• 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)


Support Jenna’s Service Trip to Haiti

I am a member of our Parish Pastoral Council and a lector.   I would like to tell you about my 2-month service trip to Haiti, my family’s homeland, and invite you to support the work I will be doing there.  I will be serving at Na Sonje and the Foundation for Peace & Justice, two non-profit organizations that provide resources for women and children and especially for “restaveks,” children sold into slavery.

I have two requests to make of you:

  1. First, I ask that you pray for me.
  2. Second,  if you heart calls you to do so,  please provide a contribution to support the work I will be doing this summer, through this “go fund me” link:   gf.me/u/i5wkdm.

Thank you,  St. Vincent’s Family!


Under the Same Moon save the date: Sale coming to St. Vincent’s on November 3-4, 2018.

Check out our flyer.

Pew Conversations: On the last Sunday of every month, during the homily time, we are all invited to share our thoughts on the day’s readings. this is a way of getting to know each other better through talking about our faith and our lives. The Reconciliation and Unity Ministry is putting together a Pew Conversations team. Members will reflect on the readings and provide feedback on suggested faith sharing questions and will rotate responsibility for writing a faith sharing question based on the reading and getting it publicized in the bulletin. If you are interested in participating please contact Sharon Browning at 215-840-4772 or sbrowning@justlistening.net.

Parish Pastoral Council: The Parish Pastoral Council has adopted a set of by-laws. You can read them here.

One neighbor at a time, or maybe four, six or eight! We want to have dinners together because we really want to become a community of friends. We want to get to know each other better, and the best way to do that is to sit at the table just to enjoy each other’s company around good food and conversation. We propose to have dinners where members of the parish sign up for a meal without knowing who their hosts are, or even who the other guests will be, except for one other person if you want to go as a pair. We will start in June , and we hope by the fall everybody will  be signing up enthusiastically as hosts or guests. The mechanics of how this will work will be explained next week. Meanwhile, if you are willing to host a blind dinner, please place a card with your name, some possible dates, and how many people you can host, but do it secretly! You will call your mystery guests and give them details. Perhaps ask them to contribute a simple dish, bread, or an appetizer for the meal. Perhaps just bring their appetites and their good will. It is very likely that we will all make new friends, and that our Parish will be come stronger, a true people in community.

Lector Notes. Do you feel called to share your love of God’s Word and your gift of proclaiming it with the parish community? In this Easter season of new life – and year-round! – we are always open to prospective lectors emerging in our midst. We are especially eager to invite more men, more young people who have been confirmed, to consider this ministry. We will plan a 1-hour training on a Saturday in June. Watch the bulletin for details!

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.

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.

Father Gene Sheridan will celebrate his 50th Anniversary Mass on Saturday, July 28th at 4pm and Sunday, July 29th at 11am. There will be a light reception after each of these Masses.

Rosemary Duffy and Carmen Ezzo will celebrate their 30th Wedding Anniversary on Sunday 29th at the 9am Mass.

Inn Dwelling won a $10,000 grant from the WAWA Foundation. Thank you for your support.

Capital Campaign: While the roof is being done, they are working on the interior of the church and handicap accessibility. Thanks for all who gave so generously to the Capital Campaign. If you have not given, but would like to help, please feel free to make a pledge for a year or a onetime donation. See Kevin and Mary Murray or John and Terry Trudeau.

The Dome and the Apse: We will begin the final phase of our roofing project… the dome, apse and back roofs. Actual work on this should begin the week of July 9th. We are hopeful that all will be finished by the end of October.

Father Sy: From July 9th to July 30th, Father Sy will be in Africa. Keep him in your prayer.

Brother Al will be on vacation the month of July.


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Daily Reflection

Parish Pastoral Council for 2018-19

Thank you to the departing members of
Parish Pastoral Council for their service:

  • Wiley Redding
  • Terri Burgin
  • Kevin Murray
  • John Trudeau

Welcome to our newest PPC members:

  • Jeanna Murat
  • Dorina Opferman
  • Frank Palmieri
  • Vi Shenkman
  • Margie Winters

They join our current PPC Members:

  • Alemayehu Addis
  • Barbara Carey
  • Jason Crump
  • Dermis DeJesus
  • Jack DiFeo
  • Angela Long
  • Kimberly Marsh
  • Joan McGowan
  • Tom Volkert
  • Margo Weber
  • Heather Wright

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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