Mass Schedule

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

Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary
A Holy Day of Obligation

Vigil Mass, 12/7 at 7:00PM
Mass 12/8 at 8:30AM

Christmas Eve 4:00PM & 8:00PM
Christmas Day 9:30AM

Monday from 9:00AM to 9:30AM

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

If you would like to schedule a Mass, please contact the church office. If you are offering a Mass intention and you would like to bring up the gifts, please see Father or Deacon prior to the start of Mass.

2nd Collection Dec 9-10th Retirement Fund for Religious
Please consider supporting this special fund.

Church Welcome

30 Jones Hollow Road, 
Marlborough, Connecticut 06447-1141
Pastor, Fr. Alvin J. LeBlanc
   (860) 295-0067
Deacon William Gilles
   (860) 805-5626
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.

The 2023 Parish Annual Collection Drive

The 2023 Parish Annual Collection drive is underway. Father Al is inviting all parish households to make a gift according to your means, to assist with ongoing operating expenses. The collection will also provide funds for repairs, maintenance and improvements to our parish buildings and grounds. Thank You!

Parish Hours

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

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 Bulletin Announcement Deadline
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Ephesians 5:15-16

Watch carefully then how you live, not as foolish persons but as wise, making the most of the opportunity, because the days are evil.

Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary,

Holy Day of Obligation, December 8, 2023. Mass will be held on December 7, at 7:00PM

"The Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception is a time to celebrate the great joy of God’s gift to humanity in Mary, and to recognize with greater clarity, the truth that each and every human being has been created by God to fulfill a particular mission that he and only he can fulfill."

  • 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 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

Jeremiah let down into the dungeonHow much suffering is there in your being a disciple? If you answered “not much”, you are not really trying to be one.

Look at Jeremiah.  He suffered for proclaiming his message of the coming Exile; and when it happened, he said it would last a long time. He was thrown into a cistern, filled not with water but only mud and left to die, called a traitor.  Eventually he was rescued, but when Jerusalem was threatened, he was taken against his will to Egypt where he was rumored killed by own people.

Look at Jesus. He was rejected by his hometown and thought to be crazy by his own family. He was misunderstood by his apostles who were slow to get what he was preaching and were thinking their future would be filled with glory and power when he spoke of a coming kingdom. Jesus knew betrayal and his impending death was caused by the very ones to whom he wanted to give life.

Look at the Apostles (especially Paul who was shipwrecked, went hungry and was flogged who preached what Jesus taught them and were killed for doing so (except for John). Look at the martyrs in the early Church and today.  Do you know there are more martyrs today than all those killed because of the Roman persecutions? Christians are suffering and are in torment in Africa, Central America, and the Mid and the Far East.

We are fortunate to live in a country where religious persecution doesn’t lead to death, but we also suffer, if we are true disciples. We live in a world where money and the power that comes with it are signs of success, where there are winners and “losers” (to quote a candidate for our presidency). It is a world that glorifies and applauds tyrants.

To be a Catholic Christians means swimming against the tide. Being committed to Christ means placing ourselves on the edge of our society. To be authentic Catholic Christians today entails being at odds with many of our fellow citizens on issues like capital punishment, immigration, care for the poor and the marginalized, affordable health care and affordable housing, the environment in our common home earth, respect for life as played out in our shoot first and question later in our wild West mentality, and other disputed matters. People are shot in driveby’s, road rage, or other slight slights. Where’s the respect for life there?

We don’t bask in suffering; we don’t welcome it. Actually, we fear it. But, suffering is real if we are faithful to the Gospel, the Good News, which bad news for anyone who’s not and is not convinced in God’s existence.

“Fear no one.” “Be not afraid.” That is easier said than done. But, remember to be like Jeremiah, trusting that “the Lord is with us[1], like a mighty champion.” 

“Fear no one.” “Be not afraid.”



[1] It is “me” in the text.

Outreach, Service & Social Justice Opportunities

Christmas Giving Program
Please take a gift tag from the display & return your unwrapped gift by Dec 16th or 17th.

Monthly Food Drive Reminder
Our Monthly drive for the Marlborough Food Bank is December 9th and 10th.

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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