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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 four simple ways to reach your full potent...

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Visitation BVM couples key to 50 married years.
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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, of any parish and of the Church.  A...

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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                        &nbs...

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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 can be especially helpful for situations...

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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 part of Archbishop Chaput's Remain...

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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 part of Archbishop Chaput's&n...

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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 part of Archbishop Chaput's&n...

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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, Eucharistic adoration, along with the r...

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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, founder and executive director of J...

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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 evangelizing. In the words of Pope St. P...

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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, patron saint of parish priests. The Shrine ...

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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 to SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 10TH - 11:30AM L...

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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. Speech will begin on Sunday, January 13, ...

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RELIGIOUS FREEDOM--PUBLIC SCHOOLS ARE NOT GOD-FREE ZONES!  The Respect Life/Religious Freedom Group at Mother of Divine Providence parish in King of Prussia is sponsoring a very special program on Saturday, October 27 at 1:00 pm in Providence Hall.  please join us as we are honored to host speakers from Catholi...

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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                   ...

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

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2018 Christmas Bazaar Basket Raffle New Items Collection The Visitation BVM Christmas Bazaar Committee is seeking donations of new items or gift cards/gift certificates for the Basket Raffle. Thanks to the generosity of our parishioners and the local business community, our Basket Raffle has been a huge success. We would like to ask all ...

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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 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 insights, Dr. Gray gives a fresh perspecti...

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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. Trooper Rd) Our evening ends promptly a...

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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 crisis, I beg you not to flee, but to figh...

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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-approved method of family planning for ...

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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 and kid-friendly activities, Confession, ...

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​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 Paul in West Chester.

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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 in the state of Pennsylvania (Philadelphi...

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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 hope that from Christ’s superabou...

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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@archphila.org ● www.archphila.org   ...

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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 Education of the Archdiocese is offering ...

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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 emotional disabilities.The retreat director...

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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 parish: Catholic Christian Outreach...

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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 here is exquisite. In past elections, abort...

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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 memorable performance of “Lord, I ...

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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 friends and plan to register by the end...

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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 “Get Spirit Savvy,” will ta...

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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 Adult Advisor, at fcg623@yahoo.com.&...

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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 Our Lady’s Missionaries of the Euc...

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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 9th at 3:30pm and at 7pm. Additional ...

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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 9th at 3:30pm and at 7pm. Additional ...

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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 rectory at 610-539-5572 by July 9th.  For...

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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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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 484-679-1809 or just show up. All are welcome....

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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 chance to live their faith! We are looki...

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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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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: Daughters of the King Speakers:  ...

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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, Bishop Thomas Olmstead, Johnnette Benkov...

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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 ideas of western civilization. Taught b...

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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 enhances the marriage vocation by foste...

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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 presented to area Catholic high school athl...

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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 research - how can your words and action...

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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's Resurrection. These traditions are s...

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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, retreats, and outdoor events. We meet on...

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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. We hope to welcome some new members to ...

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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 “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 stickers and posters in many places, this...

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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 of $20 in an envelop clearly marked &qu...

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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 contact Dorothy Swedkowski, Race Direct...

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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 several board games and are working on possi...

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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 impact of the Cultural Revolution generation ...

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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 brotherhood and to hear inspirational talks...

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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 brotherhood and to hear inspirational talks...

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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 life where you feel bound. This conferenc...

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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 authentic, virtue-based manhood rooted in Je...

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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 and author of The Better Part,&nbs...

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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 Broadway-caliber video arts, acting, music and ...

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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 Broadway-caliber video arts, acting, music and ...

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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! Tickets are $10.00 for an adult or $12.00 ...

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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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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. Austriaco: "For many contempor...

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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 calls men to be the priests who hear our ...

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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 directly applied to the programs and events ...

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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 been a huge success. We would like to ask a...

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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 deep into Scripture from Genesis to Revel...

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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 coordination of Pope Francis’ World Mee...

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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 able to organize alumni events such as re...

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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, retreats, and outdoor events. We meet o...

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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 the clock. Sadly, the numbers of religio...

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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, Portugal. The Holy Hour will provide an o...

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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 happy to announce the winners of the An...

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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 Christmyer will inspire you and musician Amanda ...

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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 you describe your spiritual life if someon...

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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 wonderful reputation as a parish that is...

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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 the Finance Commitee, Parish Council, Eu...

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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 Dish" dinner or on the Women's Gui...

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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 setting viewing a video and talking with you...

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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. Reunions, alumni soccer games, golf outings...

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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 that is in my heart. I tell him about my pa...

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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, beginning at 6:30PM. The Statue of the Bless...

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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 Spring Sports & the Speech Program du...

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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 that will be offered include performance...

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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 will allow parishioners to request pray...

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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 $$$ Grades 10-12 – Three PRIZES $$$ Grades 7-9 essay ...

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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 of the first Fatima apparition and prayin...

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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 Illustrated Play is our primary system of re...

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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 Run 9 am; 5K Run 9:30 am. Walk, Run or Wh...

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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 are: 1-2 year olds, 3-4 year olds, 5-6 yea...

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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 practice will be held on April 4 & ...

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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 7:00 PM Adoration at the Repository in the...

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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 food trucks. Enjoy live entertainment, lo...

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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 change made by former President Obama which ...

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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: RMCGFP (all capital letters) Go to the sectio...

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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 host; Kevin Reilly - Former NFL Player...

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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 given many girls the opportunity to disco...

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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—as a body, as a household, as a mystery,...

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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 style settinng; watch a video and discuss t...

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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 outside after Saturday 2/4 Vigil and Sund...

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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 looking for a coordinator. This is good commu...

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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 sign up for Co-Ed Volleyball.  This is...

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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 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 contact information may be added to our ...

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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 Visitation Parking Lot Bus Leaves at 9:4...

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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 spiritual life, the impact of the Holy Spirit i...

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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 Mark R. McGovern at kofc.markrmcgovern@gmai...

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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 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 (after 5:15 Mass) and Sunday 1/29 (aft...

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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 unity. The Church has the task of seein...

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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 and to express our unity as we receive ...

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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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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. Current Events. You will now be able...

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