St. John Fisher Roman Catholic Church

30 Jones Hollow Road, Marlborough, CT 06447

We know that Jesus lost his temper one time when he overthrew the money changers' table and drove out those selling doves. With all the demands on his time, with all the constant battles with the orthodox nitpickers he faced, with his slow-to-believe disciples, you would think he must have been tempted and perhaps did lose his temper at least one other time.

Going with his disciples to rest and retreat in a deserted place, Jesus can't even escape by boat. The crowds learn of his plan and arrive in droves before he and the disciples even made landfall. His reaction to them is not impatience or anger, but one of pity. He allows himself and his planned relaxation to be interrupted, and he teaches the people, hungry for the word of God.
 
Each of our lives is filled with constant interruptions. We are always being called from our plans to deal with the unexpected. The phone rings and it's a friend or relative who needs to talk with us. A child (no matter how young or how old) hurts and seeks comfort. Or, a serious and life-altering illness hits, and everything we planned is up in smoke.
 
How we deal with these interruptions which characterize our lives will indicate how well we are following Jesus. Are we impatient, angry, put out, and short with our time and temper? Or are we gracious, accommodating, compassionate and giving?
 
Interruptions are the test of our faith and the proof of our character.


-Fr Sas, July 19 Homily
16th Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

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.

WildWestCampVACATION BIBLE CAMP

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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