Our Lady of the Visitation, Shippensburg

305 North Prince Street.  Shippensburg, Pennsylvania  17257-1321

(717) 532-2912                       Fax:  (717) 532-3905

Email:  tplotner@hbgdiocese.org

  This fall we will be doing the video series “The Search”.  This series discusses life’s biggest questions such as “Why are we here?” and “What’s the meaning of life?”  For more information, contact Travis Detwiler at 717-809-0672 or travisedetwiler@gmail.com.

Walking with Purpose Women’s Bible Study is coming to OLV!!

This 6 week Bible Study is for any woman who wants to let God reshape how you see and experience intentional relationships, heal past friendship wounds, and cultivate lasting bonds.

When:  Beginning January 2022

Where:  Mary’s Kitchen

How:  Sign-up will take place in the lobby of the Church

Cost: $20 + S & H (book purchased through Walking with Purpose) https://shop.walkingwithpurpose.com/collections/study-guides/products/reclaiming-frienship-bible-study

Books are presently backordered.  If you sign-up for the study now or know you plan to attend, order your book now so it arrives in time for the study.  The first two lessons are available for download on the site in case your book does not arrive in time  for  the first study date.


Run with a Priest! (...or walk or bike!)

 Everyone is invited to meet right outside the Social Hall entrance around 9:45 am where we will say a prayer at 10:00 am and then go for a short run on the rail trail that exists right next to the Church property.  I enjoy running for exercise, so people are certainly welcome to run with me (it is not a race! so you can certainly go at your own pace), however, I am sure there will be a group that may want to walk the trail and maybe even some others who will want to go for a bike ride.  We will have the social hall open as our home base throughout the morning (the official event time will be from 10 am - 12 pm), so feel free to stop in for some water and maybe even some coffee as well!  This is once again just an idea to try to get people together and grow as a parish family.  Please invite friends to come as well, and I'll be excited to see you there!  We will do this activity on every 1st and 3rd Saturday throughout the Fall and just see how it is going from there.  Thank you, and God Bless you!

The 8th grade CCD class would like to invite everyone to a luncheon  to  honor   Veterans of our parish on Sunday, November 14, 2021 after the 11am Mass.  If you are a Veteran we encourage you to submit a picture of yourself, preferably in uniform, for the presentation. Pictures, military branch, and rank can be sent to jgarman1213@gmail.com by Friday, November 12. We hope to see you there so we can personally thank you!  Anyone planning on attending is asked to fill out the sign-up sheet in the back of the church or call the parish office.


Potluck Sunday Lunch

Something that most of us share in common is enjoying good food along with good company for a relaxing meal!  Every 3rd Sunday, we will be having a Potluck Sunday Lunch immediately following the 11:00 am Mass (so starting around noon or 12:15 pm).  There is certainly no ongoing commitment to be involved in this, so each month every person and every family can decide if they would like to come and attend according to their schedule.  As long as families do their best to bring a dish or meal with them to be shared (the parish will supply water, juice, and coffee), we should end up with an enjoyable potluck lunch for everyone to partake in.  There will be a table already setup in the social hall with plugs available if needed, and if you would like to use the warming oven to keep something warm ahead of time, please contact me at frbdunkelberger@hbgdiocese.org so we can have that ready for the Sunday it will be necessary.  This could also develop into something more than just a lunch, but I wanted to encourage people to simply come together for a Sunday meal as a parish family and enjoy good food and good company to help us grow together as a community!

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