• Welcome to St. Vincent de Paul Parish in Germantown
  • All are welcome
  • Vincentian values inform our worship and our service
  • The celebration of the liturgy is central to us
St. Vincent de Paul is a faith community striving to live Jesus' gospel message of love, peace, and justice for all peoples.

Mass Times

Sundays:

  • 9am Mass
  • 10:30am Mass (also livestreaming on YouTube and the website)
  • 12:30pm Misa en Español (también transmisión en vivo en Facebook y en el sitio web)

Daily Mass:

  • 7am Mass Monday – Thursday
  • 8am Mass Saturday

Saturday Vigil:

  • 4pm Mass

La Misa en Español

Como muchos de ustedes saben, todos los domingos a las 12:30 del día nosotros celebramos la Eucaristía en español en nuestro templo de San Vicente de Paul, con la ayuda de músicos, lectores y transmisores en vivo y virtualmente a través de Facebook y el sitio de nuestra iglesia en la Red (Internet).

Tenemos una lista de asistentes, en presencia y desde sus hogares, a quienes les mandamos recordatorios cada sábado, junto con los cantos del día. Si ustedes han venido a la Misa, pero no están en nuestra lista, por favor envíen sus nombres y correos electrónicos a:

Aurora Camacho de Schmidt: acamach1@swarthmore.edu

o llámenla por teléfono para darle sus datos (215) 242-3097

Deseamos que crezca nuestra congregación de habla española. Por favor inviten a sus familiares, amigos y vecinos a unirse con nosotros a esta misión de San Vicente de Paul en Germantown.

¡Mil gracias!

Weekly Bible Study

Weekly Bible Study resumes via Zoom (Meeting ID: 81300846304) every Wednesday evening starting at 7pm.

RCIA: Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults

 

RCIA Graphic

If you haven't yet been baptized, confirmed, or received First Holy Communion, and you would like to take the journey toward them with your family here at St. Vincent's, or just to learn more about the process, sign up in the back of the church at any Mass. We'll be starting on October 23rd and meeting on Sundays and going to Mass together from 9-11:30 a.m. We look forward to hearing from you!

Children’s Liturgy of the Word (CLOW) Returns!

Greetings St. Vincent Parents & Village!

We are excited to announce that CLOW is back on Sundays! All the children in the parish are God's gift and blessings.

Here are some important details for this years' children ministry: With the help of our village which includes volunteers and parents, we are hoping to branch off the children into two age groups- (4-7) and (8-12).

This year CLOW will be led by Jeanna Murat. She is a member of the parish. Previously, she was the Director of Children's Ministry at FUMCOG (First United Methodist Church) and worked in the field of college access, advising low-income and 1st generation students with their college options. She also wears various hats as a member of our parish. This year, she will be working to include fellow parishioners and parents in ministering to our children during mass.

Every Sunday, we will need at least 2 volunteers to serve in CLOW. We encourage members of the church community to help with this ministry. The plan is to engage volunteers to split the ministry load (with guided curriculum) to allow participation in this important ministry for our children. Please consider blessing our children with your service by volunteering your time on Sunday during children's ministry. Signup at this link.

As in previous years, CLOW will be during the 9am and 10:30am mass. We will call upon the children to join us before the 1st reading. Children will join their parents at mass following the homily and before the eucharist. Most often the lessons will be based on the gospel or the 1st or 2nd readings. In addition, we hope to include prayers, sacraments and activities that are based on our Catholic faith.

COVID Rapid Tests Available! 

The City of Philadelphia has graciously given St. Vincent's 100 Covid-19 Rapid Antigen Test Kits for distribution to parishioners and community members. If you or someone you know would like a test, please visit the rectory office. Limit one per person.

Fully-Funded Graduate Position for a Lay Black Catholic

With the support of Sr. Cora Marie Billings and Dr. Tia Noelle Pratt, Villanova has just launched a fully-funded graduate residential position for a lay Black Catholic interested in lay ministry in honor of Sr. Cora Marie’s work.  This position will be awarded to an applicant who is committed to Sr. Cora Marie’s work of anti-racism within the Catholic Church in particular, and it includes full tuition remission for a 48-credit M.A. in Ministry and Theology, room and board for two years, and a substantial annual stipend.

More information on the program's website and in the program flyer.

