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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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November 11, 2017 - 8:00pm Community Concert at the Basilica, PhilHarmonia PhilHarmonia is a 25-voice community choir that sings classical and contemporary choral music. Founded in 2013, and now in its fifth season, PhilHarmonia continues to delight audiences with its commitment to musical excellence, and its diverse range of choral pro...

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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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Sunday, November 19, 2017, 4:30pm Annual Stand Up For Life Dinner We hope you can join us for a wonderful night to celebrate the gift of life! We encourage you to order your tickets as soon as possible. Cocktails begin at 4:30pm, and the dinner begins at 5:30pm. This event is hosted by the Pro-Life Union of Greater Philadelphia. Keynot...

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November 13-17, 2017 Ad Lumina Christi Healing Retreat This mid-week retreat will be led by renowned evangelist, preacher and retreat director Kathleen McCarthy. This retreat is designed to uplift men and women looking for physical, spiritual and/or emotional healing.  Location: Malvern Retreat House More info: To regis...

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Saturday, November 18, 2017 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. "After Divorce" - Hope and Healing for the Catholic Family Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Overbrook, Philadelphia is hosting a one-day healing retreat for divorced Catholics with Catholic author and speaker Rose Sweet. Event sponsored by the new "St. Raymond Nonnatus Foundation&...

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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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Monday, October 30, 2017, 7pm - 8:30pm Fuel the Flame Impact the future of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia by attending this engaging, informative, and vibrant evening! Mike Patin, national speaker, will present practical strategies for promoting vocations and helping to create a culture of vocations in our parishes, schools and co...

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Check out the Vocations Office events surrounding Vocation Awareness Week and get involved. See how you can help create a culture of vocations in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia!  Vocations Awareness begins November 3rd.  Follow the link for an events schedule.   http://heedthecall.org/wp-content/uploads/2...

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Trunk or Treat, Sunday, October 29th from 3-4:30pm in the front parking lot. This is a fun event held in our front parking lot where kids dress in costumes and go trick or treating from car to car. Families are encouraged to dress up their cars too. There will be prizes, food to purchase and a DJ.     

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Visitation High School CYO - Upcoming Events Welcome to a new school year and new Visi HS CYO year.  You are invited to ALL events; all you have to do is SHOW UP. There is a great year planned and hope to see you often.  If your school has a Service Requirement we can help you reach your quota in fun and meaningful ways. ...

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Visitation’s Alpha Course Food, fun, friendships and falling in love with Jesus; Alpha is like a key that unlocks people’s hearts to Jesus; Bring a friend who is angry, disillusioned or apart from God; See what happens when you give God some time. All are welcome – Adults and Youth (7th grade on up) We enjoy a simple ...

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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 ...

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Visitation’s next Blood Drive will be Saturday, Oct. 21st from 7:30am-12:30pm in Visitation’s School Gym. Questions, please contact Gina at 610-222-4460 or GMParlanti@comcast.net
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ADULT FAITH FORMATION (AFF) The next Presentation will Monday – October 9th from 6:50 to 7:50 pm Do you wish you had more peace of mind? Could you use more wisdom in your decision-making? Do you ever wonder how to grow in wisdom? You may not realize that Scripture offers us wisdom that actually relates to our daily lives. Thr...

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"TAKE A CHANCE FOR LIFE"  Summer Raffle is here again defending  pro-life causes.  Chances are $25 each with a maximum of 2,500 chances being offered.  Prizes include 1st prize-$5000; 2nd prize-$1000; 3rd prize-$500; two 4th prizes of $250 each and five 5th prizes of $100.  Drawing is September 23, 2017....

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Cradles to Crayons is an organization that helps homeless, disadvantaged and foster children in our area.  They create care packages for these children consisting of new/used: clothes, shoes, backpacks, books and toys.  A parishioner, Michael Baran, will be holding a collection at Visitation this Sunday after all the Masses...

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ARCHBISHOP CHAPUT CALLS FOR ARCHDIOCESE WIDE SUPPORT OF NATIONAL RELIEF EFFORTS TO SUPPORT VICTIMS OF HURRICANE HARVEY Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. has asked that all parishes in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia consider taking up a one-time, special collection on the weekend of  September 16-17, 2017 to support contin...

