The Archdiocese of Philadelphia has suspended all public Masses, effective March 18, until further notice, to ensure the health and welfare of Catholics throughout the region.
St. John Fisher Church will be open from 8am until 12:30pm on Sundays for private prayer. The Chapel will be open Monday through Wednesday weekdays from 8:30-noon.
For more information the Parish Action Plan during the COVID19 closure, please click the COVID19 tab, above.
Church Renovations Completed
Live Stream Mass at St. John Fisher
To watch Mass celebrated at St. John Fisher, please click this link.
Live-streaming will be held at the following times:
Holy Thursday - The Lord's Supper at 7:00pm
Good Friday - Passion of Our Lord at 3:00pm
Easter Sunday - Resurrection of Our Lord at 8:00am
The link above can be used to watch the previously recorded Mass at your convenience.
You can also watch the video of the Mass directly on the parish Fcebook page. Follow us on Facebook at
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LIVE STREAMING MASS COMES TO ST. JOHN FISHER: While Father McDermott will be celebrating the Mass in private following the directives of the Archdiocese, you are invited to join him via your personal computer, I-Pad or other mobile device. The link can be found above.
The 4:00pm Vigil Mass for Palm Sunday was recorded and can be watched until 11:00 pm Sunday April 5.
For Holy Week, you can join Father McDermott by streaming the following observances:
Holy Thursday, April 9, 7:00 p.m.: Mass of the Lord's Supper
Good Friday, April 10, 3:00 p.m. - Passion of Our Lord
Easter Sunday, April 12, 8:00 a.m.: Resurrection of Our Lord
(A recorded copy of each live-streamed liturgy will remain on parish Facebook page afterwards for twenty-four hours for viewing.)
FOR DETAILS ABOUT THE ST. JOHN FISHER ACTION PLAN
DURING THE COVID19 OUTBREAK, PLEASE CLICK BELOW
Father McDermott's letters to our parishioners during the COVID 19 outbreak can be found by clicking this link. Father will be posting periodic updates about what is happening at St. John Fisher, and thoughts about how each of us can continue to practice our faith in an time when we cannot pray together.
ST. JOHN'S ON THE HILL SENIORS, for the health and safety of their members, have suspended meetings until further notice.
SUNDAY SCHOOL AND PREP CLASSES SUSPENDED INDEFINITELY. The Governor of Pennsylvania ordered schools to remain closed until further notice. PREP classes at St. John Fisher will follow that order; This includes Sunday School classes for pre-schoolers.
DISPENSATION FOR SUNDAY MASS: On March 18, Archbishop Nelson Perez, suspended all public Masses in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia until further notice. He also dispensed all Catholics in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia of the obligation to attend Sunday Mass. Here is a list of televised and live-streaming Masses:
- Daily Mass
- EWTN Weekly TV Schedule
- CatholicTV Daily Mass
- Saint Mary Magdalen Parish Daily Mass (Media)
- The Miraculous Medal Shrine Monday Novena and Mass (Philadelphia)
- Mass From Bishop Barron’s Chapel
- Sunday Mass
GIVE ON-LINE WITH WESHARE: Now would be a good time to consider making your weekly offering through the online giving platform, WeShare. You can control when your donation is made, and can be confident in the security of your financial information. If you want to try it for a week, scroll to the bottom of this page and click the WeShare button. When the new page opens, scroll down to "Sunday Collection" and click the "Make a Donation" button. Then you can choose between "recurring" or "one time" donations. As always, we are thankful for your continues support of St. John Fisher Parish.
CATHOLICPHILLY.COM PROFILES ST. JOHN FISHER PARISH RENOVATIONS: A nice article, with a photo slide show, was written and posted on the Archdiocese' website, CatholicPhilly.com. Here's a link: https://catholicphilly.com/2019/12/news/local-news/parish-rebuilds-70s-style-church-unites-delco-catholics/
ST. JOHN FISHER PARISH PHONE APP: The mobile phone app for St. John Fisher parish has changed. If you previously uploaded the app to your phone, you will need to do it again. If you haven't tried it yet, we encourage you to do so! It's easy! Send a text message to the phone number 555888; type PARISHAPP1 for Apple products; type PARISHAPP2 for android phones, and press send. A link will pop up. Click that link, which will take you to the WeConnect Parish App page. Click "open". For the best use, click 'allow' for location (so it finds churches near you) and notifications. Then you will be given a list of parishes...select St. John Fisher. That's it! You can see the bulletin on your phone, and several other items of interest. By allowing notifications, the parish can send you a text message when important news happens (like when public gathering restrictions are lifted and Mass can be said 'live' again).
Thursday-Saturday: temporarily closed
Sunday: temporarily closed