• 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.

St. Vincent De Paul Mass on September 26th

A reminder that the St. Vincent De Paul Mass will take place on September 26th at 10:30am (one Mass). We will kickoff a new year for St. Vincent's and honor the recipients of the St. Vincent De Paul Award.

Join us to celebrate the legacy of St. Vincent De Paul and St. Louise de Marillac!

Vincent de PaulLouise de Marillac

Statement Reinstating Mass Obligation

Beginning on Sunday August 15th all Catholics of the Archdiocese are required to attend Mass in person on Sundays and Holidays.  Archbishop Pérez released a statement on July 15, 2021 regarding reinstating the obligation to attend Sunday Mass. The full text of the press release can be found here. Please share this material broadly with others.

In light of the Delta varient and rise in cases, it's important to note that Archbishop Pérez says the following in his statement:

This obligation, as is always the case, does not apply to those who are seriously ill, have a serious health risk, as well as those who have serious anxiety about being a part of large groups at this time. Likewise, the obligation does not apply to those who care for those who cannot attend Mass in person (Catechism of the Catholic Church, no. 2181). Those who are legitimately excused from Mass on Sundays and Holy Days are encouraged to spend time in prayer, meditating on the Death and Resurrection of the Lord, reading the Sacred Scriptures, and uniting themselves to Christ in his worship of the Father of us all. Those who are legitimately excused are also encouraged to view a broadcast of the Mass which is intended for those who cannot participate in person.

Mass Times


  • 9am Mass
  • 10:30am Mass (also livestreaming on YouTube and the website)
  • 12:30pm Misa en Español (también transmisión en vivo en Facebook y en el sitio web)

Daily Mass:

  • 7am Mass Monday – Thursday
  • 8am Mass Saturday

Saturday Vigil:

  • 4pm Mass

La Misa en Español

Como muchos de ustedes saben, todos los domingos a las 12:30 del día nosotros celebramos la Eucaristía en español en nuestro templo de San Vicente de Paul, con la ayuda de músicos, lectores y transmisores en vivo y virtualmente a través de Facebook y el sitio de nuestra iglesia en la Red (Internet).

Tenemos una lista de asistentes, en presencia y desde sus hogares, a quienes les mandamos recordatorios cada sábado, junto con los cantos del día. Si ustedes han venido a la Misa, pero no están en nuestra lista, por favor envíen sus nombres y correos electrónicos a:

Aurora Camacho de Schmidt: acamach1@swarthmore.edu

o llámenla por teléfono para darle sus datos (215) 242-3097

Deseamos que crezca nuestra congregación de habla española. Por favor inviten a sus familiares, amigos y vecinos a unirse con nosotros a esta misión de San Vicente de Paul en Germantown.

¡Mil gracias!

Important Livestreaming Update

As of July 11, the 10:30am Mass will available only on YouTube and on this website. The quality is much higher and it is viewable on more platforms (including your phone or tablet). Be sure to subscribe when you visit our channel.

Note that the 12:30pm Spanish -language Mass will continue to be live-streamed on our Facebook page.

Fr. Sy’s (Zoom) Book Club

Join Fr. Sy and fellow parishioners as we discuss the book White Fragility by Robin Diangelo

We'll be meeting over Zoom on the following dates:

  • Saturday, September 18, 12 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Tuesday, September 28, 7 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Saturday, October 9, 12 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Monday, October 18, 7 PM - 8:30 PM

Email Fr. Sy (frsy7@hotmail.com) to receive the Zoom link.

White Fragility book cover

Bible Study

Fr. Joseph will lead a Bible study via Zoom (Meeting ID: 86113607887) every Wednesday from 7-8pm, starting October 6th.

Email Fr. Joseph for more questions: josephita22@yahoo.com

Call for Reflection

St. Vincent’s has a reputation for being a parish that prioritizes social justice and combatting racism, but this reputation can cause us to feel that others should be doing the work of learning and improving—not us. In fact, being good at anything requires lifelong learning, humility, and the willingness to critically evaluate ourselves and find out how we can do better.

All of this starts with listening to each other across our St Vincent’s family. So with the approval of parish council and Fr. Sy, we will be reserving 1 to 2 minutes after each mass to hear from one parishioner—a different one at each mass-- who will give a very short reflection on specific, concrete experiences or observations they have had at St Vincent’s or in their lives related to race and racism. If you would like to share your experience at a future mass, please email the reflection coordinator Alex McDonnell at amcdonnell@friendscentral.org.

Catholic School Scholarships

St. Vincent's parishioners with children attending Catholic school are eligible for scholarships. Please fill out the scholarship form and turn it into the Parish.

