The Parish Community of St. John-Visitation

Our Lady of Guadalupe
Our parish’s annual celebration of Our Lady of Guadalupe, the patroness of Mexico, the Americas, and the Pro-Life movement, will be held Sunday, December 10th 10:00 am Mass. Following the Mass, a procession will take place with the image to St. John’s School along with a social gathering of light refreshments.


2024 Religious Calendars
Once again, our parish obtained the calendars from The Catholic Extension Society by paying the printing expenses for them. This parish donation is made to strengthen the presence and mission of the Catholic Church in under-resourced Catholic communities across the United States.


Religious Christmas Cards
To promote the true reason for the holy season and “To Keep Christ in Christmas”, boxed sets of assorted religious Christmas cards, both in English and Spanish are available for purchase in the Parish Devotional Store after our parish Sunday Masses. Christmas cards may also be obtained at the St. John-Visitation Parish Pastoral Center. Cost is $5.00 per box.


2024 Parish Mass Intentions 
In response to inquiries about the 2024 Parish Mass Book and the scheduling of parish Mass Intentions, our parish will begin doing so on Wednesday, November 8th.



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: $36,939
# of Gifts: 119
Average Gift Amount: $310.41
83% of Parish Goal

Once again, many thanks to those who have made pledges and donations to the 2023 Cardinal’s Annual Stewardship Appeal that supports the various Archdiocesan charitable, pastoral and outreach works assisted by this annual appeal. It is an encouraging sign that we are approaching our parish goal.

You may make your gift to this year’s Cardinal’s Appeal by returning the mailing you received, using the specially marked envelope that is available in the church, or with an online donation

Many thanks to the 119 from our parish who have already made their pledge/gift to this year’s Cardinal’s Appeal. (as of July 23, 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