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


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


In the month of November, we remember all who have died. Please pray for the repose of the souls of the faithful departed.



Thank you to all who contributed to SJF’s annual Thanksgiving Food Drive! We provided Thanksgiving meal staples for more than 45 needy families in our community. Thank you for your care and support of those in need.


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. Don Guanella is currently conducting their due diligence at an adjacent Sproul Road site in Springfield with St. John Fisher parish as an alternative site. 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 an audience of millions.
Families from around the world will attend this event to hear speakers, celebrate our faith and pray together.
Pope Francis announced on November 17 that he will be on hand for this event. This will be his first visit to the United States as Pope. Parishes will share in the preparation and excitement of this meeting, and St. John Fisher has organized a parish committee to help prepare for this gathering.
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.
Read more.


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

November 2014
October 2014

Words of Wisdom

“There is so much noise in the world! May we learn to be silent in our hearts and before God..”
– Pope Francis

Prayer of the Week

Lord help me
to remember
that nothing
is going to happen
to me today
that You and I
together can’t handle.



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