Parish of the Visitation 






                  Candle Offering

The cost of having a lamp lit is 

$20 for the week. 


Please contact the Parish Office for availability. Thank you!

" A Community of people who brings Jesus to others."

WEEKDAY MASSES - St. Mary's

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 - St. Mary's

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 & 6:00 PM (in English )......1:00 PM (in Spanish)

 

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. 

E-mail

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Website

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WEEKDAY MASSES

 Tuesday @ St. John's ...................................7:00 PM

 

WEEKEND MASSES

 Sunday @ St. John's  ....................................9:00 AM


WEEKEND MASSES

Saturday @ St. Theresa's  .............................5:30 PM 

See our Weekly Bulletin for latest updates in our Parish. 




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Corpus Christi Sunday

Corpus Christi (Body and Blood of Christ) is a Eucharistic solemnity, or better, the solemn commemoration of the institution of that sacrament. It is, moreover, the Church's official act of homage and gratitude to Christ, who by instituting the Holy Eucharist gave to the Church her greatest treasure. Holy Thursday, assuredly, marks the anniversary of the institution, but the commemoration of the Lord's passion that very night suppresses the rejoicing proper to the occasion. Today's observance, therefore, accents the joyous aspect of Holy Thursday. The Mass and the Office for the feast was edited or composed by St. Thomas Aquinas upon the request of Pope Urban IV in the year 1264. It is unquestionably a classic piece of liturgical work, wholly in accord with the best liturgical traditions. . . It is a perfect work of art. — Excerpted from The Church's Year of Grace, Pius Parsch.

Our Lady of Guadalupe Traveling Image

As part of the Diocese of Metuchen's Consecration to Our Lady Guadalupe, you are invited to host the traveling image of Our Lady for a full week. The image will deepen you and your family's devotion through prayer. The traveling kit contains all the materials you will need. The kit will travel weekly throughout our Parish. Please call the parish office to sign up for this prayerful opportunity. Please give your name, phone number and indicate which Mass your usually attend. Thank you.



Feast of St. John the Baptist – June 24th

This celebration dates from the Fourth Century and is one of only three birthdays celebrated on the Church calendar, the other two being the Birth of Jesus on December 25th and the Birth of Mary on September 8th. Saint John the Baptist was a heroic prophet who was also humble enough to declare that he was unworthy to tie the strap of Christ’s sandal (John 3:30). Jesus himself declared that “of all those born of women,” there was none greater than John the Baptist, the prophet chosen to prepare the way for the Lord. Saint John had the privilege of baptizing Jesus, marking the beginning of his public ministry. Saint John the Baptist was beheaded by order of King Herod. His martyrdom is celebrated on August 29. Saint John the Baptist is honored as the patron saint of Puerto Rico and Jordan and of numerous dioceses throughout the world.

In some European cultures, the Solemnity of the Birth of St. John the Baptist is often combined with earlier pre-Christian customs such as building bonfires and other customs associated with the Summer Solstice. In Christian tradition, this connection has often been associated with John the Baptist’s declaration that Jesus “must increase, while I decrease.” And so, at the time of the summer solstice, the longest day of the year, days begin to grow shorter—to decrease—while at Christmas, when we celebrate the coming of Christ into the world, the days begin to grow longer—to increase.

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 abundance 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?