St. John Fisher Roman Catholic Church

30 Jones Hollow Road, Marlborough, CT 06447

"Garbage in, garbage out."
 
We all know that this saying applies to the direct relationship between data put into a computer and that which is produced from it. If the data contains errors, so does the ensuing report; if it is accurate, the resulting report is too.
 
Can we apply this saying to life as well?  There are many studies and anecdotal evidence to suggest so. If our senses are bombarded with violent images, we have a tendency to  have angry or even violent reactions to the smallest things; for example, road rage. If we listen to music which spews hate, disrespect, and sexism, we will tend to be hateful, disrespectful, and sexist ourselves. If we watch TV or movies with loose standards of morality, we are much more accepting of those standards ourselves.

Paul understood over 2,ooo years ago that whatever we human beings allow to take hold of our minds will eventually find expression in our words and actions.  As a result, Paul called on believers at the Church of Philippi to think about good things and to retain a prayerful relationship with God.
 
In this way, it will be God, not the pollution of a culture, who will guard the minds and watch over the behavior of the faithful.
 
"Finally, brother  and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is gracious, if there is any excellence and if there is anything worthy of praise think about these things   Then the God of peace will be with you."  
(Philippians 4:8-9)
 
And..."Garbage in, garbage out" will be transformed into "Goodness in, goodness out."

-Fr  Sas, October 5 Homily
27th 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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