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.

  • 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

  • St. John Fisher Church Choir

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

  • St. John Fisher Lending Library

    Building Our Faith, One Page at a Time Click Here

  • Knight of Columbus, Council 15734

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

  • Woman's Prayer Group

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

Carlo Acutis born 1991In a significant development for the Catholic Church, Pope Francis has recognized a second miracle attributed to the intercession of Carlo Acutis, an Italian teenager who passed away in 2006. Acutis, a gamer and computer programmer with a deep love for the Eucharist, is on the verge of becoming the Catholic Church’s first millennial saint.

A Modern Saint in the Making

Carlo Acutis was born on May 3, 1991, in London, before moving with his parents to Milan, Italy. His life, though short, was marked by an extraordinary devotion to his faith and a profound love for God. Diagnosed with leukemia as a teenager, Carlo offered his sufferings for Pope Benedict XVI and the Church, stating, “I offer all of my suffering to the Lord for the pope and for the Church in order not to go to purgatory but to go straight to heaven.” His profound spirituality was evident even as a child, when he enjoyed praying the rosary and attending Mass as often as possible after his first Communion.

Despite his parents not being particularly devout, Carlo's passion for the Eucharist was infectious. He was instrumental in encouraging his family to attend daily Mass, a testament to his powerful influence and deep faith. The individual who presented his cause for sainthood highlighted this unique dynamic, noting that Carlo “managed to drag his relatives, his parents to Mass every day.”

A Witness of Faith and Charity

Carlo’s dedication to his faith extended beyond his family. His example led adults to convert and be baptized, including Rajesh Mohur, a former Hindu who worked as an au pair for Carlo's family. Carlo’s explanation of the rosary and the real presence of Christ in the Eucharist deeply impressed Mohur, who eventually embraced Catholicism.

Carlo’s compassion was not limited to spiritual matters. He was known for his concern for the poor, often bringing food to people living on the streets. His classmates admired him for his willingness to defend Church teachings, stand up against bullying, and advocate for the importance of Mass, confession, human dignity, and chastity.

A Digital Evangelist

Fascinated by computer coding, Carlo learned several programming languages, including C and C++. He utilized his technical skills to create an exhibition on Eucharistic miracles, believing that scientific evidence of these miracles would help people understand Jesus’s real presence in the Eucharist. This exhibition has been displayed in thousands of parishes worldwide, spreading Carlo’s message far and wide.

Path to Sainthood

Carlo Acutis died on October 12, 2006, and was buried in Assisi. His body, now lying in repose in a glass tomb in Assisi, remains a site of pilgrimage for thousands who are inspired by his story. When beatified in October 2020, the miracle attributed to his intercession involved the healing of a three-year-old boy in Brazil who was suffering from a pancreatic malformation.

The recent recognition of a second miracle, which occurred in Costa Rica, involved the healing of Valeria Valverde, a 21-year-old woman who was critically injured in a bicycle accident. This latest miracle, recognized in a decree by Pope Francis on May 23, 2023, brings Carlo Acutis one step closer to sainthood.

As the Church awaits the official announcement of his canonization date, the legacy of Carlo Acutis continues to inspire countless individuals around the world. His life, a blend of modern interests and profound faith, exemplifies the potential for sanctity in the contemporary age.

Photos of the Vatican Eucharistic Miracles Display

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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