St. John Fisher Roman Catholic Church

30 Jones Hollow Road, Marlborough, CT 06447

The Sadducees and Pharisees had a problem,  and his name was John the Baptist. They were considered-and thought themselves to be-the official leaders of Israel's religion, and here they were taking a back seat to a person clothed in camel's hair and eating locust and wild honey, for heaven's sake! It was entirely too much!

A few of their comrades approached him while he was baptizing in the Jordan, and what a welcome they got! They were called a brood of vipers, no less, snakes in the grass, and received a scolding, being told they should put away attempts at ritual. John would be satisfied only by proofs of repentance.  Who does he think he is to treat us like that? We are children of Abraham!
And that upstart said, 11Big deal." He claimed that meant nothing to God; God could raise up children to Abraham from the stones around them.
And here's the lesson for us: titles and rituals mean nothing to God. We take some pride in being called Catholic Christians, but the fact that we are means next to nothing to God. We can receive the Eucharist, taking the Lord's life into our own, but if we don't live according to his Gospel, what good will it do? We still have to produce good fruit along with the internal attitudes that cause a change in our behavior, an acceptance of one another and all created things as gifts from God.
That is the only way to realize Isaiah's vision of perfect harmony.

-Fr  Sas, December 8 Homily  
2nd Sunday of Advent, Year A


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.


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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