St. John Fisher Roman Catholic Church

30 Jones Hollow Road, Marlborough, CT 06447

Weeds are pernicious things. When they first grow, they have adapted themselves to look like plants we like. For example, in my own garden, I can't tell the difference between portulaca and purslane when they first start sprouting. Besides that, the things we consider weeds are often used by other cultures in cooking, medicine, or as decorations. For example, dandelions are used to make wine, vinegar, cooked greens, and pretty bouquets picked by little children for their mothers. And the aforementioned purslane is really a succulent herb. Who knew? One person's weed is another's plant. Now, crabgrass is another story, (but at least it leaves the yard looking green!)

Everything growing in a garden has to mature at least somewhat before we can decide whether we continue to let it grow or pull it out. And that takes patience and discerning judgement.
God is a Master Gardener, giving life to all types of people in God's vineyard, field and garden. God is lenient, clement, and patient with us, letting us grow, mature, and bear whatever fruit we can. If God is patient with us, why can't we be so with each other? Instead we are quick to judge and to cast aside.
Who knows? In our haste we may have cast aside an herb in disguise or a future flower that will delight.

-Fr. Sas, July 2o Homily
16 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.


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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