St. John Fisher Roman Catholic Church

30 Jones Hollow Road, Marlborough, CT 06447

On the last Monday of June, I discovered I couldn’t find my credit card. A feeling a panic set in. I searched everywhere in the rectory, opening every drawer, not once but multiple times. I looked underneath cushions, checked my jacket pockets, and even dove through the waste baskets and sorted the laundry. All to no avail.

 I then decided to check at every store I had recently frequented to ask if perchance I had left it there. After visiting a number of them, still no sign of the card. Panic increased. Finally in an act of desperation, I checked under the front seat of the car. And there it was! I was overjoyed! I wanted to jump for joy and celebrate.

That episode of lost and found brought home to me the message of today’s Gospel.

If I could be so thrilled and joyful by finding a lost piece of plastic that could have been replaced, how much more should God rejoice in a unique person coming back with a heart that has been bruised, battered or broken by sinful choices he or she has made, or has become harsh and hard through arrogance, or has become unfeeling and cold, losing the capacity of compassion and mercy through a concentration on self and selfish ends.

God and heaven rejoices.

So should we.


24th Sunday in Ordinary Time, C, 16

Confirmation2019-2020 ~ Registration Open Now for Children entering Grades 1-9
Registration forms due by May 31
Completed Forms can be mailed to church, dropped off at church office or placed in offertory basket in an envelope marked Faith Formation. Forms can be obtained here: Click Here to download the 2019-2020 Registration form
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St John Fisher ~ Treasure IslandSontreasureIsland



DATE: Mon. Aug 5- Thursday Aug 8  ~  TIME: 9 – 12 daily

WHERE: St John Fisher Hall and grounds

Your child will set sail on an island adventure in search of the world’s greatest treasure that is worth more than gold! Feel the ocean breeze, hear the island music, taste tropical fruits, play island games and create colorful crafts. X will mark the spot for Vacation Bible camp as they go on a hunt, walk the plank, fish for sunken treasure and discover God’s love!  Cost: $50 per child (space is limited)


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