Call for Reflection

St Vincent’s has a reputation for being a parish that prioritizes social justice and combating racism, but this reputation can cause us to feel that others should be doing the work of learning and improving—not us. In fact, being good at anything requires lifelong learning, humility, and the willingness to critically evaluate ourselves and find out how we can do better.

All of this starts with listening to each other across our St Vincent’s family. We will look at many other ways to guide our parish toward racial justice, with the help of the Holy Spirit. If you would like to share your experience at a future Mass, please contact the reflection coordinator, Dorina Opferman, at dpsinger16@aol.com.

Food Bank Needs

St. Vincent's Food Cupboard

Walk through pickup of pre-packaged food bags

  • Tuesdays from 10am - 12pm
  • Enter from courtyard. Mask required. Please social distance.

Food Items Most Needed

  • hearty soups (i.e. Progresso/Chunky)
  • jelly
  • mac n' cheese
  • reusable grocery bags (new or used)

[The pantry is well stocked with cereal & pasta & is out of space to store these items]

Bring to Mass or drop on Rectory porch (in afternoon)
Monetary donations are also accepted to allow for purchasing of needed items

Upcoming Events

July 20, 2023
  • National Black Catholic Congress

    July 20, 2023 - July 23, 2023 @ 

    See more details

See the calendar for more upcoming events.

Mass Livestream (YouTube)

Care for Creation Ministry Webpage

Please visit the new page dedicated to St. Vincent's Care for Creation Ministry.

On it, you will find resources for connecting with this ministry as well as actions you can take to answer God's call to take care of Creation.

Be sure to also follow them on Instagram!

Latest News

PETITIONS for the SECOND SUNDAY in ORDINARY TIME : JANUARY 14-15, 2023

We pray for the Church, that through faithfulness to Christ, we may be open to his call to discipleship:  whether in our youth, middle, or elder years, realizing the call to discipleship comes in countless ways throughout a lifetime. You called Martin Luther King, Jr. to a life of service and the ultimate sacrifice.  As we commemorate […]

PETITIONS for the EPIPHANY of the LORD January 7-8, 2023

O Radiant Light, shine on the universal Church and this community of St. Vincent.  May we truly welcome and embrace all God’s children. Guide the leaders of this country to assume their responsibilities and address the needs of our people. Guide us through the darkness of our times: racism, violence, and environmental degradation. Give us the […]

A Letter of Thanks to the Parishioners of Germantown’s St. Vincent de Paul Church

To my dear fellow St. Vincent’s parishioners, On behalf of the Directors of the Szucs Foundation I want to thank you and Father Sy for your extraordinary generosity in donating the proceeds from the second collection on Christmas to the needy orphans and disabled adults living in the three orphanages not far distant from Kyiv, […]

Summary Results from the St. Vincent’s Synod Session

If you are interested in reading some of the results of the St. Vincent's Synod Session, the following document provides a summary of the responses.

Lenten Video Series Presenters Needed!

Lenten Video Series Presenters Needed

The Central Association of the Miraculous Medal (CAMM) is seeking presenters for the 2023 Lenten video series. Since 2018, the Miraculous Medal Shrine has produced and published a series of instructional and contemplative videos based on a singular Lenten theme. This year’s theme is “Lent Through the Eyes of Mary” and CAMM is asking for your help to produce this series by sharing your knowledge, informed perspectives, and your voice as an on-camera presenter.

Each video in this series will focus on a specific virtue of Mary and will refer to one or more of the sixteen Vatican-recognized Marian apparitions in which she has demonstrated that virtue. You will be asked to speak about how viewers can align their own lives with the Marian ideal. Video recording may take place at the Shrine, at your location, or remotely.

I encourage you to please email Lizabeth Hathaway, Marketing and Communications Manager for the Vincentians Eastern Province at lhathaway@cammonline.org to confirm your interest and availability.

Catholic School Scholarships

St. Vincent's parishioners with children attending Catholic school are eligible for scholarships. Please fill out the scholarship form and turn it into the Parish.

St. V’s Young Adult Ministry

The St. Vincent's Young Adult Ministry (YAM) welcomes those between the ages of 18 and 45 especially, but we always love sharing with and learning from our youth and our elders! YAM's mission is to reach out across age, cultural, and gender identity divides, to create a safe space for all of God's precious children. We also seek to increase our sense of unity and to deepen our Catholic faith through prayer, reflections, and fellowship.

