St. John Fisher Roman Catholic Church

30 Jones Hollow Road, Marlborough, CT 06447

TRINITY SUNDAY

Close your eyes for a few moments and remember some of your happiest times.  My guess is that most of those moments, if not all of them, involved someone else. At our core we are social creatures.  At the very beginning, God proclaimed that it is not good for man to be alone. Those who seek constant solitude are labeled as uloners" and judged as being at least a little bit strange or eccentric. Many punishments involve separating someone from others, such as the solitary confinement of a prisoner, or the dreaded silent treatment by someone significant. Part of the pathos in the Neil Diamond song uI am I Said" is that uno one heard at all" his cry that his existence be acknowledged.  And Dante's vision of hell is not one of fire but one of ice which encases and keeps people separate and unable to communicate.

All of this simply points out what we already know: relationships are extremely important in our lives. They form us, help us discover who we are, affect our moods and our perception of self.  But, why?
 
I believe the answer is to be found in the Feast of the Most Holy Trinity.  God is Father, Son, and Spirit.  No matter what else this might mean or how philosophers and theologians try to explain it, the Trinity is ultimately about relationship.  Now if relationship is what God is about, it is no wonder that we- created in Gods' image-are also essentially about relationships.  What perhaps is even more astounding is that these relationships are not just among the persons of the Trinity or on our part with other persons, but also include relationships between God and humanity.  Imagine that...the omnipotent God wants a relationship with us!
 
So if anyone should ever ask you to explain what the mystery of the Trinity is about, say it's all about one word: "relationship."

 

-Fr  Sas, June 15 Homily  
The Most Holy Trinity, 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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