St. John Fisher Roman Catholic Church

30 Jones Hollow Road, Marlborough, CT 06447

Epiphany 2018

Are you feeling SAD? It is a mood swing a bit like depression that comes upon some people on a regular basis, usually from late autumn through the winter months and begins to go away at the approach of spring and summer, also known as Seasonal Affective Disorder.

One treatment is light therapy. In light therapy, a person sits a few feet from a special light box so that he/she is exposed to bright light within the first hour of waking up each day. Light therapy mimics natural outdoor light and appears to cause a change in brain chemicals linked to mood.

Let’s talk about another type of SAD, this one called Spiritual Absence Dislocation. (I made that up.) It arises when a person feels life is dark and meaningless. It can happen at any time and begins to be overcome the closer that person  approaches the true light of the world, Jesus Christ. For us, our light therapy is prayer, spending a period of time gazing upon the bright light of Jesus at the beginning or the end of each day.

It was foretold in the reading of Isaiah: “Rise up in splendor Jerusalem! Your light has come, the glory of God shines upon you.” That light will be for others too. It is not meant for one people or one era in history. No, but “nations shall walk by your light” attracting others who want to bask in it.

Paul in amazement proclaims “that the Gentiles are coheirs, members of the same body, and copartners in the promise”.

And it all began with the brightness of a star whose light led the Magi to see a newborn king in a baby at Bethlehem.

 

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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