St. John Fisher Roman Catholic Church

30 Jones Hollow Road, Marlborough, CT 06447

By Ellie Packer

As soon as we pulled into the driveway of the “Green House,” I knew I was definitely out of my comfort zone. I had quickly said a prayer to myself, asking God to calm my nerves and to use me in whatever way He needed to help the children of Catholic Worker House. As soon as we pulled into the driveway of the “Green House,” I knew I was definitely out of my comfort zone. I had quickly said a prayer to myself, asking God to calm my nerves and to use me in whatever way He needed to help the children of Catholic Worker House. 

I started out the day by painting with the kids, and that’s when this one little girl, who was in first grade, grabbed my attention. She was so excited to paint us pictures of rainbows and the beach. Later in the day, when we broke for lunch, the little girl asked if I could sit next to her, and of course I said yes.

When I sat down, I could tell that something was upsetting her. I asked her if she was all right, and she told me she just needed a glass of water. When I brought her back the water, she immediately rested her head on my shoulder and asked if she could just lean on me. Whenever I look back on this moment, I can only think of the love and fulfillment that Jesus had put into my heart. I never realized how simple some of these children’s needs are: a shoulder to lean on, something we all have to the ability to give.

The best piece of advice I ever received was to never become too comfortable in where you are as a disciple of Jesus. I encourage others to take that same piece of advice and push themselves out of their comfort zones to do service at Catholic Worker House or any other place that they are called to serve. It is so important to connect with others through service, no matter how much time or donations you have to give, because the world can always use more hope and compassion. 

“The future is made of [you], it is made of encounters, because life flows through our relations with others. Quite a few years of life have strengthened my conviction that each and everyone's existence is deeply tied to that of others: life is not time merely passing by, life is about interactions.” -Pope Francis

 

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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