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
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Monday - Thursday: 8:30am to 1:30pm
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Online Mass ~ 7th Sunday of Easter ~ May 16, 2021
Available as of Saturday, May 16, 4:00PM
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.
Our weekly bulletin is available here on our website. The link is located at the bottom of this page, all the way down on the lower left or CLICK HERE.
Thank you for your consistent support of the food bank during 2020. Your garden, your food donations, your Thanksgiving bags, monetary help…
We could not meet the needs of so many without your help.
CoDirector of Marlborough Food Bank
"Gracious and merciful God, at this sacred time we come before you in need indeed on our knees. But we come still more with hope, and with our eyes raised anew to the vision of a "more perfect union" in our land, a union of all our citizens to "promote the general welfare and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity."
Connecticut Food Bank and Food Share are merging and are now
offering a total of four locations for drivethru food distribution.
The new sites and addresses are as follows:
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3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time B21
Words have consequences. One of those consequences is that they lead to actions. We saw that a little over two weeks ago when our Capitol building was stormed by a mob of so-called “patriots”, incited by a barrage of words over the last few months that they had come to believe.
Words have consequences. One of those consequences is that they lead to actions. We read about that in today’s 1st reading from the Book of Jonah. Jonah was a reluctant prophet, sent to the capitol city of a hated enemy to announce the destruction of that city. I imagine he would be overjoyed to bring that message! But his words led to an action he did not expect. After one day of Jonah’s preaching, the Ninevites proclaimed a fast and turned from their evil ways with the result that God abandoned his plans of destruction. What a turn of events! The people of Nineveh listened to a foreign prophet of a god they did not worship.
2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time B21
There’s something strange going on. Did you notice? After spending some time last week going over various aspects of Mark’s Gospel and by stating that his Gospel will be read in Ordinary Time during Year B, the Gospel of this 2nd Sunday of Ordinary Time is according to John! Regardless, this is a vocation story of the first followers of Jesus and for us.
The 1st words that the Gospel has Jesus speak are a fundamental question that every person must answer: “What are you looking for”.
May we be reminded of Dr. King’s words on agape something we need today more than ever. This definition reminds us what is involved in creating God’s beloved community here on earth:
“Agape means understanding, redeeming good will for all men. It is an overflowing love which is purely spontaneous, unmotivated, groundless, and creative. It is not set in motion by any quality or function of its object…
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Going through closets and bringing some items to Goodwill? Be sure to stop by the church to pick up a Goodwill Donation Card to bring with you.
Head to any of the 26 Goodwill drop off locations on the back of the card with the clothing and donation card. Drop the clothing in the appropriate boxes and give the card to an attendant. Goodwill Industries sends St. Vincent de Paul Middletown VOUCHERS for free clothing based on the total donations received using the donation card that you just used. We make those vouchers available to social service agencies across our community. Families needing clothing no longer have to go door to door, church to church to see if they have a warm coat, shoes or other apparel.
A month after announcing that Connecticut Food Bank and Foodshare are in discussions to merge as one statewide organization, the two food banks announced the launch of three new food distributions in New London, Norwich and Norwalk replicating Foodshare’s emergency drive-thru food distribution at Rentschler Field in East Hartford.