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,
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Online Mass ~ 4th Sunday of Easter, April 25, 2021
Available as of Saturday, April 24, 4:00PM
We celebrate the 45th anniversary of the dedication of St. John Fisher Church on February 15, 2021. Like the town of Marlborough itself, the parish was carved out of already existing communities. By the early 1970s, Marlborough’s growing Catholic population was worshipping in several nearby towns, including East Hampton, Colchester and Glastonbury.
Join our faith community, and more than 12,000 Catholic communities across the United Statesin a life changing Lenten journey with CRS Rice Bowl. Pick up your family’s CRS Rice Bowl from the vestibule or stop by the parish office during office hours. During the 40 days of Lent, we will reflect on how hunger and malnutrition affect our human family, and on the need to take action to end this global injustice. Visit crsricebowl.org to learn more.
Prepare for Easter by receiving the Sacrament of Reconciliation. During Lent, Father Sas will be hearing Confessions every Saturday in the Chapel from 3:003:30 PM. Masks are required and we ask that you sanitize your hands before entering the Chapel.
5th Sunday in Ordinary Time B21
Job was having a rough time of it. He has lost everything: possessions, sons and daughters, property, and even his health. His friends were no comfort with their explanation that it was caused by sin and therefore this was entirely his fault.
Listen to his words again: “Is not man’s life on earth a drudgery? … I have been assigned months of misery and troubled nights have been allotted to me. … I shall not see happiness again.”
That’s a pretty good example of a “pity party”.
Have you too felt the longing for normalcy, the missed opportunity of gathering with others? Holy Family Retreat Center will offer a program for couples that will focus on the processing of, this season of challenges, growth and loss. It will take place Saturday, February 13th from 9:00am-12:30pm via the zoom platform. Registration and additional details can be found on the Holy Family website at https://www.holyfamilyretreat.org/calendar/couples
Is that you God? Ignatian Discernment − a multi-weekIs that you God? Ignatian Discernment − a multi-weekseries exploring living an empowered life in the Spirit.Register at their website:https://www.ourladyofcalvary.net/event/is-that-you-god-ignatian-discernment-for-our-day-on-zoom/2021-01-06/
You are invited to answer the Holy Father’s request and to join with many people worldwide in praying for a special intention each month. February’s special intention is for woman who are victims of violence. We pray that they are protected and have their suffering considered and heeded. Please consider adding this to your prayer intentions this month. CLICK HERE for details.
Please mark your calendars: Our monthly Food Drive is the 2nd full weekend of every month. Suggested donations: Cereal, oatmeal, hearty canned soups, baking supplies, canned meats, canned fruits and toiletries. Please check that the "Best By" dates have not been exceeded, otherwise the Food Bank will need to dispose of them. The Food Bank does not distribute overthecounter medicines for either adults or children, and so we cannot accept donations of these items.
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: 30 Wilhenger Dr. Marlborough
Thank you for assisting our brothers and sisters in Christ, please keep all those impacted by hunger in your prayers.
If you are 75 or older and are struggling to navigate the system to register for a COVID vaccination, some of our parishioners who have helped others are willing to lend a hand. Please call the Parish office at 860-295-0001, and we will connect you with one of the volunteers.
4th Sunday in Ordinary Time B21
Do we have prophets today? Yes! They may be a little bit different from the Old Testament model, but they fulfill the role.
Central to the prophet’s role is telling “inconvenient truths”, things that disturb people, especially the leaders of nations, because they know they are correct, real, and factual but the politicians don’t want to change things because that would upset the “world order” and disturb their comfort and many of their followers.