December 10 & 11 ~ Please mark your calendars: Our monthly Food Drive is the 2nd full weekend of every month.
Suggested donations: Cereal, oatmeal, hearty canned soups, baking supplies, canned meats, canned fruits and toiletries.
Please check that the "Best By" dates have not been exceeded; otherwise, the Food Bank will need to dispose of them. The Food Bank does not distribute over-the-counter medicines for either adults or children, and so we cannot accept donations of these items.
For the Home Goods Room: Used items in good condition such as pots and pans, towels, pillowcases, sheets (especially queen), lamps and new bed pillows.
Thank you for assisting our brothers and sisters in Christ. Please keep all those impacted by hunger in your prayers.
Please feel free to join us for an informal gathering in the Chapel on Wednesday evening, December 14th at 5:30 pm. Being together as we process our grief and share with and support of others is such a powerful way to meet Jesus as He walks with and supports us. We had such a nice evening following All Souls Mass and wanted to extend the opportunity to continue being together in our grief and bereavement. Please call Holly in our church office if you have any questions.
A huge thanks to all who are supporting our teens through their generous donations to our box at church. This money goes directly to support projects that benefit those in need in our community and beyond. Our teens are currently making Christmas bags for individuals in Marlborough, identified by the social services office that might not otherwise have family. Please know we greatly appreciate your support and prayers.
“The Marlborough Food Bank is extremely grateful for the recent Thanksgiving food drive. Over 70 bags of Thanksgiving meals were donated and delivered to patrons of the Food Bank. Together with donated turkeys and pies, patrons were able to enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving meal. Thank you again.”
Our Advent & Christmas Giving Program begins the weekend of November 26/27. Please pick a tag from the wreath display and return your unwrapped gift item, gift card or check, made out to St. John Fisher, to church no later than the weekend of December 10/11. Gifts will be distributed to the organizations early the following week. Organizations supported this year include the Marlborough Health Care Center, By the River Residential Care Home (at home senior care housing in town), Sacred Sweats (women being released from prison) and a focus on babies and moms through Birthright and our Marlborough Foodbank. All these organizations support our neighbors in need ~ locally caring for the elderly and infirmed, those beginning a new life after prison, and pregnant moms, babies and moms requiring support. Please contact Barbara at
We invite you to support our high school teens who are collecting socks for the clients at House of Bread. We will gladly accept new socks for men, women and children. Our teens will be wrapping the socks in December for distribution during the week of Christmas. All donations should be brought to the church by December 12th.
Everyone is invited to join us for a discussion of “If Nuns Ruled the World: Ten Sisters on a Mission” by Jo Piazza Monday, December 12, at 10 a.m. in the St. Thomas More Hall A limited number of books are reserved at the Richmond Memorial Library. For more info: contact Barbara Gaudette (
“Building our Faith, One Page at a Time”
The Knights of Columbus, Saint John Fisher council 15734 would like to invite our young community to take part in the Knights of Columbus “Keep Christ in Christmas” poster contest for all boys and girls from ages 5 through 14. By engaging the talents of our young people, we hope they will come to a deeper understanding of the true meaning of Christmas, and that their artwork will bring others to remember Christ in Christmas. The contest will be conducted locally with winning entries advancing through district/regional and state competitions to the international level. The winning entries will serve as the basis for a series of international “Keep Christ in Christmas” posters, with creative credit going to the artists.
Age eligibly is determined by the age of the contestant as of November 1st . Poster must be 11X17 inches in size, If pastels, chalk or charcoal are used the poster must be laminated or covered with clear plastic. Each poster must be submitted with a Knights of Columbus “Keep Christ in Christmas” Poster Contest entry form — make sure your council number is included (council 15734). The name and age of the entrant should be printed on the reverse side of the poster in case the poster and entry form get separated
This is a fun and easy way to get our young people in your community involved in their faith. It is fun to conduct because of the opportunity to witness the creativity and optimism of the young people in your community. Entries must be receiver on or before December 18th 2022. A prize of $50 for the first-place entry in each age group (5-7, 8-10, 11-14) and there is no entry fees!! Any questions contact Melissa and Dan Jordan 860-214-7412
Be sure to check out the upcoming teen service projects open to all high school teens on the Faith formation Website. We just added a delivery for A Hand Up on Sunday, December 4th (you will need your own transportation into Hartford.)
Purchase this magnet for $5.00 through the St. John Fisher Knights of Columbus Council and 100% of the proceeds will go to Connecticut Special Olympics
Magnet purchases can be made after masses during Advent at the church exits while supplies last.
For more information Contact: Mike Schadtle, (860) 295-9701