St. John Fisher Roman Catholic Church

30 Jones Hollow Road, Marlborough, CT 06447

Oh, the fickleness of the human heart!

We hear once again Jesus saying: “Today this Scripture passage is fulfilled in your hearing.” Then Luke adds: “All spoke highly of him and were amazed at the gracious words that came from his mouth.” I think that Luke was exaggerating when he said “all” for all immediately some in the crowd were suspicious of the hometown boy made good. “Isn’t the son of Joseph?” What is he doing attributing the description of the Messiah in Isaiah to himself?

Jesus doesn’t help matters any by pointing out that foreigners rather the residents of Israel were singled out for miracles in the past. The result? The “all spoke highly of him” becomes “they were all filled with fury”, drove him out of the town and wanted to kill him.


We oftentimes behave in the same way. For instance we question a person’s credentials when he or she points out that we could do things differently. Someone will say: “Who died and made you boss?” Sometimes we question a person’s academic achievements because they didn’t graduate from a famous university with a Ph.D. but from a lesser known college with only a B.A.. We take into consideration peoples’ age, gender, race, religion, and/or political leanings when we decide to listen to them or dismiss their thoughts and opinions.

How often are we filled with fury instead of praise; with anger instead of humility; with closed ears instead of open minds and hearts?

4th Sunday in Ordinary Time, C, 2016


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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