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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The Social Activities Committee is looking for anyone who might be willing to bake for events at St John Fisher Church. If you are willing to help in this way, please enter your information on the signup sheets at the entrances of the church. If you have been contacted in the past and would like to continue to help, please enter your information on the signup sheets so that we can keep this list current and up to date. Thank you.
As we begin a new season, we have two openings on our parish council. We are looking for an adult and a youth representative, grade 9 and above, to provide their input as we provide advice and support to Father Al and continue to advance the efforts of our many ministries and dedicated staff. We meet five times during the season (September, November, January, March and May) for a 7:00 pm session. Please consider joining our active team by offering your suggestions and insight supporting our St. John Fisher parish family. Please contact either Father Al or Barbara Meyers at
We needed 40+ volunteers to cook, bake, prep, and serve the Sunday Night Supper at St. Vincent de Paul in Middletown and YOU answered the call! The meals of meatloaf, potatoes, fresh vegetables, and cookies were a big hit. Please know you touched, affirmed and shared love with the patrons - you did what Jesus asks us to do as His hands and heart here on earth.
Many, many thanks!
We are pleased to announce our Faith Formation leadership team for this new academic year - please join us in formally welcoming Helena Thomas, Cindy Bryan, and Deacon Bill who are leading the following programs:
Cindy Bryan - Family Faith Formation for our elementary school families
Helena Thomas - The Sacramental year (s) programs for First Reconciliation, First Holy Communion and Confirmation
Deacon Bill - Middle School program for grades 7 and 8
The various programs are kicking off in October. So, if you have not registered your child or if you would like further information, please connect with one of the leaders.
Looking forward to a wonderful year building the knowledge of our faith, demonstrating our faith and bringing the love, teachings and presence of Jesus into our homes, lives, and hearts.
Many thanks to all who continue to support our 10th grade Confirmation community, especially last weekend, by keeping the teens in your prayers and donating snacks and drinks for their retreat. Your generosity and support are deeply appreciated.
Cindy Bryan will be joining us, effective this Monday, September 18th as a Coordinator of Faith Formation. Cindy's responsibilities will cover the Family Faith Formation program for our elementary school families with intentional instruction for age/grade appropriate learning and the vacation bible program in the summer. Her responsibilities will also include oversite and support (as needed) for the middle school program that Deacon Bill and his wife Eileen are teaching.
How would you like to join a sewing group in creating our beautiful baptismal gowns? We will provide directions, a pattern and a creative-minded community coming together to create these gowns while praying for the child who receives it. This is such a beautiful way to participate in celebrating our youngest parishioners, along with their families, in the Sacrament of Baptism. Please contact Heather in our church office if you are interested.
The Social Activities Committee at St John Fisher Church is looking for people who would be interested in planning and or organizing events for the coming year. If you can help in any way, please contact Chris Warchut at
Here are some of the knitted hats and scarves (45 hats and 5 scarves) made by the Prayer Shawl ministry and donated to the Disabled American Vets.
The Prayer Shawl ministry meets the 2nd Saturday of each month from 1:00pm at the St. Thomas More Hall.
We are looking for adults (parents, grandparents or other adult parishioners) and 9th-12th grade youth volunteers, who can commit to help teach our amazing Catholic faith once a month. All material will be provided, and we will gather as a group to plan and train on the curriculum for this academic year. With the help of volunteers, we are planning to have smaller age-specific groups, in addition to our monthly family nights, which provide additional instruction and age- appropriate learning. The success of this program depends on dedicated volunteers invested in the future of our church. If you would like to volunteer, please reach out to Melissa at
As our current Faith Formation leadership team is changing, with Jen and Melissa moving on, we wanted to reach out to our families to assure them we are working to create and continue to offer comprehensive programs that embrace our families and their children in the growth and demonstration of their love of Jesus, His teachings and their Catholic faith. You will shortly be introduced to one of our newest Faith Formation leaders who will continue to build upon the current Confirmation program while providing an additional focus for all children receiving their sacraments in the coming academic year - to include First Holy Communion. Please stay tuned and access the faith formation registration link on our church website as registration remains open until September 1st.We have been very fortunate to have Jen and Melissa leading our programs and are grateful that Jen will continue to walk with our current 10th grade class as they receive their sacrament of Confirmation in October.Please reach out to the church office if you have any questions or if you would like to be part of the team providing insight and teaching for our faith formation population.
Registration is Open and Waiting for You. It is hard to believe that we are already into August and the Fall decorations are already in stores along with back-to-school supplies. With back-to-school, it also means Back-to-Family Faith Formation.
We are excited to build upon the family faith formation program by providing sessions and resources to parents; proven curriculum for children to learn about and demonstrate their faith; gatherings; and service opportunities that continue to nurture and express our Catholic faith.
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