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 […]

Opening Prayer for the Capital Campaign

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John Trudeau composed this lovely prayer for the opening of one of our Capital Campaign meetings. In the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, Amen Loving God, we are gathered this evening to discuss and plan for the   future of our beloved St Vincent De Paul parish. Please rain down your grace […]

Celebrating the First Anniversary of “Laudato Si”

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From June 12 to June 19, Catholics and people of faith around the world will be celebrating the first anniversary of Pope Francis’ Encyclical, Laudato Si (On Care for Our Common Home). Both the Global Catholic Climate Movement and the US Bishops’ Catholic Climate Covenant are urging individuals, families, organizations and parishes to plan events to […]

Capital Campaign: Survey Summary

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The parishioners of St. Vincent de Paul Parish are open, cordial and friendly. They feel very much at home and shared their love for their parish and one another with openness and honesty. They expressed great pride in the accomplishments of being a parish focused on social justice issues, with ministries and non-profits created which […]

Summer Camp at Face to Face

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Dates: Tuesday, July 5th to Friday, July 29th Times : 8:30am – 3:00pm Specials: Art, Dance, Sports, Musical Drama, Camp Crafts, and Trips Ages: Kindergarten thru 7th Grade Cost: $25 per week inside 19144 zip code, $30 per week outside (scholarships are available!) Stop in at Face to Face (109 E Price St) for a Registration Packet! Packets can […]

More than a Building of Stone and Wood

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by Frank Palmieri As I turned off Germantown Avenue onto Price Street traveling up the hill towards old St. Vincent’s, hoping to see the last of the three new trusses that are part of the restoration work set into place, I saw the center of the roof splayed open and peeled back to accept the new […]

Agnes Bauerlein

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Agnes Bauerlein recently passed away due to complications from Alzheimer’s disease. You can read more about her life in her Inquirer Obituary. Let’s add to that Agnes’ own words: “My personal acquiescent acceptance of the events that lead to a war in Southeast Asia will forever remind me that commitment to family does not preclude commitment to the […]

November Environment

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During the month of November, we will be remembering all the Holy Men and Women who have gone before us in faith. You will notice that icons have been placed around our church. We invite you to spend some time reflecting on these images. In addition, we will be using the image of a Retablo. […]

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 […]