St. V’s Young Adult Ministry

The St. Vincent's Young Adult Ministry (YAM) welcomes those between the ages of 18 and 45 especially, but we always love sharing with and learning from our youth and our elders! YAM's mission is to reach out across age, cultural, and gender identity divides, to create a safe space for all of God's precious children. We also seek to increase our sense of unity and to deepen our Catholic faith through prayer, reflections, and fellowship.

St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church Young Adults Ministry's photo.

Like or follow us at St. Vincent's Catholic Church Young Adults Ministry right on Facebook! Be sure to tag YAM in your church related/sponsored events and tell friends and family to come and follow us! All are welcome!

COVID Vaccine Opportunities

COVID Vaccine Clinic at St. Raymond's Church

St. Raymond's Church will be hosting a COVID vaccine clinic every Friday, starting May 14th. You can schedule an appointment here, although walk-ins are welcome. See flyer below for more information. 

Homebound Vaccination Program for Older Adults and People with Disabilities

The City of Philadelphia is providing COVID vaccines for homebound individuals and their caregivers. For more information, see the flyer below or click on the signup link.

Children’s Liturgy of the Word (CLOW)

CLOW continues at St. Vincent's, via ZOOM!

Contact Suzanne Garnett suzanneagarnett@hotmail.com 215-510-4755 for more info.

Food Bank & Face to Face

St. Vincent's Food Cupboard

Walk through pickup of pre-packaged food bags

  • Tuesdays from 10am - 12pm
  • Enter from courtyard. Mask required. Please social distance.

Food Items Most Needed

  • hearty soups (i.e. Progresso/Chunky)
  • jelly
  • mac n' cheese
  • reusable grocery bags (new or used)

[The pantry is well stocked with cereal & pasta & is out of space to store these items]

Bring to Mass or drop on Rectory porch (in afternoon)
Monetary donations are also accepted to allow for purchasing of needed items

Face to Face

Face to Face is currently offering to-go meals, fresh produce, and non-perishable supplies in individual bags and family boxes to anyone in need. These are distributed in the large parking lot next to our building.

Our distribution schedule is Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays from noon (12pm) to 2pm. Individuals can line up (properly spaced out) in front of our building on the sidewalk and we we have just one group of people come into the lot to collect items at a time to help keep everyone safe. Mondays we hand out non-perishable bags as well as a hot meal and on Fridays we also distribute toiletry kits with soap and other items.

We are asking that folks who come to collect food share their name, household size, and a phone number where we can reach them so that our staff can call and check in on them and see if there is anything else we can do to help.

We are also still offering our Legal and Social Services over the phone.

Face to Face COVID-19 Update

2021 Vincentian Family Gathering

The 2021 Vincentian Family Gathering will be held in Atlanta, Georgia from October 22-24. This year's theme is Racial Equity: A Personal Call to Love as Christ Loves.

See flyer for more details.

Upcoming Events

September 25, 2021
  • Salt of the Earth Series: African American Spirituality

    September 25, 2021 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

    See more details

September 26, 2021
  • St. Vincent de Paul Mass

    September 26, 2021 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

    See more details

  • Seasons of Creation Speaker Series

    September 26, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    See more details

October 2, 2021
  • Blessing of the Animals Mass

    October 2, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    See more details

October 6, 2021
  • Bible Study With Fr. Joseph (Zoom)

    October 6, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    See more details

October 16, 2021
  • Salt of the Earth Series: African American Spirituality

    October 16, 2021 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

    See more details

See the calendar for more upcoming events.

Mass Livestream (YouTube)

Mass Livestream (Facebook Live)

Joy Wuenschel Memorial Fund

We have embarked upon a campaign to restore the interior of St. Vincent's Church. It is the Joy Wuenschel Memorial Fund, and you can read more about it here. You can also learn more about it through this video, "Giving with Joy"

We pledged to the Joy Wuenschel Memorial Fund because we strongly value St.Vincent’s. St.Vincent’s follows the gospel of peace and justice for all peoples and acts on it. For this church to thrive and survive we all need to do our best to pledge what we can.
Nora & George O’Neill


I want to contribute to our parish effort to beautify our worship place. I hope that this beauty attracts our neighbors to join us. As Dorothy Day said “beauty will save us.”
Gerry Givnish

Contact Joan McGowan (joaniemc223@gmail.com 267-879-7664) for more info on how to participate!

Online Giving

Now there are 3 easy and secure ways to give online to St. Vincent’s Parish!

Click on the image below to be taken to the Parish Giving website, where you can create a profile, enter your bank account or credit card, and make either one-time or scheduled donations.

Parish Giving Link

You can also give through PayPal. Clicking the button below will take you to PayPal’s website to complete the donation. Note that if you have a Venmo account, you may use that to complete your PayPal transaction as well.

If you’re on a mobile device, you can also use the Cash App. Use the link below to send a direct payment to St. Vincent’s (requires installation of Cash App from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store).


Donaciones en línea

¡Ahora hay 3 formas fáciles y seguras de donar en línea a la Parroquia de San Vicente!

