Parish of the Visitation 

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WEEKDAY MASSES

 Tuesday ...................................................7:00 PM

 

WEEKEND MASSES

 Sunday ....................................................9:00 AM

  

Candle Offering:

The cost of having a lamp lit is $20 for the week. 


Please contact the Parish Office for availability. Thank you!

WEEKDAY MASSES

Monday thru Saturday...............................7:00 AM

Monday ...................................................12:10 PM followed by St Jude Novena

Friday  .(In Spanish).................................7:00 PM

followed by Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament


WEEKEND MASSES

Saturday ................4:00 PM, 5:30 PM  (in English)

Saturday............................... 7:00 PM (in Spanish)

Sunday .................................8:30 AM, 10:00 AM,

............................11:30 AM, 1:00 PM (in Spanish) ...............................................................& 6:00 PM

 

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament Tuesday (except Holy Day vigils & August)

From 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. @ St. Mary’s

During Lent: Tuesdays 12:45 to 6:45 p.m. 

WEEKEND MASSES

Saturday ....................................................5:30 PM 


See our Weekly Bulletin for latest updates in our Parish.

Visit the USCCB Website to listen to the Daily Readings or read the Readings 

A Note From Our Pastor,


It is with very mixed emotions that this note is written to inform you that my last day serving as your Pastor here at the Parish of the Visitation will be June 25th. As some of you may know, it is customary in the Vocationist Community that after six years of service at a specific location, a pastor is reassigned to a new community and that is the case with me. As of July 1st, I will be serving as Pastor of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Winter Haven, Florida. I want you all to know that it has been a pleasure for me to get to know you and grow with you during these past six years. Together, we have accomplished much to improve many things within the Parish. We have built a new Rectory with a Chapel; we have made many improvements within and outside the Church and more are presently in the works. Just this year, we have refurbished the Convent and plans are well under way to repave the parking lot around the school.


Change is a good thing – it gives us the opportunity for new experiences which helps us grow and gain new insight as we move forward.


I am happy for you because Father Benny Chittilappilly, SDV has been assigned to be your new Pastor as of July 1st and he is an excellent priest who will efficiently and lovingly serve our community. Please continue your support under his leadership and this Parish will continue to flourish as we go forward doing God’s work.


Please know that all of you will hold a special place in my heart and will be remembered in my daily prayers. Please do pray for me as I embark on this new assignment in this new Parish in this new location.


With love and prayers,

Father Jimson

On Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 4:00 pm Father Jimson will be celebrating his last Mass here at St. Mary’s. Everyone is invited to attend this Mass which will be followed by a “Coffee with Father Jimson” reception to be held in the CYO where you may visit with Father and wish him well as he embarks on his new assignment as Pastor of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Winter Haven, Florida and to thank him for all he has been able to accomplish in his short time here at the Parish of the Visitation. Father’s official departure date will be June 25, 2018.

Getting to Know Father Benny


Father Benny Chittilappilly, SDV was born in India and joined the Vocationist Fathers in 1999. He took his first vows in 2003 and was ordained a priest on January 1, 2011 after completing his philosophy and theology studies at Marymatha Major Seminary in Thrichur. In 2014, Father Benny was assigned to serve as Vice Rector and Treasurer of the Vocationist Community in Florham Park and most recently has served as parochial vicar at St. Gerard Majella Parish in Paterson. We look forward to getting to know and work with Father Benny.


Please feel free to personally welcome Father Benny to our Parish by sending a note or card in his name to our Parish Office, 192 Sandford Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901. Welcome, Father Benny! God bless you as you guide our Parish for the good of our community.

Weekly Holy Hour
Please join us each Tuesday evening in the Visitation Chapel for Holy Hour from 5:30 PM to 6:30PM.  The service begins with Benediction followed by the Holy Rosary or the Chaplet of the Divine Mercy (rotated from week to week).  The service also includes prayers to Padre Pio and prayers for vocations. Take some time to rest, meditate and pray; it is good for the soul.

Scriptural Rosary

Starting October 1st, we will being our weekly recitation of the Scriptural Rosary which will take place in our Visitation Chapel every Sunday evening at 7:00 PM.  The Scriptural Rosary is a modern version of the way the Rosary was prayed throughout Western Christendom in the late Middle Ages.  In those times, people recited a different little thought, or meditation, as they prayed each Hail Mary of the Rosary.  These thoughts for each Hail Mary bead described some event or incident in the lives of Jesus and Mary.  Books are provided.  This being the 100th Anniversary of the Fatima apparitions, it is the perfect time to begin this program.  Please plan to join us!

We don't give because we have an abudance of resources and can afford it; we give because of a desire to share what we have with others out of love and gratitude.

Spreading the Word

 

Each talent not developed is bud that never opens to reveal its beauty and fragrance. I stand accountable  for developing the talents I have been given. How do I return to the Lord the uniqueness that is me through my compassion?  My artistic gifts? My organizational ability?