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Nothing Compares

Posted on November 23, 2021 in: General News

Nothing Compares
This Sunday, November 28 marks the beginning of Advent. It is also the launch of the Archbishop’s Nothing Compares to Being There initiative, an Archdiocesan-wide invitation to all of the faithful to return to the in person celebration of Mass.  Many resources have already been ...

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Christmas Bazaar 2021 - this weekend!
“64th Annual Christmas Bazaar” Friday, November 19th  6:30 PM to 10:00 PM Saturday, November 20th 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM In our School Gym!

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GIVEN Catholic Young Women's Leadership Forum - June 21-25, 2022
Introducing the GIVEN Forum! Do you know a faith-filled young adult woman in your parish between the ages of 21-30 that you would love to see formed for leadership and mission? Invite her to apply for the GIVEN Forum! GIVEN Catholic Young Women's Leadership Forum - June 21-25, 2022 This...

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Gaudeamus Music Ministry - 30th Annual Christmas Concert
Sunday, December 12, 2021 7pm Epiphany of Our Lord Church, Plymouth Meeting Admission is Free and Open to the Public Click here for more information.

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Veteran's Day

Posted on November 05, 2021 in: General News

Veteran's Day
ALL VETERANS ARE INVITED! Visitation BVM School will honor our U.S. Veterans at a prayer service on Friday, November 12th, 2:00 PM in the Upper Church.  

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Mass in support of  those suffering from addiction.
Join us for a Mass in support of those suffering from addiction. All are invited! St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church 3640 Schuylkill Road (Rt. 724) Spring City, PA 19475 Saturday, October 30, 2021 at 11:00 AM Celebrant:  Rev. Charles R. O’Hara, Pastor Healing...

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NCYC Ablaze – Enciende el fuego (Event for high school teens)
Saturday, November 20, 2021 – 9 AM-6 PM This day event seeks to bring the National Catholic Youth Conference experience to our teens right here in Philadelphia. The event features talks, breakout sessions, Adoration, Mass and much more!  Check-in begins at 9:00am. Day ends with Mass with...

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Archdiocesan Family Festival

Posted on October 19, 2021 in: General News

Archdiocesan Family Festival
Saturday, April 30, 2022 - 9 AM-4:30 PM Speakers: Archbishop Pérez, Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers, Mike and Alicia Hernon from The Messy Family Project and Corazón Puro  Location: Cardinal O'Hara High School More info: Click here for the Save the Date

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Lily's Gift - support for parents with poor prenatal diagnosis
Do you feel numb and in shock?...Heartbroken?...Frightened and alone? ...Are you considering carrying to term but uncertain how to find resources and support? If a Prenatal Diagnosis is poor, you are not alone.  Lily’s Gift, is a network of concerned parents and professionals...

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New! Nothing Compares Video Teachings
These short videos can be used as part of your invitation to parishioners to return to the in person celebration of Mass. They are taught by priests of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.  Part 1, The Holy Mass (with Fr. Matthew Biedrzycki): English / Español Part 2, The ...

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National Disabilites Awareness Month
Dear Parish Contacts for Persons with Disabilities and Parents, We have three special items to share this month! First is a free piano concert by artist Carlos Alberto Ibay.  You wont want to miss this inspiring opportunity for the entire family on October 17th at 3pm. Also, learn more...

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National Disabilites Awareness Month
Dear Parish Contacts for Persons with Disabilities and Parents, We have three special items to share this month! First is a free piano concert by artist Carlos Alberto Ibay.  You wont want to miss this inspiring opportunity for the entire family on October 17th at 3pm. Also, learn more...

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October is Disability Awareness Month.   The Office for Persons with Disabilities, the Rising Together Alliance and a group of parents with young children with disabilities worked together to create resources to assist children and families to raise their awareness about different disabilities ...

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Talk by Catholic author Gary Zimak:  Give Up Worry for Good
Sunday, November 7, 2:00- 3:30 PM Event:  Talk by Catholic author Gary Zimak:  Give Up Worry for Good Join us for this special presentation by Catholic author, radio show host and speaker Gary Zimak on the topic of worry and anxiety. Q &A, discussion afterwards in the church hall...

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Hope Blooms, A VIRTUAL Retreat for Catholic Women Healing from Betrayal Trauma
Friday, October 22 - Saturday, October 23 2021 Event: Hope Blooms, A VIRTUAL Retreat for Catholic Women Healing from Betrayal Trauma This virtual retreat is for women seeking healing from betrayal trauma, that is, the trauma of discovering a spouse’s or significant other’s pornography ...

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Open House at Martin Saints Classical High School
Tuesday, October 19th, 2021 @ 7pm Event: Open House at Martin Saints Classical High School The halls of Martin Saints Classical High School (Oreland, PA) are buzzing this first week of classes and we are pleased to be  hosting our  FIRST open house of the school year on Tue...

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 Our Lady of Guadalupe, Her Message, and the Tilma of Saint Juan Diego
Saturday, October 16, following the 10:00 AM Mass Event: Our Lady of Guadalupe, Her Message, and the Tilma of Saint Juan Diego (Power Point Presentation). Presenter:  Massimo Paris, Our Lady of Guadalupe researcher and lecturer. Location: National Centre for Padre Pio, 111 Barto R...

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A Virtual Marriage Enrichment Series: “Growing Together with Christ”
October 13, 20, 27, 2021  –  7:30-8 pm ET Event:  A Virtual Marriage Enrichment Series: “Growing Together with Christ” Join a free three-part series on Zoom presented by the St. Raymond Nonnatus Foundation for Freedom, Family and Faith.  The series is geared...

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Permanent Diaconate Information Night Webinar
Tuesday, October 12, 2021 - 7:00 PM Event: Permanent Diaconate Information Night Webinar Are You Called to Be a Deacon in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia? We invite Catholic men (and wives if married) between the ages of 29 and 55 to join us for live webinar with a panel of clergy about discerning...

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Unbound: Freedom in Christ Conference
October 8-9, 2021 Event: Unbound: Freedom in Christ Conference Take hold of the freedom you have been given in Christ! At the UNBOUND: Freedom in Christ Conference, you will learn how to unlock your prison doors by using the Five Keys to Freedom.  The conference involves times of prayer and...

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Sisters of Life Co-Workers Formation Training Day
Saturday, October 2, 2021 - 9 AM-4 PM (Registration at 8:30 AM) Event: Sisters of Life Co-Workers Formation Training Day Training Includes: Understanding the heart of a vulnerable pregnant woman; Communication skills and reflective listening; How to use your talents at the service of li...

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Healing Mass and Prayer Service

Posted on September 27, 2021 in: General News

Healing Mass and Prayer Service
Fridays, Oct 1, Nov 5 2021-7:00 PM  Event: Healing Mass and Prayer Service Join us for Mass, exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, praise and worship music and healing prayers. Location: National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa, 654 Ferry Rd, Doylestown, PA 18901 More info:&nb...

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“Thank You, Father” Letter Writing Campaign
Priesthood Sunday, September 26, 2021 through Thanksgiving, November 25, 2021 Event: 2nd Annual “Thank You, Father” Letter Writing Campaign The Serra Missionaries invite you to send a letter. “THANK YOU, FATHER” is a simple way to show your love and support for our wond...

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Yogi Fest

Posted on September 23, 2021 in: General News

Yogi Fest
Join your parish family on October 3rd after the 11 am Mass by the our Lady of Life statue! Our 1st annual "Yogi Fest" & the Feast of St. Francis with the blessing of all animals! Yogi wants to see you there! Bring your Family, Bring your Pet!  All are invi...

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Hope Blooms: A VIRTUAL Retreat for Catholic Women Healing from Betrayal Trauma
Hope Blooms: A VIRTUAL Retreat for Catholic Women Healing from Betrayal Trauma October 22-23, 2021 This virtual retreat is for women seeking healing from betrayal trauma, that is, discovering a spouse’s or significant other’s pornography use, infidelity, and/or sex addiction. ...

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Unbound:  Freedom in Christ Conference
What if you could reach out and touch God’s love, and never be the same?  More than ever before we are struggling to find our way.  The Unbound: Freedom in Christ Conference will empower you to break the powerful chains in your life, so that you can walk in the fullness of ...

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ALPHA

Posted on September 03, 2021 in: General News

ALPHA
Have you been wondering what this ALPHA is all about?  Come and see! Have you been thinking about doing the Alpha course? The Visitation BVM Fall course will begin on: Thursday, September 16, 2021 at 7:00 pm with dessert & refreshments at Michele & John Doman’s House 3426 Mil...

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The King's Men

Posted on September 03, 2021 in: General News

The King's Men
OUR MISSION Under Christ the King’s universal call to serve, we as men, pledge to unite and build up other men in the mold of leader, protector, and provider through education, formation, healing, and action. The King’s Men (TKM) is a Roman Catholic lay apostolate faithfully exec...

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First Pro-Life March in Harrisburg
First Pro-Life March in Harrisburg – St. Maria Goretti Parish in Hatfield is running a bus to the March on 9/27/21.  If you are interested, call Bob at 215-362-1247 or email bobmcc52@gmail.com.  First come, first serve.  Details are as follows:  Departure from St. Maria Gor...

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GARABANDAL - the Eyewitnesses FILM

Posted on September 03, 2021 in: General News

GARABANDAL - the Eyewitnesses FILM Padre Pio:  “They will believe when it is too late.” St. Pio was speaking about Our Lady's numerous appearances in Garabandal in the 1960's where she spoke of periods of tribulation for the world in the future if people didn't chang...

