LORD'S DAY MASS TIMES
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:Tues. 6:30-7:00pm, Sat. 4:00-4:30pm

St. Mary of the Visitation Parish

16 Cooper Street, Cambridge (Hespeler), Ontario     N3C 2N2
Tel:519.658.4443 Fax:519.658.6783 St.Vincent de Paul:519.658.6511
We are connected to our past, committed to our future, and compassionately focused on being a Family of Faith with something for everyone.

At St Mary’s there is something for Everyone

"We are connected to our past, committed to our future and compassionately focused on being a Family of Faith with something for everyone."

HAND ACROSS THE CITY  

HAND ACROSS THE WORLD

CATHOLIC CAFÉ

Catholic Cafe is an opportunity for socializing with coffee, juice and a few light snacks available for all parishioners following Our Lord’s Day Masses (Saturday/Sunday) in our Parish Centre. It will not only help everyone "to get to know your name," but will also aid our various  efforts. Join us for our Catholic Café located in our Parish Centre.  

Centenary of Fatima
Marian Pilgrimage Day

Saturday, October 14 (The 100th anniversary of the final appearance of Our Lady at Fatima).

Bus Leaves St Mary of the Visitation Parish Centre at 9:00am

Come participate in Marian Pilgrimage day in this the centenary year of the Fatima appearances of Our Lady. We will fulfill the request of our Lady of Fatima to join with her in prayer, invoking blessings and graces for our families, Church and the world by gathering at St. Thomas the Apostle Church in Waterdown.

In honour of this year’s special 100th anniversary, a plenary indulgence is available to those who attend and perform all the obligations attached to the indulgence. Each day begins with Mass, features a Marian Procession as the rosary is prayed, Stations of the Cross, and quiet time in the Marian garden. The program is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Pack a lunch.

To obtain the plenary indulgence, the faithful must fulfil the following obligations:

  1. Go to confession and communion
  2. Be interiorly detached from sin
  3. Pray for the intentions of the Holy Father
  4. Visit with solemn devotion a statue of Our Lady of Fatima solemnly exposed for public veneration in any church, oratory or proper place during the celebration of the anniversary of the Fatima apparitions, and participate devoutly in some celebration or prayer in honour of the Virgin Mary (e.g. the Rosary).

10 a.m. – Holy mass
11 a.m. – Rosary Procession
12 noon – Confessions during lunch break (bring your own)
1 p.m. – Stations of the Cross
1:45 p.m. – Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament

THIS FREE EVENT IS OPEN TO FAMILIES AND CHILDREN ALSO. A DONATION TO HELP COVER BUS COSTS WILL BE TAKEN.

Register for our Bus   no later than October 10, 2017. Limited Space

 

THE BLANKET BRIGADE

(October 28/29, 2017)

(October 28/29, 2017)

Each October our parish lends a hand by hosting our annual Blanket Brigade where we collected new, or gently used Blankets which are then donated to the Out of the Cold "Bridges Shelter", Cambridge which aids the homeless in our area. Since its inception in 2007, we have collected well over 1000 blankets. 

We also partnered with a local distribution company to provide over 11,000 mitts and over 3000 toques to Out of the Cold "Bridges Shelter", Cambridge Good Shepherd Centres, Hamilton and our own Neighbourhood Ministry use for local families in need.

 

 

 

There is More to Our Story

This excellent video series will, in a fun loving way, help you answer questions and discover the blessing of our faith and Church

  • The Unconditional Love of God                          Sin, Guilt. Forgiveness

  • The Problem of Suffering                        Mortality, Grief and Eternal Life

Week 1 - Why God?

Week 2 - Why Christ?

Week 3 - Why the Church?

Week 4 - Q & A with our Parish Team

  Are you longing for something new?

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Dinner for 8

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  • Is a gathering of couples....doesn't matter your age or how long you've been married  

  • Is an exciting way to meet other couples...

  • Is potluck..... (so that always means good food)

  • Is fun and at someone else's house (so no dishes for you)

 

Adult Sports

Volleyball. - Ready to set, volley and spike? Well join us on Fridays -7:00pm at St Elizabeth School Gym -drop in!! No registration required. (will resume October 13, 2017)

Bowling - The Strike Squad is underway but there is room to join on Monday night -never too late to join - call Parish office to sign up. (will resume September 11, 2017)

 

 

Our Next Service Saturday

October 28, 2017

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Our new Kiosks are a great way to connect to our parish life. 

You can sign up for events, enroll for our e newsletter, donate to the parish and even register in the parish or set up a time to meet about a Sacrament. 

Check them out next to our Welcome Desk in our Parish Centre

 

Adoration Chapel

Our Parish Book of Prayer is located in our Adoration Chapel in the lower level of the Church, you are welcome to write your intentions on its pages. These intentions are remembered at the parish Masses and by those who visit our Chapel. Share your Prayer Needs - these will be privately remembered by Father at daily Mass

SIGN UP FOR A SMALL GROUP TODAY

At St Mary of the Visitation we have Something for Everyone even when it comes to Small Groups

Small groups are where our great big church becomes a great small church. 

It's the place to grow your faith, be known, loved and cared for.

 

Are you 18 - 29 Years of Age? - Join Crossroads!

Join us on Sundays following the 11:30am Mass in the Crossroads Room

New faces always welcome; drop into the Crossroads Room after the 11:30am Mass or the Parish Office.

Check out the Young Adults Facebook Page

Sign up today !

We have engaged local Catholic artist Timothy Schmalz to create for us a unique design called "Visitation Statue". During this year we will also make available copies: 

Our Lady of the Visitation Statue

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Our Lady of the Visitation Statue

Order today  - $45.00

-Retail Value - $49.99-

Sculptures By Timothy P. Schmalz

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