St. John Fisher Roman Catholic Church

30 Jones Hollow Road, Marlborough, CT 06447

What is your idea of heaven?
 
Does it include sunshine, gentle breezes, and a beach? Or, is there snow, a half-pipe, and a skating rink? Does it include an endless buffet of your favorite food and drinks?
 
What's wrong with this perception of eternal life? For the most part it involves a lack of imagination. This concept of eternal life merely magnifies what we know and enjoy. That certainly is understandable. After all, this way of living is all we have to go on.
 
What is faith's idea of eternal life?
 
Jesus teaches that those who have gone through death to resurrected life are transformed. They are no longer subject to the limitations of this world and live a new life in God.
 
Faith believes that all life, whether here or hereafter, fundamentally consists in a relationship with God, a relationship that is eternal because God is eternal. Death may put an end to a physical and familiar existence, but it cannot destroy that relationship. Our belief in the certainty of eternal life is not based on wishful thinking but on the fact of God's eternal love.
 
There is a second belief as a corollary  to the first one: that the relationship among us, especially between those we love and who love us, will go on. Why? Also because of God's eternal love. God knows these relationships bring us so much life, joy, and happiness in this life, that God unselfishly rejoices to continue them in eternal life.


-Fr. Sas, November 10 Homily  
32nd 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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