Visitation Parish Giving Tree

This year, just as we did last year, our Visitation Parish Giving Tree will be virtual. We created a Sign-Up Genius for you and your family to choose your Gift Card and it's really easy. Just click the link below and you can scroll through the list, purchase your gift card and there are a few ways to get it to us. There is a mail slot on the front door of the rectory you can drop it through, you can bring it with you when you come to Mass and leave it in the Giving Tree Basket, or you can put it in the mail to: Visitation Parish - 62 School St. - Manchester by the Sea, Ma  01944. 

This year, we have 64 Retired Priests at Regina Cleri who will each recieve a $50.00 Amazon, CVS or Whole Foods Gift Card from us as well as many families in our Manchester-Essex Regional School District and or course we can't forget our Council on Aging in both towns, helping our seniors, too. 

Thank you so much for your help this Christmas!

Click here to choose your Giving Tree Gift Card!



Please click here to register for the Vaccine Clinic for Ages 5+

Saturday, December 12th -Sacred Heart Parish Hall

12:00 noon to 3:00 pm


Elizabeth greeted Mary


As of July 1, 2021 Sacred Heart Church and St. John the Baptist Church will merge into one parish called


We are excited about our new name and we look forward with a future filled with hope.

Click here to watch the live-stream Installation of the Pastor




Visitation Parish Christmas Mass Schedule

All Masses will be held at Sacred Heart Church 

Friday, December 24th - Christmas Eve

3:00 pm and 5:00 pm with Children's Christmas Pageant

Saturday, December 25th -Christmas Day

8:30 am and 10:00 am

Sunday, December 26th - 8:30 am and 10:00 am


Progress Information at St. John the Baptist Church and grounds

Part 2:  Construction Project of St. John’s Church

   (This will require the Temporary Closing of St. John’s Church).

  • Interior Work: Repairs to rotted floor and support which will require the removal of the benches and the replacement of the flooring.  
  • Exterior Work: Re-work the front entrance
  • Replace Front Doors
  • Remove Aluminum Siding
  • Repair all wood rot underneath
  • Masonry work on Front Stairs
  • Replace stairs on the Right Side of Hall Entrance.
  • Replace Siding and Trim on the Church with durable products that will not rot or fade over time
  • Replace the landscape with shrubs and sod that can be properly managed for a "nice curb look"                         
  • Final Construction will install a Steeple on the Church with a Cross and Electronic Bell system.

Thank you for all of your support.  978-526-1263 * [email protected] * Blessings, Fr. Paul


Office Hours

Our Parish Office is open Monday - Friday
9:00 am to 2:00 pm
We check our emails daily, if you should need to reach us. St. John the Baptist Rectory is closed ~ please send any mail to:

Visitation Parish
Parish Office
62 School St.
Manchester-by-the-Sea, Ma 01944

Our Mass Times

Saturday Vigil Mass - 4:00 pm - Sacred Heart Church - Watch on Youtube

In-Person Saturday Vigil Mass - 5:00 pm Sacred Heart Church

Sunday 8:30 am Mass at Sacred Heart Church

Sunday 10:00 am Mass at Sacred Heart Church

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Catholic Mass Times


  • Sun, Dec 12th

  • Sun, Dec 5th

  • Sun, Nov 28th

  • Sun, Nov 21st

  • Sun, Nov 14th

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