• 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


  • 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!

Holy Week Mass Schedule

April 1-2 (Palm Sunday)

  • Saturday 4PM Mass
  • Sunday 8:45AM Mass
  • Sunday 10:45 Mass
  • Domingo 12:30 La Misa en Español

April 3-5 (Monday through Wednesday)

  • 7AM Mass

April 6 (Holy Thursday)

  • 7AM Mass
  • 7PM Foot Washing

April 7 (Good Friday)

  • 12PM 7 Last Words (in cooperation with Faith Chapel and Polite Temple)
  • 2PM Stations of the Cross
  • 3PM Mass

April 8 (Easter Vigil)

  • 7AM Mass
  • 7PM Easter Vigil

April 9 (Easter Sunday)

  • 6AM Sunrise Mass
  • 9AM Mass
  • 10:30AM Mass

Lenten Penance Service

Combating the Evil Sin or Racism

On Friday, March 31st, the Blessed Sacrament will be exposed from 5-6PM in the church for private prayer time. At 6PM, the third annual Penance Service focused on combating the sin of racism will take place. This is a powerful opportunity to hear reflections, meditate on readings, complete an examination of conscience, and participate in the sacrament of reconciliation. The service will conclude with Benediction and Stations of the Cross will take place at 7PM.

Adoration: 5-6pm
Penance Service: 6pm
Stations: 7pm

Eucharistic Adoration and Weekly Stations

This Lent, join us at St. Vincent's for Eucharistic Adoration and Stations of the Cross!

Every Friday during Lent, we will be meeting in the sanctuary, starting at 5pm for Eucharistic Adoration and silent prayer. At 6pm, we'll have singing and reflections, and at 7pm, we'll pray and reflect on our newly installed Stations of the Cross. We'll be meditating on the sufferings of Christ and also our marginalized brothers and sisters, especially People of Color.

Please contact Dorina and Mike Opferman at dpsinger16@aol.com to volunteer, to
submit weekly reflections, and/or for more information.


Rethinking Women’s Participation: A Synodal Discernment Session

In the first phase of the Synod, the People of God around the world expressed concerns about women's lack of full participation in the life of the Church. The Vatican heard and acknowledges those concerns! Now, ALL OF US, by virtue of our baptisms, are called to discern - together - local priorities for addressing this global wound in the Church.

Join us for

  • Relational encounters
  • Prayer
  • Reflection with "Enlarge the space in your tent"
  • Synodal discernment
  • Palm Sunday liturgy

Saturday, April 1st, 2-4pm

Download the flyer

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.

Villanova Graduate Residential Ministry Program for Lay Black Catholic

Villanova University is actively seeking young adults who might be interested in our fully funded Graduate Residential Ministry program for Fall 2023, including our Sr. Cora Marie Billings, RSM, ‘67 position for a lay Black Catholic. It allows for ministry in a first-year residence hall and 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. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis through June 1st.

Details can be found at villanova.edu/residentialministry. For more information, please contact Dr. John Edwards, Director of Residential Ministry at pastoralministry@villanova.edu.

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)

Many Thanks from World Youth Day Pilgrims

St. Vincent's family,

We're so appreciative of your generosity of spirit and your many donations!! Our bake sale this weekend exceeded expectations! Thank you to those who donated bake goods and helped set up and clean up. We are almost halfway to our goal! Our continued journey to become missionary disciples will be a fruitful one because of the support of our church. We are one body and we are made whole by all the beautiful and wonderful ways you guys have supported us. Can't wait to share our journey as we head to WYD in Portugal in July!!

Emmett, Jeanna, Louise and Dorina

Email dpsinger16@aol.com@aol.com to be updated on our faith journey or for more information.

Care for Creation Ministry: Fasting as Spiritual Preparation in the Work of Environmental Justice

Latest News


Sovereign God, you restored your people who were in exile to their rightful place in Israel. Restore those who have abandoned their faith with belief in you. Breath of God, imbue in us the feeling that Christ lives within each of us. Guide us to treat all people with kindness and compassion, especially our immigrant […]

PETITIONS for the FOURTH SUNDAY of LENT ; March 18-19, 2023

O, Chosen One, shed wisdom and strength on our Church leaders. Strengthen Pope Francis to persist in his message of caring for our earth. Provide our parishioners with the knowledge to use sustainable options. Breath of God, breathe on our government leaders as they make decisions that affect all of us. Inspire our elected representatives […]

PETITIONS for the THIRD SUNDAY of LENT ; March 11-12, 2023

Lord God, Rock of Ages, strengthen all who are washed in the saving waters of baptism, especially Maura Catherine and her family.                                                        Lord God, Source of Life, refresh with living water the souls of those who are at the point of despair, perhaps considering suicide.                                                                   Lord God, Deliverer, help us defend and serve people who are unjustly treated, […]

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.

CAMM Lenten Video Series

A Lenten Journey through the Apparitions of the Blessed Mother

Each year during Lent, the Central Association of the Miraculous Medal presents an original video series to inspire our Catholic family and help you through your personal and spiritual growth during this time of prayer, reflection, charity, and sacrifice. This year, we will focus on the guidance that Our Blessed Mother has bestowed upon us through her 16, Vatican-recognized earthly apparitions.

Learn more and subscribe here: https://miraculousmedal.org/lent-2023/lent-through-the-eyes-of-mary/

Undoing the Knots: A Conversation with Author and Parishioner Maureen O’Connell

Book cover of undoing the knots by maureen oconnellDr. Maureen O'Connell, Professor of Christian Ethics at La Salle University and St. Vincent De Paul parishioner, will facilitate a conversation about her latest book, which explores the intersection of racism and Catholicism in her family's history in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.

Sunday, April 23rd, following the 10:30 Mass

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.

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).


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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.