Visitation Parishioner for 26 years.
Alternates between 11:00am Mass and 4:30pm Mass
“My family moved to Westchester in November of 1992 (26 years and going
strong) when our son, Geremy was just 8 weeks old, and our daughter,
Marielle was just over 1 year old. We did not realize then what an integral
part of our lives, and family, Visitation would become!!!
My current roles here in the Parish are Chair of the Parish Pastoral Council
(PPC), Eucharistic Minister, Lector, member of Women’s Cornerstone, Welcome
Wagon and I can also regularly be found at Bible Buddies and Faith, Food &
Fellowship and I’m proud mom of our Confirmation Coordinator! In years past
I, along with my husband Mark, have been on the Carnival and Vegas Night
Committees. During the few years that our children attended school here I
was also a room mom and on the PTO…..did I leave anything out??!!!
For the majority of my time as a parishioner, I worked fulltime initially in
a laboratory, then for a private adoption agency. A little over two years
ago the agency closed and I started my own business as an Adoption
Consultant and also do some contract work with an adoption agency. Having
the flexibility of working for myself has given me even more time to
volunteer! I am also on the advisory board of the Our Lady of Angel’s Region
for Catholic Charities.
Our friends from Visitation havebecome extended family, especially since we do not have immediate family wholive locally. There are far too many memories here at Visitation, butsomething that stands out is first meeting those who have become such dearfriends….from the cry room, to Mommy & Me classes at the YMCA, working at
the Carnival and other class parents. Being connected through Visitation has
made these relationships a part of my faith journey, as well as my life
I have seen our Parish go through many changes over the years and have been
on the PPC with FOUR Pastors, but when we started our Renew Visitation
campaign I never could have imagined everything that has already been
accomplished!!! Alot of this transition came to light when I was working to collect items toinclude in our 75th Anniversary time capsule that is now buried in the new
courtyard area. Having the opportunity to look through the historical items
and photos alongside the current happenings was an honor. I look forward to
continuing to watch our parish and school grow and evolve, while also
keeping up our reputation as the welcoming parish. I am blessed to part of
When not at Visitation, Guylaine can be found at home with family (though Mark may
deny that), going on walks through the neighborhood, at the golf course,
traveling or spending time with friends.