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All are invited to tune into Facebook LIVE to view the State of Vocations Address on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at 7:00 PM. This event will be broadcast on the Vocation Office Facebook Page (www.facebook.com/phillypriest). View this event, hosted by the Vocation Office for the Diocesan Priesthood, to see how you and your parish, school, fam...

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54 Days to Lepanto-Like Victory for Our Nation “Novena for Our Nation” -- especially essential during this 100th Anniversary Year of Fatima Last year “we were about to enter into the Centennial Year of the apparitions at Fatima. Many people thought this an important time to pray,” he says. “This ye...

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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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Please watch this 4 min video on The Transfiguration of the Lord on FORMED. Login information www.formed.org; sign up using your e-mail address and the Parish code:  RMCGFP (all capital letters) https://formed.org/study/5812813b90e3652419f41300/lesson/581273aa90e3652419f412ec  

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Catholic families of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia are invited to participate in a Marriage and Family Survey as part of Archbishop Chaput’s Remain in My Loveinitiative for the renewal of marriage and family life in the Archdiocese (archphila.org/remain).    The Archdiocese is seeking respondents with the follo...

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If you are grieving the loss of a loved one or helping someone through their grief, you are invited to our parish support group meeting, which is held on Sundays from 2-3:30 pm in the lower rectory conference room.  The next meeting is Sunday, July 30, 2017.  Please call Peg McDonough at 610-584-5514 for more information. &nb...

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Fr. Terry's father, Charles E. Weik, Sr. passed away Monday evening, July 17th.   Funeral arrangements are as follows: Viewing will be held on Friday, July 21, 2017, 7-9 pm and a second viewing will be held Saturday, July 22nd 9-10:30 am.  The viewing for both Friday and Saturday is at Wade Funeral Home, 1002 Radcliffe...

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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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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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Please note that VISI School FOOD FEST will now be held on Friday, May 19th, from 6-10 PM.   We are less than 6 hours from our 1st annual Visi Food Fest. We wanted to share a few reminders for the event. -parking will be available in the front parking lot only and in the surrounding neighborhoods. -because of our limited parki...

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Happy Anniversary, Our Lady of Fatima!  Saturday, May 13, 2017 marks the 100th Anniversary of Our Lady’s apparitions in Fatima, Portugal. The first Archdiocesan Holy Hour in Honor of Our Lady of Fatima is Sat, May 13, 4pm at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, Phila. For more info & other Centennial Jubilee ev...

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The Relics of St. Padre Pio are coming to Philadelphia!  Come to encounter and venerate the relics of one of the greatest saints of modern times, St. Pio of Pietrelcina (Padre Pio). The relics will be present at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul in Philadelphia on Saturday, May 6 through Monday, May 8. Hours of venerat...

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Tradition Conference June 19 In 1992, St. John Paul II approved the Catechism of the Catholic Church. To celebrate the 25th anniversary of its promulgation, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia will sponsor a conference on Monday, June 19, 2017 entitled, Tradition, A Celebration of the Catechism of the Catholic Church. This day feat...

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Masculine Genius Institute Summit July 12-14 You are invited to join us at the 2nd annual Masculine Genius Institute summit in Villanova, PA July 12-14. Enjoy the many presentations and research as we unpack our theme: Boys to Men: Molding Manly Character. Great speakers and opportunity to discuss the journey that all men take from boyho...

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New Evangelization Summit  This two day conference - live-streamed to Philadelphia from Canada - will bring together speakers who are leaders in the new evangelization to provide inspiration, encouragement, training, practical wisdom and resources on how Catholics can effectively evangelize. Speakers include Bishop Robert Barro...

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Wedding Anniversary Mass – May 6, 2017 Are you celebrating a special anniversary this year? The annual Archdiocesan Wedding Anniversary Mass will take place on Saturday, May 6, 2017, at the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul, at the 5:15 pm Vigil Mass with Archbishop Charles Chaput presiding. This Mass is to pray for and...

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Sanctuary of Healing Day & Evening of Reflection Jennifer Hubbard, who lost her six-year old daughter Catherine in the Sandy Hook School shooting, is coming to Malvern Retreat House on Tuesday, March 28 to give an inspirational presentation on how her faith has helped her overcome tragedy. Jennifer has shared her uplifting speech o...

