• 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!

Mark Your Calendars – Important Upcoming Events!

One Mass for St. Vincent de Paul and St. Louise de Marillac

Sunday, September 25th at 10:30am, refreshments following outside

One Mass celebrating Brother Al's 65 years of service at St. Vincents

Sunday, October 16th at 10:30am, dinner to follow at 475 E Chelten Ave

Parish Financial Report

Saturday, October 1st after the 4 PM Mass in the Church
Sunday, October 2nd after the 10:30 Mass in Hospitality Center

Grand Reopening of St. Vincent's

Saturday, October 22nd from 5:30-7:30pm in the Church

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.

Our 1st CLOW will be held on Sunday, October 2nd.

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.

If you are a parent or caregiver of a child(ren) that will be joining us for CLOW this year, we encourage you to join us for one of the parent meetings that will be offered on Saturday, October 1st at 1pm and Sunday, October 16th, following the 10:30am mass. We will go over our plans for this year, the lessons and activities we plan to have for this year. You will have a chance to discuss, suggest and ask questions. We invite parents, caregivers and volunteers to attend! It takes a village!

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!

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.

Finding God Abiding

Thank you to everyone who celebrated the launch of Finding God Abiding with me during the weekend of June 11-12. I’m grateful to our St. Vincent’s community for the ongoing faith formation that enabled me to write this book. Click the link to watch a 24-minute video of my remarks, reading, and Q&A in church on Saturday evening. Copies of the book are still available for $20 (with several gift copies available courtesy of a benefactor); email christine@christine-marie-eberle.com or just connect with me after Mass.
Blessings! - Christine

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.

Weekly Bible Study

Fr. Joseph leads a Bible study via Zoom (Meeting ID: 84051439068) every Wednesday evening starting at 7pm (NOTE CHANGE IN TIME).

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.

Food Bank & Face to Face

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


Face to Face

Face to Face is currently offering to-go meals, fresh produce, and non-perishable supplies in individual bags and family boxes to anyone in need. These are distributed in the large parking lot next to our building.

Our distribution schedule is Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays from noon (12pm) to 2pm. Individuals can line up (properly spaced out) in front of our building on the sidewalk and we we have just one group of people come into the lot to collect items at a time to help keep everyone safe. Mondays we hand out non-perishable bags as well as a hot meal and on Fridays we also distribute toiletry kits with soap and other items.

We are asking that folks who come to collect food share their name, household size, and a phone number where we can reach them so that our staff can call and check in on them and see if there is anything else we can do to help.

We are also still offering our Legal and Social Services over the phone.

Face to Face COVID-19 Update

Upcoming Events

September 25, 2022
  • ONE MASS: Feast of St. Vincent and St. Louise

    September 25, 2022 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am

    See more details

October 1, 2022
  • Blessing of the Animals

    October 1, 2022 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

    See more details

  • Parish Financial Report (1/2)

    October 1, 2022 @ 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm

    See more details

October 2, 2022
  • Parish Financial Report (2/2)

    October 2, 2022 @ 11:30 am - 12:00 pm

    See more details

October 16, 2022
  • Society of St. Vincent's Clothing Drive

    October 16, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

    See more details

  • ONE MASS: Celebration of Bro. Al's 65 Years at St. Vincent's

    October 16, 2022 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am

    See more details

See the calendar for more upcoming events.

Mass Livestream (YouTube)

Latest News

PETITIONS FOR THE 25TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

General Intercessions 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time–Sept. 17–18, 2022 O Teacher,  this Hispanic Heritage Month, bless the latinx people who are an integral part of this nation. Teach us, to be more tolerant and inclusive, as we celebrate this rich cultural heritage. O Prophet of the World, protect the voting and civil rights of all peoples, but […]

PETITIONS for the 24th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

        Petitions: 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time  9-11-22 We are like the Israelites—unwilling to wait for the true God, opting instead to create our own gods. Help us, merciful Lord, to take to heart and carry out your loving commandments.      We complain like the Pharisees that Christ’s ways are unthinkable. We tend to exclude others who do […]

PETITIONS FOR THE 23rd SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

PETITIONS FOR THE 23nd SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME     September 3 & 4 For those of us whose cross seems too great to bear, that we recognize that God is with us strengthening us and sanctifying us throughout the journey . . . For all men and women who have chosen a path of service. For priests, religious, […]

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.

My Place Germantown Fall Mum Sale

My Place Germantown is holding its annual Fall Mum Sale. Please support this fundraiser and help MPG continue to provide permanent housing for homeless, disabled men. At this point, MPG is still unable to hold our BIG yearly fundraiser and they rely on these smaller ones for support.

If you would like to make a donation or order flowers, please download and fill out the order form and mail with your check to Jack DiFeo at the address listed below. Please make the check out to "My Place Germantown."

Your ongoing support is greatly appreciated!

Jack DiFeo, Secretary for My Place Germantown

644 Bridle Road

Glenside PA 19038

Parishioners on the Ignatian Camino

map of camino

During October, four St. Vincent’s parishioners are going to be walking the Way of St. Ignatius in Spain in the company of fellow pilgrims from the Ignatian Volunteer Corps.  Porter Bush and Christine Eberle will be walking 300 miles from Loyola to Manresa, following the route St. Ignatius of Loyola walked after his conversion experience; Rosemary Duffey and Carmen Ezzo will join them for the final 100 miles.  The pilgrimage begins on October 5 and concludes on November 3.  You can follow their journey and send your prayer intentions for them to carry with them at ivcusa.org/camino.  (These intentions will be offered in a special way during Mass at the Chapel of Our Lady of Montserrat, one of the Black Madonnas.)

Disciple Maker Index Survey

We have been asked by the Archdiocese to participate in the Disciple Maker Index survey. This survey provides you the opportunity to reflect on your own spiritual growth and provide feedback on the efforts of the parish to help you grow. The survey should take between 10-15 minutes to complete. We ask that you complete the survey online if possible. We will also have a few hard copies in the church if you are unable to take the survey online. Please note that all responses are confidential.

Disciple Maker Index Survey

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

COVID Vaccine Clinic at St. Raymond's Church

St. Raymond's Church will be hosting a COVID vaccine clinic every Friday, starting May 14th. You can schedule an appointment here, although walk-ins are welcome. See flyer below for more information. 


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.

El voto Latino es importante, hoy más que nunca!

VotaFiladelfia no le dice a nadie por quién votar (no es partidista), pero le pide a todas las personas latinas de 18 años en adelante que sean ciudadanos o ciudadanas que Sí VOTEN. Antes de votar necesitan registrarse. El lunes 19 de octubre se vence el plazo de registro.

Usted puede descargar información con este código electrónico ("push"). También puede ir al sitio de la Internet que esta aquí abajo. Ahí se explica cómo votar y dónde votar.

Y si tiene preguntas sobre cualquier detalle, llámenos por teléfono.

www.VotaFiladelfia.com

Línea directa para votantes de Filadelfia: 267-684-5060

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.