St. John Fisher Roman Catholic Church

30 Jones Hollow Road, Marlborough, CT 06447

4th Sunday of Easter C22

One of the most touching scenes in the Gospel is from John’s Gospel after the resurrection. Mary is at the tomb weeping and turns around to see Jesus standing there but mistakenly took him to be the gardener. It was only Jesus said her name, “Mary” that she heard and recognized him. 

When I had my stroke, I spent about a 10 days in the hospital. I went back to St. Ann rectory with my parents to get my belongings which included Mitten who didn’t move as I entered the room. I whispered her name, “Mitten”; her ears perked up; her tail started wagging; and then she ran to me.

Both examples show me that it is true what the Lord says: “My sheep hear my voice.”

I attended a meeting last Tuesday at which @12 priests were gathered to reflect on today’s readings. One of them said our features and body change as we get older, but our voice remains the same. Have you ever received a call from someone you haven’t seen for a while, maybe years, and immediately know who it is, not from caller ID, but from the sound of their voice?

Has this ever happened to you? You are in a restaurant. People are talking loudly because background music is playing at a volume that makes it difficult to concentrate. The person you’re sitting across from is talking to you; and you say, “I can’t hear you.” You are listeningto many sounds but you can’t hear. Listening and hearing are too different things. We are bombarded with all kinds of sounds, so much so we have noise cancelling earphones!

Jesus is calling all of us all the time. Often he is too polite to yell to get our attention and speaks in a whisper in the depths of our heart. Can we hear his voice? Or is it muffled by the noise around us? 

Knights of Columbus Scholarship

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Eligibility, instructions and the application form are available HERE on the St. John Fisher website.  Any questions can be addressed to the following e-mail address::

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