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


Summer Bible Camp
God’s Week of World Records
August 5-9

9:00 am—12:00 pm
For ages entering Kindergarten – current 6th grade

Bible Stories, "World Record Events", crafts, Indoor/Outdoor Challenges
Discount for multiple children in one family 

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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 Bulletin Announcement Deadline
Anyone who would like anything put into the bulletin must have it emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. no later than Friday of the prior week.


Our bulletin for this week and archive of prior weeks can be found here.

  • St. John Fisher Church Choir

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

  • Knight of Columbus, Council 15734

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

  • 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

  • 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

♪ Summer Choir - 6/23/24 - 8:30 Mass

COME JOIN US Practice at 7:45am, Sunday morning before 8:30 Mass

Feel like singing? Just drop in and join us - No obligations!

Holy, Holy, Holy | Missalette P. 207

Come Follow Me | Missalette P. 501

Christ in Me Arise | Missalette P. 525

Stand By Me | Missalette P. 399

Christian Outreach Ministry

At Saint John Fisher Roman Catholic Church, our commitment to Christian outreach is manifested through a variety of programs and initiatives that aim to support and uplift our community. Here's an overview of our recent and ongoing outreach efforts:

Drive-Thru Café

In March, Saint John Fisher hosted a monthly Sunday meal for patrons of the Marlborough Food Bank, distributed at the Congregational Church. Managed by Melissa Jordan, this initiative is part of our Drive-Thru Café, where we provide meals for three months each year. Our next and final meal for 2024 is scheduled for June 30th, marking the end of this year's efforts in this program.

Monthly Sandwich Making and Collection

Every last Thursday of the month, our parishioners gather to prepare sandwiches for St. Vincent dePaul in Middletown. After the morning Mass, volunteers, led by Jen O'Neill and funded by the Knights of Columbus, make sandwiches which are then collected by Doug Meyer in the evening. Doug delivers all the sandwiches to St. Vincent dePaul the following morning, ensuring that those in need receive fresh and nutritious meals.

Weekly Food Drive

To make donations more convenient, we moved our food and household collection to each weekend. Despite this change, the amount of donations has not significantly increased. We are considering placing a collection basket in the vestibule for single cans to make it easier for donors, though space constraints are a concern. John Noel, who manages these donations, continues to support the food bank both as a volunteer and board member.

Journey Home - Filling an Easter "Basket"

During Lent, parishioners had the opportunity to fill an Easter "basket" with household cleaning or laundry supplies for Journey Home patrons. This initiative, spearheaded by Donna Sawan, was a great success and received praise from Journey Home as a meaningful Lenten service offering.

St. Vincent dePaul Sunday Supper

On April 21st, our parish prepared, delivered, and served a Sunday meal to over 80 patrons at St. Vincent dePaul. Managed initially by Paulette and now by Nancy Gianetti, this large project involves many parishioners. Nancy is creating an operational binder to facilitate future efforts. Our next Sunday Supper will be on September 29th.

Caring Families - Baby Shower & Hosted Speaker

We are currently hosting a baby shower to support young mothers associated with Caring Families, a faith-based pregnancy support organization. Recently, Pieter Nijssen from Caring Families spoke to our parishioners about the organization's mission and how we can help. This initiative includes collecting and delivering items to support young mothers and their babies.

Upcoming Initiatives

Before our next meeting in September, we plan to:

  • Complete the baby shower and deliver the items to Caring Families.
  • Participate in the June Drive-Thru Café.
  • Coordinate a donation drive for backpacks and school supplies in July.
  • Organize a Journey Home collection for household goods, linens, and furniture in August.

We are always welcoming new members. No amount of participation is too small. Call our Parish office at 860-295-0001 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Outreach, Service & Social Justice Opportunities

🪑 Journey Home Collection Saturday, August 10 and Sunday, August 11

Collections of new and/or gently-used household goods, furniture, and NEW bed pillows will take place on the weekend of August 10-11 in the Church Hall. Consider making donations of kitchenware, sheets, towels, and new pillows. (Journey Home is not able to accept sofa beds or large items, such as hutches and entertainment centers.) For questions, please call Donna Sawan-Bergman (860)463-1120.

🚙 Drive-Thru Café ~ Afternoon Main Meal Marlborough Congregational Church

Sunday, June 30 ~ This month’s dinner is BBQ Chicken, Green Beans, Dinner Rolls, and Cookies. ~ Thank you for your support!
For individuals, couples and/or families, this is a great opportunity to serve the community with your parish family. If you need community service hours, this project counts.

Sign up sheets are at both church exits. Any questions, please reach out to Melissa Jordan 860-214-7412 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

🥪 St. Vincent de Paul Sandwich Collection Thursday, June 27

We will gather in the kitchen to make sandwiches as a community this month. Please meet following the 8:30 am Mass on Thursday, June 27. You may also make sandwiches at home and drop them off at the church between 7:00 - 7:30 pm.

🍞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. 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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