NEW PARISH VICAR FOR VISITATION:  We learned last Saturday that the archdiocese is assigning Fr. William Lange as our new parochial vicar, beginning July 8th.  Fr. Bill is currently the administrator at St. James parish in Elkins Park. He is originally from Cleveland, OH & was ordained to the priesthood for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia in 1992.  Please be sure to warmly welcome him when you first encounter him--the weekend of July 11 - 12.

Information on COVID-19
Our weekend Mass schedule will be as follows:  5:15pm (Vigil), 8:30am & 10:30am.  Our 8:30am Sunday Mass will be live streamed on Facebook. (@VisitationBVM). Our weekday Mass schedule will be as follows:  Monday, Wednesday, Friday 7am (effective June 8th).  All Masses will be in the lower church.  Click here for full details.  Daily Mass readings can be found at:  http://www.usccb.org/ & https://www.ibreviary.org/en/ or download one of the following apps:  Laudate or ibreviary.

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Please click on this link for further information: 
OUR DOORS ARE OPEN - WE WELCOME YOU BACK!

Message from our Pastor - Recognizing Personal & Systemic Racism 
Celebrating the Sacred Liturgy during the yellow phase, 6/1/20
Yellow-Green Phase - July 3, 2020
New Principal at Visitation BVM School

Suspension of All Non-Sacramental Parish Events/Gatherings

Effective immediately, and until further notice, Archbishop Pérez, in union with the Bishops of Pennsylvania, has dispensed the faithful of  the Archdiocese of Philadelphia from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass

Facebook Live - Visitation BVM - Mass - July 5, 2020

For those of you who do not have Facebook please use:

VisiChurch on Vimeo

VisiChurch on Vimeo - Visitation BVM - July 5, 2020

Note:Vimeo is the recorded version

Pastor's Corner        Weekly Bulletin 

Please join in praying for those who have been affected by this illness. May God bless your Easter journey.


Welcome!

A warm welcome to Visitation BVM Parish and our Parish Website!  We are a Roman Catholic Parish of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, founded in 1954.  Our address is 196 North Trooper Road, Norristown, PA 19403-2600.  We are located in Montgomery County about 5 miles from Valley Forge National Historical Park.  You can access driving directions and our Mass Schedule from links below.

If you are new to the Valley Forge/Norristown Area, please consider making Visitation your parish home.  We offer a wealth of parish organizations and activities for a variety of interests.   

For ministry to our children, we offer a wonderful pre-K through 8th grade parish school with a very fine Home and School Association.  We also have an active Catholic Youth Organization and a High School Youth Ministry.   

If you are interested in learning about the Catholic Faith, the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) meets on a weekly basis.  All are welcome; including long time Catholics looking for a refresher course in the faith. 

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The rectory office is currently open Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays 1pm-4pm.  A face mask must be worn before entering the rectory.
If you need to reach a priest or staff member outside of these hours, please call (610) 539-5572 and leave a message or send an e-mail to visi.rectory@gmail.com
Someone will get back to you in a timely manner as messages are checked frequently.

CURRENT MASS SCHEDULE (during COVID-19 Pandemic)
SATURDAY EVENING VIGIL 5:15PM &
SUNDAY 8:30AM & 10:30AM
MONDAY/WEDNESDAY/FRIDAY - 7AM

Perpetual Adoration 
 is available 8AM - 8PM, 
Monday-Friday in the Lower Church


Saturday-Sunday in the Upper Church.
The Perpetual Adoration Chapel is closed until further notice.
Confessions:
Saturdays: 8:45 AM; 4:00 to 5:00 PM
in the lower church

Daily Mass is available online here

Personal Prayer of Spiritual Communion
All: My Jesus, I believe that you are present in the
Blessed Sacrament,
I love you above all things and
I desire you with all my heart.
Since I cannot now receive you sacramentally,
I ask you to come spiritually into my heart.
I embrace you as if you were already in my heart
and unite myself to you completely,
Amen!

 

Daily Catholic Readings
Announcements
How About a Yellow-Green Phase?:  Some clarification is in order after I mentioned earlier that we would return, schedule wise, ‘full tilt’ upo...

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Chicken pox is a virus. Lots of people have had it, and probably don't think about it much once the initial illness has passed. But it stays in your body an...

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Recognizing Personal & Systemic Racism:  If you’ve returned to coming back to church physically recently & it coincided with our national rac...

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Dear Friends, Our due diligence has been rewarded with our progressing to the Yellow Phase, which allows for us the opportunity to gather for Mass once again...

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The Arise Podcast The Arise Podcast explores Catholic life in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and offers reflections on the Word of God as it speaks to us in...

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Vocations

National Vocation Awareness Week is upon us, the Seminary Appeal will have seminarians visiting parishes across the Archdiocese, and the Called by Name program kicks into action.

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High School CYO & Youth Club

Youth Ministry Happenings!
The Youth Guitar Group provides music at the 11:30 am Mass in the Lower Church on the 4th Sunday of the month. We would be very happy to welcome new members to our group. If you enjoy music, please consider giving our Youth Choir a try. Please contact Ms. Laura Baldassari at visibvmyouth@gmail.com or Sister Diane Marie at sister.diane@visitationbvmschool.org to indicate your interest in joining the Youth choir. If you would like to become a youth lector for these Masses, please contact Sister Diane Marie at sister.diane@visitationbvmschool.org.

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