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
Vacation Bible Camp 2015
Join us for “EVEREST” the coolest week of the summer!! This year’s Vacation Bible Camp will have you reaching new heights with Jesus! Camp will be held August 3-7 from 9:00am until noon. Cost is $40. Click to access our 2015 VBC registration form. Registration is limited so sign up now!!
Pastoral Council Nominations
The Parish Pastoral Council acts as a major consultative body in the parish advising the pastor to foster full participation of the entire parish in the life and mission of the Church, which reflects the mission of Christ. Our Parish Pastoral Council includes elected, appointed and ex-officio members. Council members serve three-year terms. Each year, we will hold a parish election for at least two council members. The first part of this process entails nominations for the election. If you are interested in running for Parish Council or would like to nominate someone, please fill out this nomination form. Active parishioners 18 years or older may nominate themselves or be nominated by another parishioner. The nomination period is now under way and will end on April 27th. Elections will be held after vetting of candidates and the publication of a short biography of each candidate in the parish bulletin.
Saint John Fisher Parish is blessed with talented and dedicated parishioners, and we need your help! Our Finance Committee is creating subcommittees to assist with Budget and Fundraising; Buildings and Grounds; and Strategic Planning and Development. These three groups will typically meet four times per year. Appointed members will serve a two-year term with a limit of two terms. The Budget and Fundraising group will assist in the preparation and review of parish budgets; study parish revenue and income proposals; and evaluate yearly income and expenses. The Buildings and Grounds group will review parish buildings and grounds; make recommendations for energy savings, maintenance and capital improvements; and integrate parish volunteers into projects. The Strategic Planning and Development group will study long-term needs of the parish for planning of financial and physical needs. If you are interested in serving on a committee, please review the attached information and application.
Celebrate Family Life!
On Thursday, April 23, Sister Marie Michele, a Sister of Mercy, will visit SJF to present “Gospel Values and Family Life.” Sister Marie Michele is a lead speaker for Mercy Spiritual Ministries dedicated to engaging individuals and groups in prayer, reflection, and ongoing spiritual development while inspiring contemplative action in response to needs of our time. Prepare for the Easter season and the visit of Pope Francis during the World Meeting of Families and join Sister Marie Michele at 7:00pm in the Parish Center to celebrate God’s plan for happiness and fulfillment through family life.
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Words of Wisdom
“In the roughest moments, remember:
God is our Father; God does not abandon his children..”
– Pope Francis via Twitter
Prayer of the Week
Prayer of Faith
Do with me whatever You will.
Whatever You may do, I thank You.
I am ready for all, I accept all.
Let only Your will be done in me,
And in all Your creatures.
I wish no more than this, O Lord.
Into Your hands I commend my spirit;
I offer it to You, Lord,
and so need to give myself,
to surrender myself into Your hands,
Without reserve and with boundless confidence,
For You are my Father.Amen.