St. John Fisher Roman Catholic Church

30 Jones Hollow Road, Marlborough, CT 06447

Wait a minute! What’s all this talk in Luke’s Gospel (Lk. 21:25-28, 34-36) about signs in the heavens, the moon, sun and stars, people frightened to death, and nations being perplexed by the roaring of the sea and the crashing of waves?

Are we preparing for Christmas? Well, yeah ------ and no.

We will celebrate Christmas when it comes again, but we also awaiting Christ’s coming in glory, a second coming which inaugurates God’s Kingdom.

That is what we pray for in the Our Father every time we say “thy Kingdom come”. We are praying for the end of the world as we know it. Think about that for a moment.

I recently read an excerpt from a homily written by St. Cyprian who asked in essence: “Do we really want that to happen?” Or is the world so attractive that we prefer it to Christ’s kingdom? Cyprian goes on to say that soldiers serving in a foreign land can’t wait to return home. Now, our home is in heaven. That’s our goal and for what we have been created. Do we really want to go home? Or do we enjoy a foreign land so much we would rather remain there?

This Sunday begins the new liturgical year. Like any new year, it is a time to take stock of where we are on life’s journey and make any adjustments to keep moving forward with renewed hope.

A question: How often have we reflected on God’s merciful presence in our lives?

An adjustment: As we approach the Year of Mercy, let us resolve to be aware of God’s merciful presence, not take it for granted, and be always vigilant, that is, always alert to it.

Happy New Year!


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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