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SENIORS: Calling all Seniors

Posted on September 03, 2021 in: General News

SENIORS: Calling all Seniors
SENIORS:  Calling all Seniors… Do you like BINGO, Bridge or Pinochle?  The Seniors will resume meeting on Thursdays, starting September 16th from 11:30am - 3pm in the Larkin Center.   

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Fall ALPHA Course - to begin on 9/16
Have you been wondering what this ALPHA is all about?   Come and see! Have you been thinking about doing the Alpha course?    Now’s your chance! What Is It? The Alpha Course is a practical introduction to the Christian faith, where guests have an opportunity to ex...

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Young Adults

Posted on August 18, 2021 in: General News

Young Adults
Young adults throughout the Archdiocese of Philadelphia are invited to gather at the National Shrine of Saint John Neumann with Archbishop Nelson J. Pérez to celebrate the launch of the Young Catholic Professionals chapter in Philadelphia on Saturday, August 21, 2021.  The evening will begin...

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Young Adults

Posted on August 18, 2021 in: General News

Young Adults
Young adults throughout the Archdiocese of Philadelphia are invited to gather at the National Shrine of Saint John Neumann with Archbishop Nelson J. Pérez to celebrate the launch of the Young Catholic Professionals chapter in Philadelphia on Saturday, August 21, 2021.  The evening will begin...

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Unbound: Freedom in Christ Conference
October 8-9, 2021 Event: Unbound: Freedom in Christ Conference Take hold of the freedom you have been given in Christ! At the UNBOUND: Freedom in Christ Conference, you will learn how to unlock your prison doors by using the Five Keys to Freedom.  The conference involves times of prayer and...

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Surviving Divorce: Hope and Healing for the Catholic Family
Beginning Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at 7:00 PM  Event: Surviving Divorce: Hope and Healing for the Catholic Family This 12-week program addresses both practical and spiritual concerns of separated/divorced Catholics, helping you and your family navigate this difficult time and gr...

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AbbeyFest: Faith, Family and Music Festival
Saturday, September 18, 2021  Event: AbbeyFest: Faith, Family and Music Festival Join us for the area’s largest Catholic music festival!  Families, individuals, young adults, youth groups and more are all welcome. We look forward to welcoming His Excellency Archbishop Nelson J....

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Hope in Christ: Spiritual Support for Addiction Website
Hope in Christ: Spiritual Support for Addiction Website You are not alone! The Church desires to be close to her children who are struggling with addiction and to bring them the healing power of Jesus Christ's love. The Archdiocesan Hope in Christ website is full of Catholic resources for tho...

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Update from the Archdiocese

Posted on August 13, 2021 in: General News

Update from the Archdiocese
UPDATE ON THE CELEBRATION OF THE SACRED LITURGY OFFICE FOR DIVINE WORSHIP ARCHDIOCESE OF PHILADELPHIA FRIDAY, AUGUST 13, 2021 The celebration of the Sacred Liturgy—the praise and worship of God by his people—is the greatest work of the Church carried out in all the parishes and instit...

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Young Adult Retreat on “The Joy of the Beatitudes”
September 3-5, 2021 Event: Young Adult Retreat on “The Joy of the Beatitudes” Young Adults (20s & 30s) are invited to Malvern Retreat House for a weekend retreat on the joy of living the Beatitudes while deepening our relationship with Jesus Christ. Led by Fr. Remigio Morales, ...

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CubScout Pack and BoyScout Troop
Attention ALL students in K – 5th grade, did you know that Visi has a thriving CubScout Pack and BoyScout Troop? Mark your calendars! On August 8th starting a 12 p.m. we will have a free recruitment event behind the church with tons of fun activities including rope bridges, tent setup demon...

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Mass for Those Suffering from Addiction
Saturday, August 14, 2021 - 12:05 PM Mass for Those Suffering from Addiction Addiction has touched far too many families and taken far too many of our loved ones. Join us that we may draw strength from one another in the power of our faith. Location: Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter an...

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Weekend of Prayer, Hope, and Healing
August 13, 14, and 15, 2021 Weekend of Prayer, Hope, and Healing with Fr James Blount, S.O.L.T. with a guest presentation from Dr. Antone Raymundo This blest weekend, which celebrates a Fatima Day, the 43rd anniversary of O.L.M.E, the memorial of St. Maximilian Kolbe, a "martyr of char...

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Two Live Virtual Events with Ralph Martin
August 22 and 23, 2021 – 7:00-8:30 PM Two Live Virtual Events with Ralph Martin August 22: A Church in Crisis: Pathways Forward; Based on his most recent book, A Church in Crisis: Pathways Forward, Ralph will look at the hostility that has grown toward the Catholic Church ...

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Weekend of Prayer, Hope, and Healing with Fr James Blount, S.O.L.T. with a guest presentation from Dr. Antone Raymundo
August 13, 14, and 15, 2021 Weekend of Prayer, Hope, and Healing with Fr James Blount, S.O.L.T. with a guest presentation from Dr. Antone Raymundo This blest weekend, which celebrates a Fatima Day, the 43rd anniversary of O.L.M.E, the memorial of St. Maximilian Kolbe, a "martyr of ch...

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Retrouvaille: Rediscover the Love in Your Marriage
August 13-15, 2021 Retrouvaille: Rediscover the Love in Your Marriage Tens of thousands of couples have healed their marriages through Retrouvaille (pronounced Retro-vy).  If you know anyone who could benefit from this program, please pass this on.  Couples learn to build communicati...

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Mass for Those Suffering from Addiction
Saturday, August 14, 2021 - 12:05 PM Addiction has touched far too many families and taken far too many of our loved ones. Join us that we may draw strength from one another in the power of our faith. Location: Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, Philadelphia More info: Vie...

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Morning of Reflection for Grandparents: “The Grace of Being Grand”
Monday, July 26, 2021 - 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM Celebrate the blessings and challenges of grand-parenting on this feast day of Saints Joachim and Anne, the grandparents of Jesus.  Our morning consists of morning refreshments, prayer, and a conference by our guest presenter. Deacon Tony currentl...

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That Man Is You Information Night
Wednesday, July 21, 2021 - 9:30 P.M. EDT Help the men in your parish discover their mission through the "That Man Is You" (TMIY) program.  Paradisus Dei, which produces TMIY and many other faith formation programs, is hosting an information night for any man who feels cal...

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Purpose Conference for Teens - 7/31
Saturday, July 31, 2021 – 8 AM-8 PM Event: Purpose Conference for Teens (Open to all high schoolers entering 9th grade-exiting 12th grade) Theme: Click here for a 1-minute intro video to the Purpose Conference Speakers: Bob Lesnefsky, John Paul Kasperowicz, The Sisters ...

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CYO FALL SPORTS!

Posted on July 16, 2021 in: General News

CYO FALL SPORTS!
Calling all Football, Soccer, Volleyball, Field Hockey and Cheerleaders!! Intent to play Fall Sports is NOW OPEN! If you are a student or prep student is 5th or 6th grade- JV Level or 7th or 8th grade- V Level and are interested in playing any of our Fall Sports, please log into ...

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Lifting the Dispensation - Aug. 15, 2021
STATEMENT OF ARCHBISHOP NELSON J. PÉREZ REGARDING REINSTATING THE OBLIGATION TO ATTEND SUNDAY MASS.  “We have all felt the impact of COVID-19 in as individuals and families. It has been a time of acute hardship and struggle, of separation and isolation. It has also had an impact on o...

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Biking for Vocations

Posted on July 16, 2021 in: General News

Biking for Vocations
Biking for Vocations  - 6 Seminarians will be biking around the archdiocese this August.  On Aug 7 at 4pm they will be arriving at Visitation.  Please plan on joining us out front of church to welcome them as they arrive at 4pm.  Join us that evening at 8pm for night prayer. ...

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A Biblical Walk Through the Mass Teaser
A Biblical Walk Through the Mass Teaser - YouTube  A Biblical Walk Through the Mass (Newly filmed at our own Cathedral!)At each celebration of the Most Holy Mass, God becomes fully present to us, Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity. He comes to be completely united with us. Ever...

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2021 Catholic Women’s Conference Mini-Conferences - An early sellout is expected! Join us for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia Catholic Women’s Conference on Saturday, October 23! CWC2021 will be a highly modified version of our usual event. This year, Catholic women are invited...

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Wednesday, June 16, 2021 - 7:00-8:30 PM Event: Forming a People of Life Faith Formation Series Talk topic: "Safeguarding the Dignity of Man"  At the root of all of the Church’s moral teachings – from abortion to immigration to sexuality &n...

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58th World Day of Prayer for Vocations
Easter Greetings! On Good Shepherd Sunday, April 25, 2021, the universal Catholic Church will celebrate the 58th World Day of Prayer for Vocations.  By setting aside this day, the Church publicly reminds each of us of our need to pray so that Our Lord ...

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Divine Mercy Novena & Chaplet Schedule & Prayers
The bulletin has incorrect dates, the schedule below is accurate. DIVINE MERCY NOVENA & CHAPLET will begin on Good Friday, April 2nd.  The schedule is as follows:  Good Friday & Holy Saturday after Morning Prayer which is at 10am in the Upper Church.  Easter Su...

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Holy Week and Easter Schedule

Posted on March 15, 2021 in: General News

Holy Thursday:  Mass of the Lord's Supper at 7pm - Upper Church                            Adoration at the Repository in the Lower Church through the night.                 &nb...

