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



This month, we celebrate the Holy Rosary. The Rosary helps us meditate on the mysteries of our salvation — Jesus’ birth, life, death and resurrection. We also ask for the Blessed Mother’s intercession — the most powerful of all the angels and the saints. 


“Say the Rosary every day…
Pray, pray a lot and offer sacrifices for sinners …
I’m Our Lady of the Rosary.
Only I will be able to help you.
… In the end My Immaculate Heart will triumph.”
                                          — Our Lady at Fatima



Our annual Thanksgiving Food Drive begins October 25. We are collecting Thanksgiving meal staples for needy families in our community. We need turkeys, canned vegetables, instant mashed potatoes, stuffing, soup, gravy, cranberry sauce, canned fruit, cookies and candy. Donations can be dropped off at the Parish Center anytime after October 25. Thank you for your care and support of those in need.


Registration is under way for girls and boys in grades 5 through 8 who want to play CYO basketball. Conact Dave at 610-608-3950 or send an email to sjftigers@gmail.com.


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. For more information, please click to view the Frequently Asked Questions.



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. Please call the parish office at 610-485-0441, ext. 2, if you would like to be part of this committee.
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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“To change the world we must be good to those who cannot repay us.”
– Pope Francis

Prayer of the Week

This prayer was prescribed by Pope Leo XIII for the month October, after the Recitation of the Rosary.

In our tribulation we fly to Thee, O blessed Joseph;
and, after imploring the help of thy most holy Spouse,
we ask also with confidence for thy patronage.
By the affection which united thee to the
Immaculate Virgin Mother of God,
and the paternal love with which thou didst embrace the
Child Jesus, we beseech thee to look kindly upon the inheritance
which Jesus Christ acquired by His precious Blood,
and by thy powerful aid to help us in our needs.
Protect, most careful Guardian of the Holy Family,
the chosen people of Jesus Christ.
Keep us, most loving father, from all pestilence of error and corruption. Be mindful of us,
most powerful protector, from thy place in heaven,
in this warfare with the powers of darkness:
and, as thou didst snatch the Child Jesus from danger of death,
so now defend the holy Church of God
from the snares of the enemy and from all adversity.
Guard each one of us by thy perpetual patronage,
so that, sustained by thine example and help, we may
live in holiness, die a holy death, and obtain the everlasting happiness of heaven.



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