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.


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Thank You, Pope Francis!

Last week’s World Meeting of Families and the Papal Visit were an overwhelming success! Nearly a million people attended the closing Mass on the Ben Franklin Parkway.Thank you to Pope Francis for visiting Philadelphia and leaving us so inspired and full of faith, hope and love!

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Blessing of The Animals


Saint John Fisher will hold its annual Blessing of the Animals on Saturday, October 3. This event is held as part of the celebration of the Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi. The blessing will take place in the parking lot at 3:00pm.  Bring your four-legged, furry or feathered friends for prayer in the midst of nature!

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Words of Wisdom

“Love is shown by little things, by attention to small daily signs which make us feel at home. Faith grows when it is lived and shaped by love. That is why our families, our homes, are true domestic churches. They are the right place for faith to become life, and life to become faith.”     — Pope Francis during homily in Philadelphia


Prayer of the Week


A Prayer for Pope Francis

Dear Lord,
We rejoice in the election of our new Holy Father, Pope Francis I. What a wonderful gift you have bestowed upon us in this courageous leader!
We thank you for your continued guidance of our Most Holy Church, and we pray you continue to extend your blessings to our Church Fathers and all your faithful.
We ask that you be with Francis now, as he embarks on a great undertaking, shepherding, stewarding, and renewing the flock.
We pledge to you, our Lord, our most true and humble obedience to your will through our Holy Father who guides and fosters us through these turbulent times.