Directory of Ministries and Organizations
We offer a closed meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous. Attendance at this meeting is for persons who think they may have a problem with alcohol or persons who have a desire to stop drinking. The meeting starts at 8PM on Friday nights in the Larkin Center...

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Do you want to learn more about your faith? Then come to AFF! Meetings are open to the entire Adult parish community and are held in the Lower Conference Room (basement of rectory) on Monday evenings from 6:50 to 7:50PM.  Parents who have their ...

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The Alpha course covers the basics of Christianity. It answers the questions like: Who is Jesus? And Why did he die? The Alpha course usually lasts 10 weeks, with a day or weekend getaway in the middle. Each Thursday at 6:30PM guests gather for about...

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The Altar Servers consist of young girls or boys from our parish that assist the priest during Mass and at other religious services as the server carries out sacred duties. Altar Servers begin training after Christmas of fifth grade and serve from si...

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This is a support group for those grieving the loss of a loved one, or helping someone through their grief. Support meetings are held every three weeks on Sunday afternoons in the Larkin Center at the Rectory. The meetings are announced in the weekly...

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Our goal is to help participants become familiar with the Word of God and incorporate His teachings in their lives.  For more info, contact Bob Hehn at 610-539-4360.  

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During the 9 & 11:30AM Mass each Sunday, children are invited to participate in the group that dismisses for the Liturgy of the Word. This group celebrates the Word of God using the readings contained in the Lectionary for Masses With Children, w...

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The Choir meets Thursdays, September to May, from 7:30-9:30PM and sings weekly at the Sunday 10:15AM Mass. The choir also sings for 9AM Mass on Thanksgiving, Christmas Midnight Mass, Holy Thursday Mass of the Lord’s Supper, Easter Vigil, May Pr...

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Children’s choir is for students Grades 3 through 6. Practices begin in September of each academic year. The students audition in September and rehearse on Mondays after school. The Children’s Choir sings for Masses throughout the school ...

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The Junior High Choir is for students of Grades 6 through 8. Choir begins with auditions in September.  The students rehearse at lunchtime on Tuesdays during the school year in the music room. This Choir is responsible for school Masses througho...

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A Bell Choir is organized among interested and capable students of Junior High Grades each September. Rehearsals are scheduled as needed from September through June. This group accompanies the choirs and congregational singing for many Masses and lit...

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This Committee meets in the rectory periodically. The membership consists of the Pastor, one male parishioner, and one female parishioner. The lay people in this organization assist the Pastor regarding difficult situations of a severe financial natu...

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Evangelization means sharing the “Good News” (our faith) with others. We sponsor various activities including: the Family Pilgrim Statue of the Blessed Mother, movies regarding our faith, Cluster Evangelization events, outreaches to our i...

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Extraordinary (Eucharistic) Ministers assist the Priests (the “Ordinary Ministers”) with distribution of the Holy Eucharist at Mass. Extraordinary Ministers also bring the Holy Eucharist to the sick and shut-ins of the Parish, and to the ...

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Faith in Action exists in Visitation Parish to fill short-term needs of our parishioners. In short, it is a “neighbor-helping-neighbor” program. The goal is to step in with meals, transportation, or companionship when an individual or fam...

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The Guitar Group is a group of contemporary Christian singers and musicians who provide music for Mass.  We also provide music for weddings, baptisms, funerals and other special celebrations upon request and depending on availability.  Rehe...

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The Visitation B.V.M. High School Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) of Trooper, PA recognizes the youth of the parish along with the entire parish community. The group strives to bring themselves and parish members closer to Christ and one another by...

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Open to all 6th, 7th and 8th grade students of Visitation BVM or PREP students. This group will develop the social, spiritual and service side of our CYO program. We will organize local service projects throughout the year, social events and some spi...

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The Pope John Paul I Council, Knights of Columbus is a fraternal organization of Catholic men dedicated to the spiritual growth of its members, to creating a spirit of family within the council and within the families who support it and to a charitab...

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Leaders of Song (i.e.,“Cantors”) are those individuals who lead the congregation in song during Sunday Masses and Religious functions. They meet the third Tuesday of every month, with the exception of summer, at 7PM in the Upper Conferenc...

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Lectors are chosen from a broad mix of parish volunteers who consider it a privilege to share in the Liturgy in a very special way, by proclaiming the Word of God. Special skills are not required, but a willingness to properly prepare for an assignme...

