St. Mary's Visitation

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The Solemnity of the



December 8, 2018 (Holy Day of Obligation)


St. Mary’s Visitation, St. Stanislaus, Sacred Heart

Mass Schedule


                Friday, December 7, 2018 (Vigil)
St. Mary’s Visitation         4:00 pm & 7:30 pm
St. Stanislaus          5:30 pm
Sacred Heart            6:30 pm

              Saturday, December 8, 2018
St. Mary’s Visitation       8:00 am & *5:00 pm
St. Stanislaus     Noon & *4:30 pm


*The question arises: are we obliged to worship at Mass on both Saturday the 8th and Sunday the 9th?  Yes, one should plan to attend Mass once for Saturday and once for Sunday meaning that one should attend twice. One may attend Mass twice on Saturday if necessary (once in the morning for the Holy Day and once in the evening for the Second Sunday of Advent) to fulfill one’s obligation for both days. One may also choose to attend Mass for the Holy Day at the 4:30 pm or 5:00 pm Vigil Mass on Saturday but would also need to come again on Sunday.

  2018 Advent - Christmas Schedule


SMV Weekend Mass Times : Saturday: 5 p.m. / Sunday 9 a.m. & 11a.m.

SMV Weekday Mass Times:  Tue, Thu, Fri: 8 a.m. / Wed: 9 am


St. Mary's Visitation Parish, New Salem    


Mission Statement
Saint Mary's Visitation Parish is deeply rooted in FAITH and continues to GROW through CHRIST CENTERED education. As we WORSHIP, we CELEBRATE with one another the PRESENCE of JESUS by LIVING out his WORD in SERVICE to OTHERS




North Allegan Collaborative

St. Mary's Visitation / St. Stanislaus - Dorr/ Sacred Heart - Watson

Fr. Stephen Rodrigo, Senior Pastor                                                            Fr. Christopher Derda, Administrator

As of July 1, 2016 St. Mary's Visitation is joining with St. Stanislaus in Dorr and Sacred Heart in Watson.  In joining we will start a collaborative which will eventually be  one priest for the three parishes.

For the time being we will have the help of Fr. Rodrigo, as he and Fr. Derda will alternate Masses at the three parishes.


Collaborative Regular Mass Schedule:

St. Mary's Visitation (SMV): Saturday 5 pm, Sunday 9 & 11 am, T, TH & Fri 8 am.
St. Stanislaus (SS):  Saturday 4:30 pm, Sunday 10:30 am, Tue-5:30 pm, Wed: 10:30 am, Th & Fri 9 am
Sacred Heart (SH): Sunday 9:00 am

                                 St. Stanislaus                                                                                        Sacred Heart
                                 1861 136th Ave. Dorr                                                                       2036 20th St., Allegan


 St. Mary's Visitation Catholic School

St. Mary's Visitation is proud to offer preschool through 6th Grade Catholic Elementary Education.  Combining high academic standards with faith-centered teaching, every class is filled with the values of a quality Christian education.




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Adoration Schedule

SMV will have Adoration every Thursday from 6 am-11pm
(Occasionally Adoration could be interrupted for other church services. Please check here for those notices.)

Notice:  The Blessed Sacrament will be reposed from 3-5 pm on Thursday Dec. 6

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Ministry Schedule

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 Institute of Missionary Discipleship

The Diocese of Kalamazoo is proud to provide learning opportunities for all parishioners in the diocese. The Institute of Missionary Discipleship is a new offering by the Diocese of Kalamazoo to assist Bishop Bradley in promoting the Diocesan Priorities as well as providing training for those who would like to be a missionary disciple in their own parish.  For those who serve their parish in many ways, there are educational opportunities that are ministry specific.  There are also options for those who want to strengthen and share their faith with others.  For more information click the logo above or go to

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