• 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


  • 9am Mass (livestreaming on Facebook and the website)
  • 10:30am Mass (NOTE: N0 10:30 Mass on 2/28/2021)
  • 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):

  • 8am Mass

Saturday Vigil:

  • 4pm Mass

Parish Census

Hello Saint Vincent’s! The Parish Census is here!

Parish Pastoral Council is committed to keeping our Parish connected! We want to hear from every member of your family, even your children and non-Catholic/non-St. V’s family members.

Please click here to access the census form.

Lenten Opportunities

St. Vincent's is offering many opportunities to join with others in your Lenten journey.

Virtual Stations of the Cross

Let us meet virtually via Zoom and pray and reflect on the sufferings of Christ, and also on the sufferings on our marginalized brothers and sisters, especially POC.

When: Every Friday starting February 19th during Lent at 7pm (1pm on Good Friday)

Contact: Dorinal and Mike Opferman at dpsinger16@aol.com for more info, to volunteer to
submit weekly reflections, and/or for the zoom link.

Intercessory Prayer Line

When: Every Wednesday starting February 24th during Lent at 6pm


  1. 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 - 30 minutes.

Lent 2021 Video Series: ‘Prayer in Motion’

Join us on a Lenten journey about the transformative power of prayer…

Beginning on Ash Wednesday, February 17, and continuing through Easter Sunday, April 4, The Miraculous Medal Shrine will release daily video reflections on Prayer in Motion: The Transformative Power of Prayer. These short daily reflections feature men and women from all walks of life, discussing how prayer has lead to personal growth and change.

As these stories will show, if we're open to personal reflection and open communication with God, our lives will be transformed in unpredictable ways. We'll experience a deeper peace, a stronger sense of purpose, and sense of personal and communal well-being.

Join us on this journey of faith, and learn ways that others have set their Prayer in Motion. Sign up now to receive daily reflection videos throughout the 2021 Lenten season.

Daily Reflection Sign Up

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About the Sacraments (But Were Afraid to Ask)

Please join St. Augustine Parish (Philadelphia) as we host five virtual discussions during LENT on the Sacraments of Reconciliation, Anointing of the Sick, Matrimony, and Holy Orders.

Why Confession? Can’t I just tell God I’m sorry? Why are Last Rites now called Anointing of the Sick? Can a divorced person receive Communion? Why does the Church only ordain men as priests?

We will discuss and answer these and other questions you might have. On the fifth and final night, our Zoom presentation is entitled: “How does it all come together?” We will discuss how all of the sacraments are tied together and the theology behind the teachings.

For more information and to submit your questions, contact Jacob Marquart, O.F.S. at: staugustineparish09@gmail.com or call (215) 627-1838

Joseph: Carpenter, Dreamer, Foster Father, Saint

Although St. Joseph does not speak a word in the Gospels, he is a powerful figure in the Catholic religious imagination. Responding to Pope Francis’ proclamation of a Year of St. Joseph, in this retreat we will use creative stories and artistic renderings to meditate on the life of Joseph. Together, we will consider contemporary parallels to the challenges he faced and the virtues he demonstrated, drawing closer to Joseph as our inspiration and guide in these difficult days.

It will be on Friday, March 19 from 3:00 - 4:30 Eastern.
Cost is $25; register here through the Priory.

Urgent Message: Scam Alert

If you receive an email or text from Fr. Sy asking you for help & to to email or text him IGNORE IT! He will NEVER contact anyone in this manner. IT IS A SCAM!

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).

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).

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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Fr. Sy’s Pastoral Message, February 28

Fr. Sy’s Pastoral Message, February 28

Fr. Sy’s Weekly Pastoral Message, February 21

Fr. Sy’s Weekly Pastoral Message, February 2...

Fr. Sy’s Weekly Pastoral Message, February 14

Fr. Sy’s Weekly Pastoral Message, February 1...

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!

St. Vincent’s is now on Instagram!

Check out the latest photos from our parish on the new St. Vincent's Instagram feed!

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

March 31, 2021
April 1, 2021
April 2, 2021
  • Virtual Stations of the Cross

    April 2, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

    See more details

  • Celebration of the Lord’s Passion (Service)

    April 2, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

    See more details

April 3, 2021

See the calendar for more upcoming events.

