• 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

Sunday: 9am & 11am
Saturday: 4pm
Tuesday - Friday: 7am (in the chapel)


February is Black History Month.

National Black Catholic Congress: Saturday morning March 11th, there will be a very important meeting for all those interested in attending the National Black Catholic Congress, this July 6th in Orlando. Important details about the Congress and costs and travel participant requirements will be discussed. If you cannot make this meeting but are interested in going, you must see Fr. Sy beforehand. This meeting will take place at St. Athanasius.

Ash Wednesday: If anyone would like to distribute ashes on Ash Wednesday, in nursing homes, schools, or street corners, please sign up in the back of the church. There will be a training.

Stations of the Cross, Adoration, and Benediction will be held at 6:30pm every Friday in Lent.

Call for Lectors: Do you feel a call to share God’s Word with the Assembly by becoming a lector? If you have skill in speaking/ reading clearly, time to prayerfully practice readings, and willingness to come early to Mass, please come to a 1-hour training after Mass on one of these dates: Call or email Mary Laver to confirm you are coming: mlaver14@comcast.net or 610-324-9388

(TBA re/ after the 4 PM Mass)
Sun Feb 26 after the 11 PM Mass
Sun Mar 5 after the 9 AM Mass

**Sat Mar 18, 1-3 PM lector workshop (& pizza) especially for young people (post-confirmation)
Register by talking w/ youth ministers Kate Crump or Delia Landers

Emergency 24/7 Line for Raids:  The New Sanctuary Movement of Philadelphia has a response to possible raids by federal immigration agents (I.C.E). If you become aware of a raid going on, call 267-333-9530 immediately for “Sanctuary in the Streets”. If you want to receive training to be a part of the response, email maria@sanctuaryphiladelphia.org, or call Paul at 267-237-6683.

Retreat for Healing Sexual Abuse: Grief to Grace – Healing the Wounds of Abuse is an integrated psychological and spiritual program for anyone who has suffered degradation or violation through physical, emotional, sexual, or spiritual abuse. It is appropriate for anyone who has endured sexual abuse, rape, incest, or other forms of traumatic violation in childhood or adolescence. It is also appropriate for anyone who has been abused by clergy. The program will be held March 5th through March 10th 2017 at the Franciscan Spiritual Center in Aston, PA. Visit www.grieftograce.org for more information. To request an application, contact info@grieftograce.org or call 610-2013-2002.

Vatican-Sponsored “World Meeting of Popular Movements” in CA: Wherever he travels, Pope Francis speaks personally to workers. He often talks with them about the dignity of their struggles for justice. In 2013, he launched an annual “World Meeting of Popular Movements” to honor and empower worker-organizers of all faiths and their allies. For the first time, the World Meeting will be held in the U.S. this week, in a farming region of central California. Over 700 delegates will come together to talk about how they are called to dismantle racism, care for the earth, and provide dignified, sustainable jobs and housing for all. Our Philadelphia delegation will include Auxiliary Bishop Edward Deliman, an airport worker-organizer, an immigration activist, and 4 members of the St Vincent’s community: Terri Burgin, Chris Bolden-Newsome, Maureen O’Connell and Mary Laver. Please pray that this “World Meeting” will bear fruit here in Philadelphia and across the U.S.!

Calling All Poets: March is Women's History Month, and we are looking for poetry about women. If you are interested in sharing your work with the church, please speak with Father Sy.

Update from PAR-Recycle Works: Dear Friends, PAR-Recycle Works celebrated our 1 year anniversary on February 2. In the past year we employed 8 men; 2 who are now in f/t management positions with us and the other 6 have moved on to f/t jobs elsewhere. Four new men came on board in the past 2 weeks (we have responsibly recycled approx. 140,000 lbs. of used electronics so far!). Thanks to all of you who have supported us in so many ways by donations of your used electronics, financial contributions, gift cards for our workers on the Giving Tree and by spreading the word about our mission. We couldn't do it without you!! -Laura and Fr.Tim

My Place Germantown Bake Sale: Thank you to everyone who helped make our sale a success. The donations, the baked goods and your many purchases are deeply appreciated. The board and the residents of My Place Germantown are grateful for your ongoing support. -Jack DiFeo


Latest News

Preparing the Way for National Migration Week

Preparing the Way for National Migration Week (January 8th to 14th, 2017), from the New Sanctuary Committee of St. Vincent de Paul Migrants and refugees are not pawns on the chessboard of humanity. They are children, women and men who leave or who are forced to leave their homes for various reasons, who share a […]

St. Vincent’s in the National Catholic Reporter

Recently, the National Catholic Reporter sat down with several parishioners from St. Vincent’s to discuss the role of our “social justice parish” in Germantown. Read the article here.

What is RUM?

What is the Reconciliation & Unity Ministry (RUM)? Are you called to join us? An Advent Invitation… RUM was formed in 2014 following the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, and the Ministry was tasked with exploring ways of facilitating dialogue and the development of relationships here at St. Vincent’s so that ”we may become […]

Capital Campaign


Welcoming All to Raise the Roof!
The campaign for St. Vincent DePaul Parish in Germantown.

Great news! The Capital Campaign has reached it's minimum goal of $750,000! We're not done yet, though! With an added push, we could do so much more to strengthen the mission of St. Vincent's in Germantown for years to come.

Stay tuned for more news and more ways to get involved. Please consider how you might donate your time, talent, and treasure to preserve the rich history of Catholicism in Germantown, and the important work of St. Vincent's ministries.

Read more about the campaign here.

Music Ministry CD Compilation “All Are Welcome!”

Now YOU can sing along with the choir! A CD featuring the music of our combined choirs and an original composition by our own, Darin Williams. This will make a great Christmas gift!

Price: $15
Available Dec. 4

Click here for the form. Print, fill out, and place in an envelope clearly marked “Music CD”. Checks should be made payable to St. Vincent de Paul Church. You may place it in the collection basket or give it to a member of music ministry.

All proceeds will go to St. Vincent's Music Ministry and the Capital Campaign.

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Daily Reflection

Tuition Scholarship Forms

St. Vincent families in need of financial help, who send
their children to Catholic Schools (Grammar and High School), can pick up a form in the back of the church. You must be an active parishioner.

Eucharistic Ministers for the Homebound

We have a few people in need of a monthly visit to distribute Holy Communion. If you can visit another person, please call Barbara Carey at (215) 438-2652.

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