father mcdermott shaking handWelcome 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


Save a Life … Donate Blood!

St. John Fisher will hold a Red Cross Blood Drive on Monday, February 9, from 2:00pm to 7:00pm in the Parish Center. Sign up sheets are located in the Church Hall or you can call Mary Lou at 610-485-3292 to register. Our goal is to collect 60 pints of blood, so please consider donating!
Someone’s life could depend on it!


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St. John Fisher parishioner BETH ANNE GALLAGHER was recently awarded the National Catholic Educational Association’s Distinguished Teacher Award. Beth Anne teaches sixth grade at St. Dorothy School in Drexel Hill. The award recognizes outstanding Catholic elementary school teachers throughout the United States. Beth Anne has been a teacher in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia for 14 years. She will be honored at the NCEA Convention in April 2015.  Congratulations Beth Anne! The parish of St. John Fisher is proud of you!

KofC Free Throw Contest Winners 

Thank you to all who participated in the Knights of Columbus Free Throw Contest on January 17. Congratulations to our winners:

9-year-olds: Isabella Ricco, Ethan Seasock
10-year-olds: Julianna Cloran, Andrew Mancini
11-year-old: Andrew DiPaolo
12-year-olds: Taylor Blunt, Zachary Ottinger
13-year-olds: Jillian Nagy, Bernard Blunt
14-year-old: Brooklyn Ireland

Thank you to the members of the Knights of Columbus Councils #13710 and #14159 for working together to make this event a success!


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Pope Francis is coming to Philadelphia for next year’s
World Meeting of Families! Check out the press release
for more information.


Looking for a Good Read?
Check out
the latest issue of Growing in Faith:

January 2015

Words of Wisdom

“Practicing charity is the best way to evangelize.”
– Pope Francis via Twitter

Prayer of the Week

Prayer to be Generous
Teach me, Lord Jesus, to be generous:
to serve You as You deserve;
to give, not counting the cost;
to fight, not heeding the wounds;
to toil, not asking for rest;
to labor, not seeking any reward,
save that of knowing that we do Your will.