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A Powerful Movie...ROE V. WADE Inspired by our founder, St. Maximilian Kolbe, Patron of the Pro-Life movement, the St. Mary Mokena MI Village invites you to an advanced private screening of the movie Roe v. Wade ABOUT | Roe V. Wade Movie Click here to get a discounted pass to...

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Opportunities during Lent

Posted on February 19, 2021 in: General News

Daily during Lent:  MASS, MORNING & NIGHT PRAYER & ADORATION Morning Prayer & Night Prayer—to began Thursday, February 18th!  Morning Prayer will be prayed daily Monday thru Saturday 15 minutes prior to Mass.  Night prayer will be prayed nightly Monday thru...

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VisiMoms sponsored Event:  Becoming A Saint: Upper Darby's Fr. Bill Atkinson  Thursday, March 4 the Visimoms will have their Evening of Reflection: "Becoming a Saint"  highlighting an extraordinary priest, Fr. Bill Atkinson.  Our guest speaker, Fr. Michael D...

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Ash Wednesday & Lent

Posted on February 12, 2021 in: General News

Ash Wednesday, Feb. 17th  7:00AM Mass (Lower Church)| 8:15AM  Mass (Upper Church) Noon  - Liturgy of the Word with Homily & Imposition of Ashes (Lower Church) 2:00PM  Holy Hour (Lower Church)  7:00 PM Mass (Upper Church).  The distribution of Ashes - In ligh...

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Tuesdays, February 23rd, March 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd – 7:00 - 8:30 PM via Zoom Event: Zoom discussion on “Everything You Wanted to Know About the Sacraments but Were Afraid to Ask!” (Part 2) Please join St. Augustine Parish (Philadelphia) as we host five virtual discussion...

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Tuesdays, February 23rd, March 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd – 7:00 - 8:30 PM via Zoom Event: Zoom discussion on “Everything You Wanted to Know About the Sacraments but Were Afraid to Ask!” (Part 2) Please join St. Augustine Parish (Philadelphia) as we host five virtual discussion...

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Nourish for Caregivers Support Groups In a recent Sunday Gospel Jesus reminds us that he desires mercy, not sacrifice. Mt 9:13  For caregivers, life is often all about sacrifice. Whether it is putting their own needs aside until the end of the day or forgoing self-care altogether, exhau...

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Come & See - Priesthood

Posted on February 01, 2021 in: General News

Various dates January - March, 2021 Come and See Events for Men Discerning a Call to the Priesthood Come and See events, hosted by the Vocations Office for the Diocesan Priesthood are designed to let young men (high school age and above) who are discerning the priesthood. Come and See Events a...

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Man-up Philly

Posted on February 01, 2021 in: General News

March 6, 2021  Event: Man-Up Philly Men's Spirituality Conference (Virtual) This year's Man-Up is going virtual! Join men from around the Archdiocese as we seek to grow closer to the Lord and become the men that God created us to be.  Speakers: Bishop Joseph Coffey, C...

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KofC Pope John Paul I Council FUNDRAISER Please support our Super Bowl LV fundraiser. Football Mania is our primary fundraiser for the year. Tickets are only available on-line. Please use this link, Purchase Tickets. Thank you.

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Alpha

Posted on January 21, 2021 in: General News

Does it seem like a good time to spend some time getting to know or grow deeper in a relationship with the one who deeply loves you, created you, formed you?  The ALPHA program will be offered Thursday evenings via Zoom at 7:30pm.  Mark your calendar, Save the date for an on-line virtual i...

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Forgive Us, Father Join us January 24-February 1 as we ask forgiveness for sins against the Eucharist. Let us start afresh in 2021 with a commitment to honor the Blessed Sacrament. Join the novena here!

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Adoration

Posted on January 19, 2021 in: General News

ADORATION:  Let us be thankful to such a truly generous Giver, He who is Love and Mercy.   Many who have signed up for Adoration do not appear to be present for their originally scheduled hour.  Most likely this is due to pandemic reasons.  Please try to keep your scheduled ...

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Starting Mon., January 11, 2021 or Wed., Jan 13, 2021 or Fri., Jan 15, 2021 (Choose which day/time of the week works best for you.) Do you desire to hear God's voice? Do you long to be filled up by Him, led by Him, and live a dynamic relationship with the Father, Jesus and the Holy Spiri...

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Discerning a Call to the Priesthood

Posted on December 30, 2020 in: General News

Come and See Events for Men Discerning a Call to the Priesthood Various dates beginning January 17, 2021 Come and See events, hosted by the Vocations Office for the Diocesan Priesthood are designed to let young men (high school age and above) who are discerning the priesthood. Come and See Eve...

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Saturday, January 23, 2021 - 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM With the Annual March for Life in Washington, DC being extremely limited by COVID restrictions, join us instead for a March for Life in Philadelphia. Come and give joy-filled witness to the dignity and sanctity of human life from conception to ...

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"Thank You, Father" Initiative

Posted on December 16, 2020 in: General News

"Thank You, Father" Initiative We love, because He first loved us.  1 John 4:19 Serra would like to introduce the program called “THANK YOU, FATHER” to show our appreciation, affection, and support for our wonderful priests. Parishioners are invited to send a letter ...

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Follow the Star

Posted on November 20, 2020 in: General News

Follow the Star, Live Outdoor drive-thru Nativity will take place Friday, December 18th from 7-9pm.  Join your parish family and community in spreading some joy.  Sign-up for a time slot to avoid traffic congestion, by selecting a time slot you will help with traffic flow the night o...

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FRIENDS HELPING FRIENDS - THE PETKA FAMILY Many of you have heard the news of the devastating house fire that one of our families, the Petkas, experienced last week. We are grateful to God that Mr. and Mrs Petka, Teagan and Breylan are safe and unharmed by the fire that overtook their home on Wed...

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FRIENDS HELPING FRIENDS - THE PETKA FAMILY Many of you have heard the news of the devastating house fire that one of our families, the Petkas, experienced last week. We are grateful to God that Mr. and Mrs Petka, Teagan and Breylan are safe and unharmed by the fire that overtook their home on Wed...

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This week... 50 STATES / 50 BEADS -November 1  Prayers for our country following this Sunday's 11am Mass.  We will begin at 12:15pm (Feel free to Bring a chair.) The Visimoms  would like to invite you to join us on Sunday, November 1 at 12:15 p.m. for the "Patriotic ...

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Attached please find Catholic Voter Resources in preparation for the 2020 General Election. The materials included a State Legislative Voters Guide produced by the Pennsylvania Catholic Conference.  

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Parish Mission October 11-13

Posted on October 07, 2020 in: General News

Join us for our Parish Mission led by Monsignor Majoros, October 11-13th at 7pm each evening. Confessions will be heard Sunday and Monday evening.  Tuesday evening will include a simplified Veneration of the Cross and Litany of the Holy Cross. Social Distancing and precautions will ...

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October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month. It is also Respect Life Month.   Meet Nolan in this new video from The National Catholic Partnership on Disability.   https://officefordisabilities.flocknote.com/note/9039619/video/459292309

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Sunday, November 1, 2020 - 2:00-3:00 PM (Solemnity of All Saints) Event: Holy Hour for the Election: 50 People, 50 States, One Hour Join us for an hour of prayer and adoration before Jesus in the Eucharist as we petition for grace and blessing upon our country, especially asking for God&r...

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Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 7:00-8:30 PM Lecture: Built Upon Rock: Finding Your Footing in a Period of Great Turmoil (This lecture will be offered in person) Providentially, this year’s tumultuous presidential election coincides with the 25th anniversary of the great papal encyclica...

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Restore Culture Virtual Workshops

Posted on September 18, 2020 in: General News

September 25-27, 2020 Event: Restore Culture Virtual Workshops The Restore Culture Workshop is a FREE three-day online event. During this weekend, attendees will be invited to learn from experts on various topics related to life, love, family, and holiness, but also to hear personal ...

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Friday, September 25, 2020 - 7:00-9:15 AM Event: “Faith in the Marketplace: A Personal Journey” Presenter: A Presentation by Thomas S. Monaghan: Founder of Domino's Pizza, Founder of Legatus, Former owner Detroit Tigers, Author, “Pizza Tiger” Hosted by: ...

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Bible Novena

Posted on September 18, 2020 in: General News

September 2020-May 2021 - First and Third Sundays of Each Month Bible Novena The Word of God is living and speaks to each of us daily.  Each day, we turn to God and ask for His guidance and strength. This is accomplished no better than by turning to the Bible - the inspired word of God. B...

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Bible Novena

Posted on September 18, 2020 in: General News

September 2020-May 2021 - First and Third Sundays of Each Month Bible Novena The Word of God is living and speaks to each of us daily.  Each day, we turn to God and ask for His guidance and strength. This is accomplished no better than by turning to the Bible - the inspired word of God. B...

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Opening of Respect Life Month

Posted on September 18, 2020 in: General News

Respect Life Month Opening Mass Sunday,September 27th 5:15 PM Holy Hour For Life with the Sisters of Life 6:30 PM Holy Mass Celebrated by Archbishop Nelson Perez at the Cathedral Basilica of SS Peter & Paul.  

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THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS NEED YOUR SUPPORT NOW MORE THAN EVER! Football Mania is the main source of funding for several charitable works including scholarships, youth activities, respect life activities, community outreach and parish support.  Your $20 donation gives you the chance to win ...

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The Rosary Campaign will be participating in the national 54-Day Miracle Rosary Novena, which begins today, August 15, and ends October 7, the Feast of the Holy Rosary. This is an invitation to pray the Rosary daily for the next 54 days, following this schedule: August 15-September 10: ...

