St. John Fisher Roman Catholic Church

30 Jones Hollow Road, Marlborough, CT 06447

1st Sunday of Advent, A16

The craziness of Black Friday (which has been going for at least three weeks with pre-Black Friday sales) and tomorrow’s Cyber Monday, the endless catalogues and inserts in our daily paper, and the non-stop advertising on TV, radio, and billboards, all pound into our consciousness what the commercial Christmas should look like. But rather than waiting for a deluge of gifts delivered by Santa Claus or relatives, what Christian believers are waiting for and anticipating is something very different.

We are reminded that as people of faith we are to remain hopeful and alert, not to hear reindeer hooves on the roof but for the return of our Savior.

But to do this, we have to make time in the hectic pace of our holiday preparations to be somewhat still, to prepare by prayer for the promised return by thinking about Jesus 1st coming, the fulfillment of one promise giving us confidence in another.

I challenge you and myself to read and ponder Matthew’s and Luke’s portrayal of Christ’s birth.

I further challenge you and myself to sit quietly for a minute or two or more each day to pray the mantra: “Thy Kingdom Come!”

If we stay awake and aware, we can meet Christ as he is already coming NOW in the people we meet, in the cards we send, in the love we share and show in the presents we buy.

That way we prepare to celebrate this Christmas what has been, what is now, and what will be. Amen!

 

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

Click:  SIGN-UP SHEET

UPCOMING TEEN EVENT

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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