- The City government has limited the number of people who can attend public gatherings to 5% of total capacity. That means for us a maximum of 25-30 people in the upper or lower church. However, the Archdiocese has told us not to cancel any celebration of the sacraments, including regularly scheduled Masses, baptisms, reconciliation and weddings. If you can stay at home, please watch the Mass on our Facebook page, Visitation BVM, at 8 am in Spanish, 9:30 am in English and 11:00 am in Vietnamese. You can also watch the Mass from the Cathedral at 11 am at Cathedralphila.org. These restrictions will last for 6 weeks.
- Beginning Sunday, December 6, the Sunday English Mass will begin at 9:30 am in the lower church. Please make note of the time change.
- We will have our trilingual celebration of Eucharist on Thursday November 26, at 10 am. It will be the only Mass that day.
- We will have the traditional celebrations in honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe in December but virtually on our Facebook page, Visitation BVM. We will begin a novena on Wednesday night, December 2, at 7 pm. There will be a Vigil Mass on Friday, December 11, at 9:00 pm in the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul. We are allowed 20 people from Visitation. We will have a sign-up sheet beginning December 2. You can bring statutes and images of the Virgin to the Cathedral for a blessing but they must be placed on the steps of the altar before Mass. We will also have mañanitas at 5:30 am on Saturday, December 12, and a 7 pm Mass December 12 in the Upper Church. Except for the Vigil Mass at the Cathedral, all of the celebrations will be on Facebook.
Important dates on the upcoming Calendar:
26, Thursday – Thanksgiving Day
10:00 am Mass in Spanish, English and Vietnamese