St. Mary of the Visitation Parish
16 Cooper Street, Cambridge (Hespeler), Ontario, N3C 2N2.
Telephone: (519) 658-4443. Fax line: (519) 658-6783.
Greetings from St Mary of the Visitation Parish!
I hope you and your children have had a relaxing and enjoyable summer and that everyone is ready and excited about beginning another school year.
St Mary of the Visitation Parish is an active, energetic and growing community. Over the last few years we have modernized our facilities, including a large narthex area which provides a great place for families with young children. We have expanded our parking, opened a new children and youth wing and have lots of child and family friendly additional seating and gathering space. We have ensured that we offer opportunities for all ages to grow in knowing, loving and serving the Lord; in fact our parish motto is “We have Something for Everyone.” I invite you to come be a part of our Family of Faith. Our Lord’s Day Liturgies are; Saturday at 5:00pm, Sunday at 8:00am. 9:30am, and 11:30am.
Each Sunday, we offer a Children’s Ministry for those from Aged 2 to Grade 4 at both our 9:30am and 11:30am Mass. We also have an extensive Youth Ministry program for those from Grade 5-high school. Da Crew, our high school group meets on Thursday evenings at 7:00pm in our Parish Centre, and our Kids Klub meets on Friday evenings from 7-8:30pm at Our Lady of Fatima School and is open to those in Grade 5-8. Our parish also offers both a Children’s Choir (Grades 3-8) and a Youth and Young Adult Choir (Day One) which is always open to welcoming new voices. We have many social events and family activities, including our Small Groups, Friday night Adult Sports Nights. We also reach out to those in need through activities such as Food Drives, Service Saturday and our Bereavement Group. Find out more about our parish at on our website – www.stmaryhespeler.ca – you have to check it out.
I invite you to come and be a part of our Welcome Back Weekend (September 9/10) following all of our Masses. There will be some special activities and displays and of course our Catholic Café. All are welcome!
St Mary of the Visitation Parish has the reputation of being an active and welcoming parish. In part this is due to the wonderful spirit of familial cooperation that exists between the individuals, institutions and organizations of the parish. Ultimately, it is when we gather together at Sunday Mass that this sense of oneness is most beautifully expressed and manifested.
Please join me in praying that this very active and exciting autumn season we are preparing to enter will help us all grow closer to God and to each other.
Together in the Lord’s Service
Father F. Freitas
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Lord’s Day Mass Schedule
Saturday – 5:00 p.m. Sunday – 8:00 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m.
Children’s Ministry for Ages 2 – Grade 4 at 9:30am and 11:30am Masses