• 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.

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!

Children’s Liturgy of the Word (CLOW)

CLOW will return, 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

October 4, 2020
  • St. Vincent DePaul Society Clothing Drive

    October 4, 2020 @ 8:30 am - 1:00 pm

    See more details

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.

My Place Germantown’s Trivia Event Online

Who:      Gather your family around your computer, laptop or iPad screen . . . kids included!

When:    Sunday, November 1, 2020, from 5:30-7:00pm

Where:   In the comfort of your own home

What Do You Need to Play:   A computer/laptop/tablet and/or smartphone to view and participate in the Zoom trivia event, and a second device on which to record your responses and check participant standings

What Don’t You Need:  You don’t need a Zoom account.  We’ll email you a link to join the online game . . . You’ll just click on the link and it will carry you into the Zoom event. You’ll be on mute, in listen/view only mode.  We’ll also provide you with an interactive webpage address for your second device, and that’s what you’ll use to record your responses to the trivia questions.  You won’t be on camera at any point, so you can play even in your PJ’s!

So how do you get the links to play the MPG Trivia Event Online?  Print off and complete the registration form — MAKE SURE YOUR COMPLETE EMAIL ADDRESS IS INCLUDED — and send it, along with a $10 registration fee (cash or check payable to My Place Germantown), to:

My Place Germantown

℅ Kathy Lieberman
745 N Ringgold St
Philadelphia PA 19130

The Zoom link and interactive web address will be sent only to those email addresses who have preregistered by October 23.

How many can play for one registration fee?  The nominal $10 registration fee covers you and as many folks as you want to join you at your computer. (Additional contributions to MPG are most appreciated, of course.)

You are certainly free to share and forward this email and registration form to friends and family anywhere who may not already be on our MPG mailing list but who love to play trivia.  There’s no limit to the number of players we can have for our event . . . Our trivia room has no walls!

Looking forward to having you join us for MPG’s Trivia Event Online!

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

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

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Latest News

Petitions for September 12-13, 2020

Prayers of the Faithful24 th Sunday of Ordinary TimeSeptember 12-13, 2020 We pray for the Church in the world as we address the many divisive conflicts of our times: racism, immigration response to the corona virus. As followers of Christ working for justice, may we seek paths to understanding and reconciliation. We pray for our […]

Petitions for September 5 and 6, 2020

Prayers of the Faithful23rd Sunday of Ordinary TimeSeptember 5-6, 2020 We pray for our Mother Earth, so wounded by exploitation and disregard. May we heed Pope Francis as he calls us to rediscover our vocation to be stewards of creation. We pray for our catechumens, Chioma and Diane, and our candidates, Freeman, Diana, and Caitlin. […]

Petitions for August 29-30, 2020

General Intercessions August 29-30, 2020 – 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time For Christians everywhere: For the courage—in all times and circumstances—to share the Good News of God’s love, mercy, and justice, we pray… For our children who made their First Communion this weekend—Frank, Haidyn, Jared, Joseph, London, Patrick, and Uma: for a hunger and thirst […]

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!

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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.