St. John Fisher Roman Catholic Church

30 Jones Hollow Road, Marlborough, CT 06447


Would you do what is right and good if there were no God, no hope of eternal life, no kind of a reward?

Would you “Share your bread with the hungry, shelter the oppressed and the homeless; clothe the naked when you see them”? (Is. 58:7)

Would you be good for goodness sake? Do you believe that goodness is its own reward?

 

Do you believe there is a moral code that all people can agree and act upon regardless of race, nationality, religion, or even no religion?

Would you follow that code anyway if it is ignored by most people?

Sometimes we can be tempted to think along with the psalmist: “How useless to keep my heart pure and wash my hands in innocence.” A verse later he writes: “Then I said: ‘If I should speak like that, I should abandon the faith of your people.’” (Ps. 73: 13, 15).

I recently read in the sports pages that a certain quarterback who is in the Super Bowl tomorrow night/later on (his team has the letters “a” and “n” in it) had the Paradoxical Commandments on a laminated page in his locker. The commandments are these:

• “People are often unreasonable, irrational and self-centered. FORGIVE THEM ANYWAY.”

• “If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives. BE KIND ANYWAY.”

• “If you are successful, you will win some unfaithful friends and some genuine enemies. SUCCEED ANYWAY.”

• “If you are honest and sincere, people may deceive you. BE HONEST AND SINCERE ANYWAY.”

• “What you spend years creating, others could destroy overnight. CREATE ANYWAY.”

• “If you find serenity and happiness, some may be jealous. BE HAPPY ANYWAY.”

• “The good you do today will often be forgotten. DO GOOD ANYWAY.”

• “Give the best you have, and it will never be enough. GIVE YOUR BEST ANYWAY.”

• “In the final analysis, it’s between and God. IT WAS NEVER BETWEEN YOU AND THEM ANYWAY.”

5th Sunday in Ordinary Time, A17

 

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

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