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What is Domestic Violence?

Posted on July 28, 2020 in: General News

Tuesday, August 4, 2020 at 11:00 AM Part 1: What is Domestic Violence? What do we already know? (Myths and facts about DV) Defining DV / the prevalence of DV Understanding the dynamics of DV: the 4 types of abuse and the Cycle of Violence Why people stay in abusive relationships Ho...

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  “…there is no problem, as difficult as it may be, that we cannot resolve at this time by praying the Holy Rosary.”  – Sr. Lucia of Fatima Join us online, by phone or in spirit as we pray the Rosary asking the miraculous intercession of the Blessed Virgin Ma...

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Biking for Vocations 

Posted on July 28, 2020 in: General News

Wednesday August 5-9, 2020  Biking for Vocations  Biking for Vocations 2020 is an exciting five day biking pilgrimage designed to raise awareness of vocations to the priesthood and vocational discernment, as well as to generate support for the seminarians currently in formation. This...

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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 our own day. Featuring Father Richard Owens, O.F.M. Cap., Father Eric Banecker, and Gina Christian, the podcast presents the truth, beauty,...

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Resurrection & Restoration: Archbishop's Easter Video Series  The Arise: Resurrection and Restoration Easter video series breaks open the mystery of the Resurrection of Jesus and his power to bring us new life in the midst of the pandemic. It is also designed to help us tra...

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New on FORMED.org

Posted on May 06, 2020 in: General News

Newly Released on Formed.org! Series: The Search - Why are We Here? What's Life All About? What Happens When We Die? (Starting May 6) The Search is an innovative video series that tackles the key questions of every human heart. In seven beautifully filmed episodes, Chris Stefanick and expert...

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Visitation BVM School's Home & School Association has announced update plans to hold a semi-virtual Mom's Night Out. Click here for information and watch our websites & social media for exact dates.

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 Life in the Spirit Conference: Virtual & Free The  Life in the Spirit Conference is being offered free and virtual, beginning May 4 at 7:30 p.m.   A Life in the Spirit Conference has two main objectives: To renew and ignite within us the power of the Hol...

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BIG NEWS, on Friday, May 1, 3:00 PM EST, Archbishop José Gomez, President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, is going to re-consecrate the United States of America to Mary, Mother of the Church. He will do this in union with the Canadian Bishops Conference who will make the sa...

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BIG NEWS, on Friday, May 1, 3:00 PM EST, Archbishop José Gomez, President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, is going to re-consecrate the United States of America to Mary, Mother of the Church. He will do this in union with the Canadian Bishops Conference who will make the sa...

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For up-to-date information on restoring Catholic life after the pandemic.... Arise Website:  http://archphila.org/arise/ A few more resources have been added the past few days and many more will be posted over the weekend - be sure to check back on Monday! Sign-up for email n...

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Awesome new series coming on April 27! TEN- A series reflecting on the Ten Plagues of Egypt! with Fr. Matt Guckin The Office for Catechetical Formation is sponsoring a series which connects the 10 plagues of Egypt to the present pandemic in which we are immersed. This unprecedented time remind...

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On Sunday, May 3, 2020, the universal Catholic Church celebrates the 57th World Day of Prayer. Our Holy Father, Pope Francis’ papal message for this year focuses on words chosen to thank priests and support their ministry and are set on the backdrop of the Gospel passage th...

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Msgr. Joseph Murray

Posted on April 21, 2020 in: General News

Msgr. Joseph Murray
It is with a sad heart that we tell you that Msgr. Thomas Murray's brother Msgr. Joseph Murray passed away Saturday, April 18, 2020 at the age of 87.  It is never easy to hear the news of the passing of a loved one.  Please keep the Murray family in prayer at this difficult time. ...

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“Teens, Tweens & Quarantines” is a presentation for parents and caregivers, focusing on the impact of COVID-19 on our children. In a dynamic fashion, this talk will address: the teen/tween brain explain why this pandemic is so difficult for this age group survey t...

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Divine Mercy Novena

Posted on April 08, 2020 in: General News

Divine Mercy Novena in English Divine Mercy Novena – Good Friday to Divine Mercy Sunday “By this Novena, I will grant every possible grace to souls.” ~Jesus to St. Faustina Join us online, by phone or in spirit for one of the most powerful novenas in the Church, the Divine...

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April 10-12: JESUS Sight and Sound Theater Free Streaming of JESUS Filmed in front of a live audience, JESUS is a state-of-the-art theatrical stage production that has been seen by more than one million people. Witness some of the most awe-inspiring, miraculous events in the gospels as Jesus s...

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GOOD FRIDAY

Posted on April 08, 2020 in: General News

On Good Friday... Pray the Litany of the Sacred Heart on Good Friday at 12:00 PM EST  Join Archbishop José Gomez, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and archbishop of Los Angeles, in a national moment of prayer in the time of the coronavirus. Together as a nation, w...

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FREE! Archbishop Pérez Announces: "The Power of Faith and Hope in a Time of Uncertainty: A Virtual Lenten Retreat", Mon.-Sun., March 30-April 5, 2020, 7-7:15pm Starting THIS Monday, 3/30/20, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia is hosting a dynamic, inspirational speaker for just 15-min...

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Dear Friends, This Friday, March 27th, in Saint Peter’s Square, Our Holy Father will offer a special,Urbi et OrbiBlessing. Translated as “to the City [of Rome] and to the World, this blessing is typically reserved for Easter and Christmas.” During this time of strife for our ...

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Spiritual Resources during the Coronavirus Restrictions During these difficult days, the Lord always remains close to us and provides us ways to receive His grace even when we cannot attend Mass in person. Visit our Archdiocesan Spiritual Resources page to find many excellent resources ...

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Rosary Campaign for the End of the Coronavirus When:  Starts Friday, March 13, 8:00-8:30 PM (Eastern) Every day through Tuesday, March 24* Please click this link to tune in each night at 8 PM: zoom.us/j/494480541... Click the link 5-10 minutes early to allow your ...

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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. Despite the suspension of the obligation to attend Sunday Mass, all reg...

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CELEBRATING MARY'S YES WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25 AT 7PM SOLEMNITY OF THE ANNUNCIATION OF THE LORD Visitation BVM will be participating in the Rosary Rally at Pope John Paull II High School, click here to register. Doors open at 6:30 PM Wear blue and white to show your Visi Pride! &nb...

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From the Office for Persons with Disabilities The Annual Archdiocesan Mass Honoring the Gifts of Persons with Disabilities, The Deaf Community, Family, Friends and Caregivers is Saturday, March 21, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. at the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul at 18th and Benjamin F...

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FORGIVEN Video Series

Posted on February 19, 2020 in: General News

Looking for Peace? There is a lot of turmoil in the world…and sometimes even in our families and in our own hearts. Come and learn about the single most effective way to bring God's peace into your life: the Sacrament of Reconciliation. No matter how long it’s been since you'...

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Welcome Home, Archbishop Perez!

Posted on January 27, 2020 in: General News

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia rejoices to welcome one of her own sons back home as the next Archbishop of Philadelphia, Most Reverend Nelson J. Perez. He will be installed as archbishop Feb. 18 at 2 p.m., in the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul.  "Nelson J. Perez was born in M...

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ADVENT Reconciliation Night Monday, Dec 16, 7:00 pm (many priests available) Confession also available this Advent:  Saturdays, December 7,14 & 21 After the 8:15 am Mass and from 4 – 5 pm By appointment through the parish office C...

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Best Advent Ever

Posted on November 12, 2019 in: General News

Are You Ready to Get Ready? SO… WHAT IS Dynamic Catholic's BEST ADVENT EVER? It’s a totally free and totally awesome daily video program (sent straight to your email) that will help you prepare for Christmas like never before! Join now!

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PURIFIED with Jason Evert

Posted on October 31, 2019 in: General News

Wednesday, November 13, 2019, 7:00-9:00  PM Event: PURIFIED with Jason Evert The innocence of the family is under attack like never before.  For 20 years, Jason Evert has brought a liberating message to more than a million teenagers on six continents. On November 13, 2019, he’ll br...

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Confession survey results...

Posted on October 24, 2019 in: General News

Confession survey results... Over the last two months, we've been asking local Catholics to fill out a short survey about when is the best time to offer Confessions to enable you to get there more often.  This was in response to come very troubling statistics about th...

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Five Keys to Freedom presentation - Nov 6 Come learn about the Five Keys of Unbound, a simple process of prayer that will help you unleash the liberating power of the Gospel into your life and find greater freedom. This presentation is for everyone. It can be especially helpful for situations such ...

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Adult Faith Formation (AFF) Monday, October 14th at 6:50 PM to 7:50 PM “Letter to a Suffering Church” A BISHOP SPEAKS ON THE SEXUAL ABUSE CRISIS Join us for the next couple of weeks to view a short video followed by a brief discussion by Bishop Robert Barron. Bishop Barron is a bi...

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STRIVE

Posted on October 08, 2019 in: General News

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.  S...

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Our Parish Mission Statement

Posted on October 05, 2019 in: General News

Revising Our Parish Mission Statement: A Parish Mission Statement is a concise expression of a parish's purpose for existence.  It helps the parish identify itself as a community of faith and set broad goals.  It responds to the questions:  Who are we as a parish?  What do...

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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...

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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 commun...

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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 virtue...

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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 virtue...

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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 an...

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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 ...

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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 y...

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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 peop...

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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 topi...

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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 ...

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Why Confession?

