Upcoming Parish Schedule
Remember to Check the Church Bulletin Boards
Notices and flyers of local area upcoming events and activities, that are often not included in our parish bulletin due to space limitation, are posted on the church bulletin boards. You may wish to take the time to read them; perhaps something may interest you.
COMMUNITY CLEAN-UP DAY - APRIL 13
Saturday, April 13th from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Help clean and spruce up our parish and church building grounds with the Parish Youth Group this coming Saturday. Cleaning supplies, trash bags, gloves, etc. will be provided along with water and snacks. Please meet outside the church.
RECONCILIATION MONDAY - APRIL 15
St. John-Visitation Parish will be joining other parishes in offering opportunities for individual confessions on Monday, April 15th from 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm. The availability of the Sacrament of Reconciliation is a spiritual way to experience God's love, mercy, and forgiveness in preparation for the celebration of the Paschal Triduum and the Easter season. Consider taking part in this grace-filled experience of this holy season and extending an invitation to those who may not be regularly practicing the Catholic faith to return to the Lord.
GOOD FRIDAY - APRIL 19
Good Friday Stations of the Cross in the Kingsbridge Neighborhood. Plan on joining us for the annual Good Friday bi-lingual Way of the Cross in the streets of our local Kingsbridge neighborhood. We begin outside the church at 1:00 pm on Friday, April 19th, carry the cross, pray and sing both in English and Spanish while walking the streets recalling the 14 stations with various stops along the way, and conclude inside the church with the last station prior to the 3:00 pm Good Friday service.
"Whoever wishes to come after me, must deny oneself, take up the cross, and follow me." (Mark 8:34)
Not Married in the Catholic Church?
For various reasons, couples choose to be civilly married but did not have a religious celebration in the Catholic Church. According to Church teaching, Catholics who marry are required to have their unions celebrated in the Catholic Church in order to participate in the church’s sacramental life. As recent parent meetings for sacramental preparation have raised, this situation often poses problems for families raising children. For those who are civilly married and did not have a previous marriage celebrated in the Catholic Church requiring an annulment, the process to have the marriage validated or blessed by the Catholic Church is usually not complicated. If you find yourself in this situation, please consider making an appointment to speak with Fr. Kerrigan or Fr. Antonio to discuss what may be done.