Mass Livestream

Joy Wuenschel Memorial Fund

We have embarked upon a Capital Campaign to restore the interior of St. Vincent's Church. It is the Joy Wuenschel Memorial Fund, and you can read more about it here.

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).


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).


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Mass Replays

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February 28, Second Sunday of Lent, Mass

February 28, Second Sunday of Lent, Mass

February 21st, 1st Sunday of Lent, Mass

February 21st, 1st Sunday of Lent, Mass

February 17, Ash Wednesday, Mass

February 17, Ash Wednesday, Mass


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Fr. Sy’s Homily, Second Sunday of Lent, February 28

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Intercessory Prayer Line

St. Vincent's now offers TWO opportunities to participate in Intercessory Prayer virtually.
  • Every Sunday, right after the 9am Mass
  • Wednesday nights in Lent at 6pm (beginning February 24th)
Come with your petitions for others or just join us as we act as intercessors and offer prayers for the needs of others.
Here is what you do:
  1. 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 - 30 minutes.

Latest News

Petitions for March 6 and 7, 2021

GENERAL INTERCESSIONS / 3rd SUNDAY IN LENTMarch 6-7, 2021 (if no sung response add: “Let Us Pray to the Lord”) Let us pray that we can recommit, during this holy season,to a new beginning, where prayer is central in our lives. Let us pray, as we begin Women’s History Month, thatwomen in the Church will […]

Petitions for February 27 and 28, 2021

GENERAL INTERCESSIONS / 2nd SUNDAY IN LENTFebruary 27-28, 2021 (if no sung response add: “Let Us Pray to the Lord”) We pray to You, Loving God, that we can match the faith ofAbraham, and be always faithful in our trust in You. We pray to You, Loving God, to transfigure the Church sothat She may […]

Petitions for February 20 and 21, 2021

God of Love, we pray that during this Lenten season, in Yourcovenant of love, we commune to battle the sin of racism. God of Love, we pray that the Spirit will inspire us to renewour baptismal promises: renouncing temptation, affirmingour faith in the Trinity, and reminding us of Your covenantwith us. God of Wisdom, we […]

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.

San Juan Gabriel Perboyre, C.M.

John Gabriel Perboyre, C.M., fue un sacerdote francés, que sirvió como misionero en Wuhan (provincia de Hubei, el origen de la pandemia actual) China, donde se convirtió en mártir. Fue canonizado en 1996 por el Papa Juan Pablo II.

Pidamos su intercesión y su ayuda en esta Pandemia. Expondremos su imagen durante esta pandemia.

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

Recursos de la Arquidiócesis de Filadelfia

Durante esta Pandemia, le invitamos a usted y a su familia que se unan con nosotros a la Rezar el Rosario, para pedir el Fin del COVID-19.

Tres formas de sintonizar:

  1. Haga clic en este enlace para sintonizar cada noche a las 8 p.m.
    https://zoom.us/j/494480541 (Haga clic en el enlace 5-10 minutos antes para permitir que su dispositivo descargue cualquier software necesario)
  2. Marcación por teléfono
    Marcar: (646) 558-8656
    Ingrese la ID del seminario web: 494 480 541
    Números de discado internacional disponibles: Haga clic aquí
  3. Sintonice Facebook Live en: www.facebook.com/PhillyEvangelization

Recursos de oraciones

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

Computadoras para personas mayores

Comcast ofrece computadoras para personas mayores con acceso a Wifi de bajo costo.

$ 150.00 por la computadora, más $ 9.95 / al mes por Wifi (Internet)

Para participar, la persona debe proporcionar prueba de uno de los siguientes documentos: Medicaid, Snap, Hud, suplemento de SSI, Low Energy Home o VA Pension.

Llame a la oficina comercial de Comcast al (855) 421-1739 para obtener más información

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.

Boletines recientes

Debido a la pandemia de COVID-19, ya no imprimimos ni publicamos boletines semanales. Sin embargo, tenemos un boletín que enviamos por correo electrónico cada semana. Por favor, utilice el registro anterior para agregar su dirección de correo electrónico a la lista.

Puede acceder a los números archivados del boletín de correo electrónico semanal aquí.