St. John Fisher Roman Catholic Church

30 Jones Hollow Road, Marlborough, CT 06447

We all have “to do” or “honey do” lists. We oftentimes check off the list first what’s easiest to do, then gradually, the harder ones. Finally we are left with the hardest or the least attractive, like weeding the garden after letting it go for 6 weeks or cleaning out the garage, a closet, or that junk drawer.

We also have a priority list of what we hope to accomplish in our lives: finish school; find a job and/or a career; for most of you: get married, buy a house, have and raise children; maybe travel or have a beach house or a cabin in the woods; save for retirement; enjoy the grandkids; and eventually retire.

We often forget one thing on our “to do” and priority list: become a disciple. Being a disciple doesn’t necessarily mean leaving our families as Elisha and the would-be followers of Jesus in today’s Gospel were called to do.

More often than not it means staying right where we are and caring for those God has placed in our reach, to “serve one another through love”: our families, our community, our fellow workers, or classmates.
In this way we are fulfilling what Jesus asks of us: “… proclaim the kingdom of God” (Lk. 9:60), as missionaries at home, right where we are.

Helping Hands T ShirtSt. John Fisher T-Shirt Sale to raise funds for our Helping Hands project.  The t-shirts can be ordered on-line and will be shipped directly to you (for an additional charge) or will be shipped in bulk to the church and then distributed after masses.  The shirts were designed by senior Ellie Packer and all the profits will go to help fund the CRS global food packaging event to be held in the spring of 2019 to benefit the people of the Burkina Faso.  

https://www.customink.com/fundraising/st-john-fisher-helping-hands

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