St. John Fisher Roman Catholic Church

30 Jones Hollow Road, Marlborough, CT 06447

Palm Sunday-Mark

When reading the Passion Account, we might ask or feel: “When will it ever end?” I sometimes wonder if Jesus felt the same way.

If the dramatic, communal sharing of Mark’s Passion brings to mind the many murders that affront us each day in the news, especially school shootings; the crimes that hurt the poor and desperate among us; the crushing despair of millions around the world who caught below the safety nets of economic and medical survival; then we are accompanying Jesus in his walk toward Calvary today.

If the images of the Passion help us join our own moments of betrayal, loss and loneliness, then we are renewing our baptismal commitment to die with Jesus to rise with him.

If we find in Jesus’ innocence a clearer sense of our own sinfulness – our silence and neglect of the suffering of others, our failure to risk love when it is required of us or offered to us – then we are face to face with our need for God’s mercy and forgiveness.

Palm/Passion Sunday invites us to dedicate the week ahead as holy, to enter it and deliberately focus our minds on accompanying Jesus: to the table of the Last Supper; to the garden of agony; to the trial before his accusers, and finally to the cross. This is how we will get to Easter.

RELTX0662019-2020 ~ 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

VACATION BIBLE CAMP

FOR CHILDREN ENTERING GRADES 1-6

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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