• 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

On February 9th there will be one Mass at 10am in celebration of Black History Month.

The regular Mass schedule is:

Saturday at 4pm

Sunday at 9am and 11am

Spanish Language Masses

  • Sunday, January 5: 5PM
  • Sunday, January 26: 5PM


Email scam: Some parishioners have reported receiving and email from someone claiming to be Fr. Sy asking for money. This is a SCAM. Do not reply to these emails. If you are unsure about any email you receive, please call the Rectory at (215) 438-2925.
New Members Needed for Parish Pastoral Council: Parishioners can nominate members ofour parish community to serve on the Parish Council by submitting signed nomination forms beginning Jan 18th and ending February 2nd. Nomination forms are in the pews. Kindly drop the completed nomination forms in the box provided on the table at the entrance of the church. Nominees will be invited to an information night to learn more about the Parish Council Ministry on Feb 27th. Nominees who feel called will return for a Discernment Night on March 12th.
Event for Teens!:
On Friday, February 14th, the Youth Ministry presents, in collaboration with Teens, Inc. Spread the Love, a Valentine's event of spreading the love by getting together, letter writing, breaking bread (hoagies) and making music! Event will be held at Kismet Co-work on Willow Grove in Chestnut Hill (accessible by public transporation). Tickets are only $5, and available here. Any questions, feel free to email Maria Beatty at marialegaspibeatty@gmail.com
Vincentian Lenten Reflections:
The Eastern Province of the Vincentians is producing an email newsletter of Daily Lenten Reflections on the theme of "Amazing Grace." To sign up for these, head over to the Vincentian's website.
Upcoming Meetings:
POWER, Tues, Feb 4th, 6-7:30. Pot Luck. Topic: boosting participation in upcoming census and elections in Germantown.
Bulletin Update: Ellie is back!
Upcoming Second Collection: Next week's second collection is for Catholic Relief Service
Updating Our Address List: If you didn't get a Christmas card, we need to update your information. There are registration forms in the back of the church. Please fill it out immediately and give your form to Fr. Sy.
Play to Benefit My Place Germantown: Are you looking for a unique, affordable gift? My Place Germantown is selling tickets to a one woman performance, titled "Across a Banner of Fear - the Life of Eleanor Rossevelt". The performance will be on Saturday, March 14th, at 3pm, at St. Paul's United Church of Christ, 440 S. Bethlehem Pike in Fort Washington. Tickes are $23 in advance, $28 at the door and $15 for Children 12 and under. For more informaiton, visit www.janevanboskirk.com For tickets, contact Joan McGowan, at joaniemc223@gmail.com/267-287-7664 or Jack DiFeo at onbridle@hotmail.com/215-287-5682.
Interior Painting: Please keep this project in prayer. We will have to organize some Capital Campaign, but at this point, prayer is most important.
Please do not leave your trash or bulletins in the pews. Take your bulletins, give them back or put them in recycling. Thank you.
Verbal Church Announcement: You must see Fr. Sy before making a verbal announcement.
Spanish Language Masses: If you know folks who would prefer to attend a Spanish Language Mass, we will have the following coming up soon:
  • Sunday, Jan 26th, 5pm
Fast for Freedom: Let us join Carmela and her family in a fast for freedom. Carmela has been in sanctuary for more than two years and is living in the Germantown Mennonite Church. She will be fasting every Wed until she and other families living in sanctuary achieve freedom. This would be a great way of observing Advent, although the fast will continue into the unforeseeable future. Call your Congress people and ask them to place pressure on ICE and USCIS to stop deporting families who have made this country their home. Ask for approval of U-Visas for Carmela Artillero Apolonio and Suyapa Reyes. If you contact your representatives, please let the New Sanctuary Movement know. Call 215-279-7060.
African Fans and Woodcarvings: If you owe money on fans or woodcarvings, please pay Fr. Sy so he can reimburse his artist friend. If you want a fan or woodcarving, please see Fr. Sy.
NSM Committee of St. Vincent: We need committee members. We meet during the day at the Wuenschels' home usually on the second Thursday of each month. We are nevertheless flexible to meet member's schedules. Call 267-237-6683.
Table of Plenty Ministry: Please consider joining us to provide baked goods and fresh organic vegetables to our parish family. We need humans who are able to pick-up from a bakery in Ambler on average of 1 time a month to keep this ministry alive. Email or call Joan McGowan to join our ministry (joaniemc223@gmail.com)/ 267-879-7664). Thank you to our dedicated volunteers who have been picking up from the bakery, providing harvest from the farms and working at our table to distribute the bounty to parishioners!
Children's Liturgy of the Word (CLOW): CLOW happens at both the 9 and the 11am Masses.
Bread Bakers Ministry: We are looking for a couple of additional bakers to prepare Eucharistic bread for our Masses. If interested see Jim Weiss or Amy Buchanan for more information.
Children's Special Occasion Choir - No Experience Necessary: Flyers are in the back of the church. Contact Dermis DeJesus (dermis.dejesus@gmail.com) or Heather Wright (hww0921@yahoo.com) for more information.
Lay/Intercessory Leaders of Prayer Wanted: If you are interested in this ministry of spiritual leadership that readies the congregation for Mass and leads prayer after Mass, please contact Joan McGowan at joaniemc223@comcast.net or 267-879-7664.
DePaul Catholic School: The DePaul School needs school supplies. Copies of the supply list are in the back of the church. Please place the items in the baskets in the back of the church.
Peace and Justice: The monthly meeting of the Peace and Justice Ministry will be held on the 4th Tuesday of each month at 11:45 am in the Rectory. This year the group has designated WHITE PRIVILEGE as the focus and would like to plan a series of activities on the topic. All are welcome. Lunch is served.
New Sanctuary Movement: Mature immigrant man is looking for a room to rent that does not isolate him from others. He attends St. Vincent parish. Speaks Spanish. Intelligent and friendly. Able to pay $400 a month while he looks for work. References available. Call 267-237-6683 to learn more.
Youth Minister needed: If you are interested in this position, please submit your resume to the parish office as soon as possible.
Art for All: We are excited to announce an art class on Monday mornings from 9-12 in the Hospitality Center. Bring your own supplies.No experience necessary. Call Lynne 267-294-4603 for more information.
Please pray for Shymirr Wallace, a 12 year old sixth grade student at DePaul Catholic, who has Stage 4 Hodgkin's Lymphoma and was diagnosed with several cancerous tumors in his lungs.
"Please Pray for Sick" section in Bulletin: All friends of Vincent will be eliminated, since many have been in for two to five years. We will start a new list immediately. If you want someone on the prayer list, please contact the office with the names.
Ministry Meetings after 6pm: If your ministry meets in the evening, please make sure your meeting is scheduled and the ministry head has a key or that someone will be in the rectory to open the door.
Parish Pastoral Council: The Parish Pastoral Council by-laws can be read them here.
Immigrant Mother Needs Work: Young mother of two from the Dominican Republic has a work permit and needs work. She has two toddlers with serious health conditions, who are receiving treatment at St. Christopher's Hospital. When she is not at their side, she is working. Trained as a home health-care worker, she hopes to find an elderly person with a need for help. If you want more information on her, please feel free to cal Paul Witte, at 267-237-6683.
Business Owners: Please consider advertising in our bulletin. For more information, call the rectory office.

