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 Administrator,

Jesus, Mary, Joseph…          

Just briefly, I want to thank all of you for the very warm welcome I have received since my arrival.  I look forward to meeting you and getting to know you.  Whatever your needs be, feel free to contact me or Father Javier; we are here for YOU!  Please pray for us and be assured of our prayers for you as we come together doing God’s work for this wonderful parish community.


Sincerely yours in Christ,

Father Benny

Preparing for Advent


The season of Advent begins next Sunday, December 2, 2018.  Are you prepared?


Advent is a time of preparation for the coming of the Christ Child, but in the midst of pre-Christmas frenzy, it's easy to lose sight of the profound spiritual importance of the Advent season.


Pope Francis advises that during Advent, we should prepare our hearts for the coming of Jesus like we joyfully prepare our homes for a visit from a family member or friend.


The Savior we are waiting for is able to transform our life with the power of the Holy Spirit, with the power of love.  Indeed, the Holy Spirit pours into our hearts the love of God, an inexhaustible source of purification, of new life and freedom."


Let's spend more time this season praying and preparing our hearts for Christ's coming.

St. Anne’s Society - 2ND Annual Cultural Christmas Tree Display 

“Come Celebrate Christmas With Us” - Our Christmas Tree Display is ready! Thank you to all who participated in our Second Annual Tree Display. We have a variety of trees beautifully decorated and all are welcome to visit and get into the spirit of the season. The display is set up in the CYO Gymnasium and will be open on this Sunday, November 25th after the 11:30 am Mass and following the 1:00 pm Mass. 

Also, on Saturday, December 8, 2018 at 7:30 pm we are pleased to inform you that Bishop Checchio will be visiting to see our tree display so be sure stop in and greet the Bishop. More dates and times will be listed in upcoming bulletins. Questions may be directed to Marion Pingatore at 732-545-6761. Thank you!
Annual Giving Tree Project 

The Annual Giving Tree Project is into its second weekend. We are hopeful that you will want to participate in this endeavor once again and we thank you for your kindness and generosity. Please take a tag from the tree which will provide information about the recipient (i.e. boy or girl; age, grade, size, etc.) and a specific gift request. You are not required to purchase everything listed. Select the one item you wish to purchase and kindly place the UNWRAPPED gift into a Christmas gift bag and return it to St. Mary of Mount Virgin Church no later than the weekend of December 7-8, 2018. Please be sure to attach the tag to the gift bag securely to be certain that the gift goes to the appropriate recipient. Thank you!

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?