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  • 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)

Holy Week Schedule of Services

Palm Sunday: 4 pm Saturday

8:45 am and 11:15 Sunday Mass and Procession.

Holy Thursday:  7 pm Mass and Foot Washing

Good Friday:  12 Noon Adoration of the Cross

12:30 Living Stations

1:30 Seven Last Words

3 pm Good Friday Service

Holy Saturday:

7pm Easter Vigil

Easter Sunday:

6 am Sunrise Service (Mass)

9 am Easter Mass          11am Easter Mass



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.

Lenten Theme: Become the Cleansing Water That Heals the Suffering Around Us.

Funeral Services for Shirley Butler who was a long time member of St. Francis of Assisi parish will be held on Sat., March 17th at St. Vincent’s. Father Rock will be the celebrant.

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!

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.

Women’s Retreat at the Beach. Come and enjoy a weekend by the beautiful Jersey shore and share Stories of Faith, Hope, and Love: Being Brave in Difficult Times. Sharon Browning will facilitate. Friday evening, April 13 to Sunday at Noon on April 15. The cost is $200 for a double room and $250 for a single room. Sliding Scale available. Email or call Kathy Flaherty at kbflaherty@aol.com or 267-664-3905

Lenten Resources: “Dynamic Catholic” is offering Best Lent Ever. This will give you daily inspiration during Lent. It is free. Sign up at Dynamic Catholic.com/Lent or BestLentEver.com.

Tax Statements: Sorry for any confusion on receiving statements of your giving for your taxes. While we will try to rectify this ASAP. If you need a statement please call the Rectory and leave a message for JoAnn at 215=438-2935 ext, 229.

Cultivating Compassion Lecture Series   The Institute for Forgiveness and Reconciliation at Chestnut Hill College is presenting: “The Compassionate Connection.: There is no Them-There is Only Us” on Tuesday, March 20, at 7 pm and Toward a Compassion Revolution Panel of “Compassion in Action’ Community Groups on Tuesday, April 24 at 7 pm. An additional lecture is planned for Friday, April 13 at 7 pm focusing on immigration. All presentations take place in the East PArlor at Chestnut Hill College and all are most welcome.

Upcoming Events

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Day 27: Gateway of Service

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#VincentianLent – 27th reflection: “GATEWAY OF SERVICE” is given by Stephen Carp who serves the Vincentian community through volunteering his time and expertise as a physical therapist for the priests and brothers of the Eastern Province of the Congregation of the Mission.

Christ gave His life on the cross so that we might live. As we journey through Lent toward the Passion of Christ in the days before Easter, you are invited to discover the deep love of God through the Vincentian virtues. St. Vincent de Paul encouraged five particular traits in his comrades: simplicity, meekness, mortification, humility and zeal. Come discover the stories of these virtues and how they are alive in the daily experiences of those around us. But what does that mean for us?

Give us the grace to focus on Your light and Your truth, so that we may be better able to share Your gifts with those around us. Lord, free us from anything that would distract us from serving our brothers and sisters, and from growing in deeper love of You. Help us to grow in a spirit of holy discipline, that we might continually choose Your will, instead of our own. Amen.

St. Vincent de Paul, pray for us!

The video series DISCOVER THE #VINCENTIANVIRTUES is prepared by the Congregation of the Mission, Eastern Province USA for the season of #Lent this year. All talks are available in English only and published in weekdays. Lord Jesus, You delighted in carrying out the will of Your Father.

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Parishioner Mary Ellen Graham was the subject of a wonderful article on the site “The Daily Good.” Read the article here.

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The Migrant: a Promise of Life for the Future

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