Welcome to Saint John Fisher Catholic Church! Our parish is a dynamic, faith-filled community comprised of more than 2,400 families committed to building a place of ministry and spiritual renewal for people of all ages who seek the presence of Christ in their lives. Every member of St. John Fisher is a vital part of our parish family, and together we proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ in word and deed, celebrate God’s love in prayer and sacraments, and serve those in need. Our doors are always open, welcoming those who want to know Jesus Christ in the fullness of our Catholic faith and to be part of a community overflowing with faith, hope and love. Take some time to explore our website, where you will find information on our Parish’s many organizations, activities and services. In addition, our clergy and staff are here to assist you and make you feel welcome. Do not hesitate to call, email or stop by to talk with us. We are here to serve.
Sincerely yours in Christ,
Father Robert McDermott, Pastor
Neighbors Helping Neighbors
A Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser for
Memorial Presbyterian Church
The day after a joyous Easter Celebration, Memorial Presbyterian Church, not far down Chichester Avenue from St. John Fisher, caught fire. Heroic efforts by local firefighters saved the building, but extensive repairs are underway. The congregation found temporary quarters for services at Linwood United Methodist Church while the building is rebuilt. To support for our fellow Christian neighbors, St. John Fisher will host a Spaghetti Dinner and fundraiser on Sunday, August 20 at 5:00pm. Admission is $10 for adults and teens, $5 for children ages 4-12, children under 4 are free. A 50/50 raffle and basket bonanza will be held. Tickets may be purchased after Masses or at the Parish Office. All proceeds will be forwarded to the Memorial Presbyterian Church rebuilding fund. Please join our neighbors for an evening of fellowship and help support the effort to rebuild their historic Church building.
Starlight Movie Night
St. John Fisher Parish invites you to a Family Movie Night under the starts on Friday, August 18. Finding Dory, an animated Pixar film, will be shown on an outdoor 16-foot screen on the lawn between the Church and the Parish Center. Games and activities begin at 7:00 p.m., and the movie starts at 8:00. Bring your own chairs or blankets. Popcorn and drinks will be available!
Vigil Mass Time Changed on May 27
Beginning May 27, 2017, the Saturday Vigil Mass will begin at 4:00 p.m. The change affects the time the Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession) is offered. As of May 27, 2017, Confessions will be heard from 3:00 p.m. until 3:45 p.m. in the Church. The Sunday Mass schedule will remain the same: 8:00, 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. More than half of the parishioners who voted preferred the time change. The Pastoral Council recommended the change, and Father McDermott accepted their recommendation. Please spread the word to other Catholics in our community about the earlier Mass time on Saturdays!
Pre-School and Kindergarten
at Holy Family Regional School
There are still openings at Holy Family Regional School for Pre-K3, Pre-K4 and Kindergarten.
Information you will need to gather and bring with you:
Child’s birth certificate – Social security card – Baptismal certificate
Most recent immunization record
Physical examination and Dental examination forms
Most recent Pre-School/Kindergarten evaluation
(if transferring from another facility)
$200 non-refundable registration fee for each child being registered
For more information, contact the School Office at 610-494-0147, ext. 3.
Stewardship Spotlight – 2016
A newsletter highlighting the activites of the past year, upcoming events and the financial picture of St. John Fisher Parish was mailed to all parishioners at the beginning of October. The parish census and Block Collection envelope were included in the mailing.
To read the Stewardship Spotlight, click the link below.
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Check out the latest issue of Growing in Faith
Words of Wisdom
“In a broken world, to communicate with mercy means to help create closeness between the children of God.”
— Pope Francis on Twitter
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