• 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’s Mass Guidelines

In accordance with the guidelines set forth by the State of Pennsylvania and the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, St. Vincent's has resumed public celebration of the Mass with the following guidelines:

  • Multiple Masses will be scheduled
  • Attendance will be limited at each Mass to 50% capacity of the church
  • All in attendance are required to wear masks
  • Social Distancing will be practiced (6')
  • Upon entering church all are required to wash hands or use hand sanitizer
  • There will be no congregant singing
  • There will be no offertory procession
  • The sign of peace, holding hands during the Lord's Prayer, and communal cup containing the Precious Blood are suspended
  • There will be one line in center aisle for those receiving the Body of Christ, maintaining 6' social distance in the line
  • In-person Intercessory Prayer after Mass is suspended

Live-streamed Masses will continue permanently on Sundays at 9AM (English-language) and 12PM (Spanish-language/en Español) as well as Wednesdays at 7:45AM (English-language)

Anyone in a vulnerable population, with a compromised immune system, feeling ill, or otherwise vulnerable is advised to please stay home and watch the live-streamed Mass. The faithful are dispensed from the obligation to attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days.

Nuevas Directrices para la Misa de San Vicente

De acuerdo con las pautas establecidas por el estado de Pensilvania y la Arquidiócesis de Filadelfia, San Vicente ha reanudado la celebración pública de la Misa con las siguientes restricciones:

  • Se programaran múltiples misas
  • La asistencia a cada misa estará limitada al 50% de la capacidad de la iglesia.
  • Se requiere que todos los asistentes usen mascarillas
  • Se practicará el Distanciamiento Social (6 ')
  • Al entrar a la iglesia, todos deben lavarse las manos o usar desinfectante para manos.
  • No habrá cantos
  • No habrá procesión de ofertorio
  • Se suspenden el signo de la paz, tomarse de las manos durante el Padrenuestro y el Cáliz que contiene la Preciosa Sangre.
  • Habrá una línea en el pasillo central para aquellos que reciben el Cuerpo de Cristo, manteniendo una distancia social de 6 ' pies en la línea.
  • Las personas no-podrán quedarse después de la Misa hacer Oracion de intercesion

Las misas transmitidas en vivo continuarán permanentemente los domingos a las 9 a.m. (En Inglés) y a las 12 p.m. (En Español), así como los miércoles a las 7:45 a.m. (En Inglés)

Por favor, se le pide a las personas que sean más vulnerables, con un sistema inmunológico de cuidado o que se sientan enfermos, les recomendamos que se queden en casa y participen de la Misa Virtual transmitida en vivo. Todas las personas especialmente en los casos mencionados, tienen la dispensa del Arzobispo de estar ausentes de las Misas públicas los domingos y días de Precepto.

Pastoral Message

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Mass Times

Saturdays:

  • 4pm Mass (not livestreamed)

Sundays:

  • 9am Mass (livestreaming on Facebook and the website)
  • 10:30am Mass (not livestreamed)
  • 12pm Misa en Español celebrante Padre Jack Timlin, O.M (transmisión en vivo en Facebook y en el sitio web)

(note: Intercessory Prayer directly following Sunday 9am Mass. See note on webpage below)

Weekdays (Mondays – Saturdays):

  • 7:45am (in Sanctuary, please enter through side door)
  • The Wednesday 7:45am Mass is livestreamed on Facebook and on the website

La Misa en Español

Como muchos de ustedes saben, todos los domingos a las 12:00 del día el Padre Jack Timlin celebra 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!

All Souls Day/Commemoration of the Faithful Departed

Due to the scaffolding and poor lighting, we will not have our traditional Commemoration of the Faithful departed in the sanctuary. However, there will be a SPECIAL E-BULLETIN on November 2 commemorating parishioners & family members of parishioners who have passed away in the past year.

To add the name of someone lost in the past year, to be included in the bulletin, please send an email to Joan McGowan that includes the following:

  1. Name of the deceased
  2. Your name
  3. Relationship of the deceased to you

Children’s Liturgy of the Word (CLOW)

CLOW has returned, via ZOOM, on September 13

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

Scholarship Request Form

St. Vincent's Parish has a limited amount of funds to help families sending their children to Catholic schools. If you are interested in applying, please download the Scholarship Tuition Request form and return it to the church, either by mail or email.

Food Bank & Face to Face

St. Vincent's Food Cupboard will now deliver to their clients.  If you would like to receive food, please call 215-438-1514 and leave your name and number on the voicemail.  If you would like to donate food, please leave your donations on the porch of the rectory, between noon and 3pm, Monday through Friday.  Please don't ring the bell.  Thank you.


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

Bible Study: Praying With the Psalms

Fr. Joseph will be leading a Bible study via Zoom and Facebook Live every Wednesday from 7-8pm.

Email Fr. Joseph to sign up or for more questions: josephita22@yahoo.com

Upcoming Events

November 1, 2020
  • Online Trivia Night-MyPlace Germantown

    November 1, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

    See more details

November 22, 2020
  • Christ the King-One Mass

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

    See more details

See the calendar for more upcoming events.