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Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. will be the principal celebrant and homilist at the  20th Annual Cultural Heritage Mass. The Liturgy will feature participation from groups representing approximately 29 different national, ethnic, and/or Eastern Catholic Church traditions.   Saturday, March 25, 2017, Processio...

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Palm Braiding Classes will be held on the following dates  at 7 PM    Thursday, March 23 Larkin Center, Thursday, March 30 Larkin Center, Wednesday, April 5 School Art Room.  Please note the change in location from what is printed in the Parish Calendar. Classes are free.  All are welcome.  Bring scissors ...

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Preferring an abundance of caution & safety, & wanting to avoid any confusion or recklessness, our pastor Fr. Terry has decided to cancel ALL parish activities for tomorrow, Tuesday, March14, 2017--in advance of the impending major winter storm. This cancellation includes the daily 8 am. Mass, as well as all activities that w...

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In Honor of St. Joseph, join us March 18th for a Holy Hour in the Lower Church at 2 PM.  The service will conclude with Benediction.  Sponsored by Militia Immaculata. St. Joseph Table (an Ancient tradition) will be held, Sunday March 19th 11:30AM-2PM in the School Gymnasium.  This is a public buffet in honor ...

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Evening of Reflection for Women Visimoms, a group here at Visitation for moms, will host our 5th Annual Evening of Reflection for women on Thursday, March 16.  Our theme this year is the Virgin Mary's request for Conversion, because this is the 100th Anniversary of our Lady's appearances at Fatima, where at least...

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Dear Father Kerper: I struggle during the Lenten season, especially with the whole idea of fasting, which doesn’t seem to mean much anymore. Local seafood restaurants fill up on Friday evenings with Catholics fulfilling their no-meat-on-Friday “sacrifice.” Lobster and chowder just don’t seem too much of a...

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Catholic Family Fun Club in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia All faithful Catholic families who live within the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and want to have fun together while learning about their faith are welcome to join the Catholic Family Fun Club. This group is created by families, for families so we can attend—and create&mda...

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Not sure what to give up?  Check out "What to give up for Lent" for a Daily Sacrifice We've put together a really cool list of things to give up; one for each day of Lent and they're all different! Some are easier than others, but each one will challenge the things that many of us take for granted. Follow us on T...

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Marriage Encounter In his recent Apostolic Exhortation, The Joy of Love, Pope Francis encouraged regular marriage enrichment for married couples.                       The world we live in seems to get busier each year, so taking t...

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LENT IS COMING & ALMOST HERE: Okay, folks, it’s almost time for our annual boot-camp when we strive to better whip ourselves into good shape spiritually, more so than at other times of the year. There are 3 traditional Pillars of the Lenten spirit, & they are: prayer, fasting, & almsgiving. During Lent, take mo...

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Join us for the Annual Zachary Wallace Fund : St. Patrick's Day Beef & Beer Fundraiser Saturday, March 19, 2017. 7:00PM -11PM $30 Donation at door:  King of Prussia Volunteer Fire Company.  (Beer, wine and soda included.) Live music, Raffles, Photo booth and more! Reserve tickets as www.zacharywallacefund.c...

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The 40 Days for Life Campaign is a Nationwide life-saving event which runs from Ash Wednesday, March 1st through April 9, 2017.  This campaign consists of prayer, fasting and prayer vigils outside Planned Parenthood locations in an effort to protect the lives of unborn children and extend a hand of mercy to the men and women harmed b...

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Knights of Columbus Spaghetti Dinner Saturday, February 25th from 5:00 PM-8:00 PM in the School Gym.  Buy Tickets online at www.kofc7565.org Advance Tickets are also available at the rectory, Adults $10, Children under 5 years of age $5.  At the door $12/$7. Menu:  Spaghetti with meatballs (by Nona Rosa), Garden...

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If you have not received an email from DiscipleMakerIndex@measuring-success.com please go to www.DiscipleMakerIndex.com and complete the survey on-line.  Thank you!
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Disciple Maker Index Survey is now available at:  www.DiscipleMakerIndex.com
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10th Annual Moms’ Night Out Designer Bag Bingo February 24th - doors open at 6:30 pm Join us for the countdown as Moms’ Night Out celebrates Rock’n New Year’s Eve! Tickets are $25 per person and includes coffee, tea, desserts, one bingo card set, and a door prize ticket.  Additional bingo card sets ar...

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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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