Posted on August 14, 2019 in: General News

Why Confession?   "Confession is not so much about how bad you are, but about how good God is." -- Fr. James Martin Confessions are heard Saturday morning after the 8:15 Mass and Saturday afternoon from 4-5 PM, in the Lower Church.

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Parish Mission

Posted on August 14, 2019 in: General News

SAVE THE DATE - Parish Mission Fr. Steve Delacy will present a Visitation BVM Mission Sept. 22-24 on "A Journey with the Archangels: Message, Healing, and Spiritual Warfare". Save the date and more info to come.

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Sister Germaine

Posted on August 01, 2019 in: General News

Sister Germaine Grabowska, CSFN, entered her eternal reward on Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at 4:35 PM at Mount Nazareth, Philadelphia. Sister was 105 years young. Sister Germaine spent 34 blessed years at Visitation Parish, serving as fourth grade teacher in the School for 11 years,  tutor and ...

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Sister Germaine

Posted on August 01, 2019 in: General News

Sister Germaine Grabowska, CSFN, entered her eternal reward on Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at 4:35 PM at Mount Nazareth, Philadelphia. Sister was 105 years young. Sister Germaine spent 34 blessed years at Visitation Parish, serving as fourth grade teacher in the School for 11 years,  tutor and ...

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Blood Drive

Posted on July 31, 2019 in: General News

Hello all, Visitation Blessed Virgin Mary Church and the American Red Cross are hosting an upcoming blood drive. Please join our lifesaving mission and schedule an appointment today! Drive Details: Site: Jeffersonville Golf Club Address: 2400 W. Main Street, Jeffersonville, PA, 19403 Roo...

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All women and men are called to belong to the new people of God. This people therefore, while remaining one and unique, is to be spread throughout the whole world and to all ages in order that the design of God’s will be fulfilled in each of us… (Paraphrase from Lumen Gentium of Vatican...

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Respect Life Essay Contest

Posted on June 20, 2019 in: General News

Respect Life Essay Contest The contest winners of this year’s Respect Life Essay Contest have written outstanding essays giving their thoughts on ProLife—ways to honor and protect the sanctity of each life. It is with pleasure we announce the winners of the 2019 Annual Respect Life Es...

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Abbey Fest

Posted on May 23, 2019 in: General News

"ALIGHT" ***FLASH SALE*** - Fr. Rob Galea & Joe Melendez ABBEYFEST Sept 21 WITH:  Matt Maher, Mac Powell, Hannah Schaefer FLASH SALE ENDS MAY 31 MIDNIGHT Tickets: TheAbbeyFest.com 

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Parish Patronal Celebration in Honor of the Feast of the Blessed Vigin Mary Tuesday, May 28, 2019 Mass & Crowning of the Blessed Mother 6:30PM – Upper Church Our Annual Parish Feast Mass, May Procession and Appreciation Cook-Out will be celebrated on Tuesday, May 28th, beginning at 6:...

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Noah Movie

Posted on April 11, 2019 in: General News

The Noah movie done by Sight & Sound is showing in local theatres this weekend (2 days only-4/11 & 4/13)-family outing?    

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Are you ready for them at Easter?     Many inactive Catholics will be in your pews… Many of us spend a lot of time (and prayer!) thinking about how to help inactive Catholics reconnect with their faith. At Easter Mass, many of those inactive Catholics will be in your pews! ...

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6ABC to Air St. Katharine Drexel Documentary “Saint Katharine Drexel: The Holy Heiress,” a 30-minute documentary on the life and work of Saint Katharine Drexel, will air at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 30th, on 6ABC.  The program is a special presentation of 6ABC’s FYI...

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Spiritual Multiplication Workshop Friday, April 5, 2019, 9 AM-12 PM Come learn what it takes to form disciples who are equipped to form other disciples, igniting a chain reaction of disciple-making in your parish. This workshop, presented by the experienced evangelizers from Catholic...

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Sunday, March 31, 2018 from 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM  Event: Dynamic Catholic Event- Find Your Greatness- with Dr Allen Hunt  Our lives change when our habits change. Based on Matthew Kelly’s book The Four Signs of a Dynamic Catholic, Find Your Greatness will introduce you to fo...

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50 Years Married

Posted on February 27, 2019 in: General News

Visitation BVM couples key to 50 married years.

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SAFE HAVEN SUNDAY

Posted on February 27, 2019 in: General News

SAFE HAVEN SUNDAY             As your pastor, I am constantly impressed and edified by the love I see expressed in the families of this great parish.  As I’m sure you realize, families are the backbone of this parish, indeed, ...

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Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 10:30 AM Event: The Annual Archdiocesan Mass Honoring the Gifts of Persons with Disabilities, The Deaf Community, Family, Friends and Caregivers Principal Celebrant:  Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap             ...

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March 12, 2019, 7:00 - 9:00 PM  Event: Five Keys to Freedom:  Unlocking the Power of the Gospel in Your Life Come learn about the Five Keys of Unbound, a simple process of prayer that will help you find greater freedom from the things that bind you. This presentation is for everyone. It ...

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Beginning Sunday, March 10, 2019 Event: Remain in My Love Plenary Sessions for the Renewal of Marriage and Family Life Individuals, couples and families of the Archdiocese are invited to hear national Catholic speakers break open the splendor of Christ's teachings on marriage and family as par...

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  Beginning Sunday, March 10, 2019 Event: Remain in My Love Plenary Sessions for the Renewal of Marriage and Family Life Individuals, couples and families of the Archdiocese are invited to hear national Catholic speakers break open the splendor of Christ's teachings on marriage and fam...

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  Beginning Sunday, March 10, 2019 Event: Remain in My Love Plenary Sessions for the Renewal of Marriage and Family Life Individuals, couples and families of the Archdiocese are invited to hear national Catholic speakers break open the splendor of Christ's teachings on marriage and fam...

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March 9, 2019 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM Event:  Man Up Philly 2019  Catholic Men's Conference Now in its 11th year Man Up Philly Men's Spirituality Conference seeks to encourage men to be better fathers, husbands, brothers, and Catholics through enlightening and energizing talks, prayer,...

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WE ARE GOD’S FAMILY!

Posted on February 21, 2019 in: General News

Sunday, March 3, 2019, 7:00 PM, and Monday, March 4, 2019, 7:30 PM Event: Parish Mission: WE ARE GOD’S FAMILY!   Two exceptional presentations for every family: March 3 – The Joy To Be, March 4 – Family Keys to Life & Love.    Presenter: Damon Owens, ...

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Evangelization 101 is a short teaching on one of the fundamentals of Catholic evangelization, drawn from the Church's documents and applied to life.   The Church identifies two dimensions of evangelization, implicit and explicit, both of which are necessary for complete and effective ...

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The ARCHDIOCESE OF PHILADELPHIA TO HOST RELIC OF THE INCORRUPT HEART OF SAINT JOHN VIANNEY AT  THE CATHEDRAL BASILICA OF SAINTS PETER AND PAUL The Archdiocese of Philadelphia is pleased to announce the presentation of the relic of the incorrupt heart of Saint John Vianney, pat...

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Retreat for High School Girls

Posted on January 10, 2019 in: General News

Wonderfully Made: A Theology of the Body Retreat for High School Girls Retreat Leader: Samantha Kelley of FIERCEAthlete.org Priest: Fr. Timothy Danaher, O.P. of St. Patrick Church Rittenhouse Sq., Phila Small Groups facilitated by The Sisters of Life WHEN: SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9TH - 9AM...

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Visitation BVM’s CYO Speech Program 2019: Registration for the 2019 Speech program is now open. Our speech program is opened to Visitation School and PREP students in grades 6 -8. The program runs for 9 weeks. Speech sessions are held on Sunday evenings from 7 – 8:30 pm in the Jr High. S...

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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&nb...

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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            &n...

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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 Keyst...

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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...

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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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Join us for a Brand New Study Series Dr. Tim Gray—a gifted teacher and scholar from the Augustine Institute—offers an intensive and fascinating course on the life and meaning of St. Peter. Bringing together Biblical stories, historical knowledge, solid Church teaching, and personal in...

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The Fall ALPHA course at Visitation BVM - FAITH - is yours a Fixer-Upper, Rebuild it with ALPHA Course Will begin on: Thursday, September 27, 2018 at 6:30 PM with dinner in the Visitation School Library, 190 N. Trooper Rd, Trooper, PA 19403 (entrance closest to corner of Chestnut Ave. and N. Tr...

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Click here to view Father Mike Schmitz's video ...

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Why Remain Catholic?

Posted on September 07, 2018 in: General News

Friends, Please watch and share my most recent video with your family, friends, and pastor. In light of the recent scandals, I know many people are wondering whether they should remain in the Catholic Church. And I totally get that; the outrage is warranted. But in this time of cr...

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Natural Family Planning (NFP)

Posted on September 06, 2018 in: General News

September 24th, 2018 – 6:30-8:30pm  Learn Natural Family Planning (NFP)Engaged and married couples, as well as single women and men, are invited to learn about NFP.  You will learn the signs of fertility of a woman's body and how to achieve or postpone pregnancy in this Church...

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Abbey Fest

Posted on September 06, 2018 in: General News

AbbeyFest 2018 September 22, 2018, 1-9:30 PM Join us for the 5th AbbeyFest -- the premier celebration of family, friends, and contemporary Catholic/Christian music in the greater Philadelphia area.  In addition to the music, there are hundreds of Christian vendors, food court, family a...

