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




Baseball-Glove-and-BatTime to think spring and sign up for St. John Fisher’s
CYO spring sport programs!

Boys & Girls Track (Grades 4-8)
Girls Softball (Grades 5-8)
Boys Baseball (Grades 5-8)

Contact Dave Mancini at 610-608-3950 or
email sjftigers@gmail.com to sign up.





St. John Fisher is sponsoring a Vacation Bible Camp Flapjack Fundraiser breakfast on Saturday, February 28, from 8:00 to 10:00am at the Applebee’s in Aston. Join us for pancakes, sausage, coffee and more! Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for children under age 12. Tickets are on sale after all Masses or from the Religious Ed office. Call 610-485-0441, ext. 5 for more information.



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St. John Fisher parishioner BETH ANNE GALLAGHER was recently awarded the National Catholic Educational Association’s Distinguished Teacher Award. Beth Anne teaches sixth grade at St. Dorothy School in Drexel Hill. The award recognizes outstanding Catholic elementary school teachers throughout the United States. Beth Anne has been a teacher in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia for 14 years. She will be honored at the NCEA Convention in April 2015.  Congratulations Beth Anne!  The parish of St. John Fisher is proud of you!


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


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

February 2015

Words of Wisdom

During Lent, let us find concrete ways to
overcome our indifference.
– Pope Francis via Twitter

Prayer of the Week

Lenten Prayer
Forgive those things we have done which have caused you sadness and those things we should have done that would have brought you joy. In both we have failed ourselves and you. Bring us back to that place where our journey began, when we said that we would follow the way that you first trod.
Lead us to the Cross and meet us there.