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
New Website Under Construction
If you have visited this website looking for the Sunday parish bulletin and have wondered, “Where is it?” you’ll be happy to know that you’ll be able to see the bulletin on the website again soon! We are transitioning to a new service provider, and hope to have a new (and improved!) website up shortly. In the meantime, please take home a ‘hard’ copy of the weekly bulletin from church on Sunday so you can refer as you need to. Thank you for your patience!
100th Anniversary of the Dedication of Immaculate Conception Church
Please join us to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Dedication of Immaculate Conception of Lourdes Church, Marcus Hook. Mass will be held at 4:00 p.m. at the church on Sunday, December 10. Refreshments will be served immediately following the Mass in the Immaculate Conception Church Hall. Please RSVP by call the St. John Fisher Parish Office at 610-485-0441, ext. 2 by December 4.
A Change to On-Line Giving
An important change is happening with on-line giving at Saint John Fisher. We have contracted with a new company, Liturgical Publications Inc., for processing on-line contributions. If you currently use on-line giving, you will need to make the change to the new LPi WeShare program, and stop payments made through your existing account with Parish Giving.
TO SET UP A NEW ELECTRONIC GIVING ACCOUNT: WeShare for Saint John Fisher is activated now and is ready to accept your registration information. A letter, with step-by-step instructions, has been mailed to those currently enrolled in the on-line giving program. Click on the “Give Online” icon below to set up a new account. Once you are directed to the new website, scroll down to “Sunday Collection” to begin the process.
TO CANCEL YOUR OLD ACCOUNT: When you finish on the WeShare site, log onto www.ParishGiving.org to cancel your recurring donation in the old system to avoid duplicate charges. Have your user name and password handy. If, for some reason you cannot access your old Parish Giving account, you may call 866-307-7140 and speak to a customer service representative. Please convert your account as soon as possible, no later than October 31. All current accounts with Parish Giving will cease on November 10.
IF YOU WANT TO TRY ELECTRONC GIVING, now would be a great time to try it! The on-line giving program allows you to make a donation without having to write a check or bring an envelope to church each week. It is a secure method of supporting the parish that you control completely. Click on the “Give Online” icon below. When you are directed to the website, scroll down to “Sunday Collection” and click on the yellow bar marked “Make a Donation.” Then select “Recurring Donation” and fill out the forms. Have your bank account or credit card information handy. Be sure to enter your Contact Information to set up your account, and check the little box at the bottom to confirm your information. A temporary password will be assigned and sent to your email address. It expires in 24 hours, so you will need to log in to your account and reset the password. That’s all there is to it!
Advent Reconciliation Service
On Monday, December 11 at 7:00 p.m., the parish will hold an Advent Reconciliation Service in the Church. There will be multiple priests available for Confession that evening. All are welcome to come and prepare your heart for Christ’s birth by receiving God’s forgiveness!
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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