Mass Livestream

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).

https://cash.app/$saintvincentchurch

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).

https://cash.app/$saintvincentchurch

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Mass Replays

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Homilies

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Sunday Intercessory Prayer Line

Now more than ever we need to gather together and pray. We can do this "virtually" through our Sunday  Intercessory Prayer line.
We will be offering an INTERCESSORY PRAYER LINE  every Sunday right after 9am Mass
Here is what you do:
  1. Directly after Mass on Sunday morning, call 215-346-6900
  2. You will be asked for the Conference Number which is  7102
  3. Then you will be asked for the Conference Pin which is  1315
  4. Then you will be connected and able to both hear and pray together.
  5. This should last about 15 minutes

El voto Latino es importante, hoy más que nunca!

VotaFiladelfia no le dice a nadie por quién votar (no es partidista), pero le pide a todas las personas latinas de 18 años en adelante que sean ciudadanos o ciudadanas que Sí VOTEN. Antes de votar necesitan registrarse. El lunes 19 de octubre se vence el plazo de registro.

Usted puede descargar información con este código electrónico ("push"). También puede ir al sitio de la Internet que esta aquí abajo. Ahí se explica cómo votar y dónde votar.

Y si tiene preguntas sobre cualquier detalle, llámenos por teléfono.

www.VotaFiladelfia.com

Línea directa para votantes de Filadelfia: 267-684-5060

Latest News

Petitions for October 24 and 25, 2020

GENERAL INTERCESSIONS / 30th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIMEOCTOBER 24-25, 2020 God of love, we pray for the ability to love all of ourneighbors, those who differ with us, those who are differentfrom us, and those living on the margins. God of peace, inspire world leaders to view all people asYour children, the world and environment […]

Petitions for October 17 and 18, 2020

GENERAL INTERCESSIONS / 29th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIMEOCTOBER 17-18, 2020 We pray for the ability to give to God what belongs to God:our total existence; our every thought, intention, and action. As we observe the Children’s Sabbath this weekend we prayfor the moral, spiritual, and ethical imperative to nurture,protect, and seek justice for all children. […]

Petitions for October 10 and 11, 2020

GENERAL INTERCESSIONS / 28th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIMEOCTOBER 10-11, 2020 God of Welcome, help us to accept the invitation to Yourbanquet with grateful and loving hearts. God of Justice, as Columbus Day is observed in many cities,we ask for an open heart that recognizes, and fights, thesystemic racism, oppression, and pain suffered by our NativeAmerican, […]

Julie Kring Art Show at Awbury Arboretum

Join parishioner Julie Kring for an opening & reception on Sunday, November 1st from 1:00 – 4:00 PM.

This event is FREE. Registration is required at https://awbury.org/events/julie-kring/

Only 60 tickets are available for this event. Ticket holders will choose a time to visit: 1:00-2:00pm, 2:00-3:00pm, OR 3:00-4:00pm.

You are welcome to enjoy the grounds before and after you visit to the galleries.

Location: the Cope House, 1 Awbury Rd, Philadelphia, PA 19138

Masks are required indoors and encouraged at all time.

Action Alert

ACTION ALERT: Don't forget to call your legislator today to urge them to take action and push USCIS to expedite the U-visas for Carmela and her children!

Please use the number in the orange image so we can track the number of calls. When you call follow the instructions, you can call all reps in one call.

Target List: Senator Casey, Rep. Evans, Rep Dean, Rep Scanlon, Senator Booker.

Carmela and her family needs us more that ever/ Si se puede. #CarmelaLibre

PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD!

Tips for CallingFast with CarmelaCall Your Congressmembers

Pray the Rosary for Protection

Pray the Rosary for Protection

St. Vincent's New Sanctuary Movement invites you to pray the Rosary for a peaceful election and to protect our vulnerable immigrant neighbors. The Rosary will be happening via Zoom (link here) on October 29th at 7pm. For more information, please email Paul Witte

Season of Creation

September 1 (World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation) - October 4, (Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of ecology)
Just months after publishing his 2015 encyclical "Laudato Si', on Care for Our Common Home," Pope Francis formally added the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation to the Catholic calendar as an annual day of prayer. Last year he invited Catholics to celebrate the full season.

"Now is the time to rediscover our vocation as children of God, brothers and sisters, and stewards of creation. Now is the time to repent, to be converted and to return to our roots," he wrote in a letter. "We are beloved creatures of God, who in his goodness calls us to love life and live it in communion with the rest of creation. For this reason, I strongly encourage the faithful to pray in these days that, as the result of a timely ecumenical initiative, are being celebrated as a Season of Creation."

This year is the 5th Anniversary of Laudato Si' & the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day.

It's a time to reflect on our relationship with the environment — not just "distant" nature, but, crucially, the place where we live — and the ways in which our lifestyles and decisions as a society can endanger both the natural world and those inhabiting it, both humans and other creatures.
It's a time of prayer, contemplation and, increasingly, calls to action.

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.

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

Computers for Seniors

Comcast is providing computers for Seniors along with inexpensive Wifi access.

$150.00 for the computer, plus $9.95/month for Wifi.

To participate person must provide proof of one of the following: Medicaid, Snap, Hud, SSI supplement, Low Energy Home or VA Pension.

Call Comcast Business Office at (855) 421-1739 for more information

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.