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40 Hours

Posted on September 05, 2018 in: General News

​Our Annual 40 Hours Devotion Opening Mass:  Sunday, Sept. 30th, 10:15am Evening Reflections: Sunday, Sept. 30th,7pm Monday, October 1st, 7pm Tuesday, October 2nd, 7pm (Closing Procession) Guest homilist:  Fr. Matthew Brody, Recently ordained, Assistant at St. Peter and Pa...

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From The Pastor's Desk “It’s like déjà vu all over again!”: This line is attributed to the late, great Yogi Berra; & it comes to mind upon the recent release of the grand jury report that investigated clergy sexual abuse & its consequent cover-ups within 6 dioceses i...

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Prayer Vigil Friday, Sept. 14th

Posted on August 21, 2018 in: General News

All Catholics of the greater Philadelphia area are invited to an evening of prayer before Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament to ask for His mercy upon His Church in this moment of profound crisis. We come to make reparation for our own sins and those of our bishops and priests. We come also in confident...

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Archdiocesan Office for Child and Youth Protection Issues Joint Statement with PA Office of Victim Advocate and Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape Regarding Statewide Grand Jury Report 222 North Seventeenth Street ● Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103-1299 Telephone (215) 587-3747 ● commof@archp...

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Autism Help-Line

Posted on August 08, 2018 in: General News

Intellectual Disabilities and Autism Help-Line:  Do you need help accessing services and supports for someone with an intellectual disability or Autism? A collaboration of Catholic Social Services-Developmental Programs, The Office for Persons with Disabilities and the Schools of Special E...

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Our Lady of Confidence Christian Retreat for Persons with Disabilities:   A three day retreat at Malvern Retreat House has been scheduled for October 9, 10, & 11, 2018 for adults with disabilities.  The retreat is geared for adults with intellectual, physical or emo...

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Catholic Christian Outreach

Posted on August 07, 2018 in: General News

Dear Friends, You've heard of ChristLife, Evangelical Catholic, Christ Renews His Parish, Catholics Reaching Out - all wonderful and effective evangelization ministries.  I am pleased to introduce you to yet another way to launch an evangelization movement in your ...

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In his most recent column Archbishop Chaput writes, “Predictably, as soon as Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement earlier this summer, pro-abortion groups began lobbying the U.S. Senate hard to reject any nominee who might question or oppose Roe v. Wade. The irony her...

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Abby Fest

Posted on July 11, 2018 in: General News

Matt Maher Returns . . . For the fifth time, Matt Maher will headline this year's AbbeyFest, Saturday, September 22, at Daylesford Abbey in Paoli, PA.  Matt has become an AbbeyFest favorite and a staple of our festival experience in celebrating Faith, Music and Family. His ...

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Dear Sisters in Christ, The 2018 Catholic Women's Conference - "Daughters of the King" - scheduled for Saturday, October 27 is expected to sellout in  mid-September.    Read Archbishop Chaput's Column Inviting You to the Conference  Grab your...

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Get Spirit Savvy!  Young Women of Grace® Retreat for teen girls ages 13+.  This fun-filled day is designed to help girls discover their feminine genius and learn how to use it to not just survive in this toxic culture, but to thrive in spite of it!  This full-day retreat, entitled...

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Fall Coaches Needed

Posted on June 25, 2018 in: General News

Fall Coaches Needed:  Our CYO Program is  in need of several coaches for the 2018 Fall Sports Season.  We need JV and Varsity coaches for Football, Field Hockey, Soccer, and Volleyball.   If you are able to donate your time and talent, please contact Fran Greek, Chief A...

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Our Lady's Missionaries of the Eucharist Invite You To:  Fatima Evening, July 11, 2018      6 P.M. — 8 P.M. Father Harry McCreedy will lead the July 11th Fatima Evening of Prayer for Peace and the Protection of the World at ...

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Parish Pastoral Council

Posted on June 24, 2018 in: General News

Thank You to the seven parishioners whom participated in the nomination process.  Two of the seven Nominees were able to accept their Nomination to Council.  Congratulations to Barb Siso and Roger Tartaglia, who will begin their terms on Parish Council in September 2018  

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Proximo Travel LLC; Pilgrimages for Catholics and people of all faiths. Trip Dates:  Sunday, November 4 – Thursday, November 15, 2018 Cost: $4,600.00 Airfare and ALL-Included Fr. Brian will host information 2 information sessions at Visitation in the Larkin Center, Monday, July ...

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Proximo Travel LLC; Pilgrimages for Catholics and people of all faiths. Trip Dates:  Sunday, November 4 – Thursday, November 15, 2018 Cost: $4,600.00 Airfare and ALL-Included Fr. Brian will host information 2 information sessions at Visitation in the Larkin Center, Monday, July ...

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Daughters of the King Retreat

Posted on June 20, 2018 in: General News

Saturday, October 27, 9am-4pm National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa, Doylestown. Last year, we had a group from Visitation BVM attend the conference.  If you’re interested in attending this year’s conference and participating in the group rate ($45), please contact the rector...

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Retreat at Malvern

Posted on June 19, 2018 in: General News

Charismatic retreat with Sr. Ann Shields and Fr. James Blount June 29-July 1. Music will be led by Firehill Worship and Mark Griswold. The retreat will feature a healing service, preaching, uplifting music, Sacrament of Reconciliation, private time and adoration.

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THE SECULAR FRANCISCANS:

Posted on June 19, 2018 in: General News

Would you like to model your life with the simplicity of St. Francis? The Lay Franciscans will meet Sunday, July 8th at 1pm in the Upper Conference room of the Rectory.  We would love to have you join us as we pray and study the Gospel way of living.  For information, call Helene at 484-67...

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Pope Francis states, “Let us love, not with words, but with deeds.” Our faith calls us to serve the poor. The Society of St. Vincent de Paul has been answering that call since 1845.  The Society helps people move out of poverty to self-sufficiency and offers those who serve a cha...

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Discipleship Invitation

Posted on June 19, 2018 in: General News

Join us for our next Parish Missionary Discipleship meeting as we discuss future plans for our parish.  All parishioners and ideas are welcome.  The meeting will be June 26th, at 7pm, in the Larkin Center.

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Help Wanted

Posted on May 09, 2018 in: General News

PART-TIME RECTORY HELP NEEDED: A part-time housekeeping position is available within the rectory that entails both some house cleaning as well as some cooking.   Interested applicants may contact Mary Ann Smallberger at: 610-539-5572.  

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Registration is now open! This event is expected to sellout in mid-September. Saturday, October 27, 2018 - 9am-4pm 2018 Catholic Women's Conference Join over 1,200 women from around the Archdiocese for a day of friendship, formation, fun and spiritual nourishment.   2018 Theme:&nbs...

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July 12-July 15, 2018 (Clergy Track on July 11) Annual Courage International Conference  Annual gathering of the Courage Roman Catholic Apostolate that ministers to men and women who experience same-sex attractions and those who love them. Speakers: Archbishop Charles Chaput, ...

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July 10-20, 2018 Male juniors and seniors in high school are invited to apply for the 2018 Philadelphia Catholic Scholars Program: Faith & Reason. The PCSP is a residential, college-accredited program gathering young men for a rich spiritual and intellectual journey studying the great texts and...

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June 29th, 2018 – 6-9pm Engaged and married couples, as well as single women and men, are invited to learn about NFP. You will learn the signs of fertility of a woman's body and how to achieve or postpone pregnancy in this Church-approved method of family planning for married couples. NFP...

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Thursday, May 17, 6-9pm Behind the scenes tour of the stadium including dug outs and press room Meet and take pics with the Philly Phanatic; Meet the Philly’s and Eagles chaplains; Enjoy all your favorite ball park food … hot dogs, cheese steaks;First annual Courage Awards will be pre...

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We go to different schools, but we belong to ONE Parish Family! IF YOUR FAMILY BELONGS TO VISITATION PARISH YOU COULD BE A WINNER !! PRIZES - PRIZES - PRIZES "I am a Voice for the Voiceless" Choose one of the following topics: abortion, infanticide, euthanasia or stem cell ...

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VISIMOMS MEETING - The Visimoms, a group here at Visitation for all moms, will meet on Thursday, April 12 at 7:00 in the Larkin Center. We Catholics begin our tradition of the Triduum with sharing on Holy Thursday God's gift of His Body and Blood, and conclude with the celebration of Our Lord...

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Metanoia is an active community of Catholic young adults in western Montgomery County, PA. The group supports Catholics in their 20s and 30s who are looking to deepen their faith and meet fellow Catholics in the area. Our ministry includes: Theology on Tap, faith- based meetings, community service, ...

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Youth Mass Choir: The next Youth Mass is now scheduled for April 22, 2018 at 11:30 A.M.  We are asking all our youth members to plan ahead to join us for practice on April 10th and 17th in preparation for the April 22nd Mass. These practices take place in the Lower Church from 7:00 to 8:00 P.M....

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ANNUAL EASTER EGG HUNT. Saturday, March 31st at 10am. Free for kids ages 1 to 9. Registration begins at 9:30am at the Visitation Pavilion adjacent to the Football Field. Sponsored by the High School CYO and Knights of Columbus.

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Religious Education Corner

Posted on March 10, 2018 in: General News

Religious Education Corner “God so loved the world, that He sent His only Son, that whoever believes in Him may have eternal life.” (John 3:16) Salvation has come into the world with the greatest gift possible – God’s own Son. While this saying is seen on billboards, car s...

