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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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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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A Message from the Pastor - Sunday Parking & Timeliness The additon of 24 handicapped marked spaces near the entrance of the Lower Church appears to be working well. These spaces are for anyone who truly needs to use them: either because you use a cane or walker or if you’re bringing someone in your car that cannot walk long ...

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Message from the Pastor On Where We Are Going: My recent message of March 12th, outlining where we are heading, is provoking some good questions - a couple of which I want to clarify here. The Pastoral Leadership Plan created by the cohesive Leadership Team is a revisiting of our mission, purpose, goals & values. I am told that we ...

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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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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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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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