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Support A Baby’s Breath Crisis Pregnancy Center Please come to A Baby’s Breath Crisis Pregnancy Center’s 18th Annual Silent Auction & Dinner Reception – Saturday, October 26th 6:30 PM at the Crowne Plaza in King of Prussia, PA.     The auction features vacations, tickets to Phillies & Flyers games; restaurant gift certificates, gift baskets & more!   Rev. Stephen DeLacy will be the guest speaker and MC.  Tickets are $70 per person (complimentary beer, wine & soda included) For tickets and more info, please contact Kim Granito at 610-792-0737 or email kim@the...

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Blessed John Henry Newman

Posted on September 26, 2019 in: General News

Tuesday, October 15, 2019 – 7:00 PM  Event: Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter Mass in Celebration of the Canonization of Blessed John Henry Newman   Join us on Oct 15 as we celebrate the (Oct 13) canonization of John Henry Newman. This will be a Solemn Choral Mass in the Ordinariate Use of the Roman Rite with treasures of the Anglican musical patrimony including Darke's Communion in F, the hymns of Newman, and a new anthem composed for the occasion by W. J. B. Gatens. Location: Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, Philadelphia  More info: cathedralphila.org/o...

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Monday, October 14, 2019 Event: Fruit that Will Last: Cultivating the Mission of Disciple-Making in Your Parish Join us for a workshop with internationally-renowned author and speaker, Sherry Weddell, on how to move your parish out of the “business as usual” mentality and into a community that is “on fire for mission.”  This workshop is designed for clergy, parish councils, ministry leaders and anyone who desires to see a culture of missionary disciple-making take root in their parish.  Speaker: Sherry Weddell, author of Forming Intentional Disciples and co-founder of the Catherine...

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SoulCore Exercise Classes

Posted on September 26, 2019 in: General News

SoulCore Exercise Classes SoulCore is a movement that pairs core strengthening, stretching and functional movement with the prayers of the rosary. A sensory experience combining candlelight, music, scripture and movement to nourish body, mind & soul and encourage deeper reflection on the virtues of the rosary. A beautiful alternative to yoga. Please bring an exercise mat, water and wear comfortable clothing. Classes are free. Leader: Nicky Verna Locations and dates:  Saturday, October 5 - 9am - St. Ann Parish, Phoenixville Friday, November 22 - 9:30am - St. Pius X Parish, Broomall Saturday, Decemb...

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SoulCore Exercise Classes

Posted on September 26, 2019 in: General News

SoulCore Exercise Classes SoulCore is a movement that pairs core strengthening, stretching and functional movement with the prayers of the rosary. A sensory experience combining candlelight, music, scripture and movement to nourish body, mind & soul and encourage deeper reflection on the virtues of the rosary. A beautiful alternative to yoga. Please bring an exercise mat, water and wear comfortable clothing. Classes are free. Leader: Nicky Verna Locations and dates:  Saturday, October 5 - 9am - St. Ann Parish, Phoenixville Friday, November 22 - 9:30am - St. Pius X Parish, Broomall Saturday, Decemb...

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STRIVE

Posted on September 26, 2019 in: Pastor

A Message from Archbishop Chaput Dear Friends in Christ, We all know that pornography is a silent epidemic, tearing apart countless marriages and families. I’m writing to let you know about a powerful new tool designed to help Catholic men who are struggling in this area.  STRIVE is a 21-day detox from porn by Matt Fradd, and published by Philadelphia-based Cardinal Studios. Thousands of men from around the world have seen a powerful transformation in their lives with this online series. STRIVE is available in both English and Spanish, and is offered at no cost. STRIVE is the most powerful ...

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Caregivers Training Workshop

Posted on September 26, 2019 in: General News

Nourish for Caregivers Training Workshop  Join us for a 'caring for caregivers' workshop on Saturday, November 2nd from 9 am to noon at the Archdiocesan Pastoral Center in Center City.  This event is for anyone who would like to learn how to care more effectively for caregivers and/or those who are interested in starting a Nourish for Caregivers support group. The workshop will introduce you to the Nourish for Caregivers ministry, the nuts and bolts of getting started, and also provide ideas for serving caregivers in your parish or community, even if you don't plan to start a Nourish group.  All...

