• 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)

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

Holy Week Schedule:

  • Palm Sunday Weekend
    • Saturday at 4pm
    • Sunday at 8:45 and 11:15am (Time change is to accommodate the Palm Sunday procession and parking)
  • Holy Thursday
    • Mass of the Lord's Supper at 7pm
    • Please bring the following to Mass with you
      • Bag of non-perishable food items for the food pantry
      • Your filled rice bowl
    • All are invited to participate in foot washing
  • Good Friday
    • Liturgy of the Word, Adoration of the Cross, & Communion at 3pm
    • Seven Last Words... Broken Open and Adoration of the Cross at 7pm
  • Holy Saturday
    • Easter Vigil at 7pm
    • Six people will be welcomed into the Catholic Church and this faith community
  • Easter Sunday
    • Sunrise Service at 6am
    • Mass at 9 and 11am


Celebrating Together for One Mass at 10AM: Many have suggested that we come together for a joint celebration more often. At Pastoral Council, these five Sundays were suggested Please share your thoughts with your Pastoral Council:

  1. First Communion, the 1st Sunday of May. (May 7)
  2. Sunday of the July 4th weekend. (We would also celebrate Juneteenth at this time, usually the 1st Sunday of July.)
  3. Sunday when we celebrate the feast of St. Vincent DePaul (September 27)
  4. Last Sunday of the Liturgical Year, “Feast of Christ the King”, usually late November. It would be Ministry Sunday.
  5. Black History Month Sunday, celebrated with potluck, after 2nd Sunday, in February.

Parking Issues: Please take care not to block people in by triple parking! We will
soon be redrawing the lines to allow for better access.

Eucharistic Minister Workshop: This week! This is for both new and already assigned Eucharistic Ministers, for both at Mass and visiting the sick. There will be a sharing of importance of these ministries and practical implementation. This will be offered at two times: Tuesday evening, April 4th, at 6:30pm, and again on Saturday April 8th at 2pm.

Spiritual Formation Program: The series, Come, Explore, Grow in Your Relationship With God will be on Saturdays: March 25, April 1, 8, & 9 from 2-4pm. Some of the focus will be on Spiritual Direction, a contemplative practice of accompanying another on his/her spiritual journey. For more information, see kathycleaver.com or sdiworld.org.

Food Pantry Needs Non-Perishable Food: It is our practice at St. Vincent's to bring with us on Sunday some non-perishable food item and to place them in the baskets in the back of the church. This food is carried up by the children in our offertory procession. It is used in our Food Pantry.

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.

Vincentian Family Symposium in Rome: The trip is from October 11th through the 18th. The symposium is October 13th through the 15th. Brochures are available. There should be around 5,000 people from the Vincentian family, from around the world. Pope Francis is scheduled to come and speak with us on October 14th.

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.!

Job Training for Prisoners: Par-Recycle Works is located at 342 E.Walnut La. 19144 267-335-5455. Warehouse Hours of Operation are Monday through Friday from 9:00 to 5:00. You can drop off electronics during these hours or bring them to the rectory kitchen. We pick up at St.Vincent's every Monday. Questions? Contact Laura Ford: laura@par-recycleworks.org or check our website at http://par-recycleworks.org or on You Tube: Par-recycleworks.

Julie Kring's Art Exhibit: Opening reception this Sunday, 1 to 3pm, at the Gallery at Congregation Kol Ami, 8201 High School Road, in Elkins Park. The exhibit will be from March 20th to April 26th.

Women's Retreat at the Beach: Our own Sharon Browning will lead a retreat "From Chaos to Presence: Being at Peace in an Age of Anxiety" from Friday, April 21 6pm - Sunday, April 23 noon at Maris Stella Retreat Center in Harvey Cedars, New Jersey. Cost is $250. Sliding scale is available. To register, contact Kathy Flaherty at 610-917-0549 or kbflaherty@aol.com.

Recital: Join us here on Sunday, April 30th, for a performance from the students of the Georgia E Gregory Interdenominational School of Music at 1:30pm. The youngsters, aged 4-13, will entertain us via piano, voice, and praise dance. Donations accepted.


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

St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Community added 102 new photos to the album: Easter 2017 — with Miki Sekiguchi and Judy Mcdowell at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Community. ...

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Laura FordAnd wow what a wonderful job you all did! It is absolutely beautiful. Thanks so much for your hard work!

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Mary Lavin-murrayBeautiful thank you

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Judy McdowellThe vigil was a stunningly beautiful service. I truly love my St. Vincent's family.

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Mary ReganThank you to all the folks who prepared and decorated the church, you unseen generous people.

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Joseph CumminsWonderful photos. Thanks.

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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.

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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