CHRISTMAS MASS SCHEDULE
(8:30AM & 10:30AM Sunday Mass as usual)
Christmas Eve 4:00PM & 8:30PM
Christmas Day 9:30AM
30 Jones Hollow Road,
Marlborough, Connecticut 06447-1141
Pastor, Fr. Alvin J. LeBlanc
Deacon William Gilles
Senior Deacon John W. McKaig
Parish Secretary, Heather Mancini
Coordinators of Faith Formation.
Family Faith Formation
Grade K,1,3,4,5 & 6
Grade 2, 9 & 10 Confirmation
Deacon Bill Gilles
Grade 7 & 8
Director of Music Ministry
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 OFFICE HOURS:
Monday-Thursday, 8:30am to 1:30pm
(Best to call first)
ARCHDIOCESE OF HARTFORD
Baptism and/or Confirmation
Sponsor Certificates, Marriages & Baptisms
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Bulletin Announcement Deadline
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Watch carefully then how you live, not as foolish persons but as wise, making the most of the opportunity, because the days are evil.
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Christmas Giving Program
Beginning the weekend of December 2nd and 3rd, please take a gift tag from the display at church and return your unwrapped gift no later than the weekend of December 16th and 17th. Organizations supported by our giving program include By the River and Marlborough Health & Rehabilitation (support to seniors and infirmed), St. Vincent dePaul and Journey Home (support to those homeless and those transitioning to new housing) and Sacred Sweats (support to women recently released from prison).
Family Faith Formation & Youth Ministry Christmas Parties:
Family Faith Formation — on Saturday, December 2nd from 2:00 — 4:00 PM the faith formation families will gather for a fun and festive party learning about and celebrating the coming birth of Jesus.
Youth Ministry — on Saturday, December 16th all youth — grades 7-12 — are invited to a party in our church hall from 5:30 PM — 7:30PM. RSVP to Helena at 860-930
In addition to the regular Reconciliation offerings each Saturday from 3:00 - 3:30 PM, there will be two additional opportunities for Advent. Monday, December 18th from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM and Tuesday, December 19th from 9:00 AM — 10:30 AM
Parish-wide Christmas Gift:
During the weekend of December 16th and 17th, the book Beautiful Eucharist will be given to parishioners as a Christmas gift. We will schedule a book discussion during January for those interested as we continue to celebrate and learn more about the Blessed Eucharist available to us at each Mass.
Come relax, have fun, and join your friends as we play games, eat pizza, decorate cookies, and watch a Christmas movie! Dress in comfy clothes and bring a comfy chair for the movie, if you'd like. RSVP to Mrs. Thomas at
The Knights of Columbus will be selling: Christmas Nativity Magnets for $5 each Specially designed Christmas Ornaments for $10 each.
All proceeds will be donated to the CT Special Olympics.
Both items will be available after every weekend Mass through out the Advent season, beginning on December 2 - 3.
The Knights of Columbus are excited again to announce the annual "Keep Christ in Christmas" Poster Contest. Registration forms and paper have been given out to all the Faith Formation classes ; additional information may be found online. The dead- line for entry is December 15th by NOON. There are three separate divisions: Grades K-2, Grades 3-5 and Grades 6-8. Prizes are awarded for each division and winners will be entered into the state contest. For any questions, please ask a Knight or Melissa Jordan.
Please encourage any and all children in your life to express their personal faith impressions in the true theme of Christmas, the birth of our Lord, Jesus Christ.
Additional information here: https://www.kofc.org/en/what-we-do/faith-in-action-programs/family/keep-christ-in-christmas.html
Please join us for coffee and a holiday discussion of
“The Christmas Sweater”
by Glenn Beck
“The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse “
by Charlie Mackesy
Wednesday, December 13, at 10 am St. Thomas More Hall
A limited number of books are reserved at the Richmond Memorial Library. For more info: contact Barbara Gaudette (
Text messages from Father Leblanc are probably scams. My message was from an 856 area code (New Jersey) instead of 860 and signed as "Rev. Fr." If your message app supports reporting these texts as "Junk", be sure to do so. ALWAYS verify before clicking any links in messages or emails. Leading up to Black Friday scam messages, junk emails, and phishing phone calls are very, very high. Be diligent.
If a business calls you, they already know who you are and don't need you to "verify" your account numbers, payment information, or other personal information. If you are unsure if a call is legitemate, hang up and call the business directly at their regualr customer service number, NOT the number in the message or email.
On behalf of the Catholic elementary schools in the Archdiocese of Hartford, I extend my sincere gratitude to your Parishioners for the contribution of $675 to the 46th Annual HOPES (Help Our Parish Educators & Students) Collection. Sincerely,
The Reverend Michael Whyte
Untangling yarn! Jan Passacantando, Julie Groene and Eileen Gillis
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The Prayer Shawl ministry meets the 2nd Saturday of each month from 1:00pm at the St. Thomas More Hall
We celebrated a lovely All Souls' evening Mass ministering to those who lost loved ones in this past year. Many thanks to our youth artists, Marina McLaughlin, Stella and Elle Boutilier, and Colin and Kelly Tracey who all created beautiful heartfelt personalized cards. Cathy and Jim Castellani and Sue Hurley provided the refreshments and beverages as we spent time together following the Mass. Thanks to all for creating such a special and nurturing evening.
Our most recent Comfirmation Community
members that received the Sacrament of Confirmation at the Cathedral of St. Joseph in Hartford on Sunday, October 29th
Maxwell B, Jackson C, Jake D, Brody F, Luke F, Alexander G, Brooke G, Aubree J, William K, Aidan M, Mark M, Ola S, Michael T, Colin T, Marina W, Cecilia Z.
Thank you to every member of St. John Fisher who supported my bake sale! I raised almost $800 which will definitely help me towards making my project possible. I am so happy I get to create a project that gives back to this great community of people! The leftover items will be donated to House of Bread in Hartford.Thanks,Hudson Visco
An email or set of emails have been sent using Father's name in the “From:" field of the email. If the email requests you send money via gift card(s) or other non-traditional forms of payment, don't do it! This is common SCAM sent to you in anticipation of fooling you out of your hard earned money. This form of SCAM is not unusual and there is very little you can do to prevent it.
Anyone receiving an email should be aware of how to check the origin of that email, be able to ascertain if it’s a legitimate request and follow-up with an inquiry if even the least bit suspicious. If you hover your cursor over the “To:" address in any email, you can usually see the actual email address that the message was sent from. You’ll see that the SCAM email is not from Father Al.
Do NOT click on any links. If you respond to the email to vent your anger and or frustration, YOUR email address will be added to the SCAMMERs collection to be used in future email SCAM compaigns. Delete the email message.
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