4225 Chichester Avenue, Boothwyn, Pa.
Father Robert McDermott, Pastor
Sunday Vigil: Saturday 4:00 p.m.
Sunday Mass: 8:00, 9:30, 11:30 a.m.
Weekdays: 7:30 a.m. in the Church
As of May 31, we are following the CDC guidelines on mask use: if you are fully vaccinated, masks are optional. If you have not been vaccinated, you must continue to wear a mask while in the parish buildings. Thank you!
For complete information about safety at public services, please click the COVID19 tab, above.
Vacation Bible Camp 2021
Live Stream Mass at St. John Fisher
To watch the Sunday Vigil Mass celebrated at 4:00pm on Saturday at St. John Fisher, please click this link.
The link above can be used to watch the previously recorded Mass at your convenience until 11:00pm Sunday. You can also watch the video of the Mass directly on the parish Facebook page. Follow us on Facebook at Saint John Fisher.
COVID UPDATE: It is now common practice at local businesses to follow the CDC recommendations of wearing a mask in public indoor spaces regardless of vaccination status. St. John Fisher Parish will follow this practice: masks are recommended indoors, regardless of vaccination status. Eucharistic Ministers will continue to sanitize their hands and wear a mask for the distribution of Holy Communion. Choirs have resumed singing and will be wearing masks for their safety. Thank you for your patience and concern for others during these trying times.
NOTHING COMPARES TO BEING THERE! Weddings, birthdays, parties...nothing beats being there in person! The same holds true for the celebration of Mass. Be there in person to receive Jesus in the Eucharist and celebrate the Good News with fellow parishioners. Just a reminder that the Bishops of Pennsyvania have reintstated the obligation to attend Mass in person beginning Sunday, August 15. Dispensation still applies for the ill, elderly, those at high risk, and those caring for these loved ones.
CHANGE IN OFFICE HOURS: Beginning the weekend of September 18/19, the Parish Business Office will no longer have Saturday office hours. The Office will be open on Sundays, from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. This is a great time to conduct office business for those who work during the week! We are always pleased to help you!
ST. JOHN'S ON THE HILL SENIORS have announced a return to in-person social events. The first meetings of the Fall are October 14, October 28 and November 11. The meetings begin at noon, and will be held in the St. John Fisher Parish Center Hall. You are asked to bring your proof of vaccination card with you to attend. St. John Fisher Parish recommends wearing a mask during all indoor activities, regardless of vaccination status.
SUNDAY SCHOOL FOR CHILDREN ages 3-5, will be held at St. John Fisher Parish this fall! The program begins on Sunday, September 26, and runs from 9:30am until 10:30am, while parents attend Mass. Let us share the love of Jesus with your little ones in an age-appropriate setting. Contact the PREP office to register: 610-485-0441, ext. 5.
FALL BIBLE STUDY will begin on Thursday, September 23 at 10:00 a.m. We are pleased to welcom seminarian Allen Blehl back to St. John Fisher! All are welcome to join him as he leads the Fall Bible Study program (topic to be determined). Please call the Parish Office and let us know if you will be coming so we can prepare enough materials for everyone.
CARING FOR FRIENDS The freezer is low on meals! If you are able to prepare an extra portion of your main meal, and package it in the provided containers, it will be used to help the needy senior citizens in our community. Containers, foil, bags and content labels are available in the Parish Center Kitchen by the freezer. Thank you!
THE FOOD PANTRY at St. Katherine Drexel in Chester is in urgent need of volunteers to pick up and carry food donations from the Pantry to the cars of clients on Tuesday and Thursdays from 9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Contact Judy King at 484-490-5079.
COVID 19 UPDATE: AS OF MAY 31, 2021: Following recent updates by the Centers for Disease Control and upon the recommendations of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, the following will become the common practice at St. John Fisher Parish beginning May 31:
ALL PEWS will be available for seating at Mass at St. John Fisher Church. Please leave some space between your family and the next within the pew, and spread out in line when receiving the Eucharist.
IF YOU ARE FULLY VACCINATED, wearing a face mask is optional.
IF YOU HAVE NOT BEEN FULLY VACCINATED, masks are required to be worn within the parish buildings, including during Mass.
You'll notice other changes in Church: Missals are in the pews and the Holy Water fonts will be filled.
Through Labor Day, we will recite the 'Gloria'; the Responsorial Psalm will be sung by the cantor; there will be no Offertory Procession and no Sign of Peace. The Sunday 8:00 a.m. Mass will continue in simple celebration, with music but without a cantor.
Eucharistic Ministers will continue to use hand sanitizer.
Your cooperation with the measures we have taken to mitigate risk for the past year has been great! Thank you for your patience as we transition back to 'normal'!
LIVE STREAMING MASS: St. John Fisher Parish will continue to live-stream Mass through our website and facebook page while the exemption for live attendance continues. Each week, Father will celebrate the 4:00pm Vigil Mass live. It will be recorded and remain available on Facebook until 11:00 pm on Sunday. If you choose to avoid public Mass, please continue to join us for Mass through our on-line streaming.
WATCHING MASS AT HOME: In addition to the Sunday Mass here at St. John Fisher, there are several other options for viewing Mass at home. Click on any of the links below.
- 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
(closed between noon and 1:00 for lunch)
Friday 8:30am - 2:30pm (8:30 - 1:30 during summer)
Sunday 9:00am - 1:00pm