To honor the feast day of our dear St. Vincent, an art exhibit of creative work by you, the parishioners of St. Vincent’s, Germantown, will be displayed throughout the church the weekend of September 24/25. The exhibit is entitled: Our Creative Community: The Art of St. Vincent’s, Germantown You are invited to submit up to […]
Nearly every week, St. Vincent’s hosts a post-Mass hospitality gathering. In the summer, it’s usually water ice and pretzels on the Rectory porch. In autumn through spring, we have donuts and coffee in the Hospitality room. But no matter where it is, or what we’re serving, it’s a vital ministry to the church. It’s how we […]
This letter from the leaders of our sister community of Las Anonas de Santa Cruz in El Salvado appeared in the recent newsletter of the U.S. El Salvador Sister Cities Network. They express their gratitude for our “uncon- ditional accompaniment” and ask for our continued support, especially now around the issue of sugar cane production […]
Preparing for College
Preparations are not complete without the blessing our parish community is ready to bestow. A blessing for all college students will happen at all Masses on the weekend of August 13&14. Please contact the rectory to let us know which Mass your college student will attend. The parish will also have a gift for each college student, so your phone call will enable us to be prepared. We hope you will join us!
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.
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:
Let us come alive to the splendor that is all around, and see the beauty in ordinary things.
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.
Volunteers needed in Office
We need volunteers to staff the office on Wednesdays from 8-11am. You'll be receiving visitors and answering the phones. Please call the Rectory to specify which day you can volunteer. Thanks!
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.