How would you like to join a sewing group in creating our beautiful baptismal gowns? We will provide directions, a pattern and a creative-minded community coming together to create these gowns while praying for the child who receives it. This is such a beautiful way to participate in celebrating our youngest parishioners, along with their families, in the Sacrament of Baptism. Please contact Heather in our church office if you are interested.
The Social Activities Committee at St John Fisher Church is looking for people who would be interested in planning and or organizing events for the coming year. If you can help in any way, please contact Chris Warchut at
Here are some of the knitted hats and scarves (45 hats and 5 scarves) made by the Prayer Shawl ministry and donated to the Disabled American Vets.
The Prayer Shawl ministry meets the 2nd Saturday of each month from 1:00pm at the St. Thomas More Hall.
We are looking for adults (parents, grandparents or other adult parishioners) and 9th-12th grade youth volunteers, who can commit to help teach our amazing Catholic faith once a month. All material will be provided, and we will gather as a group to plan and train on the curriculum for this academic year. With the help of volunteers, we are planning to have smaller age-specific groups, in addition to our monthly family nights, which provide additional instruction and age- appropriate learning. The success of this program depends on dedicated volunteers invested in the future of our church. If you would like to volunteer, please reach out to Melissa at
As our current Faith Formation leadership team is changing, with Jen and Melissa moving on, we wanted to reach out to our families to assure them we are working to create and continue to offer comprehensive programs that embrace our families and their children in the growth and demonstration of their love of Jesus, His teachings and their Catholic faith. You will shortly be introduced to one of our newest Faith Formation leaders who will continue to build upon the current Confirmation program while providing an additional focus for all children receiving their sacraments in the coming academic year - to include First Holy Communion. Please stay tuned and access the faith formation registration link on our church website as registration remains open until September 1st.We have been very fortunate to have Jen and Melissa leading our programs and are grateful that Jen will continue to walk with our current 10th grade class as they receive their sacrament of Confirmation in October.Please reach out to the church office if you have any questions or if you would like to be part of the team providing insight and teaching for our faith formation population.
Registration is Open and Waiting for You. It is hard to believe that we are already into August and the Fall decorations are already in stores along with back-to-school supplies. With back-to-school, it also means Back-to-Family Faith Formation.
We are excited to build upon the family faith formation program by providing sessions and resources to parents; proven curriculum for children to learn about and demonstrate their faith; gatherings; and service opportunities that continue to nurture and express our Catholic faith.
A huge thanks to Phil Schadtle (Mike’s brother), who donated his time and equipment last week to help us resolve a large issue with the water at the rectory. This included excavating around the well pipe and back filling. This was a much larger job than we thought. We could not have accomplished this so efficiently and quickly if it weren’t for Phil.
AHM’s 20th Annual Golf Outing. This award was in recognition of all the volunteer work he has done with AHM and for so many other individuals and entities in our community. We would also like to recognize all of Pete’s tireless volunteer contributions to St. John Fisher as a trustee, Minister of Communion, Men’s Group member, family man who does so much for our parishioners families, and so many more things he does for us.On July 21st, Pete Yorio was presented with the Howard Dean Memorial Volunteer of the Year Award. Mrs. Terry Concannon, the wife of the late Howard Dean, presented Pete with this award at the
When Jesus encounters the centurion in the Gospel of Matthew (8:5-13), he meets a person of deep faith and humility who knows that healing comes from God alone. The centurion proclaims: “Lord, I am not worthy that you should come under my roof, but only say the word, and my servant shall be healed.”
This man, and Jesus himself, recognize the words of Psalm 119: “Remember your word to your servant, for you have given me hope.” And the Wisdom of Solomon: “For indeed, it was not any herb or ointment that healed them, but your word alone, O God, that heals everything” (Wisdom 16:12).
Our retreat theme this year, Only Say the Word…, is based on the belief that God can – and will – heal us, and all of creation, if we have faith.
Special thanks to all who regularly gather after 8:30 am Mass on the last Thursday of the month to make sandwiches for St. Vincent DePaul. With the financial support of the Knights of Columbus, the St. John Fisher community works to care for our brothers and sisters in Christ, one sandwich at a time. If your schedule allows, please consider joining us on August 31st im- mediately following daily Mass at 8:30 am.
Dedication Mass - September 17th (4:00PM)
Final Classes - September 10th (6:00PM - 8:00PM) & October 1st (6:00PM - 8:00PM)
Reconcilication Service - October 23rd (7:00PM)
Last month, you held a collection for gently used furniture and household goods to be used to furnish the apartments of our clients moving out of homelessness and into housing. Your drive completely filled our box truck and overwhelmed us with caring! The support you and your members have given to our organization, and our clients, is incredible and so very appreciated. We at Journey Home thank you sincerely for the generosity of your community.
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