St. John Fisher Roman Catholic Church

30 Jones Hollow Road, Marlborough, CT 06447

Some, because they seek to serve God by going to church and living a moral life, expect that life will be smooth and
problem free. They also seem to expect that the Church itself will be a place where everyone gets along, there are not problems, and everyone has everyone else's best interests at heart.
 
While those are nice thoughts, they are not realistic ones.  Experience teaches quite a different lesson. Bad things do happen to good people with at least the same frequency as they do to those who have God far from the center of their lives. And as a Church, we've been tossed about recently by storms of scandal, apparent attempts at cover-ups, various other controversies and more than a few heated disagreements on parish, diocesan, national, and international levels.

Without minimizing these current situations, history reveals that such trials are not new to the Church. From its beginning it faced opposition from without and has been wounded from within.
 
And yet, somehow this institution not only continues to survive but even flourishes.  This cannot be attributed to the strength and holiness of its members. No, it results from the fact that Jesus is the real foundation of the Church.  Jesus is the one who gave Peter the commission to care for the sheep and the lambs and assures the Church of protection.  Jesus is the one who confronted Paul on the road to Damascus, calling him to bring the Gospel to the wider world outside Judaism. While the Church may have been built on the rock of Peter and spread by Paul, it is the Church of Jesus Christ.
 
Today we celebrate the faith  of these two great early heroes of our faith, who were also sinners like us all.  Initially both were found lacking; one, by denying Christ; the other, by persecuting His Church.  But, each repented, was forgiven, and then lived with total commitment to Christ and the Church even to a martyr's death.
 
We learn from them valuable lessons for our own lives and times: Struggles and sufferings will always be a part of the life of the Church; and, each of us will face times of sinful failure, have a need for conversion, and can trust in the Lord's mercy and willingness to call us over and over again to faithful discipleship.

-Fr  Sas, June 29 Homily  
Saints Peter and Paul, Apostles, 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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