• 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

Sunday, September 25th (Feast of St. Vincent): One Mass at 10AM

Announcements

Feast of St. Vincent: One Mass at 10am on Sunday, September 25th.
Animal Blessing & Mass:Bring your little or big critters to Saturday 4 PM Mass on Saturday October 1st. We will have special Blessing for the animals and treats for them.
Revival: Catch the Spirit with dynamic Bishop Ferdi Cheri, at the Basilica, on Monday, September 26th and Tuesday September 27th, from 7-8:30pm. Sign up for buses in the back.
CLOW: Children's Liturgy of the Word will resume Sunday, September 11th! All children ages 4-13 are welcome to attend. Grace and Corbin look forward to walking with your children in faith for another year. As always, please feel free to contact them at dre@saint-vincent-church.org. Enjoy the rest of your summer!
National Black Catholic Men's Conference: October 6th-9th, 2016. Some application forms are in the back. Some scholarship money for this event is available. Fore more information, call (317)259-0144 or go to www.bowmanfrancisministry.com. There are also flyers in the back of the church.

Events

Latest News

Meekness (by Mairin McDonnell)

The book definition of meekness states that “it is an attribute of human nature and behavior. It has been defined several ways: righteous, humble, teachable, and patient under suffering.” As a Christian, meekness is an attribute of a true disciple. The Apostle Paul gave us an example of meek behavior when he was writing to […]

Meekness (by Sister Michelle Loisel, DC)

“Meekness,” for Vincent does not convey the full meaning in English. More adequate might be “firm gentleness,” meaning the right balance between being gently strong and strongly gentle. This is a trait Vincent sees in Jesus and often advises his followers to put into practice. A servant who would gain the confidence of the poor […]

Mortification (by Christine Eberle)

As a cantor and someone who considers herself a “recovering perfectionist,” I have yet to experience a perfect Mass—to finish one liturgy without a single missed cue, wrong word, or abandoned harmony.  I used to cringe at every mistake, but I have come to appreciate the distinction between feeling mortified and experiencing mortification—by which I simply […]

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Daily Reflection

FAITH REFLECTION for Tuesday September 27th
Scripture Luke 9: 51- 56
In this Gospel Jesus is not welcomed BECAUSE He was on His way to Jerusalem. Makes us wonder what are the BECAUSES in our life.

""On the way they entered a Samaritan village to prepare for His reception there, but they would not welcome Him because His destination was Jerusalem. When the disciples James and John saw this they asked, 'Lord do you want us to call down fire from heaven to consume them?' Jesus turned and rebuked them, and they journeyed to another village."

1. Do I sometimes cut off a person or group of person for some extraneous belief that they may have?

2. Like Jesus rather than rebuking someone or because they are not on the same page , do I find another way?

3. When people in my church family or neighborhood do not go along with how I want something done how do I react to them?
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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.

Amoris Laetitia

A few weeks ago, we hosted a conversation on Pope Francis' apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia, in which members of our community reflected on his call to the "Joy of Love." Recently, Archbishop Chaput published pastoral guidelines for implementing Amoris Laetitia in the Philadelphia Archdiocese. I would invite all of us to continue our reflections and also to read and reflect on the Archbishop's guidelines. Our hope is to host some conversation around them. The original exhortation and the guidelines are can be found here:

Amoris Laetita
Pastoral Guidelines

Decorate Our Space with Your Treasures

Let us come alive to the splendor that is all around, and see the beauty in ordinary things.
-Thomas Merton

You are invited… to consider this quotation as you pay attention to “the beauty in ordinary things”, this summer. Our reflection space in the back of the church during the summer months of Ordinary Time will be dedicated to your offerings of items you may find…on a summer walk at the beach, in your back yard, or on a city street…whatever you notice that speaks to you in a special way, for its beauty and splendor, feel free to add to the space as a reminder of the splendor that God has for us, all around.

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.