St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church Young Adults Ministry's photo.

Like or follow us at St. Vincent's Catholic Church Young Adults Ministry right on Facebook! Be sure to tag YAM in your church related/sponsored events and tell friends and family to come and follow us! All are welcome!

Joy Wuenschel Memorial Fund

We have embarked upon a campaign to restore the interior of St. Vincent's Church. It is the Joy Wuenschel Memorial Fund, and you can read more about it here. You can also learn more about it through this video, "Giving with Joy"

We pledged to the Joy Wuenschel Memorial Fund because we strongly value St.Vincent’s. St.Vincent’s follows the gospel of peace and justice for all peoples and acts on it. For this church to thrive and survive we all need to do our best to pledge what we can.
Nora & George O’Neill

 

I want to contribute to our parish effort to beautify our worship place. I hope that this beauty attracts our neighbors to join us. As Dorothy Day said “beauty will save us.”
Gerry Givnish

Contact Joan McGowan (joaniemc223@gmail.com 267-879-7664) for more info on how to participate!

Online Giving/Donaciones en línea

Now there are 3 easy and secure ways to give online to St. Vincent’s Parish!

Click on the image below to be taken to the Parish Giving website, where you can create a profile, enter your bank account or credit card, and make either one-time or scheduled donations.

¡Ahora hay 3 formas fáciles y seguras de donar en línea a la Parroquia de San Vicente!

Haga clic en la imagen a continuación para ir al sitio web de Parish Giving (Donaciones Parroquiales) donde puede crear un perfil, ingresar su cuenta bancaria o tarjeta de crédito y hacer donaciones únicas o programadas.

Parish Giving Link

You can also give through PayPal. Clicking the button below will take you to PayPal’s website to complete the donation. Note that if you have a Venmo account, you may use that to complete your PayPal transaction as well.

También puede donar a través de PayPal. Al hacer clic en el botón a continuación, accede al sitio web de PayPal para completar la donación. Tenga en cuenta que si tiene una cuenta de Venmo, también puede usarla para completar su transacción de PayPal.


If you’re on a mobile device, you can also use the Cash App. Use the link below to send a direct payment to St. Vincent’s (requires installation of Cash App from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store).

Si está en un dispositivo móvil, también puede usar la aplicación Cash. Utilice el enlace a continuación para enviar un pago directo a St. Vincent’s (requiere la instalación de la aplicación Cash de Apple App Store o Google Play Store).

https://cash.app/$saintvincentchurch

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Mass Replays (YouTube)

COVID Vaccine Opportunities

 

Homebound Vaccination Program for Older Adults and People with Disabilities

The City of Philadelphia is providing COVID vaccines for homebound individuals and their caregivers. For more information, see the flyer below or click on the signup link.

St. John Gabriel Perboyre, C.M.

John Gabriel Perboyre, C.M., was a French priest, who served as a missionary in Wuhan (Hubei Province, the origin of the current pandemic) China, where he became a martyr. He was canonized in 1996 by Pope John Paul II.

At this time we can call on his intercession. We will be displaying his picture during this current pandemic.


John Gabriel Perboyre, C.M., fue un sacerdote francés, que sirvió como misionero en Wuhan (provincia de Hubei, el origen de la pandemia actual) China, donde se convirtió en mártir. Fue canonizado en 1996 por el Papa Juan Pablo II.

Pidamos su intercesión y su ayuda en esta Pandemia. Expondremos su imagen durante esta pandemia.

Urgent Message: Scam Alert

If you receive an email or text from Fr. Sy asking you for help & to to email or text him IGNORE IT! He will NEVER contact anyone in this manner. IT IS A SCAM!

Recent Bulletins

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are no longer printing or posting weekly bulletins. However, we do have a weekly email bulletin. Use the sign-up above to add your email address to the list.

You can access archived issues of the weekly email bulletin here.

Boletines recientes

Debido a la pandemia de COVID-19, ya no imprimimos ni publicamos boletines semanales. Sin embargo, tenemos un boletín que enviamos por correo electrónico cada semana. Por favor, utilice el registro anterior para agregar su dirección de correo electrónico a la lista.

Puede acceder a los números archivados del boletín de correo electrónico semanal aquí.