• 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!

Mission Cooperation Appeal over weekend of August 6th and 7th

Fr. Amalraj Sawarimuthu, SdC, a priest of the Servants of Charity, will be preaching, on behalf of the Mission Cooperation Appeal, at the Masses on the weekend of August 6th and 7th . The Servants of Charity, founded by the recently canonized (in 2011) St. Luigi Guanella, are an international congregation whose ministries, primarily, are with persons with intellectual disabilities; the elderly who are poor; and children in difficulty. The Servants of Charity serve at residential programs for persons with intellectual disabilities (The Communities of Don Guanella and Divine Providence and St. Edmond’s Home) in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.

Fr. Amal will be speaking on behalf of the missions of the Servants of Charity in India, Philippines, the Solomon Islands and Vietnam in which the Servants of Charity serve orphans, persons with physical handicaps, persons with intellectual disabilities, persons with mental illness, undernourished pre-school children and the frail elderly. A second collection will be taken up at the Masses during the weekend of August 6th and 7th and your generous support of their missionary efforts would be much appreciated.

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).

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

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)

Latest News

PETITIONS FOR AUGUST 6-7/19TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

GENERAL INTERCESSIONS              19th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME   –  August 6-7, 2022   Oh Loving God, help us to find our treasure, not in possessions and recognition of self, but in service to You. Oh Loving God, our faith is tested daily in the pain and suffering we see in our community, our country, and in the world.  Infuse us with […]

PETITIONS FOR JULY 30-31 : 18TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

We pray for the desire to serve others rather than ourselves, to forego greed, and to be rich in God’s love. We pray that we can be always grateful for the many blessings given us, reaching out to share these blessings with the poor and marginalized in our community. We pray that all leaders may […]

Dispatches from the Oakland Catholic Worker #8

Saludos Mi Familia de San Vicente de Paúl,  “Come sleep in our room tonight?” one of the families asked.  With tears in my eyes, I did. All five of us packed into their already crowded room.  I’m currently laying on my mattress, which we dragged up the stairs. They’re all snoring. I leave for the […]

Children’s Liturgy of the Word (CLOW)

CLOW is back at St. Vincent's!

Contact Suzanne Garnett suzanneagarnett@hotmail.com 215-510-4755 for more info.

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.

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.