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These are some of the ministries of St. Vincent’s Church

Black Lives Matter at St. Vincent’s

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“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

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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 […]

What is RUM?

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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 […]

The Importance of Hospitality

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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 […]

Letter from Our Sister Parish Las Anoñas

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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 […]

Community Based Healing, Not Unconstitutional Roadblocks

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The Philadelphia Family Unity Network (PFUN) is a coalition that worked with the Mayor’s administration and local advocates to successfully end all Philadelphia Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) holds in April 2014. We are immigrant community leaders and young people, documented and undocumented, allies, grassroots immigrant organizations, advocates for the needs of victims and witnesses […]

El Salvador Update

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A great big THANK YOU from the Sister Parish Ministry – more than $3,500 was raised through the “Pins for Potties” bowling event held to help fund for the latrine-building project in Las Anoñas. Thank you to the many parishioners who made donations to support this project! Please continue to pray for the delegation traveling […]

Stations of the Cross & Easter Egg Hunt

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The Youth and Young Adult Ministry is leading a Stations of the Cross this coming Saturday 3/28 at 1:30pm. Following the Stations, there is an Easter Egg Hunt. Bring your family and enjoy the fun! Baskets, egg decorating, food, fun, games, and more!

Why St. Vincent de Paul Church Is Part of the New Sanctuary Movement

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By Parishioner Aurora Camacho de Schmidt, with Nicole Kligerman of the New Sanctuary Movement of Philadelphia How do we, as a Catholic community, respond to the truth of Christ, the migrant and the call of our Lord to welcome the stranger? We manifest this truth and respond to His call in. all aspects of our ministry—pastoral […]