St. Mary's Visitation

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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 School Principal Position Opening

St. Mary’s Visitation School is seeking a principal to assist in continuing its tradition of high quality academic education in a faith-filled Catholic environment. St. Mary’s Visitation is a Pre-K through 6th grade school serving 80 students. The desired candidate should be a practicing Catholic, possess a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education or related field, and a Master of Arts in a related field (or ability to attain within three years) is preferred with a minimum of three years teaching experience and administration experience preferred but not required. Applicant must have strong management, communication and organizational skills with exceptional knowledge of elementary curriculum. To apply please provide a letter of application, a resume, at least three letters of recommendation, a letter of recommendation from your Pastor, transcripts and contact information for professional and personal references to: Fr. Christopher Derda, Pastor of St. Mary’s Visitation Parish, email:, or mail to: 2459 146th Avenue, Byron Center, MI 49315. Deadline for application is May 25, 2018.


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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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