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
BABY BOTTLE DRIVE
Our annual Baby Bottle Drive to benefit Mothers’ Home in Darby is now under way. Please pick up a baby bottle in the Church and fill it with your loose change and dollar bills. Bottles should be returned to Church or the parish office by Sunday, October 12. Mothers’ Home is a non-profit shelter for homeless, pregnant women asd well as homeless new mothers and their newborns. Thank you for your care and support of these women and babies in need.
DON GUANELLA VILLAGE PROJECT
Don Guanella Village has asked St. John Fisher Parish to consider leasing 2.6 acres of property to them to build three group homes for developmentally disabled men. A Parish Town Hall Meeting will be held to discuss this proposal on Thursday, October 9, at 7:00pm in the Parish Hall Center. For more information, please click to view the Frequently Asked Questions.
2015 WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES
On September 22-27, 2015,
Philadelphia will welcome the
8th World Meeting of Families,
which is expected to draw a global audience.
Families from around the world will attend this event to hear speakers, celebrate our faith and pray together. Parishes will share in the preparation and excitement of this event. St. John Fisher is organizing a parish committee to help prepare and communicate our involvement in the life of this gathering. We will hold a meeting on Thursday, October 16, at 7:00pm for anyone interested in joining this committee. Please call the parish office at 610-485-0441, ext. 2, if you plan to attend.
Saint John Paul II, hailed as the Pope of the Family, created the World Meeting of Families in 1994 in Rome to explore
the critical role the family plays in society and to give families opportunities to talk about the challenges and blessings that all families have. In June 2012, the 7th World Meeting was held in Milan, Italy, and drew hundreds of thousands to the city with more than one million attending the Holy Father’s Mass.
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Words of Wisdom
When a society lacks God, even prosperity is joined
by a terrible spiritual poverty
– Pope Francis
Prayer of the Week
All praise and glory are Yours, almighty Father: You have given us Your Son Jesus to save us from sin. We praise You for choosing Mary to be His mother, for teaching her to believe Your message, for helping her to accept Your holy will.
Strengthen us by Your Spirit to be like Mary: to ponder Your word in our hearts, to obey Your will, to love Your Son, to sing Your praises every day. Father, we praise You through Jesus Christ, Your Son, in the love of Your Spirit, for ever and ever.
SAINT JOHN FISHER PARISH
The Catholic Parish of Boothywn, Linwood, Marcus Hook and Trainer