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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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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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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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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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"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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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