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The Legion of Mary formed as an “army” of active and auxiliary members is dedicated to advancing the holiness of its members through prayer and devotion.  The active members do door to door evangelization, visit those who are confine...

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Under the leadership of our priests, the Parish Liturgy Committee meets throughout the year to plan and schedule Masses and liturgical events in our parish.  Through cooperative planning representatives of the various ministries of our parish co...

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  MALVERN RETREAT HOUSE - St. Joseph’s in the Hills 315 S. Warren Avenue, Malvern, PA 19335 This unique retreat house, the largest in the nation, is owned & operated by the Laity, under the canonical jurisdiction of the Archbisho...

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Marriage Encounter is a program for married couples that wish to make their good marriage great. It is a positive and personal experience for married couples, priests and religious to learn a technique of loving communication. The program consists of...

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Militia Immaculata (MI) was established on March 19, 2002.  MI members consecrate themselves to the Blessed Mother and routinely visit the prisoners and the sick, feed the poor, and distribute Miraculous Medals as a means to evangelize.  Th...

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A quarterly news publication serving our Visitation BVM Parish family.  The team is comprised of members of our parish with interest in journalism, photography, or art layout.  The purpose of this publication is to tell the stories of the a...

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Any donations of food, clothing, furniture is graciously accepted by the Missionary of Charity Sisters in Norristown to serve the poorest. You can also volunteer to serve meals at their convent house - 630 DeKalb Street, Norristown, PA.  Their c...

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The Parish Religious Education Program (known as “PREP”) is designed to provide catechetical education and formation for children and teenagers whose parents have chosen other than a Catholic school for their family.  The Administrat...

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    Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration was established on October 15, 1998.   We  have been blessed with several hundred adorers weekly honoring Jesus the King. Many spiritual, emotional, and physical healings have been ex...

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Red Cross Blood Drives are held three times per year - twice at Visitation BVM School (February and October) and once at Jeffersonville Golf Club (August).  A donor is encouraged to give blood if he/she: enjoys general good health, is at least 1...

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The Respect Life Committee is an extension of the Church’s mission to proclaim the Gospel of Life. We use the power and strength of our faith to be a peaceful vehicle of this mission. Our objective is to raise awareness in the parish community ...

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The R.C.I.A., Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, is a process designed for adults who freely seek the way of faith and conversion as the Holy Spirit opens their hearts. The community of the faithful supports catechumens and candidates by reflect...

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Girl Scouts..... Boy Scouts..... Cub Scouts

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The Secular Franciscan Order is a branch of the worldwide Franciscan family. A call to our Order can be responded to by male, female, married, single, priests and deacons. Our purpose is to live our lives according to Gospel values and to bring these...

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Sodality is a special devotion to Our Blessed Mother.  We meet every Saturday morning after the 8AM Mass in the Lower Church for the Miraculous Medal Novena Prayers.  All are welcome!  Time of Mass and Devotions - subject to change. ...

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We as men, pledge to unite and build up other men in the mold of leader, protector, and provider through education, formation and action. Weekly meetings offering masculine spirituality, by combining prayer, education, and an action-oriented componen...

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The primary mission of the Ministers of Hospitality is to assist at Mass with taking up of the collection and to assist in the orderly flow of communicants at Communion time. Equally important is to be Ministers of Hospitality by greeting churchgoers...

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Seasonal activities include Palm Braiding Classes as well as floral decoration for the Church altars for major Holy Days. Groups or individuals interested in service hours should call for volunteer opportunities to Nancy Sliner 610-630-4833 or Anne D...

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Visi Moms is a group of mothers who meet regularly to share their Catholic faith and inspire each other through prayer and study, discussion and reflection. See calendar for dates and times for meetings during the school year. Childcare is not provid...

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Visitation Senior Citizens is an organization that welcomes all seniors 55 and over to join us. We meet every Thursday from 11:30AM-3:00 PM in the Larkin Center and Lower Conference Room with the exception of  Haunted House week,  Bazaar we...

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The Web Team designs and maintains the Visitation BVM web site. It is the mission of our ministry to help promote the various organizations and parish life in our Catholic community. If you are interested in joining our team or simply want additional information, please contact Bob Quaglia at 610-489-7427 or robert.quaglia@verizon.net

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  We invite all interesdted young people from Junior High through High School to join us for our Youth Mass. Click on the link for up to date information or contact Sister Diane Marie, DRE, at the Religious Education Office 610.539.6211 ...

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