• 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 chapel)

Feast of Christ the King:  Sunday, November 26th there will be one Mass at 10 am


November is Black Catholic History Month: Each week, we will highlight an African American who is being considered for sainthood. This week, we are highlighting Venerable Pierre Toussaint (1776-1853).

Father Joe is home. He did not have his surgery yet.

Keep Father Sy in your prayers. This Tuesday, he is preaching a Revival in Baltimore. Next Saturday through Wednesday, he will be giving a Mission near Scranton.

Bible Study: Join us on Wednesdays at 7 pm, In the Rectory, as we study the Prophets.

Edward Mulhern, a longtime member of St. Vincent’s, passed away on October 28th in Seattle, Washington, at the age of 98. His wife, Mary, was the secretary here for many years. Please pray for Edward and his family.

Food Cupboard: Supplies are getting low. Please don’t forget to bring non-perishable food items on Saturday and Sunday Masses. Thank you.

Senior Ministry: The Senior Ministry will not meet the month of October. Call Jerry Smith 215-508-0427 for more information.

Pope Francis has declared Sunday, November 19th as the World Day of the Poor.

Knights of Peter Claver: The Ladies Auxiliary of the Knights of Peter Claver is having its Annual Biblical Tea, on November 26th at 1 pm, at St. Martin De Porres Church, 2340 W. Lehigh Avenue. Tickets are $10. For information or tickets, see Frances Williams or call Delores Ford, at (215) 236-7645.

Yoga at St. Vincent’s: Come participate in a gentle, yet challenging, chair yoga class. Chair yoga is practiced sitting in a chair, or standing using a chair for support. It’s ideal for those seeking the physical and mental benefits of yoga- stress reduction, increased flexibility and strength, and developing the mind-body connection. Contact the teacher, Janeen Chavis, at 646-763-7134 if you have any questions. Wear comfortable clothes and bring a bottle of water! Dates: 11/16, 11/30, 12/14. Time: 6:30-7:30pm. Cost: $3 per class. Location: First floor of the Hospitality Building.

Lector Updates: Save the date for our pre-Advent Lector Gathering: Saturday, November 18, 1:00 to 3:45 (ends in time to attend the 4 PM Mass). Planning session coming up. If you would like to be trained as a new lector, come an hour early (12 noon) and we will train you! The new liturgical year begins with the first Sunday of Advent on the weekend of Dec. 2-3. To prepare for that, we’ve ordered lector books and “At Home with the Word” books. These will be sold after Masses starting in mid-October.

Smithsonian Trip in December: Final money due is for the trip to the Smithsonian’s African American Museum, in Washington. Please see Barbara Adams at 11 am Mass or put the money in an envelope (with name and contact information written on it) and place in drop box on the rectory office door, if you have questions, call 215-849-6139.

RCIA: If anyone wishes to learn more about the Catholic faith or become Catholic, please see either Diane Zieg or Father Sy. Signup sheets are in the back of the church.

Upcoming Events

December 9, 2017
  • Trip to the National Museum of African-American History & Culture

    December 9, 2017 @ 6:00 am - 8:30 pm

    See more details


November 2017

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
  • Yoga at St. Vincent's
  • Author Discussion: Kate Hennesy
  • Website Ministry
  • Yoga at St. Vincent's
  • Parish Council
  • Advent Lector Gathering
  • Yoga at St. Vincent's

St. Vincent’s T-Shirts!

Our St. Vincent’s T-Shirts are here!!
If you placed an order, they will be available for pick-up at November 4-5 Masses! Thank you to all who purchased T-Shirts! As we went beyond our 100 count threshold we made profits totaling $800.00 that has been added to our Capital Campaign!!!!!

Discovering Christ

Discovering Christ is a program to help us all grow closer in our relationship to Jesus will start in October. It will be on Saturdays. For more information or to register, please see the flyer.

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