The hearts of Americans across the country are joined together in collective mourning following the tragic, disturbing, and unnecessary death of George Floyd. In the name of the people of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, I express my prayerful condolences and join with all who are struggling to cope with this heavy burden of sorrow and […]
This past Sunday, Christine Eberle sang a song that was composed by Michael Joncas during this pandemic. Here are the lyrics: Shelter Me Prayer for the COVID-19 Pandemic Shepherd and sheep, my God and I:to fresh green fields you led my steps in days gone by.You gave me rest by quiet springsand filled my soul […]
Laudato Si’ at 5: 5th anniversary of Pope Francis’ encyclical letter, Laudato Si’: On Care for Our Common Home. The anniversary will be marked between Laudato Si’ week (May 16-May 24) and June 18th (the date of the encyclical’s publication). In Laudato Si’, Pope Francis calls on the world to “dialogue about how we are […]
Hello, Saint Vincent’s Family! It has been a long standing tradition at our Parish, and the Catholic Church, to reflect and engage in the Seven Last Words of Christ. These phrases were spoken directly from the mouth of Our Lord as He hung from that rugged cross and, later, died for the sake of our […]
Reflections from a St Vincent’s Parishioner In this holiest of seasons, we Christians are called to celebrate the love God showed for us by grafting us onto the “olive tree” of those first called into a sacred covenant relationship with God: the Jewish people (Romans 11). It is hard for us to hear that our […]
My Dear Church Family, May God protect us and heal the World! This is a time for deep prayer and caution. In my lifetime, I have never experienced anything like this coronavirus. Please let’s pray each and every day. I am enclosing a prayer that I found was powerful, so let me encourage you and your […]
Bro. Al Smith, CM, was one of three honorees at the first Vincentian Gala, during which they celebrated 170 years of “Hearts on Fire.” Read more about it here.
Guest post from John Freund, CM To all the members of the Vincentian Family (VF) in the world, and especially to our brothers and sisters in Venezuela, we express our concern and our solidarity in the face of the dramatic situation Venezuelans are experiencing in their country. Read more…
Parishioner Mary Ellen Graham was the subject of a wonderful article on the site “The Daily Good.” Read the article here.
Dear President Trump: We are the Catholic community of St. Vincent de Paul Church in Germantown of Philadelphia. We have an urgent message for you on behalf of the immigrant peoples of the United States. We are all immigrants in the sense that we can trace ourselves back somewhere in our lineage to someone who […]