• 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.

Resumption of Public Celebration of the Mass at St. Vincent’s on June 6th

In accordance with the guidelines set forth by the State of Pennsylvania and the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, St. Vincent's will resume public celebration of the Mass starting June 6th. Details are yet to be worked out, but as of Wednesday May 27th, this is our latest plan (with more info to follow):

  • 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).

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.

Mass Times


  • 4pm Mass (not livestreamed)


  • 9am Mass (livestreaming on Facebook)
  • 10:30am Misa en Español celebrante Padre Jack Timlin, O.M (transmisión en vivo en Facebook)

(note: Intercessory Prayer directly following Sunday 9:30am Mass. See note on webpage below)


  • 10:30am Mass (livestreaming on Facebook)

St. Vincent’s Parish 2020 Pentecost Video


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Father Sy’s Pastoral Message (May 25) - Father Sy’s Pastoral Message (May 25)

Father Sy’s Pastoral Message (May 25)

Grab & Go Meals for Children

Every Wednesday from 10:30am – 11:30am (beginning May 13, 2020)

Each meal includes (for each child)

  • 5 Breakfast meals
  • 5 Lunch meals (including milk)

Please bring a reusable bag or container to carry meals and milk to your home/vehicle.

Due to COVID-19, please

  • Wear a mask
  • Maintain 6' physical distance

Meals are provided by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia

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 Wednesdays 6-7pm

Fr. Joseph will be leading a Bible study via Zoom and Facebook Live every Wednesday from 6-7pm, starting May 6th. The May 6th discussion will focus on Testimonies. Everyone that wishes to share will be allowed to share his or her testimony on the faithfulness of God during this Pandemic. The purpose of these testimonies is to strengthen the faith of one another.

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

Action Alert from New Sanctuary Movement

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


Fast with CarmelaCall your Congressmembers on behalf of CarmelaTips for calling

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

Upcoming Events

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

See the calendar for more upcoming events.

Mass Livestream

Wednesday June 3rd.

Posted by St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Community on Wednesday, June 3, 2020

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).


Mass Replays

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Sunday May 31 - Pentecost Mass

Sunday May 31 - Pentecost Mass

May 27, Wednesday Mass

May 27, Wednesday Mass

May 24th Mass - 7th of Easter

May 24th Mass - 7th of Easter


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Sunday, May 31, Pentecost Homily - Sunday, May 31, Pentecost Homily

Sunday, May 31, Pentecost Homily

Wednesday, May 27, Homily - Wednesday, May 27, Homily

Wednesday, May 27, Homily

May 24, 7th Sunday of Easter, Homily - May 24, 7th Sunday of Easter, Homily

May 24, 7th Sunday of Easter, Homily

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

Virtual Post-Mass Get-Together!

Please join us for a virtual post-mass get-together! These will be weekly zoom sessions, you can join by the same link every time: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86900330265. Please join at 1:00 pm on Sundays to chat and gather in community. If folks need an update of how to use zoom, please check out this video. If any one has questions or needs help with zoom, please contact Lacie at michaelsonlacie6@gmail.com.

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