St. John Fisher Roman Catholic Church

30 Jones Hollow Road, Marlborough, CT 06447

2nd Sunday of Advent, Year A, 16

This is the season of expectation, preparation, and waiting, but for what?

Let us look how this season unfolds.

The first days are all about the expectation, preparation, and waiting for the return in glory of Christ our King. The readings and prayers of the Mass and the Divine Office for the a large part are pointed toward that future event and should be read and prayed that way.

Beginning of December 17th, we begin a novena, nine days of reflecting on the Word who became flesh that culminates on Christmas Day, a remembrance of Jesus’ birth in Bethlehem.

But there is another aspect of expectation, preparation, and waiting, a more secular one that involves decorating, shopping for just the right present, and inviting guests to our home or responding to an invitation to join family and/or friends to celebrate. We all have hopes to make this Christmas “the best one ever!”

Well, guess what. Isaiah, Paul and the Baptist all talk about God’s hopes. Isaiah says that God wants to yearn for “that day” and accept the Spirit who offers us the gifts of wisdom, understanding, counsel, strength, and fear of the Lord. Those gifts are needed in order to create the community that Paul envisions, a community that attracts others to glorify God. And then John the Baptizer shouts to us to take those ideals and make them realities by bearing the fruit of repentance to prepare the way of the Lord.

In this season of expectation, preparation, and waiting, we are to live in the present with one foot in the future and one in the past.


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



TeenCookoutSaturday, June 16th  - spring into summer with our ANNUAL COOKOUT! Come celebrate our seniors at the 4:00pm mass where they will be recognized then join us down stairs for a cookout, s’mores and field games. 4:00(mass) 8:00pm.

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