father mcdermott shaking handWelcome 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

“Take me out to the Ballgame!”

Seventeen residents of the Don Guanella Homes were treated to a Wilmington Blue Rocks game in mid-June.  The Knights of Columbus, Holy Saviour Council and Father McDermott accompanied the men, who enjoyed the baseball game, food and companionship.  Click here to see more photos!


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

 Congratulations to Jack Fitzgerald and Joe Kane who were elected to the Parish Pastoral Council.  These two parishioners will join the Council, which acts as the consultative body of the parish, advising the pastor on issues concerning parish life.  Thank you to Beth Albright, Nick DiSilvestro, and Eleanor MacDonald, the other candidates who agreed to run for the two vacancies this year. 

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.

VBC Registration Form


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.

Stewardship Spotlight 2016 

 Looking for a Good Read?
Check out the latest issue of Growing in Faith

Growing in Faith July

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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