• 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 rectory)



Liturgy Committee. Meeting, Monday, April 9th at 7pm.

Update on Father Joe: Father Joe needs our special prayers.  He is still residing 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.

RUM: Reconciliation Unity Ministry. Our potluck dinner-meeting is Friday, April 20, 6-8pm in the Hospitality Center. Bring a friend or a new parishioner. Goal that night: Launch or Re-Boot creative ways to deepen our experience that ALL ARE ONE at ST. Vincent’s.

Easter Collections. Thank you for your generous donations this Easter which totaled $6,940. We also raised $568 for Holy Places in Palestine.

Lectors Notes. Thank you to our lectors who proclaimed God’s Word during Holy Week and the Triduum (Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter). Please also sign up in the Liturgy Prep Room for Masses in April, May and June!

Celebrating Grace and Corbin’s wedding. Please save the date: May 12th at 4pm to celebrated the marriage of Grace and Corbin at St. Vincent’s mass. A reception will follow. Please sign up to bring a dish to contribute on the list at the back of church. Also Sara Francesconi will speak at their wedding in Hawaii on May 19th. Knowing that St. Vincent’s is an improtant part of their lives (and their story as a couple, she would like to incorporate memories that you may have of them. Please send them to SaraFrancesconi14@icloud.com.  Thank you!

Peace and Justice Ministry: Prayer Vigil at PECO Thursday, April 12, 2018 at Noon

Twenty of us from St Vincent de Paul parish are in the midst of discerning our participation in EQUAT sponsored prayer vigil to effect change in the hearts of PECO management to convert to at least 20% Solar Energy by 2025 and to make it available for our poorer sisters and brothers.  The plan thus far is to gather at 30th Street Station, and then process over to PECO at 23rd and Market with the intention to process in singing “Walk in the Light” followed by an opening prayer of our intention as to why we are there. We then plan to share in a very Catholic tradition of saying the Luminous Mysteries of the Rosary, with a reflection at each decade that relates to the focus of our reason for being there. We will have the leadership of EQAT as our liaisons with the security personnel and the police. We are NOT risking arrest.   Eileen Flanagan, EQAT Chair, has already met with most of us, and is available for anyone else who would like to consider joining us. The more the blesseder! (And members of the Legion of Mary have a supply of The Rosary and instructions for how to recite it) If you have interest or questions, please speak to one of us from the PJ Ministry: Douglas Porpora, Gene Cleaver, Bernadette Cronin-Geller, shared chairs; Jane Bonner, Gerry Givnish, Paul Witte, John Trudeau, Frank Palmieri, members.

The Country We Want To Be. A faith based reflection on migrants and refugees in the 21st century. Friday, April 13th at 7pm at the Main Room of the Sugarloaf Chateau, Chestnut Hill College. 9220 Germantown Ave. Phila., PA 19118. Free admission and parking on the premises. For more information contact Paul Witte, 267-237-6683. Presented as part of the Joan Bretschneider Lectures and the series Cultivating Compassion: “Doing the Work Our Times Demand” of The Institute for Forgiveness and Reconciliation of Chestnut Hill College.

Confirmation Preparation: Meeting will be Saturday morning, April 13th, at 11am, in the rectory. All those hoping to receive Confirmation and their parents are asked to be there.

Drivers needed. Please sign up at the back of the church if you can drive people to the 9 or the 11.

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

Following Christ, part two of the Discovering Christ series meets on Saturdays 10am at St. Vincent’s.

Society of St. Vincent De Paul News.  Monday, April 23-Sunday, April 29 is “Helping Hands Week” at the Trolley Car Diner in Mt Airy and the Trolley Car Cafe in East Falls. Present a Helping Hands coupon (this notice counts as one) to the cashier and 20% of your check will go to the Society. Saturday, April 28, noon-4pm -Sunday, April 29, 8:30am to 1pm is our “Green Drop Clothing and Household Goods Drive”. Clothing and household items welcome, but NO furniture, baby furniture or car seats please. Donations help needy families

Looking for a Kidney. Barbara Adams is looking for a kidney (A+ blood type.). If you can help, contact Barbara at (215) 849-6139 or (267) 982-8515.

African Families: Fr. Sy and representatives from the Pastoral Council and the Liturgy Council would like to meet with all our African families to listen to your concerns and needs and to better tap into the African culture. We will meet on Sunday, April 29th, after the 11am Mass, in the Hospitality Room. Dinner will be provided. If you wan tot bring an dish from your native land, that would be great. We will finish by 3pm., so please be prompt.


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April 2018

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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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