St. Mary of the Visitation Parish

16 Cooper Street,
Cambridge (Hespeler), Ontario   N3C 2N2
Tel: 519.658.4443 Fax: 519.658.6783


Saturday 5:00pm, Sunday 8:00am, 9:30am & 11:30am
Weekday Mass Schedule: Please consult Bulletin.
Children's Ministry: at 9:30 & 11:30a.m. Mass.
Reconciliation: Saturday 4:00-4:30pm


                St Mary of the Visitation .......                           

                                    A Church to Call Home...

Thank you for your interest in learning more about St. Mary of the Visitation Parish ! Through the years, we have learned that people visit St. Mary's for many reasons, including:

Whatever your reason for considering St. Mary of the Visitation, we count it a privilege to answer any questions you may have and share ways you can engage in the life and ministries of St Mary's! If you canít find the information youíre looking for from the questions below, please call us at 519 658 4443 or even email our Pastor.

We hope you will join us for one of our Lord's Day Masses on Saturday evening (5:00pm)  or Sunday morning (8:00am, 9:30am and 11:30am.) Each liturgy has a different feel and unique music. Try each of them out and find the one you are most comfortable with. Our 9:30am and 11:30am. offers a Children's Ministry for those aged 2 - Grade 4.   

Be encouraged to "come as you are" as you seek answers, comfort and encouragement. There is something for everyone at St. Mary's - come find out what we have for you!

Considering St Mary's Parish?

Iím considering becoming a member of St. Mary's Parish. What can I do to learn more?
A member of the Parish is someone who lives in the geographic territory of St Mary of the Visitation Parish. A member is also someone who faithfully attends Sunday Mass and supports the Parish with their time, talent, and treasure. A parish registration form is a good way to begin. You can download one or pick one up and fill it out at any of the entrances of the Church on Sunday (one of the Ushers will help you). 
Registration with one of our parish schools does not mean that you are registered with the parish. You will then receive a welcome kit. It will have lots of information about our parish life, ministries and groups. There is also some literature on the parish at each entrance. We also host our Catholic Cafe after each Mass - it's a great way to get connected. You can also check out our Welcome Desk located in the Parish Centre Narthex - someone for sure can help you.
Where is St Mary's located and where do I park?
St Mary's is located in the Hespeler part of the City of Cambridge. We are near the corner of Cooper and Queen Street (near the downtown). We have two parking lots located on either side of the Church building. We also have a new lot across the street from the rectory (priests' house). Overflow parking at the W.G. Johnson Centre (Cooper & Kribs Streets) is only a few short steps from the Church front door. Some street parking is also available. There is a place for you!
What opportunities do you offer for children?
The Childrenís Ministry at St. Mary's is great! We offer programs for children aged 2 & 3 and for those from J.K. until Grade 4 during our 9:30 a.m. and 11:30am Mass on Sunday. All our children's ministry workers receive a background check before working with us. Your child can enjoy a dynamic and safe time while you worship at Mass in our new "Children and Youth Wing" . We also offer an extensive Youth ministry program for Grade 5 - High School.  
Iím considering getting involved in a Small Group. What would you recommend?
One of the best ways to make connections, grow relationships, and be challenged in Godís Word is through our Small Groups. In addition, our Women's Ministry and Men's Ministry provide a host of other opportunities throughout the week. We also have a great Young Adult Ministry for those 18-39 and a Couples Ministry.  There really is something for everyone!
I know getting involved in ministry is important at St Mary's, but I donít know where to start. What are my options?
You might think that "St. Mary's is full of people who help as volunteers. Thereís so much going onóthey donít need me." Nothing could be further from the truth. We need you! There is something for everyone at St. Mary's. Service plays a major role, not only in the health of the church, but in your life as well. The greatest way to grow in your faith is to serve! Why not connect with us and find out how to get involved.
I wish to learn about how do support the mission of the Gospel at St Mary of the Visitation Parish - how can I do this?
First of all, thank you for considering supporting our outreach. You can give ONLINE  by using your Credit Card. You can give with your debit/credit card by using the debit machine we have at our Welcome Desk during any of our Lord's Day Masses, or at our parish office (Monday-Friday 8:30-4:00pm). You can joyfully give during any Lord's Day Mass, using conventional methods such as cash and cheque. Be sure to include your name and address on the cheque or envelope, so that donation credit may be provided for tax purposes. If you would like to request a set of envelope boxes, or have other questions please contact us

Another great way to "get to know us" is through our Tuesday Night Together evenings, they traditionally happen in October and February. They are a great way to get answers to life's questions, meet people and sense the spirit of welcome and hospitality for which our Family of Faith has become known for.