At the direction of the Archdiocese: All Churches are to remain closed until further notice, effective March 26,2020 due to Covid-19.
Please check the Archdiocesan web-site for information and updates
Let us pray for all those affected
We, the people of Our Lady of the Visitation parish, believe in Jesus Christ and embrace His teachings. Inspired by the Holy Spirit, we embrace His call to be the Light of the World through Word, Worship, Community Building and Service to all.
The people of Our Lady of the Visitation Church, inspired by Jesus' and Mary's example of openness to the will of God the Father and the Holy Spirit, desire to be faithful stewards of God's gifts to us; and, believe our mission is: To understand the word of God through study, To become examples of Christ's love in the world by caring for one another through communal sharing and service, and to celebrate our joy of understanding and caring through sacraments and prayer.
Rev. Eugene Field, Pastor
Rev. Emmanuel Agu
Rev. Doroteo B. Layosa, II
Rev. Msgr. Paul Schetelick
Rev. John J. Ranieri
Deacons: Peter Emr, Todd Rushing
Principal: Kimberly Harrigan
Faith Formation: Patricia Pattermann
Youth Minister: Robert Leichte
Parish Secretary: Jeanette Price
Rectory Office Hours:
Monday - Thursday: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
and 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00am - 1:00pm
Sunday: 9:00am - 2:00pm.
Summer Hours: Office Closed on Fridays until after Labor Day.
Rectory Telephone Numbers:
Office: 201- 261-6080
Parish Email address:
Everyone is welcome! Please take the time to register your family at the rectory office.
"When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the Baby leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit." Luke 1:41
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Youth Group is open to all high school students (grades 9-12) and meets every Wednesday night of each month at 7pm. Join us! Contact Bob Leichte our Youth Minister:
Even though we are unable to celebrate mass together, we need your continued support to keep our parish strong. Please take a moment and give
on-line and pray for us.
Additional resources for Daily and weekly Masses
Word on Fire Catholic Ministries
EWTN on your TV
Download the Relevant Radio app or find them at www.relevantradio.com
HE is Risen!
Morning Prayer and Meditation;
Weekdays, Monday through Friday at 8:15 AM.
URL Link: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/950320541
Centering Prayer Group; Monday evenings at 7:00 PM
URL Link: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/117401553
OLV Bereavement Group; Thursday evenings at 7:00 PM
Please contact me if you are interested in being a part of our group:
Newark Archdiocese web site of livestreaming liturgical links:
Please contact Deacon Peter < email@example.com >
for Zoom URL links, instructions and assistance.
“Be not afraid, I go before you always.
Come, follow me, and I will give you rest.”
CCD Program Religious
Office hours are:
Monday through Thursday - 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM
(5:00-8:00 PM to drop off or to pick up forms at the Rectory only)
Friday, Saturday and Sundays: closed
Please access the faith formation tab for more information
Phone: 201-265-3812 Fax: 201-261-2995
Click here for the 2019-2020 Calendar
Reconsecration of the U.S. to Mary, Mother of the Church - May 1, 2020
Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R., Archbishop of Newark, will join with U.S. and Canadian bishops in the reconsecration of our nation to Our Lady under the title of Mary, Mother of the Church, on Friday, May 1, 2020 at 3 p.m. EST.
Cardinal Tobin will lead a brief bilingual liturgy with the prayer of reconsecration during a live stream from the Lady Chapel of the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark. A special invitation is extended to all of the faithful of the archdiocese and beyond for their participation via live stream by visiting online at rcan.org/parishsupport.
As the world continues to face the ongoing effects of the global pandemic of the coronavirus, Los Angeles Archbishop José H. Gomez, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), announced recently that the U.S. bishops and the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops would join in renewing the consecrations of the two nations to the care of our Blessed Mother.
In a letter to the U.S. Bishops regarding the reconsecration, Archbishop Gomez said, “This will give the Church the occasion to pray for Our Lady’s continued protection of the vulnerable, healing of the unwell, and wisdom for those who work to cure this terrible virus.” Each year, the Church seeks the special intercession of the Mother of God during the month of May. “This year, we seek the assistance of Our Lady all the more earnestly as we face together the effects of the global pandemic.”
Through a collective dedication or entrustment of a nation to Mary, an act of consecration is meant to be a reminder to the faithful of the Blessed Mother’s witness to the Gospel and to ask for her effective intercession before her Son on behalf of those in need.
“We should turn to Mary in both good times and troubled times,” said Cardinal Tobin in his latest reflection, “Five Reasons We Turn to Mary in Times of Crisis,” posted on the archdiocesan website. “As Mother of Perpetual Help, she is always ready to assist us, always there for us, constantly prepared to seek her Son’s guidance and support for all her children. Especially in times of grave danger, such as the current pandemic, Mary offers hope, healing and comfort to all who are in need of her maternal care.”
The renewal of consecration planned in this country for May 1 does not change the designation of Mary as the Patroness of the United States under the title of the Immaculate Conception. Rather, this prayer reaffirms and renews previous Marian entrustments, and unites us in solidarity with our Holy Father, who recently established the Memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church, as a source of protection and strength.
For those without access to the internet to view livestreaming services, EWTN Global Catholic Network will air on television the brief liturgy and prayer of reconsecration with Los Angeles Archbishop José H. Gomez, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), celebrating live from Our Lady of the Angels Cathedral in Los Angeles at 3 p.m. EST, Friday, May 1.
For updates or information about the Archdiocese of Newark, visit www.rcan.org or follow us on social media @NwkArchdiocese.
Visitation Academy is a
Blue Ribbon School immersed in
Catholic Values, educating children
in grades PreK3 through 8.