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



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 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. Meeting date has not been determined yet. 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.
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

The Lord is always there waiting to give us his love:
it is an amazing thing, one which never ceases to surprise us!
– Pope Francis

Prayer of the Week

Lord, I believe:
I wish to believe in Thee.
Lord, let my faith be full and unreserved,
and let it penetrate my thought,
my way of judging Divine things and human things.
Lord, let my faith be joyful
and give peace and gladness to my spirit,
and dispose it for prayer with God
and conversation with men,
so that the inner bliss of its fortunate possession
may shine forth in sacred and secular conversation.
Lord, let my faith be humble and not presume
to be based on the experience of my thought and of my feeling;
but let it surrender to the testimony of the Holy Spirit,
and not have any better guarantee than in docility to Tradition
and to the authority of the magisterium of the Holy Church.
                                                                                               – Pope Paul VI







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