Upcoming Events

May 3, 2020
June 9, 2020
  • DePaul Catholic Graduation

    June 9, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    See more details

September 27, 2020
  • Feast of St. Vincent De Paul-One Mass

    September 27, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

    See more details

November 22, 2020
  • Christ the King-One Mass

    November 22, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

    See more details


February 2020

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
  • Art Class
  • Legion of Mary
  • Bible Study
  • Black History Mass and Potluck
  • Art Class
  • Website Ministry Meeting
  • Legion of Mary
  • Bible Study
  • New Sanctuary Movement Meeting
  • Art Class
  • Legion of Mary
  • Bible Study
  • Art Class
  • Legion of Mary
  • Bible Study
  • Peace and Justice Ministry

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Read About Our Parish’s History!

Parishioner Justine LaPierre has written a wonderful article about St. Vincent’ de Paul Parish’s early history. Read about it on the Parish History page.

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Parish Pastoral Council for 2019-20

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

  • Barbara Carey
  • Jason Crump
  • Angela Long
  • Kimberly Marsh
  • Margo Weber

Welcome to our newest PPC members:

  • Deborah Carroll
  • Mary Durkin
  • Terence Fulton
  • Terri Peebles
  • Paul Witte

They join our current PPC Members:

  • Alemayehu Addis
  • Dermis DeJesus
  • Joan McGowan
  • Jeanna Murat
  • Dorina Opferman
  • Frank Palmieri
  • Vi Shenkman
  • Tom Volkert
  • Heather Wright

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