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Are you looking for a deeper spiritual understanding and awareness of the salvation that comes through Jesus Christ?  Are you seeking more meaning in your life?  You are invited to join the family of St. John Fisher for Christlife, a program that provides an opportunity to deepen your relationship with Jesus Christ, learn to reflect that depth of love each day, and grow in a greater appreciation and understanding of the Church as a community.  We will meet for seven weeks on Monday evenings, beginning September 24 and ending on November 19.  Dinner will be served at 6:15 p.m., followed by a video presentation and small group discussion.  There is no cost to attend, and childcare will be available.  Please call the Parish Business Office at 610-485-0441, ext. 2, to let us know if you are coming.  If you have been looking for a way to renew your connection with your faith, we hope you will join us!  

Holy Saviour Property is Sold

Father McDermott made the announcement during Mass on the weekend of Aug. 18/19 that the Holy Saviour property has been sold.  The Church was relegated in 2015, and the property went up for sale in July 2015.  The purchaser is DGC Development Group, a local developer with other property in Lower Chichester.  After real estate fees, retiring the Holy Saviour parish debt, and paying extraordinary maintenance costs, the net proceeds are $654,000.  The Parish Pastoral Council and Finance Committee have identified remodeling the St. John Fisher church building, incorporating stained glass and marble from Holy Saviour Church, as an appropriate use for the funds. It is hoped that just as we have come together as a parish community, a remodeled church will glorify God, further unite our community and provide a welcoming place for future generations.     

August 15 - Holy Day of Obligation

Don't forget that Wednesday, August 15 is a holy day of Obligation.  The feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary will be celebrated with the Holy Mass, offered at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 14, and at 9:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday in the Church.  The Parish Business Office will be open on Wednesday during regular business hours (8:30 - 4:30 p.m.). 

Pilgrimage to Washington, D.C. Shrines

St. John Fisher Parish has organized a bus trip to visit the two national shrines in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, July 17.  The first stop will be the Shrine of St. John Paul II, which houses a permanent exhibit about the life and ministry of this popular pope.  There will be an opportunity for Reconciliation, prayer before a first-class relic, and Mass at noon.  The second stop is the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, the largest Catholic Church in the U.S.  Lunch at your own expense in the cafeteria before we take a guided tour of the Basilica.  The charted coach bus will leave St. John Fisher parking lot at 8 a.m., and will return to Boothwyn around 6 p.m.  The cost is $45 for adults and $25 for children under 14.  Call the Parish Office at 610-485-0441, ext.  to reserve a seat! 

Congratulations to the 2018 First Eucharist Class!

On Saturday, May 12, 36 children from the parish received Jesus through the Holy Eucharist for the first time.  Congratulations to these children and their families!  We rejoice with them at this precious time, and ask God to continue to bless them!

 

Holy Week

Please join us during the solemn celebrations of Holy Week:  Mass of the Lord's Supper, Thursday (3/29) at 7:00pm, with Eucharistic Adoration following until 10pm.  Good Friday (3/30) Veneration of the Cross, Passion and Communion at 3:00pm in the church; Poor Person's Supper at 5:45 in the Parish Center Hall; Stations of the Cross at 7:00pm in the Church.  The Easter Vigil Mass, Saturday (3/31) will begin at 7:30pm, outdoors if weather permits.  Easter Sunday Masses will be at 8, 9:30 and 11:30am. 

Please note:  The Parish Business Office will be closed on Good Friday (3/30) and Easter Monday (4/2).  The office will reopen on Tuesday at 8:30am. 

We wish you a Blessed Easter!  Alleluia!  Our Saviour Lives!

No PREP Classes March 20-21

Bad weather has hit our region again!  Due to the poor conditions on Tuesday, March 20, and the forecast for heavy snow on Wednesday, March 21, PREP classes have been cancelled for this week.  Classes will resume on April 3 and 4, after Easter.  Please stay safe! 

PREP Classes Cancelled on March 7

Due to the forecast snowstorm on March 7, PREP classes on Wednesday afternoon and evening have been cancelled.  We do expect to hold the First Eucharist class retreat on Sunday, March 11, beginning with attendance at the 11:30 a.m. Mass.  Please be safe this week!

Parish Penance Service

Don't Forget!  The Parish Penance Service is scheduled for Monday, March 12, at 7:00 p.m. in the Church.  Several priests will be on hand to hear Confession.  If you can't make it on Monday, Father McDermott hears Confession on Saturday afternoon from 3:00 - 3:45 p.m., prior to the 4 p.m. Mass, or by appointment. 

Beef and Beer Tickets on Sale Now!

MAKE PLANS TO ATTEND THE ST. PATRICK'S DAY BEEF-AND-BEER! Join friends old and new to celebrate St. Patrick's Day on Saturday, March 17th from 7 to 11 p.m. at the St. John Fisher Parish Center.  Tickets go on sale the weekend of Feb. 24/25, and are $25 per person.  No one under 21 years of age permitted.  Admission includes beer, wine, mixers for you to BYOB, dinner and dancing!  Seating is limited and must be purchased in advance. A 50/50 raffle will be held, along with a fabulous Basket Bonanza Raffle. Tickets for the raffles will be sold after Masses in March and during the Beef and Beer.   For additional information, contact the parish office at 610-485-0441 or Hal Etsell (K of C) 610-485-8219. Click here to make reservations: St. Patrick's Beef-and-Beer

DURING LENT -- A six week series for Adults will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday evenings beginning February 15.  "Conversion: Following the Call of Christ," featuring Bishop Robert Barron on DVD, will showcase six stories of conversion from the Gospels.  In his energetic style, Bishop Barron explains how conversion is not just a one-time event, but a life-long process.  Following the video, we will have a guided discussion to encourage a deeper understanding and reflection of the evening's presentation.  Please join us in the Parish Center. 

THE STATIONS OF THE CROSS will be held each Friday of Len at 7:00 p.m., beginning on February 16, in the Church. We hope you will join us for this solemn prayer.