St. John Fisher Roman Catholic Church

30 Jones Hollow Road, Marlborough, CT 06447

"Garbage in, garbage out."
 
We all know that this saying applies to the direct relationship between data put into a computer and that which is produced from it. If the data contains errors, so does the ensuing report; if it is accurate, the resulting report is too.
 
Can we apply this saying to life as well?  There are many studies and anecdotal evidence to suggest so. If our senses are bombarded with violent images, we have a tendency to  have angry or even violent reactions to the smallest things; for example, road rage. If we listen to music which spews hate, disrespect, and sexism, we will tend to be hateful, disrespectful, and sexist ourselves. If we watch TV or movies with loose standards of morality, we are much more accepting of those standards ourselves.

Paul understood over 2,ooo years ago that whatever we human beings allow to take hold of our minds will eventually find expression in our words and actions.  As a result, Paul called on believers at the Church of Philippi to think about good things and to retain a prayerful relationship with God.
 
In this way, it will be God, not the pollution of a culture, who will guard the minds and watch over the behavior of the faithful.
 
"Finally, brother  and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is gracious, if there is any excellence and if there is anything worthy of praise think about these things   Then the God of peace will be with you."  
(Philippians 4:8-9)
 
And..."Garbage in, garbage out" will be transformed into "Goodness in, goodness out."

-Fr  Sas, October 5 Homily
27th 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
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! 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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