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Attention Visi Boys and Girls 12 and older! Our Next Event - Bowling and Pizza When: Sunday March 25th Time: 2:15 PM drops off at Facenda Whitaker - pick up after 5 pm (parent must sign out children) Place: Facenda Whitaker Bowling Lanes, 2912 Swede Road, East Norriton, PA 19401 Please drop...

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A Baby's Breath Run for Life 2018 - April 7th at the Norristown Farm Park. 1 Mile Fun Run 9AM and 5K run at 9:30AM. Please register online at http://www.ababysbreath.org/events/NOR_RFL.html An enjoyable morning for the family supporting moms and their babies! For more information, please ...

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Visi Youth Mass 11:30 AM and Youth Club in the Larkin Center this Sunday, Feb. 25 This coming Sunday, February 25 is the Visi Youth Mass at 11:30am and following the Mass we will host another gathering of our Youth Club in the Larkin Center .. approximately 12:30pm till 3:30pm.  We have seve...

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Thursday, February 22, 2018, 4:00 – 5:30 pm Event: Religion and Public Life Lecture with Archbishop Chaput The Matthew J. Ryan Center at Villanova University is honored to host Archbishop Chaput for our inaugural Religion and Public Life Lecture. Archbishop Chaput will discuss the impac...

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March 3, 2018 7:30 AM- 4:30 PM Event: Man-Up Spirituality Conference "Christ Crucified - the Power and Wisdom of God This year, we celebrate the 10th Annual Man Up Spirituality Conference in the Archdiocese. The conference provides an opportunity for men to come together in true Christian bro...

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March 3, 2018 7:30 AM- 4:30 PM Event: Man-Up Spirituality Conference "Christ Crucified - the Power and Wisdom of God This year, we celebrate the 10th Annual Man Up Spirituality Conference in the Archdiocese. The conference provides an opportunity for men to come together in true Christian bro...

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Struggling with a problem or burden?  You are invited to the Unbound: Freedom in Christ Conference on Saturday, February 24, 2018, 9am-4:45pm at SS Simon & Jude Parish in West Chester. Unbound is a ministry of healing and deliverance that helps you find freedom in areas of your l...

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Every Man Has This Mission

Posted on January 30, 2018 in: General News

Every Man Has This Mission It is the mission of every man to guide his sons and other boys into mature manhood. Are you equipped to accomplish this? Come learn about Fraternus, a parish-based ministry in which adult Catholic men are formed to be "True Mentors" to help guide boys into auth...

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Lent: A Journey To Limitless Joy

Posted on January 29, 2018 in: General News

Lent: A Journey To Limitless Joy, An Evening with Fr. John Bartunek – Begin Lent this year with a renewed vision on how you can experience the deep joy of the journey towards Easter. On Saturday, February 10th at Saint Katharine of Siena Church in Wayne, renowned Priest, speaker...

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The Cross and the Light Passion Play  The Archdiocese of Philadelphia joyfully welcomes the highly-acclaimed Passion play, The Cross and the Light for Lent 2018. The Cross and the Light presents the Passion, Death and Resurrection of Jesus in a way you’ve never experienced, using Broadwa...

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The Cross and the Light Passion Play  The Archdiocese of Philadelphia joyfully welcomes the highly-acclaimed Passion play, The Cross and the Light for Lent 2018. The Cross and the Light presents the Passion, Death and Resurrection of Jesus in a way you’ve never experienced, using Broadwa...

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Youth Mass and Group - Consider getting involved in the Youth Group and Choir. All Visi Youth 12 and older are welcome. Join us for the 11:30 AM Youth Choir Mass January 28th and right afterwards for a Movie, Popcorn and Pizza in the Larkin Center. Please email newpat99@gmail.com for more info.

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ANNUAL SPAGHETTI DINNER: The Knights of Columbus are hosting its Second Annual Knights of Columbus Spaghetti  Dinner on February 3, 2018 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Visitation BVM School Gym. Plan to shake those winter doldrums and join us for an evening of good food and great company! Ti...

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For information on National Marriage Week please follow this link:  http://www.foryourmarriage.org/celebrate-national-marriage-week-usa/

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Seminary Lecture Series

Posted on November 09, 2017 in: General News

Monday, November 13, 2017, 7pm Seminary Lecture Series - Philosophy Lecture Speaker: Rev. Nicanor Austriaco, O.P., Professor of Biology, Providence College Topic: "Defending Adam After Darwin: The Origin of Sapiens as a Natural Kind" (Evolution and Creation) Abstract by Rev. ...

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Young Adult Movie Night

Posted on November 02, 2017 in: General News

Friday, November 10, 2017, 7pm - 10pm Young Adult Movie Night at the Seminary Join us for a viewing of "I Confess," an Alfred Hitchcock thriller and a discussion to follow. It will be a fun way to grow in our understanding of this great Sacrament as we celebrate the fact that God still c...

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Wine and Cheese Vocations Benefit

Posted on October 26, 2017 in: General News

Saturday, November 4, 2017, 4:30pm - 7pm Wine and Cheese Vocations Benefit Join us for the second annual Heed Your Call Benefit. This event helps us build and strengthen relationships with our supporters and the faithful of the Archdiocese. No donation is too small and everything will be dire...

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2017 Christmas Bazaar Basket Raffle - New Item 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 bee...

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Bible Study - Jesus Revealed -

Posted on September 06, 2017 in: General News

Jesus Revealed: Encountering Christ in His Biblical Names Starts - Tuesday, Sept 19 @ 7:00pm in Visitation Junior High School Library Contact Bob Hehn at rahehn@aol.com or call 484-557-1371 to register. See Flyer The Ultimate Bible Study This Fall, join Dr. Paul Thigpen as he dives d...

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About 30 young people joined the Catholic Young Adults of Chester County to learn the history of eucharistic adoration. “We can be transformed by just showing up,” said a speaker at the talk.  For complete article please follow this link:  Adoration 101  

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The Militia Immaculata is very pleased to have Meghan Cokeley from the Archdiocese's Office of the New Evangelization as our guest speaker.  Meghan wears many hats for the Archdiocese including directing the New Evangelization initiative.  She played a major role in the coord...

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Calling all Alumni - Visitation BVM school is creating a digital alumni database of all graduates of the school from 1956 to 2016. The goal of this project is to create a more inclusive Visitation community, for those still home and for those that have moved away. Through this database, we will be a...

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Metanoia is an active community of Catholic young adults in western Montgomery County, PA. The group supports Catholics in their 20s and 30s who are looking to deepen their faith and meet fellow Catholics in the area. Our ministry includes: Theology on Tap, faith based meetings, community service,...

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Jesus is waiting for you. Consider spending an hour with him in our beautiful Adoration Chapel located behind our school. A great video - https://youtu.be/7237JVOZnLU Through the years of our Church, many religious orders took Perpetual Adoraon as their mission --- adoring Our Lord around ...

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Fatima Holy Hour - Thursday, July 13 Dear Church Family, Please plan to attend a Holy Hour in the Lower Church on Thursday, July 13 at 7:00 PM and pray for world peace. This date is the 100th anniversary of the second apparition of Our Lady of Fatima to the three shepherd children of Fatima, P...

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Visitation’s Respect Life Committee was honored to read essays written by students who are firmly grounded in their faith and willing to stand up and speak for the Sanctity of all Human Life.  We received 39 essays (38 Visitation students and one Gwynedd Mercy student).   We are...

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WINE - WOMEN IN the New Evangelization Conference Join women from the greater Philadelphia area and across the country for the first-ever National Catholic Women’s Conference hosted by WINE!  Dynamic Catholic speakers Kelly Wahlquist, Teresa Tomeo, Kitty Cleveland and Sarah Christmy...

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PERPETUAL ADORATION CHAPEL WISDOM COMES WITH AGE But sometimes age comes alone. An old folklore adage to be sure. But consider this: with care and feeding, our bodies mature and age and a certain amount of physical and practical life experience is gained in our years on earth. But how would yo...

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Goodbye and Thank you - Father Saban This is indeed a brief note to say Thank You so much! Your kind and words, generous gifts, expressive cards and hugs and handshakes have indeed surprised me and humbled me. But I also Thank You for all the ten years I have served here. Visitation always had a ...

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The Visitation BVM Rectory will be closed Saturday, July 1 through Tuesday, July 4 in celebration of the Independence Day Holiday.

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The MI(Militia Immaculata) is very pleased to have Pat Hopkins as our guest speaker for our next prayer & share meeting on Wednesday, June 14th at the home of Joe Valovage (22 Wheat Sheaf Lane) beginning at 7pm. Pat is involved with many of our parish ac vi es including ...

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Women's Fellowship: Visitation Women's Guild will hold their Annual Mother - Daughter Covered Dish on Tuesday night, June 13th, beginning with Mass in the lower Church at 6:30 PM followed by a "Covered Dish" dinner in the Larkin Center. For more information on the "Covered Dis...

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The Summer Marriage Course

Posted on June 03, 2017 in: General News

The Summer Marriage Course - A Marriage Course (themarriagecourses.org) begins June 14 at a Mill Road, Worcester township home. The Marriage Course is a series of seven sessions, designed to help couples invest in their relationship and build a strong marriage. Enjoy a dinner for 2 in a relaxed sett...

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If you are an alumnus of Visitation BVM School, please take a moment to fill out this form. We’ll be using this information so we can easily distribute information about Alumni News and the happenings of Visitation BVM School. In the future, we plan on having alumni events at Visi. Reu...

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PERPETUAL ADORATION CHAPEL - Please visit and signup for a hour time Somemes people new to Adoration ask what will I do for an hour in the chapel? St. Catherine Laboure, proponent of the Miraculous Medal, might help. She states: “Whenever I go to the Chapel...I tell God everything tha...

