We’re looking forward to beginning RCIA sessions in September. These discussion sessions are designed to provide in-depth, adult catechetical education and general information on the Catholic Faith and Catholic Church, in a process known as RCIA (the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults). Please call Jim Castellani, RCIA Coordinator,
Hello, Welcome and Consider Being a Greeter at Mass!
The Greeter Ministry ensures that all parishioners experience a warm and friendly hello. Greeters also pass out the bulletins at the end of the Mass. All ages are welcome to volunteer; this is a great opportunity for parents and children to do together. If you like to smile and give a warm hello, you are qualified!
Contact Julie Groene at
Take a moment to visit the library display in the vestibule which features selections on our Blessed Mother Mary available from our parish library. As spring explodes around us, we invite you to check out a book from the library as a way to explore, deepen and enhance your faith.
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