St. John Fisher Roman Catholic Church

30 Jones Hollow Road, Marlborough, CT 06447

Perhaps you remember me. For those who do not, my name is Zachariah, Zach for short. I've been following Jesus since his baptism and listening to him preach, talking about the coming Kingdom, and witnessing his miracles. Quite impressive!
 
I know he said our holiness must surpass that of the Pharisees and scribes-a pretty daunting task since they are very strict in their observance of the Law. He mentioned  a few commandments, kicking their meaning up a notch. I could follow his train of thought in those situations.
 
But, now this! Are you kidding  me?! Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you? Yeah right! I am supposed to love the Samaritans and pray for the Romans. No way! Offer no resistance to one who is evil; turn the other cheek; give up my cloak rather than go to court; go beyond what is asked of me in being pressed into service by a Roman soldier; give my hard earned cash to anyone who asks. What am I, a wimp? A pushover?
 
I think that I like the old way better: love your countryman and hate your enemies. Much easier. And what about the person who is disagreeable to me, always pointing out my flaws, who is aggravating and just plain mean? Should I love and pray for that person, too?
 
Jesus says we must go beyond what pagans and tax collectors do (whom I hate as well!), being perfect as our heavenly Father is perfect.
 
I'd like to see him do that.
 
And he did. For three years, ending by forgiving even those who crucified him. Maybe we do it imperfectly, but at least we have to try. His Spirit lives on in us, has been given to us. He has confidence in us. He encourages us. He showed us that it can be done.

-Fr  Sas, February 23 Homily, 7th Sunday in Ordinary Time, 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.

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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