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PARISH PATRONAL CELEBRATION IN HONOR OF THE FEAST OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY - Wednesday, May 31, 2017 Mass & Crowning of the Blessed Mother at 6:30 PM – Upper Church Our Annual Parish Feast Mass, May Procession and Appreciation Cook-Out will be celebrated on Wednesday, May 31st, begi...

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CYO UPDATES

Posted on May 11, 2017 in: General News

CYO UPDATES 2017 Varsity Banquet and JV Recognition Assembly Online registration opens May 10, 2017 (closes May 31st at midnight) Varsity Recognition Banquet – Monday June 12, 2017 Open to all 7th and 8th grade CYO participants and their families who participated in Fall, Winter and S...

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RETREATS at MALVERN RETREAT HOUSE Malvern Family Festival Malvern Retreat House will host a Family Festival on Sunday, June 11 from 1pm-6pm. The day will kick off with outdoor Sunday Mass presided by Bishop Edward Deliman at the Our Lady of Guadalupe Shrine.  After Mass, other activities ...

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PERPETUAL ADORATION CHAPEL - New Prayer Ministry As you have read in recent Bulletins, our Parish website has been updated in order to foster a greater, more vibrant community spirit within the Parish, using opportunities provided by improved technology.  One of the new facets of the website...

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Respect Life Contest

Posted on April 30, 2017 in: General News, ProLife

Respect Life Contest ALL Junior and Senior High School Students are invited to participate in a ProLife Essay Contest. The contest includes all students – public–home school–private—all members of VBVM Parish. Grades 7-9 – Three PRIZES $$$ Grades 10-12 &ndas...

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Fatima Rosary Rally

Posted on April 30, 2017 in: General News

Fatima Rosary Rally Please plan to participate in the May 13th 100-Year Fatima Anniversary Rosary Rally from Noon to 1PM. It will be held in the Visitation Church Parking Lot at the Knights of Columbus sign adjacent to Trooper Rd. Join us in celebrating and honoring the centenary o...

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CYO Update - Pee Wee Cheer Registration is now open.  Pee Wee Cheer is open to any Visitation School or PREP student K-4th grade interested in participating.  Please log into your account on Sports Illustrated Play account at visitationbvm.siplay.com and register your child. Sports Illu...

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A Baby’s Breath Run for Life 2017 Please come and enjoy a morning of family fun on Saturday, April 8th at the Norristown Farm for The Annual Run for Life – benefiting A Baby’s Breath Crisis Pregnancy Center – helping moms and their families for 17 years! 1 Mile Fun R...

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FREE Easter Egg Hunt FOR AGES 1-9 Saturday, April 15, 2017 (Sorry, No Rain Date), 10:00 AM Visitation’s Pavilion at the Football Field RSVP number of children & ages by April 12th to visiegghunt17@gmail.com For more information contact: Dom Zampogna @ 610-306-2682 Age groups ar...

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Youth Mass Ministry - We invite all interested young people from Junior High through College to come out for the next Youth Mass on April 23, 2017 at 11:30 A.M. in the Lower Church. The Youth Mass group is in need of musicians: guitar players, piano players or any other instrumentalists. The next...

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Easter Schedule 2017

Posted on March 31, 2017 in: General News

Easter Schedule 2107 Penance: Wednesday, April 12th, 7-8PM (No Confessions on Holy Saturday) HOLY WEEK Celebration of the Living Stations Tuesday, April 11, 7:00 PM Wednesday, April 12, 9:00 AM Holy Thursday – April 13, 2017 Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7:0...

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Visitation BVM School hosting first annual Food Fest Coming this spring, Visitation BVM School will be hosting out first annual Food Fest the Friday night of Mother's Day weekend. On May 12th from 6pm-10pm, bring the family out and enjoy a fun night of tasty eats and drink from a variety of f...

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Human Life Action recently sent you a call to action on S.J.Res. 13 asking you to contact your Senators and urge them to co-sponsor and work for a vote on this resolution. The Senate has not yet voted but we understand that they could vote this week. This resolution will reverse a December rule chan...

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FORMED - To All Parish Family Members Formed offers free downloadable books, Bible studies, audio presentations, meditations, videos and movies with a Catholic focus and much more from which you can choose. Log on at: www.formed.org and sign up using your e-mail address and the Parish Code: RMCGF...

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Save The Date For 9th Annual Archdiocesan Men’s Spirituality Conference; Men on a Mission Saturday, March 4, 2017 at St. Joseph's University Hagan Arena, 2450 N. 54th St., Philadelphia. Featuring: Marcellino D’Ambrosio, Ph.D. - New York Times best- selling author, Catholic TV h...

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Girl Scout Sunday Celebration

Posted on February 20, 2017 in: General News

Girl Scout Sunday Celebration The Girl Scouts of Visitation along with their Service Unit will be celebrating Girl Scout Week (March 5-12, 2017). Girl Scout week will begin with Mass on Sunday, March 5, at 11:30 a.m. The Girl Scouts will celebrate their Catholic faith together. Girl Scouts have g...

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Ephesians -  Discover your Inheritance Bible Study Now on Tuesday evenings; 7-8:45PM Visitaon Junior High Library St.Paul’s leer to the Ephesians reveals many remarkable gifts that we as Christians are given in the Church. This letter tells us about the nature of the Church—...

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The Marriage Course - Invest in your Marriage Want an opportunity to spend some quality me with your spouse? Saturdays in February and March at 6:30 pm, we are offering the Marriage Course. For seven weeks, you will enjoy dinner for two in our school library, transformed into a restaurant styl...

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Disciple Maker Index Survey

Posted on February 06, 2017 in: General News

Disciple Maker Index Survey is now available at:  www.DiscipleMakerIndex.com

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  Support our Seminarians and enjoy a pancake Breakfast! The Knights are holding their annual pancake breakfast for our seminarians on Saturday 2/11 from 8AM to 10 AM in the Applebee’s restaurant at 555 South Trooper Road right down the street. The Knights will have Tickets available o...

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American Red Cross Blood Drive - New Coordinator needed After over 20 years of service as the blood drive coordinator, Theresa Weldie and is stepping down. Thank you, Theresa, for your hard work and dedication to this important service. Let’s keep the blood drive going at Visi! We are looki...

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CYO High School Co-ed Volleyball 2017:  Visitation BVM’s CYO Co-Ed High School Volleyball Registration opens on Tuesday, January 31 and will close on Sunday, February 19, 2017.  All former Visitation BVM school or PREP students, who are currently in high school, are encouraged to sig...

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Youth Mass Ministry

Posted on January 30, 2017 in: General News

Youth Mass Ministry We invite all interested young people from Junior High through College to come out for the next Youth Mass on February 26, 2017 at 11:30 A.M. in the Lower Church. Please e-mail Sr. Diane Marie if you are interested in joining the music ministry for youth Masses, so that your c...

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Visitation New York Trip Feb 19, 2017   Visitation Parish’s “DO YOUR OWN THING” trip Open to ALL Parishioners and their friends to NEW YORK When: Sunday February 19, 2017 Cost: $42.00 per person Where: Mid Town Manhattan---New York City Meet: 9:30 AM at the V...

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Faith Formation - Evangelization and the Acts of the Apostles In this video series, the eloquent and lively, Dr. Mary Healy explores: the call of Jesus to evangelize, the missionary character of the Church, the ongoing spiritual war in our world, the importance of evangelization on to our spiritu...

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MAKE EVERY BASKET COUNT! The Knights of Columbus are holding the annual basketball free throw contest, for children 10 thru 13 years of age, on Saturday January 21, 2017 at 9am until 12noon in the Visitation BVM School Gym. Advance registration is not required.  Please contact Grand Knight Mar...

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The Catholic Relief Services Collection will be taken up the weekend of January 22, 2017.  Your generosity is greatly appreciated.  

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Please join us on Thursday,  January 19th 7PM in the Lower Church for our annual Respect Life Mass. Refreshments following Mass in the Larkin Center - hosted by the Knights of Columbus.  Please pray that hearts may be changed and inspired to end abortion.  

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Catholic School Week 2017

Posted on January 14, 2017 in: General News

CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK 2017 For prospective and current families Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service January 29 - February 4 SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE: Sunday 1/29/17 -10:00 am– 1:00 pm School Tours starting at 10:00 am ART SHOW – Saturday, 1/28 (af...

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Reflection for the Solemnity of the Epiphany “The Three Kings, known otherwise as Magi, represent the men and women throughout the world who are welcomed into the house of God. Before Jesus, all divisions of race, language and culture disappear; and in His person, all humanity discovers its...

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Protocols for Receiving Holy Communion Every important occasion carries with it clear expectations about how things are to be done and how people are to conduct themselves on those occasions. There are things to be said and done in certain prescribed ways for the sake of good order and reverence...

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Sacrament of Marriage  - December 11th, 2016 Congratulations to the following couple who was recently united in marriage: Hope Luken and James William Toolan 

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SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM - December 11th, 2016 Congratulations to the following children who were recently baptized at Visitation B.V.M. Church Thomas Brian Knoll Evan Scott Konstant, Jr. Sienna Avery Konstant Evelina Joy Neilson Noah Brett Overland 

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Welcome to the New Site

Posted on December 07, 2016 in: General News

We have a lot of exciting things to share, so please browse through the many pages of our new website. Some points of interest for first time users are as follows: Parish Ministries and Organizations. A listing of all Ministries and Organizations with their current contact information. C...

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