St. John Fisher Roman Catholic Church

30 Jones Hollow Road, Marlborough, CT 06447

I'd like to introduce you to my friend Justin Case. Perhaps you already know him. He's the person who when taking a day trip to the beach packs extra towels, a hoodie, long pants, extra sunscreen, two blankets, a folding chair, a beach umbrella, snacks, two water bottles, and rain gear "just in case." When going for a week's vacation, he has to rent a U- Hall to bring all his things "just in case." He's the guy you are behind at the security line at the airport with his computer, cell phone, iPad, iPod, MP3 and an overstuffed carry-on. He's a bit of a pack rat, saving magazines and newspapers "just in case" he wants to refer to some article in the future. He's always prepared for whatever the weather and whatever the circumstance "just in case."

He's a pain the neck. And he's a far cry from the recommendation Jesus gives to those going on mission in today's Gospel.
 
We are all like Justin Case fairly often though we laugh at him and are loathe to admit it. We have to stay connected to everything and everybody through our electronic gadgets, apps, and cell phones. We search for security through our possessions taking comfort in the fact we are prepared for every eventuality in terms of food, shelter, and clothing, having more in our pantries and closets than some third world countries.
 
Now I'm going to present you and myself with a challenge. Just for today, for a few hours, become disc onnected. Go for a walk without your iPod or MP3, listening for the sounds of nature instead of being "plugged in." Play tag with your children instead of on-line tag with Facebook. Further, I suggest that all of us not only turn off our cell phones, but leave them behind when outside gardening or at the lake or beach.
 
How will we ever survive!
 
-Fr. Sas, Homily from July 7
14th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

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
Questions, please contact Theresa Brysgel at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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! Register your children for this spectacular adventure right here at St. John Fisher Church!  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!  There will be island music, colorful crafts, games, activities, tropical fruits and snacks.  Cost: $50 per child (space is limited)

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