The Parish Community of St. John-Visitation

Prayer for Our Nation
The 4th of July or Independence Day recalls the beginning of a new identity and way of life for our nation that has become known as the United States of America. Recalling the past, living in the present, and  working toward a better future, especially during this challenging time in an ever growing, changing, diverse multi-cultural, multifaith, politically divided, and polarized country, may we, in the spirit of the  pledge of allegiance, continue to pray to be “one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”

Father of all nations and ages,
we recall the day when our country
claimed its place among the family of nations;
for what has been achieved we give you thanks,
for the work that still remains we ask your help,
and as you have called us from many peoples to be one nation,
grant that, under your providence,
our country may share your blessings
with all the peoples of the earth.

Opening Prayer for Mass on July 4th
Roman Missal

Scheduling Changes This Week
The St. John-Visitation Parish Offices and Pastoral Center will be closed on Thursday, July 4th, Friday, July 5th, and Saturday, July 6th and will reopen on Monday, July 8th.
The only parish Mass on Thursday, July 4th, will be celebrated at 9:00 am.



FORMED: The Catholic Faith on Demand

The Archdiocese of New York is making available FORMED, an on-line resource of faith formation and study programs, Bible studies, Catholic-themed movies, e-books, etc. To get the parish access code for your free subscription to FORMED, please contact the Adult Faith Formation office at, then go to, enter the parish code, and register to get started. FORMED is free and offers various resources both in English and Spanish to learn more about our Catholic faith. For our parish to maintain this free subscription, we need more people to register and sign-up to use FORMED. If you have not already registered, please consider doing so.


2024 Cardinal’s Annual Stewardship Appeal

“Blessed are all who take refuge in Him” Psalm 2:12
St. John-Visitation Parish Goal: $45,600
Amount Pledged: $17,500.00
# of Gifts: 49
Average Gift Amount: $357.14
38% of Parish Goal
(as of 4/7/24)

“The Cardinal’s Appeal is our faith at work in the world, attesting to who we are and the values we represent.”
Cardinal Dolan

The Cardinal’s Annual Stewardship Appeal, a critical component of the Archdiocesan mission, raises funds to sustain the various ministries, institutions, and outreach programs that serve thousands of  individuals and families throughout New York.

Having begun the season of Lent in which almsgiving and charitable giving is encouraged, supporting the Cardinal’s Appeal is an opportunity that you may want to consider. This is Commitment Weekend in which parishioners are invited to prayerfully consider making a pledge/gift to the 2024 Cardinal’s Annual Stewardship Appeal. in assisting the various Archdiocesan charitable, pastoral and outreach works supported by this annual appeal. Our parish goal for this year’s Cardinal’s Appeal is $45,600.

You may make your gift to this year’s Cardinal’s Appeal by returning the mailing you received, using the specially marked envelope that are available in the church or with an on-line donation Envelopes may be returned in the collections at our parish weekend Masses.

Many thanks to the 22 parishioners who have already made their gifts; please consider joining them and helping us attain our parish goal.

  • A young man helps sanitize pews following a bilingual memorial Mass March 13, 2021, for parishioners who have died from the COVID-19 coronavirus at St. John-Visitation Church in the Bronx borough of New York. Many members of the parish community were infected by the virus, including more than 50 who succumbed to it. (CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz)

Blessing and dedication of the Saint Oscar Romero Statue with Bishop Josu Iriondo.

Sunday, March 24, 2019   

With thanks to Greg Shemitz from Catholic News Service who provided the photos.


Devotional Store

Our parish devotional religious goods store is open following the Sunday parish Masses. Located in the former baptistry at the entrance of the church, a variety of Bibles, prayer cards, rosaries, crucifixes, and other assorted devotional items are available for purchase. At other times, these items may be obtained at the Parish Pastoral Center. If you have not already done so, stop by after Mass to see what assortment of items are available.

The parish and religious education offices have relocated to the

St. John-Visitation Parish Pastoral Center

La parroquia y las oficinas de educacion religiosa se han trasladado
El Centro Pastoral de la Parroquia San Juan-Visitacion


St. John-Visitation Parish Pastoral Center

El Centro Pastoral de la Parroquia San Juan-Visitacion

275 West 230th Street


Monday/Lunes 9:00 am-12:00 noon; 1:00-4:00 pm
Tuesday/Martes 9:00 am-12:00 noon; 1:00-4:00pm; 6:00pm-9:00pm
Wednesday/Miercoles 9:00 am-12:00 noon; 1:00-4:00 pm
Thursday/Jueves 9:00 am-12:00 noon; 1:00-4:00 pm; 6:00pm-9:00pm
Friday/Viernes 9:00 am-12:00 noon; 1:00-4:00pm
Saturday/Sabado 10:00 am – 3:00 pm