The Parish Community of St. John-Visitation

Father Antonio Astudillo 

   December 8th – Congratulations and Blessings

This coming Thursday, December 8th, marks the 25th anniversary of the ordination to the priesthood of our parochial vicar, Fr. Antonio Astudillo. Ordained on December 8, 1997, at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in the Diocese of Loja, Ecuador, Fr. Antonio has served as an international priest in the  Archdiocese of New York since 2011 at St. John the Baptist Parish, Piermont, Holy Rosary Parish, Manhattan, and for the past nine years here at our parish since both he and I were assigned by the Archdiocese to serve St. John’s Parish. We extend our congratulations, prayerful best wishes, and gratitude to Fr. Antonio for his dedicated and faithful priestly service that has truly blessed our parish community. Ad Multos Annos!

Our parish will honor and recognize Fr. Antonio’s 25th ordination anniversary to the priesthood on December 27th, the feast day of St. John the Evangelist and Apostle.  Please plan on joining us.

Solemnity of The Immaculate Conception

Thursday, December 8th is the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the patroness of the United States of America and a holy day of obligation. In observance of this holy day, Parish Offices will be closed and Masses will be celebrated:

9:00 am (English)
12:15 pm (English)
7:00 pm (Spanish)



Our Lady of Guadalupe – December 11th

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 11th, at 10:00 am Mass. Following the Mass, a procession with the image to St. John’s School will take place along with a social gathering of light refreshments.

Christmas Charity Drive for Hour Children

With Christmas approaching, our parish is accepting donations of new toys, gift cards, and new clothing for families assisted by Hour Children, an outreach mission to assist mothers and children who have successfully transitioned from prison to their new life. The age range is from newborns to teenagers along with mothers. New clothing will gratefully be appreciated along with new, unwrapped toys for young children, both boys and girls.  

Donations should be dropped off by Sunday, December 11th in the specially marked collection boxes at the church during the weekend Masses and during the week at the parish pastoral center in order for the intended recipients to have them in time for Christmas.

2022 Cardinal’s Annual Stewardship Appeal 

“Lord, to whom shall we go?” (John 6:68)

The 2022 Cardinal’s Annual Stewardship Appeal has begun.  Our parish goal is $44,000. Over the coming weeks, please prayerfully consider making a pledge/gift.

Your generous support promotes the health and vitality of the Archdiocese of New York through the various charitable, pastoral and outreach works assisted by the Cardinal’s Annual Appeal.

CASA video link

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.

  • 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