St. John Fisher Roman Catholic Church

30 Jones Hollow Road, Marlborough, CT 06447

"Who do the crowds say that I am?"
"But you, who do you say that I am?"

After solitary prayer, Jesus returns to his disciples and asks these questions. He must have already heard rumors as to who the crowd thought he was. He also had a pretty good idea as to his true identity.

He received the answers he expected from "the crowd, the others." He joyfully accepted Peter's response about being "the Christ of God," albeit with a warning of coming events involving suffering, rejection, and death.

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From about mid-March, beginning with the NCAA basketball tournaments, continuing through the playoffs for some professional, college and high school sports, and reaching a climax with graduations from various academic levels, the word “spirit” is tossed around rather freely. We hear that this team or that played with great spirit or with a spirit of teamwork.  Graduation speakers will mention the special spirit of this particular graduating class, the distinctive sense of who they are that marked their years together and that they will take into the unknown future.

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come, to soften hard hearts, to give us a vision rather than an opinion. Bring us the gifts of understanding and compassion so that we might give up our set-in-stone ways and reach a compromise for the greater and common good. Amen.
                       ~ Fr. Sas, Homily, May 5, 2013.

The Triduum and Easter celebrations were prayerful and meaningful experiences for all who attended. Many thanks to all those individuals who helped make this possible: The Worship Choir, Teen Praise Choir, Decorating Committee, Altar Servers, Eucharistic Ministers, Lectors, and Greeters. Your participation reflected many blessings and gifts from God, and I thank you for sharing those gifts with your parish family.
 
I also want  to thank those who contributed memorial gifts for our Easter flowers. Because of your generosity, our church "bloomed" with the promise of our Risen Lord.  Your deceased loved ones were remembered at our Easter Sunday Masses.
 
Many thanks,
Father Sas

Home! Think of that word and its uses. Home Free. E.T., phone home!  “I’ll be home for Christmas.” Home is where the heart is.

Ideally, home is a place of safety and acceptance. A place where we discover who we are, or can be who we are, without the pressure of having to prove ourselves or be judged in the same way we are at school or at work or even sometimes at play; a place where we do things and help out not for reward or to gain love but because we belong. A place where the routine of daily life and mealtimes and

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Because of his afflictionLENTEN SCRIPTURE PROGRAM

Wednesday, March 13, 7-8 pm
Presented by Father Sas

Who was the Suffering Servant? Was he the prophet speaking about him/herself? Was he a prophet from the past or from the future? Was the Servant an idealized type of Israel? Was he only a mysterious figure meant to keep the People of God guessing or hoping for his arrival?

Find out on March 13.

In preparation, read Isaiah 40-55 completely, preferably at one sitting. Bring a Bible on the 13th.

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