St. John Fisher Roman Catholic Church

30 Jones Hollow Road, Marlborough, CT 06447

On the last Monday of June, I discovered I couldn’t find my credit card. A feeling a panic set in. I searched everywhere in the rectory, opening every drawer, not once but multiple times. I looked underneath cushions, checked my jacket pockets, and even dove through the waste baskets and sorted the laundry. All to no avail.

 I then decided to check at every store I had recently frequented to ask if perchance I had left it there. After visiting a number of them, still no sign of the card. Panic increased. Finally in an act of desperation, I checked under the front seat of the car. And there it was! I was overjoyed! I wanted to jump for joy and celebrate.

That episode of lost and found brought home to me the message of today’s Gospel.

If I could be so thrilled and joyful by finding a lost piece of plastic that could have been replaced, how much more should God rejoice in a unique person coming back with a heart that has been bruised, battered or broken by sinful choices he or she has made, or has become harsh and hard through arrogance, or has become unfeeling and cold, losing the capacity of compassion and mercy through a concentration on self and selfish ends.

God and heaven rejoices.

So should we.


24th Sunday in Ordinary Time, C, 16


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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