• 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)


Update on Father Joe: Father Joe is in rehab at St. Vincent’s Seminary. Please feel free to call, write or visit. His address is 500 E Chelten Ave (next to the Shrine parking lot), Room 111.

Join RUM (Reconciliation and Unity Ministry) for a meatless Lenten Potluck. Friday, Feb. 23rd at 6pm in the Hospitality Room.

Genuine Handmade African Bags: A good friend of Fr. Sy’s has sent him a shipment of hand bags from Ghana, all sizes and styles, to sell. Please buy one (or two or three!) for yourself or a friend. They will be on sale starting this week through February. Your credit is good!

Business Owners: Please consider advertising in our bulletin. For more information, call the rectory office.

Following Christ, part two of the Discovering Christ series, will begin Saturday, February 17th, at 10am.

Lenten Presentation: On Tuesday, February 20th, at 7pm, parishioner Sharon Browning will present “Listen and Speaking to Each Other: Compassion, Empathy, and Justice”, as part of a series if offerings at The Institute for Forgiveness and Reconciliation at Chestnut Hill College, 9601 Germantown Ave., East Parlor. Call 215-248-7289 to register or for more information.

Lenten Resources: “Dynamic Catholic” is offering Best Lent Ever. This will give you daily inspiration during Lent. It is free. Sign up at Dynamic Catholic.com/Lent or BestLentEver.com

Upcoming Events

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February 2018

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
  • Family Retreat
  • Liturgy Meeting
  • Legion of Mary
  • Bible Study
  • Pastoral Council
  • First Reconciliation
  • Mass & Ashes
  • Prayer Service & Ashes
  • Legion of Mary
  • Bible Study
  • Mass & Ashes
  • Legion of Mary
  • Bible Study
  • RUM Potluck
  • Legion of Mary
  • Bible Study

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Daily Reflection

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St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Community

Day 7 - Open and Honest

Congregation of the Mission, Eastern Province USA
Heavenly Father, you see us for who we truly are: deeply valued and intimately loved as your sons and daughters. Grant us the grace to be open and honest with one another, to encounter each other in a spirit of simplicity, and to deeply recognize the beautiful truth that you cherish us. May we live with simplicity and cherish the people we encounter everyday. Amen.

St. Vincent de Paul, pray for us!

Fr. Jack Timlin, C.M. is a Vincentian priest for the Eastern Province of the Congregation of the Mission, centered in Philadelphia, PA.

Through the 40 days of Lent, a new story will be posted daily. Make it your Lenten challenge to dive into the five Vincentian virtues of simplicity, meekness, mortification, humility and zeal. See how the everyday practices of being honest, approachable, self-disciplined, realistic and hardworking, in the spirit of St. Vincent, can transform your own life and the lives of others.

Congregatio Missionis Tomaž Mavrič, CM famvin Famvin Europe Congregation of the Mission, Eastern Province USA

Latest News

Never Too Late to Grow a Garden

Parishioner Mary Ellen Graham was the subject of a wonderful article on the site “The Daily Good.” Read the article here.

A Letter to the President on Immigration

Dear President Trump: We are the Catholic community of St. Vincent de Paul Church in Germantown of Philadelphia. We have an urgent message for you on behalf of the immigrant peoples of the United States. We are all immigrants in the sense that we can trace ourselves back somewhere in our lineage to someone who […]

The Migrant: a Promise of Life for the Future

In Preparation for Catholic Migration Week, “Many Journeys, One Family” January 7-13, 2018 Saint Vincent de Paul’s Parish Germantown, Philadelphia The Migrant: a Promise of Life for the Future This is the way Pope Francis referred to migrants last October 26th. Speaking to young people, he reminded them that the invitation to welcome the stranger […]

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