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
Saturday Vigil Mass Time Changes 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!
Pastoral Council Elections
Five parishioners have been nominated to serve on the Parish Pastoral Council. Each person has been asked to provide a short biography and have their photo taken. These will be on display at the rear of Church the weekends of May 28 and June 4 so you can get to know the people who are up for election to the Pastoral Council. Voting will take place the week of June 11-17. The Council acts as the consultative body in the parish, advising the pastor to foster full participation of the entire parish in the life and mission of the Church. The Council includes elected, appointed and ex-officio members, who serve three-year terms.
The Best Week of Summer: Vacation Bible Camp!
2017 Vacation Bible Camp begins Monday, July 31 and ends on Friday, August 4. Registration is now up for children ages 3 to 12. Each day’s fun begins at 9:00 and wraps up at noon. The cost is $50 per camper. Registration forms are available in the rear of church, in the Parish Office, or download the form below. For more information, call Kathy Aaronson, 610-485-0441, extension 5.
Holy Family Regional School Open Registration
Registration for the 2017-2018 School Year is now Open for Pre-K through Grade 8
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)
If your child will be entering grades 1 to 8, a records release must be signed
$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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Words of Wisdom
“In a broken world, to communicate with mercy means to help create closeness between the children of God.”
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