Haga clic en la imagen a continuación para ir al sitio web de Parish Giving (Donaciones Parroquiales) donde puede crear un perfil, ingresar su cuenta bancaria o tarjeta de crédito y hacer donaciones únicas o programadas.

Parish Giving Link

También puede donar a través de PayPal. Al hacer clic en el botón a continuación, accede al sitio web de PayPal para completar la donación. Tenga en cuenta que si tiene una cuenta de Venmo, también puede usarla para completar su transacción de PayPal.

Si está en un dispositivo móvil, también puede usar la aplicación Cash. Utilice el enlace a continuación para enviar un pago directo a St. Vincent's (requiere la instalación de la aplicación Cash de Apple App Store o Google Play Store).


Signup for our Email List

Parish Census

Hello Saint Vincent’s! The Parish Census is here!

Parish Pastoral Council is committed to keeping our Parish connected! We want to hear from every member of your family, even your children and non-Catholic/non-St. V’s family members.

Please click here to access the census form.

Mass Replays (YouTube)

Latest News

Petitions for September 25 and 26, 2021

25th Sunday of Ordinary Time Let us lift up the parishes, schools, and ministries everywherethat strive to walk in the footsteps of Saint Vincent.May we always embrace the Vincentian virtuesof Simplicity, Humility, Meekness, Mortification, and Zeal. May God’s Spirit come to rest on this House of Vincent,so that we may share our talents freely, honor […]

Petitions for September 18 and 19, 2021

As Hispanic Heritage Month begins across the United States, let us pray that all Americanswill appreciate and respect the rich culture, history, and diversity of our Latino community. Let us lift up the members of our Sister Parish, Las Anonas de Santa Cruz in El Salvador.May their years of struggle against oppression lead to liberation […]

Petitions for September 11-12, 2021

General Intercessions 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time As our nation marks the 20th anniversary of the September 11th attacks,Lord, attune our hearts to both the anguish of those who lost loved ones,and the suffering caused in so many places by the wars that followed.Show us how to welcome refugees now fleeing Afghanistan,how to stand in […]

St. John Gabriel Perboyre, C.M.

John Gabriel Perboyre, C.M., was a French priest, who served as a missionary in Wuhan (Hubei Province, the origin of the current pandemic) China, where he became a martyr. He was canonized in 1996 by Pope John Paul II.

At this time we can call on his intercession. We will be displaying his picture during this current pandemic.

San Juan Gabriel Perboyre, C.M.

John Gabriel Perboyre, C.M., fue un sacerdote francés, que sirvió como misionero en Wuhan (provincia de Hubei, el origen de la pandemia actual) China, donde se convirtió en mártir. Fue canonizado en 1996 por el Papa Juan Pablo II.

Pidamos su intercesión y su ayuda en esta Pandemia. Expondremos su imagen durante esta pandemia.

Resources from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia

Rosary Campaign for the End of the COVID-19 
Three ways to tune in:
  1. Please click this link to tune in each night at 8 PM:
  2. Dial-in by telephone
    • Dial: (646) 558-8656
    • Enter the Webinar ID: 494 480 541
    • International dial-in numbers available: Click here 
  3. Tune in on Facebook Live at: www.facebook.com/PhillyEvangelization
Prayers Resources

Recursos de la Arquidiócesis de Filadelfia

Durante esta Pandemia, le invitamos a usted y a su familia que se unan con nosotros a la Rezar el Rosario, para pedir el Fin del COVID-19.

Tres formas de sintonizar:

  1. Haga clic en este enlace para sintonizar cada noche a las 8 p.m.
    https://zoom.us/j/494480541 (Haga clic en el enlace 5-10 minutos antes para permitir que su dispositivo descargue cualquier software necesario)
  2. Marcación por teléfono
    Marcar: (646) 558-8656
    Ingrese la ID del seminario web: 494 480 541
    Números de discado internacional disponibles: Haga clic aquí
  3. Sintonice Facebook Live en: www.facebook.com/PhillyEvangelization

Recursos de oraciones

Urgent Message: Scam Alert

If you receive an email or text from Fr. Sy asking you for help & to to email or text him IGNORE IT! He will NEVER contact anyone in this manner. IT IS A SCAM!

Recent Bulletins

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are no longer printing or posting weekly bulletins. However, we do have a weekly email bulletin. Use the sign-up above to add your email address to the list.

You can access archived issues of the weekly email bulletin here.

Boletines recientes

Debido a la pandemia de COVID-19, ya no imprimimos ni publicamos boletines semanales. Sin embargo, tenemos un boletín que enviamos por correo electrónico cada semana. Por favor, utilice el registro anterior para agregar su dirección de correo electrónico a la lista.

Puede acceder a los números archivados del boletín de correo electrónico semanal aquí.