St. John Fisher Roman Catholic Church

30 Jones Hollow Road, Marlborough, CT 06447

I'd like to introduce you to my friend Justin Case. Perhaps you already know him. He's the person who when taking a day trip to the beach packs extra towels, a hoodie, long pants, extra sunscreen, two blankets, a folding chair, a beach umbrella, snacks, two water bottles, and rain gear "just in case." When going for a week's vacation, he has to rent a U- Hall to bring all his things "just in case." He's the guy you are behind at the security line at the airport with his computer, cell phone, iPad, iPod, MP3 and an overstuffed carry-on. He's a bit of a pack rat, saving magazines and newspapers "just in case" he wants to refer to some article in the future. He's always prepared for whatever the weather and whatever the circumstance "just in case."

He's a pain the neck. And he's a far cry from the recommendation Jesus gives to those going on mission in today's Gospel.
 
We are all like Justin Case fairly often though we laugh at him and are loathe to admit it. We have to stay connected to everything and everybody through our electronic gadgets, apps, and cell phones. We search for security through our possessions taking comfort in the fact we are prepared for every eventuality in terms of food, shelter, and clothing, having more in our pantries and closets than some third world countries.
 
Now I'm going to present you and myself with a challenge. Just for today, for a few hours, become disc onnected. Go for a walk without your iPod or MP3, listening for the sounds of nature instead of being "plugged in." Play tag with your children instead of on-line tag with Facebook. Further, I suggest that all of us not only turn off our cell phones, but leave them behind when outside gardening or at the lake or beach.
 
How will we ever survive!
 
-Fr. Sas, Homily from July 7
14th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

 

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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