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Keeping the Faith in Tough Times

Posted on October 24, 2018 in: Pastor

FROM THE PASTOR’S DESK ON KEEPING THE FAITH IN TOUGH TIMES:  As I look around at all of the empty pews each weekend here at Visi, & as I observe the downward spiral of contributions that enable our parish to function, I’m quite aware that a great many of our people are very seriously scandalized & have abandoned the regular practice of their weekend worship & support of the church over the recurring awful news of clergy abuse settlements & cover-ups by powerful leaders.  We have received numerous phone calls, voice mail messages, letters & emails angrily denouncing such atrociti...

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Welcome Seminarians

Posted on October 24, 2018 in: Pastor

FROM THE PASTOR’S DESK Some Good News & Warm Welcome!:  Amid all of the ugly news erupting within our church, I am happy to share with you something good.  St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, which prepares our own seminarians as well as those from several other dioceses & religious orders, now has its largest class since the year 2000—both the undergraduate & graduate theology divisions together this year welcomed 176 young men into the formation programs there.  For the first time in many years, Visitation BVM is assigned 2 seminarians who will come to us each Thursday during the scho...

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RELIGIOUS FREEDOM--PUBLIC SCHOOLS ARE NOT GOD-FREE ZONES!  The Respect Life/Religious Freedom Group at Mother of Divine Providence parish in King of Prussia is sponsoring a very special program on Saturday, October 27 at 1:00 pm in Providence Hall.  please join us as we are honored to host speakers from Catholics for Freedom of Religion featuring founder Barbara Samuells.  They have appeared on EWTN and Relevant Radio and have helped educate thousands of parents, teachers and school children in the New York Metro area.  Barbara will be the keynote speaker at the NY State Convention of ...

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Youth Club -  Bowling with Pizza, Oct. 21 Attention Visi Boys and Girls 6th Grade or 12 and older!          Back by popular demand! Our next event:  Bowling with pizza                                           When:  Sunday October 21st Time:  2:15 PM drop off at Facenda Whitaker pick up after 5pm (parents must sign out youth) Place:  ...

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Rosary Rally

Posted on October 03, 2018 in: General News

2018 Rosary Rally  You are invited to join us for a PUBLIC RECITATION OF THE ROSARY for the benefit of our country on October 13, 2018 at Noon until 1 PM.  There will be two locations; one is at Walgreen’s on the corner of Main Street and North Park Avenue; the second is at the Keystone Grill at the corner of Main Street and Barry Ave.  

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Christmas Bazaar Basket Raffle

Posted on October 03, 2018 in: General News

2018 Christmas Bazaar Basket Raffle New Items Collection The Visitation BVM Christmas Bazaar Committee is seeking donations of new items or gift cards/gift certificates for the Basket Raffle. Thanks to the generosity of our parishioners and the local business community, our Basket Raffle has been a huge success. We would like to ask all our parish families to consider donating.  Perhaps you have a new, in-the-box, unwanted gift that needs a home or an unused gift card or extra tickets to a sporting event or theater. Or perhaps you could find a super sale on an item that would make a great addition to a gift basket. T...

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Annual Haunted House

Posted on October 03, 2018 in: General News

Haunted House Planning Meeting--Sunday, October 7th 7:00 PM to 8:30PM at the Rectory's Larkin Center.  All high school students and their friends are invited to participate in haunting the rectory basement.  If you have any questions, email dzamp16@gmail.com.   

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The Blessing of Animals

Posted on October 03, 2018 in: General News

THE BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS, in honor of the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, will take place on Sunday, October 7th at 1pm in front of the Shrine of Our Lady of Life.   All God’s creatures great and small are welcome!  

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