St. John Fisher Roman Catholic Church

30 Jones Hollow Road, Marlborough, Ct 06447

Vigil Mass ~ Saturday, 4:00PM

Sunday Mass ~ 8:30AM and 10:30AM

Father Alvin LeBlanc

  

 

Mass Schedule

Vigil Mass ~ Saturday, 4:00PM
Sunday Mass ~ 8:30AM and 10:30AM
Daily Mass ~ Mon-Tue & Thur-Fri ~ 8:30AM


ADORATION OF THE EUCHARIST every
Monday from 9:00AM to 9:30AM

SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION
Saturday: 3:00pm or by appointment


Welcome, Visitors
For those who are visitors to St. John Fisher Church, we welcome you to our church and our parish family


ResurrectionCalvaryClothHDEASTER MASS SCHEDULE

Palm Sunday - Vigil at 4:00 and Sunday Masses at 8:30 and 10:30 
Holy Thursday - 7:00 PM Mass with the washing of the feet 
Good Friday - the Passion of the Lord at 3:00 Service
Easter Vigil - 8:00 PM (no 4:00 Mass)
Easter Sunday - Masses at 8:30 and 10:30 
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Father will be hearing Lenten Confessions on Monday evenings from
5:00 pm—6:00 pm throughout Lent.


Church Welcome

30 Jones Hollow Road, 
Marlborough, Connecticut 06447-1141
Pastor, Fr. Alvin J. LeBlanc
   (860) 295-0067
Deacon William Gilles
   (860) 805-5826
Senior Deacon John W. McKaig
   (860) 942-7961
Parish Secretary, Heather Mancini
   (860) 295-0001
Coordinators of Faith Formation. 
  Cindy Bryan This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
        Family Faith Formation
        Grade K,1,3,4,5 & 6
  Helena Thomas This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
        Sacramental Preparation
        Grade 2, 9 & 10 Confirmation
  Deacon Bill Gilles
        Grade 7 & 8
Director of Music Ministry
  Janice Reska This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Youth Ministry
  Helena Thomas This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Parish Hours


PARISH OFFICE HOURS:
Monday-Thursday, 8:30am to 1:30pm
(Best to call first)


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✞ Soups and Stations of the Cross

Please join us for a simple soup supper and Stations of the Cross on Friday, February 23, beginning at 6:00 pm in the church hall. Soups and Stations will be hosted by Christian Outreach.

Stations will follow at 7:00 pm in the church.


Ministries-in-Motion February 24 - 25

Please join us after the Masses on February 24 - 25 to learn more about the varied and exciting ministries of St. John Fisher. Representatives of the various ministries will be available – no pressure, just come to learn more, connect with new or familiar faces and have a sweet treat!

  • Men's Prayer Group

    Regular Monthly Gatherings  1st Thursday 7:00PM -8:00PM 3rd Saturday 7:00AM -8:00AM Click Here

  • R.C.I.A. (The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults)

    James Castellani jcast3951@aol.com Click Here

  • Knight of Columbus, Council 15734

    The Knights of Columbus is the world’s largest Catholic, Family, Fraternal, Service organization. Click Here

  • St. John Fisher Church Choir

    St Augustine once said “He who sings prays twice.” Click Here

  • Woman's Prayer Group

    Meet the last Tuesday of the month at 7:00PM Click Here

  • St. John Fisher Lending Library

    Building Our Faith, One Page at a Time Click Here

St. John Fisher Parish Family

Pope Francis encourages us to spend time in the Lord’s gaze. “When you visit the Lord, when you look at the tabernacle, when you receive the Blessed Eucharist, what do you do?  Perhaps you speak, think, meditate and listen. That is very good, but do you let yourself be looked at by the Lord? He looks at us and this is itself a way of praying. How does He view you? What does He think about your life?”

Quite a reflection and opportunity as we begin a new year! Your Parish Council, partnering with the staff and all the ministries and volunteers work together to provide you ways to connect with your faith and the Lord each and every day. Celebrating, acknowledging and sitting in the true presence of Christ present in the Eucharist is the base from which all we do flows – His presence, His mercy, His grace, His promise. In Adoration, in receiving the Eucharist at Mass and in His presence at the tabernacle, it also flows for ALL of us.

As we progress though this new year, we will continue to offer ways to express your faith, celebrate your talents and grow closer to the Lord – whether in action, in contemplation, in learning, in prayer, in service, in celebration – our annual SJF theme of “The True Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist” will guide all we do. 

A good place to start is to review the ministries listing in our bulletin to see if there is an area that speaks to you – we will have a Ministries in Motion event after Masses one weekend where you can also learn more. We also plan to highlight various ministries and staff activities throughout the year as they provide excellent opportunities to be involved and active in your faith expression – in whatever way that presents itself for you.  

Our first highlighted ministry is Christian Outreach with their annual plan on the backside of this sheet – new volunteers are always welcome, as are new initiatives. Please be sure to mark your calendars with the activities that speak to you.    

This is your Catholic faith, this is your St. John Fisher parish family, this is your new year ahead to make it ALL you need it to be – as such, please know we are always open to new ideas, new ways of doing things and new ways of connecting. 

To continue with Pope Francis’ address about the Gaze of the Lord … “Do you let yourselves be gazed upon by the Lord? But how do you do this? You look at the tabernacle and let yourselves be looked at … it is that simple! It may be a bit boring and your mind may wander but let yourself wander. He is still looking at you. But know for sure that He is looking at you.” 

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Outreach, Service & Social Justice Opportunities

🍞Marlborough Food Bank  ~  Non-perishable food, personal care items and household cleaning supplies are now accepted weekly at any Mass. Bags may be placed to the right of the altar. If there is a specific need, we will mention it in the bulletin or check out the food bank directly at https://foodbankofmarlborough.wordpress.com

St. Vincent de Paul Sandwich Collection Thursday, February 29th

We will gather in the kitchen to make sandwiches as a community this month. Please meet following the 8:30 am Mass on Thursday, February 29th. You may also make sandwiches at home and drop them off at the church between 7:00—7:30 pm. ~ Thank you for your support!

St. John Fisher Parish Vision:

We are a beacon of God’s gracious and merciful love as we glorify His name through service to others; devotion to His teachings and His Son Jesus; and by maintaining a welcoming, accepting and embracing Catholic community of faith that judges none, embraces and protects the vulnerable, builds community of all ages and life stages and acts for the greater Glory of God.

St. John Fisher Parish Mission:

We provide an open, welcoming and active Catholic faith community that is inspired by the gifts of the Holy Spirit as we demonstrate our faith by (1) actively participating in Mass and the Sacraments, (2) by serving and ministering to others, (3) by exploring and sharing the Word and teachings of Jesus and (4) by openly embracing the various needs of our entire parish family and broader community in Christ. 

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