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
SJF Flea Market is June 4
Join us for our 2016 Flea Market! Outdoor tables are available for $20. Fee must be paid in advance. This is a rain or shine event! Contact Maureen in the Parish Office at 610-485-0441, ext.2, to reserve your space today! If you don’t plan on having a table, the parish is collecting toys, books, household goods, decorations, small furniture and jewelry to sell. (No clothing please.) You can drop off your donations on June 1, 2 or 3 from 9:00am until 3:00pm at the Parish Center.
Blood Drive is June 28
Save the date! We are holding an American Red Cross Blood Drive on Tuesday, June 28, from 2:00-7:00pm. Stay tuned for information on how to sign up. Save a life! Donate blood!
Sign Up for Vacation Bible Camp!
Gear up for an adventure at our 2016 Summer Vacation Bible Camp where kids will explore the rock-solid foundation of God’s love. Camp will be held Monday, August 8, to Friday, August 12 from 9:00am to noon daily. There will be sports, experiments, music, snacks and plenty of surprises. Camp fee is $50. Click below for registration materials. If you have any questions or need more information, contact Kathy Aaronson at 610-485-0441, ext. 5, or at KAaronson@sjf71.org.
Something to See!
Visitation of the Relics of St. John Fisher and St.Thomas More
It isn’t easy to stand up for your faith in the public square — but that’s exactly what St. John Fisher and St. Thomas More did back in the 16th Century. All are invited to venerate the relics of these two saints who exemplified courage and conviction in the face of persecution. St. John Fisher and St. Thomas More were prominent Englishmen who stood against King Henry VIII’s attempted supremacy over the Catholic Church, accepting martyrdom instead of abandoning their faith.
Saturday, June 25 @ the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter & Paul, Philadelphia
4pm: Presentation on the Relics & Q &A (Cathedral Chapel)
5:15pm: Vigil Mass (Cathedral Basilica)
6:15pm: Veneration of the Relics (Cathedral Basilica)
View the flyer for more information.
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Check out the latest issue of Growing in Faith:
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
Did you know you can follow Pope Francis on Twitter @Pontifex?