St. John Fisher Roman Catholic Church

30 Jones Hollow Road, Marlborough, CT 06447

Elijah, Paul and Peter were feeling helpless, hopeless, and afraid.
 
Elijah had run afoul of Jezebel, the Queen of Israel, by proving the power of Yahweh and the impotence of her god, Baal, and of her priests. As a result, she was out to kill him. He felt powerless and very much alone.
 
Paul was beside him with grief, almost to the point of despair, because he longed for his Jewish brothers and sisters to come to faith in Jesus, wanting to share with them the joy of discipleship.  But they were obstinate.

Peter (and the rest of the disciples), already shaken to their core by the dark and windy night at sea, thought they saw a ghost striding toward them on the water.  Peter challenged the apparition.  The ghost answered. Peter, his bluff called, left the relative safety of the boat to join the ghost for a pre- dawn stroll on the water.  He was doing it! But only for a short while. The realization of doing the impossible sank in, and he began to sink.
 
But, eventually, Elijah, Paul and Peter came to a place of peace, confident that God indeed had their back; and, they overcame their demons of fear, loneliness, and despair.
 
Many of us have been there.  It's the 4th watch of the night, about 3 am. We suddenly awaken, and funny stuff begins to happen. We hear a noise in the house or outside; senses are heightened; random thoughts enter our minds; imaginations run amok.  And we can't wait for dawn.
 
Whatever our fears and worries that cause us to toss and turn during the night, our hearts to pound, and a cold sweat to soak us, Jesus stretches out his hand to give us courage, hope, and peace.
 
He tells us:  Do not be afraid!  I've got your back."

 
-Fr  Sas, August  10th Homily
19th 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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UPCOMING TEEN EVENT

TeenCookoutSaturday, June 16th  - spring into summer with our ANNUAL COOKOUT! Come celebrate our seniors at the 4:00pm mass where they will be recognized then join us down stairs for a cookout, s’mores and field games. 4:00(mass) 8:00pm.

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