St. John Fisher Roman Catholic Church

30 Jones Hollow Road, Marlborough, CT 06447

While it's Easter, our world still looks more like Good Friday. What makes the Good Friday story so devastating is that it is still so true . Politicians still are swayed by the mob (though we call it "poll driven agenda"); violence continues; goodness is mocked. Often those who are the outlaws in sports and media are preferred, becoming role models for our young. We repeat the cry of those in Jerusalem who shouted, "We want Barabbas!" instead of the one who healed, forgave and challenged people not to settle for outward show over interior depth.

Easter though is a "Yes, but" to all that. Yes, fear, self- righteousness, indifference and lack of responsibility kill; but, love never dies. The goodness nailed to a cross and left for dead is again alive and with us now if we only would recognize it. Christ is raised to put love in our hearts, decent thoughts in our heads and a bit more iron in our backbones. Christ is raised to convert us from something less than a true life to the possibility of full life, here and now.

Too often Easter comes across only as a promise of death to be overcome one day, a future triumph of personal afterlife. But, I can't believe in some vague future. I need to see that violence and death, sin and evil even now can at least be wounded, if not defeated, that thoughts of peace can be stronger than acts of war, that people of good will and concern can overcome bad faith and selfishness. I want to experience Easter as an event which helps me face the powers of death which already have me, and you, in their grip, such as racism, sexism, classism, and any other "ism".
Easter is the promise of presence. Easter becomes the assurance that God is present in our limits and losses. It is the courage to confront death and believe life is eternal. Easter does not deny the reality of death, but challenges its durability. Easter is the victory of seemingly powerless love over loveless power.
Jesus Christ is Risen! Alleluia!


Faith Formation Registration ~ 2018-2019

Faith Formation Classes, Grades 1-9 ~ Please register before May 31 (to avoid a late fee)

Registration forms are available HERE or at both of the church entrances.

Please place your completed forms in an envelope marked Faith Formation. Envelopes may be placed in the offertory basket, brought to the church office, or mailed.

Please email Theresa Brysgel at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions.


Your child will go back in time to the Wild, Wild West for a Wild Western Adventure Romp! They will enter a world of outlaws, cowboys, frontier games and even some wild animals. I hope many of the children join us on this spectacular adventure right here at St John Fisher Church! This will be an opportunity for kids to explore not only the thrilling Wild West, but also a way to discover a living spiritual relationship with Jesus and learn more about some Bible “outlaws” who chose to follow God and do what’s right. There will be Western themed games, crafts, activities, music and snacks It will be a week of ROOTIN’ TOOTIN” FUN !!!!

Date: August 6-9 Time: 9:00-noon  Where: St. John Fisher Church Hall

This camp is open to children entering grades 1-6  Cost is $25 per child


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