The Parish Community of St. John-Visitation

Eucharistic Congress in Auriesville

The eight Catholic dioceses of New York State are sponsoring a historic statewide Eucharistic Congress, which will be held at Our Lady of Martyrs Shrine in Auriesville, New York from October 20- 22, 2023. The congress is taking place as part of a national effort to reinvigorate devotion to the Eucharist. This revival, sponsored by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops aims to restore understanding and fidelity to the great mystery of the real presence of Jesus and to encourage all Catholics to make the Eucharist the source and summit of their faith. To provide comprehensive information and to allow people to register, the bishops have launched an easy-to-use website Our parish will be making plans for bus travel for those who are interested in participating.

Click here to print the Form to be filled out. 



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.


2023 Cardinal’s Annual Stewardship Appeal

“Blessed are all who take refuge in Him” Psalm 2:12
St. John-Visitation Parish Goal: $44,500
Amount Pledged: $22,640
# of Gifts: 58
Average Gift Amount: $390.34
51% of Parish Goal

We are halfway toward this year’s Cardinal’s Appeal parish goal. The returns from the March 26th, Commitment Sunday are still being processed as we await the updated amount from the Cardinal’s Appeal Office.

For those who have already responded, many thanks. To those who have not yet made a gift or pledge, over the coming weeks please prayerfully consider doing so to support the various Archdiocesan  charitable, pastoral and outreach works assisted by this annual appeal.

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

Many thanks to the 58 from our parish who have already made their pledge/gift to this year’s Cardinal’s Appeal. (as of March 26, 2023)

  • 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