Mission Statement

St. Vincent de Paul is a faith community striving to live Jesus’ gospel message of love, peace, and justice for all peoples. In the spirit of St. Vincent de Paul, we will serve those in need in our world through out ministries. The celebration of the liturgy is central to us. Through the Eucharist and the guidance of the Holy Spirit, we will continue to nurture the gifts of all our members. Our parish family, while remembering our past, will draw strength and unity from our diversity. We will foster an atmosphere of warmth, hospitality and prayerfulness. We pray that our commitment to these efforts will further the mission of being one with our God and one with each other.

Parish History

St. Vincent de Paul Parish is the Mother Church of the Germantown neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  Since the founding of the parish in 1851, St. Vincent de Paul’s existence and architectural form have been interwoven into the history of Philadelphia and Germantown. 

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