St. John Fisher Roman Catholic Church

30 Jones Hollow Road, Marlborough, CT 06447

Weeds are pernicious things. When they first grow, they have adapted themselves to look like plants we like. For example, in my own garden, I can't tell the difference between portulaca and purslane when they first start sprouting. Besides that, the things we consider weeds are often used by other cultures in cooking, medicine, or as decorations. For example, dandelions are used to make wine, vinegar, cooked greens, and pretty bouquets picked by little children for their mothers. And the aforementioned purslane is really a succulent herb. Who knew? One person's weed is another's plant. Now, crabgrass is another story, (but at least it leaves the yard looking green!)

Everything growing in a garden has to mature at least somewhat before we can decide whether we continue to let it grow or pull it out. And that takes patience and discerning judgement.
God is a Master Gardener, giving life to all types of people in God's vineyard, field and garden. God is lenient, clement, and patient with us, letting us grow, mature, and bear whatever fruit we can. If God is patient with us, why can't we be so with each other? Instead we are quick to judge and to cast aside.
Who knows? In our haste we may have cast aside an herb in disguise or a future flower that will delight.

-Fr. Sas, July 2o Homily
16 Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

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



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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