Visitation Parish, a Roman Catholic Community in the Diocese of Joliet - in - Illinois, seeks to draw all to Jesus Christ, revelation of the Father and font of the Holy Spirit, by celebrating the Sacraments, educating people of all ages in the Truths of the Catholic Faith, and reaching out to those who are physically, emotionally or spiritually in need.
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Mass and Confession Times
SATURDAY 5:00 PM
SUNDAY 7:00 AM, 8:15 AM,
10:00 AM,12 NOON
AT IMMACULATE CONCEPTION - 5:15
MON - FRI 6:15 AM 8:15 AM
FEAST OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION - DEC 8, 2016
6:15 A.M., 8:15 A.M., AND 7P.M.
THESE ARE MASS TIMES FOR VISITATION CHURCH - NOT IC
The month of December is dedicated to the Immaculate Conception, which is celebrated on December 8. The first 24 days of December fall during the liturgical season known as Advent and are represented by the liturgical color purple. The remaining days of December mark the beginning of the Christmas season. The liturgical color changes to white or gold — a symbol of joy, purity and innocence.
The Reason for the Season
The month of December is filled with expectation and celebration. Preparation is the key word for the first 24 days of December. Everyone is getting ready for Christmas — shopping and decorating, baking and cleaning. Too often, however, we are so busy with the material preparations that we lose sight of the real reason for our activity.
Christmas is a Christian feast — and we must reclaim it as such! In the same way that a family eagerly prepares for a baby, so in Advent should we prepare for the coming of the Christ Child. We should keep Advent as a season of waiting and longing, of conversion and of hope and keep our thoughts on the incredible love and humility of our God in taking on the flesh of the Virgin Mary. Let us not forget to prepare a peaceful place in our hearts wherein our Savior may come to dwell.
The best person we can turn to for help during Advent is Mary, Christ's and our Mother. She awaited the day of His birth with more eagerness than any other human being. Her preparation was complete in every respect. Let's crown our preparation and borrow something of Mary's prayerfulness, her purity and whole-hearted submission to God's will.
our parish activity calendar below should be used as a guide as events and dates are subject to change. please consult the WEEKLY bulletin for the most up to date event information.