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VISITATION BVM CYO UPDATE Homecoming weekend is October 11 and 12th! Please come out and support our teams. More information will follow in the upcoming weeks! All our Fall sports are in full swing, as well as Pee Wee Soccer. We look forward to a great Fall sports season. We have a new Facebook page! Please visit us at: Facebook.com and search: Visitation BVM CYO! All our latest news and happenings will be posted throughout the year. If you require any assistance, please contact the Registrar at visitationregistrar@gmail.com Thank you!  

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Chris Stefanick - REBOOT! Live!

Posted on September 19, 2019 in: General News

Thursday, October 10, 2019, 7:00 - 9:30PM Event: Chris Stefanick - REBOOT! Live! Featuring internationally acclaimed speaker, author and TV host Chris Stefanick, REBOOT! is the fun, inspiring and practical experience of applying the beauty and genius of the heart of the Gospel to every aspect of your life.  From prayer and spirituality, to work, dating, marriage and parenting, health and more!  For ages 12 and up!  Order tickets online. Location: Archbishop John Carroll High School, Radnor, PA Speakers include: Chris Stefanick, Real Life Catholic To learn more:  Visit the website: re...

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What Can We Do?  The Role of the Laity in a Time of Crisis As the Church undergoes this period of profound crisis, many of us feel helpless as we watch a drama unfold that we can do nothing about. But the truth is that we are not powerless. The history of the Church tells us that lay people have a role to play in the Church’s times of turmoil. Join us for an evening of reflection on the mission of the laity in times of ecclesial crisis and learn what you can do to cooperate with Christ’s action to purify and heal His Church. View the flyer for more details Please RSVP here Dates/Locations:&n...

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SEPTEMBER 22-24 St. John Neumann, the 4th bishop of Philadelphia, instituted the 40 Hours Devotion as a special, annual time of parish Eucharistic devotion—long before the advent of perpetual adoration in parishes.  Because we have 24/7 perpetual Eucharistic adoration here, the topic was discussed last year by the parish council & the conclusion was that we should move away from 40 Hours & into an annual Parish Mission, which will occur over Sunday, Monday, & Tuesday nights from 7-8 pm. in the Upper Church.  It will be led by Fr. Steve DeLacy, the Vocations Director for the Archdiocese of ...

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On Being ‘Home Alone,’ & Fears of Missing the Mark:   The iconic photo of the young boy Kevin McAllister (from the Christmas movie Home Alone) pictures Macaulay Culkin with both hands clasping his cheeks—wide-eyed & mouth agape at discovering bungling burglars trying to access his home; & is an apt visual metaphor for the surprise & shock that I experienced here this past summer.  The transfer of Fr. Brian came with precious little warning & it being followed by the archdiocese assigning Fr. Sean here for only 2 summertime months & then reassigning him without any...

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On Being ‘Home Alone,’ & Fears of Missing the Mark:   The iconic photo of the young boy Kevin McAllister (from the Christmas movie Home Alone) pictures Macaulay Culkin with both hands clasping his cheeks—wide-eyed & mouth agape at discovering bungling burglars trying to access his home; & is an apt visual metaphor for the surprise & shock that I experienced here this past summer.  The transfer of Fr. Brian came with precious little warning & it being followed by the archdiocese assigning Fr. Sean here for only 2 summertime months & then reassigning him without any...

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Abbey Fest

Posted on September 05, 2019 in: General News

Join the youth of Visitation for an amazing day at Abbey Fest on the grounds of the Daylesford Abbey. http://catholicphilly.com/2019/09/news/local-news/abbey-fest-set-to-draw-4000-for-6th-annual-concert-fun-day/ To register, contact Laura at visibvmyouth@gmail.com.  

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Power of the Priesthood

Posted on September 05, 2019 in: General News

Check out the Vocation Office for the Diocesan Priesthood website, www.heedthecall.org Take a minute to watch this powerful video:   https://heedthecall.org/power-of-the-priesthood/

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Parish Ministry Fair

Posted on September 04, 2019 in: General News

This weekend IS OUR PARISH MINISTRY FAIR – Please stop by the Gym (in the school) after Mass!  Come help us CELEBRATE our Parish Family.  You will get a chance to meet other parishioners and learn more about your parish.  If you are interested, you can find out how you can give your Time and Talent to God by serving His people by becoming a member or volunteer – many hands make less work.  We will have REFRESHMENTS for you, so please stop over! If you were not able to make the Parish Ministry Fair, call Sallianne Tschoepe at 610-212-6673 or e-mail at stschoepe50@gmail.com for more informa...

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