Catholic Relief Services National Collection
We inadvertently forgot to hold a second collection last week for the Catholic Relief Services National Collection. All parishioners with envelopes are invited to bring them to Mass this weekend for the second collection. All funds go to support the efforts of CRS both domestically and internationally. Over 90% of funds donated go directly to programs that “are motivated by the Gospel of Jesus Christ to cherish, preserve and uphold the sacredness and dignity of all human life, foster charity and justice, and embody Catholic social and moral teaching.”
Women's Prayer Group
SJF Women's Prayer Group, Tuesday March 28th 6:00PM
The NEW St. John Fisher Women's Prayer group is meeting this Tuesday, March 28th at 6:00 PM in our church hall. We will begin experiencing the program Living In the Father's Love with a video and discussion. Going forward, the prayer group will meet the last Tuesday of each month and all are welcome. If you are interested in joining, please let Barbara know at
Answering Pope Francis’ Call: A Catholic Response to Human Trafficking
Tuesday, March 28, 2023, 7:00 PM
St. John Fisher Church, 30 Jones Hollow Road, Marlborough, CT
Presented by: Archdiocese of Hartford Human Trafficking Task Force
Human Trafficking is occurring in our state and across the globe, and YOU can do something about it. This presentation provides education about the current state of human trafficking, with a focus on the United States and Connecticut.
- Learn about the different types of human trafficking and the warning signs.
- Hear about national and local efforts to combat the
- Obtain materials to initiate or join existing efforts to support victims and
- Learn how your faith community can get
A free will offering will be collected for The Underground CT, a grass-roots, faith based initiative dedicated to ending sex trafficking and sexual exploitation throughout Connecticut and New England.
RSVP: St John Fisher Church at
Save the Date! 500 Acts of Kindness.
All parishoners are welcome to gather on Saturday April 1st as we gather to spread a little love! Use your hands and your hearts as we make Easter bags, lunches and breakfasts, and blankets on April 1st beginning at 9:00am in the St. Thomas More hall.
"Activities include but are not limited to making lunches, breakfasts, Easter Candy Bags, Hope cards & blankets. As we approach Palm Sunday, come spread God's love to others by using our hearts and hands!"
Men's Retreat ~ a Missing Peace
It is that time of year again, hope some you can join me and friends for this special annual event. Please don’t hesitate to invite a friend or family member. This one will be the second Retreat since Covid hit us like a rock and changed our lives.
April 14, 2023 – April 16, 2023
Right click and open this link to register https://www.holyfamilyretreat.org/calendar/men12#Registerr
2022-23 Theme: A Missing Peace
Just before he departs this earth, Jesus says to his friends: "Peace I leave with you, my peace I give you… Let not your hearts be troubled or afraid." (John 14:27) Peace is something we crave but rarely find for more than a short time. This season at Holy Family, we’ll explore the theme, A Missing Peace, in the hope that together, through prayer, presentations, and discussions, we can come closer to understanding how to achieve the peace Jesus meant for us to have, and equally important, to share in our families and in our world.
Carlos Pina, Promoter
Mobile 860 982 3428
Saturday, April 29, 2023 ~ 5:00 PM
St. Thomas Moore Hall
SIGN UP SHEETS ARE AT THE CHURCH ENTRANCES
NO CHARGE, BUT A FREE WILL DONATION WILL BE ACCEPTED
St. Vincent DePaul Sandwich Collection
We will collect sandwiches on Thursday, March 30th
We will gather in the kitchen to make sandwiches as a community this month. We ask that you meet in the hall following the 8:30 Mass on Thursday, March 30th. We invite you to bring sandwich meat, cheese and bread to add to our supply. If you would like participate but cannot join us, you can make sandwiches at home and drop them off at the church between 8:30-930am or 7:00-7:30pm on March 30th.
Thank you for your support!
CRS Rice Bowl
OVERCOMING DISASTER In Bangladesh, cyclones and other natural disasters are increasing -- destroying farms, homes and more -- making it difficult for people to earn a living and support their families. But people are learning new techniques to protect their land and income, enabling more children to go to school. How can you care for creation to help the planet and our global family? Visit crsricebowl.org to learn more about individuals who have benefitted from Rice Bowl.
Caring For Our Brothers & Sisters in Christ
Following the tradition of caring for our brothers and sisters in Christ, we will once again be collecting personal care items during the Lenten season. Each week we invite you to bring a bar of soap or a bottle of shampoo which will be donated to organizations supporting the homeless. We ask that you keep those impacted by poverty in your Lenten prayer intentions.
A Marlborough Food Bank Thank You!
The Marlborough Food Bank is extremely grateful for the very generous contributions from the “Souper Bowl of Caring” collection in February; the gift cards to Big Y and also for the birthday kits. Your continued support is greatly appreciated.
With Much Gratitude
I would like to thank all of the parishioners of St John Fisher who helped in any way to give Father Sas a very bittersweet Retirement Party. Thanks to all of those who helped set up, provide food, serve, and clean up. Special thanks to Jim Henderschedt for providing music, Jim and Cathy Castellani for their expertise and to our Faith Formation families for the centerpieces. Also a huge thank you to Leah at Its so Ranunculus for donating the beautiful themed flower arrangements.
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