• Welcome to St. Vincent de Paul Parish in Germantown
  • 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.


Bible Studies

Bible studies have begun again. Please come and let your hearts burn with the power of the Word of God. Meeting in the Rectory parlors. Times are:

Thursday 7:00 - 8:30pm
Saturday 2:15 - 3:45pm
Sunday 10:15 - 11:30am

If You Need…

Please contact Fr. Sy Peterka at 215-438-2925
Please contact Fr. Sy Peterka at 215-438-2925
Please contact the Rectory at 215-438-2925
Ministry Opportunities
Please contact the Rectory at 215-438-2925
Reservations for Meetings/Events
Please contact the Rectory at 215-438-2925
Pastoral Care for the Aged, Sick, Hospitalized, or Grieving
Please contact the Rectory at 215-438-2925
Sign Up for Electronic Giving
Please contact the Kitty at 215-438-2925 x229

Normal Mass Schedule

Tuesday - Friday: 7am
Saturday: 4pm
Sunday: 9am & 11am


Hospitality will be held on the porch of the Rectory for the summer after the 9AM mass. There is nothing to purchase. All items are stored in the Rectory. There is no cost to the community for hospitality in the summer. Please sign up to host on the bulletin board by the side entrance of the church.

For information, call Jack DiFeo at 215-887-7911.

Pew Conversation Question for August 24th & 25th

The readings for this coming this Saturday, August 24 and Sunday, August 30, the 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, may be found at usccb.org They are:

Dt 4:1-2, 6-8
Jas 1:17-18, 21b-22, 27
Mk 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23

Please read and reflect on these scriptures, and then prayerfully consider the following questions, which will be our Pew Conversation or Meditation this coming weekend.

We are called to be "doers of the word" . . . in contemporary language, to walk the walk, not just talk the talk.

What "talk" (belief/commitment) in my life do I want to "walk" (practice) more faithfully?

Vacation Bible School (VBS)

Vacation Bible School will be held August 17-21 for ages 5-11. Please plan on bringing your children or grandchildren to this fun, faith-filled camp. More information to follow.

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