St. John Fisher Roman Catholic Church

30 Jones Hollow Road, Marlborough, CT 06447

Starting in February, my cousin and his wife go out into the fields and prune acres and acres of blueberry bushes.  It's hard work, and they have to know where and how much to prune each bush to ensure it bears berries the following summer. Too much pruning, and the bush could be lost for the season and maybe beyond; too little, and it will not bear as much fruit as it did the year before. It is an art form learned through years of experience and a few mistakes.

What does God wish to prune from us?  It may be selfishness, greed, the desire to have more than we need, to control others and situations, and unhealthy egotism.  You probably can add more to this list if you really think about it.
Pruning is done so that the branch can bear more fruit. What fruits does God wish us to bear more of?  I think the letter from John gives us a clue: love not in word or speech but in deed and truth. Now, it doesn't always have to be in grand gestures and in marvelous deeds. It could be as simple as making life a little easier for someone by anticipating her/his needs, by volunteering to go a little beyond what is expected.  It could be picking up after oneself at a park, on a beach, or in church.  It could be as simple as acknowledging the person who is at the register bagging your groceries, treating them as a human being rather than a functionary.  Think about it.  You can add more opportunities to love in deed and in truth.  With the help of God, prune and bear more fruit.

fr.  Sas, May 3 Homily, 5th Sunday of Easter




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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