• 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)

Announcements

Please keep Father Joe in prayer. He will be at the Infirmary for the next few weeks, and visitors are welcome!

July 30th Save-the-Date: One Sunday Mass at 10 am, to say goodbye to:

  • Corbin and Grace
  • Ann Marie and Claire and Gabriela Fore
  • Tonya Harris
  • Jackie Lynch

Van Drivers: Please pick up your driver packets for the insurance company. The Archdiocese requires this. Father Sy has them.

Electronic Giving: Please consider electronic giving. There is a simple form in your bulletin.

Housing Wanted: Mature woman interested in renting a room, with access to kitchen and bathroom. Can help with house cleaning and is good with pets. She is quiet, neat and can provide company if the individual wants it. Please call the rectory or speak with Father Sy if you are interested in this opportunity.

Pre-school Coming to Face to Face: Face to Face is partnering with a high quality local pre-school provider with a Keystone 4 Star rating! Come and learn more about this exciting news on Thursday, June 1 6:30-8pm, St. Vincent’s Rectory. Refreshments and incentives will be provided. RSVP to Mary Kay at (267) 566-8402.

Roof: Our Roofing Committee accepted a bid to replace all lower church roofs. Projected date of completion is the end of September.

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 11 -18. The symposium is October 13 - 15. Brochures are available. Pope Francis is scheduled to speak on October 14th. For a brochure, see Father Sy. If you have a brochure, sign up at www.learningjourneys.com or call (855) 784-7687 or sign up at www.famvin.org. for the symposium. (Father Sy can help you with this, it is easy.)

Events

Seniors Ministry

June 28, 2017
11:00 am

CALLING ALL SENIORS! We are meeting for fun, food and fellowship in the Hospitality Center on Wednesdays at 11:00am. Any questions, call Jerry Smith at (215) 508-0427.

My Place Germantown’s Trivia Night

September 23, 2017

Mark your calendar for a casual evening of fun, laughter, and a chance to show off what you know (or don’t know)! Complete details to follow in mid-summer.

Trip to the National Museum of African-American History & Culture

December 9, 2017
6:00 am – 8:30 pm

Come join us on an exciting trip to the National Museum of African-American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, December 9,2017 The cost of the trip is $65.00 per person with a non-refundable deposit of $25.00. All deposits must be paid by Sunday June 11, 2017 to hold your seat. Please don’t wait until the […]

Latest News

Black Lives Matter at St. Vincent’s

“What does it mean to be Black and Catholic? It means that I come to my church fully functioning. That doesn’t frighten you, does it? I come to my church fully functioning. I bring myself, my Black self, all that I am, all that I have, all that I hope to become. I bring my […]

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.

Events

Fr. Sy’s African Appeal

Every year, I ask friends and family to help me make a difference in VINCENTIAN AFRICA. I don’t “mail” my appeal letters to my St. Vincent’s family, but they are in the back of the church. I hope that you would take one and read it. Pray about it. You have been so wonderful in your support and in bringing Hope to so many. Thank you. There is no time when this must be done. You will not receive endless requests for more. This is a once a year appeal with several great projects that you can help with like:

  • The St. Vincent Youth Center in Mekelle, Ethiopia offering a library, tutoring, and other activities + HIV/AIDS awareness for impoverished youth.
  • Building a house for an impoverished family in Tunisia.
  • Purchase of a vehicle for the Vincentian parish and agrarian school in Magube, Mozambique, a very poor rural area.
  • Supply tanks and pipes to bring clean water to the impoverished village of Changrawe, Tanzania.

Capital Campaign

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

We have pledged about $777,000 and in less than a year have over $440,000 raised thus far!

This will be used for:

  • Roof, if needed
  • Handicap Bathroom
  • Handicap Parking and Drop off
  • Handicap Entrance to Rectory and Chapel
  • Refurbish Present Bathroom
  • Fix Chapel, for Handicap Accessibility
  • Repair Sacristy, with Handicap Ramp and New Cabinets
  • Bring Choir Risers and Altar to Code
  • Replace Floor in Church
  • Air Conditioning in Church
  • Touchup Interior of Church

If you haven't pledged, please do so. See Father Sy.

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

Summer Prayer
Creator of all, thank You for summer!
Thank You for the warmth of the sun
and the increased daylight.
Thank You for the beauty I see all
around me and for the opportunity to
be outside and enjoy Your creation.
Thank You for the increased time I
have to be with my friends and family,
and for the more casual pace of the summer season.
Draw me closer to You this summer.
Teach me how I can pray no matter
where I am or what I am doing.
Warm my soul with the awareness of
Your presence, and light my path with
Your Word and Counsel.
As I enjoy Your creation, create in me
a pure heart and a hunger and a thirst for You.
Amen. (source unknown)
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Summer Prayer
Creator of all, thank You for summer!
Thank You for the warmth of the sun
and the increased daylight.
Thank You for the beauty I see all
around me and for the opportunity to
be outside and enjoy Your creation.
Thank You for the increased time I
have to be with my friends and family,
and for the more casual pace of the summer season.
Draw me closer to You this summer.
Teach me how I can pray no matter
where I am or what I am doing.
Warm my soul with the awareness of
Your presence, and light my path with
Your Word and Counsel.
As I enjoy Your creation, create in me
a pure heart and a hunger and a thirst for You.
Amen. (source unknown)

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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