July 1, 2013, marked the merger of Holy Saviour of Linwood; Immaculate Conception of Marcus Hook; and St. John Fisher of Boothwyn into the new parish of St. John Fisher. The merged parish consists of one location in Boothwyn, which encompasses the church for parish worship, the Church Hall, the rectory, and the Parish Center (which includes administrative offices, classrooms and a meeting hall). The parish currently maintains a worship site at Immaculate Conception Church for funerals and weddings as permitted. As of July 15, 2015, Holy Saviour Church was relegated, which means it is no longer used for sacred worship.
If you were registered in any of the former parishes, you are registered in our merged parish of St. John Fisher. Each former parish had an electronic data base with parish records using the same computer program. All records were merged at St. John Fisher. This information includes financial records and sacramental information. Weekly offering envelopes were sent to all active parishioners beginning in August 2013. If you are not receiving envelopes and would like them, please contact the Parish Office at 610-485-0441, ext. 6.
A number of parishioners were gracious to serve on our transition team. There were three representatives from each of the merged parishes. Representatives were Anette D’Angelo-Reed, Nicholas DiSilvestro, and Kara Ricco of Immaculate Conception; Joan Lupi, Teresa McGoldrick, and John Thompson of Holy Saviour; and Joan Kravitz, Patrick Mesa and Rich Bulley of St. John Fisher. I thank our previous pastors for their recommendations for candidates. My thanks to all those expressed interest in this process. During the transitional period, the team met weekly to gather information from each of the merged parishes to advise the pastor to determine worship and staffing needs and the merging of ministries, organizations and committees. May God bless them for their efforts!
KEEP HOLY THE SABBATH. We celebrate the Day of Resurrection each Sunday with Mass. Jesus nourishes us with His Word and Body and Blood for our pilgrim journey and to unity us with Himself. When we gather in His Name, He is in our midst. The Ministries for service at Mass are a priority in our parish merger. We contacted all known Cantors, Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, Lectors and Altar Servers from Holy Saviour and Immaculate Conception Churches. These ministries continue at our merged parish. If you were not contacted to continue these ministries and would like to continue your service, please contact the Parish Office. There are plenty of opportunities for all parishioners to volunteer to assist in various ways at Mass.
As of Monday, September 9, 2013, Mass is celebrated in our parish chapel from Monday through Friday at 7:30 AM. Weekday Masses were celebrated at Holy Saviour, Immaculate Conception and Saint John Fisher at three different times before the merger.