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654 Hatboro Road • Richboro, PA 18954-1039 • U.S.A.
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A Roman Catholic Church of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia

Daily Reflections
Watch a video reflection on the day's scripture.
You can also read or listen to the daily readings
from the New American Bible.

Pope Francis' Daily Homilies
Highlights of the daily meditations of Pope Francis
during his morning Mass in the Santa Marta Chapel.

Evaluation of Parish Life Process
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Parish Pastoral Planning Overview
Parish Pastoral Planning News


Denis Gallagher Funeral
11:00 A.M. Tuesday, March 31st

Denis is the son of Mary Gallagher and the late James Gallagher, who lived for many years in Churchville. A viewing will be held in Church Tuesday morning beginning at 9:45 A.M.

Please remember Denis and his family in your prayers.


Carol Campbell Funeral
11:30 A.M. Wednesday, April 1st

Carol is the wife of Thomas Campbell, Jr. of Richboro. A viewing will be held Tuesday evening from 7:00 to 9:00 P.M. and Wednesday morning from 9:30 to 10:45 A.M., at the Joseph A. Fluehr, III Funeral Home, Inc., Newtown-Richboro Road at Holland Road in Richboro.

Please remember Carol and her family in your prayers.


Holy Week Schedule

Palm Sunday, March 29th
5:00 P.M. Saturday Vigil Mass, Palms Blessed & Distributed
7:30, 9:30, 11:30 A.M., & 6 P.M. Sunday Masses, Palms Blessed & Distributed

Monday of Holy Week, March 30th

6:30 & 9:00 A.M. Masses in the Chapel of St. Louise de Marillac
7:30 P.M. Parish Penance Service

Tuesday of Holy Week, March 31st

6:30 & 9:00 A.M. Masses in the Chapel of St. Louise de Marillac

Wednesday of Holy Week, April 1st

6:30 & 9:00 A.M. Masses in the Chapel of St. Louise de Marillac
4-4:30 P.M. Confessions (Fathers McLaughlin & Linus) in Church
7-7:30 P.M. Confessions (Fathers McLaughlin & Linus) in Church

Holy Thursday, April 2nd

  No morning Masses
7:30 P.M. Mass of the Lord's Supper
9 P.M. - 12 Eucharistic Adoration in the Chapel of St. Louise de Marillac

Good Friday, April 3rd

  No morning Masses
12:00 noon Ecumenical Service at North and Southampton Reformed Church
(Clergy and laity of the Churches of the Northampton, Southampton and Wrightstown Ministerium pray the Seven Last Words of Christ together.)
3:00 P.M. Solemn Liturgical Service
(On Good Friday, Communion is distributed only at this Service.)
7:30 P.M. Living Stations in Church
(Directed by Dan Tarrant)

Holy Saturday, April 4th

  No morning Mass, no Confessions, no 5 P.M. Mass
10:30 A.M. Food Blessed in the Chapel of St. Louise de Marillac
8:00 P.M. Easter Vigil Mass

Easter Sunday, April 5th

6:00 A.M. Sunrise Mass & Morning Prayer in Church
7:30, 9:30, 11:30 A.M. Easter Masses
There will be two 9:30 A.M. Masses and two 11:30 A.M. Masses, one in the Church and one in the Church Hall.

The 11:30 A.M. Mass in Church will be a Teen Mass

N.B. No 6 P.M. Mass Easter Sunday

On Palm Sunday and on Easter Sunday traffic police will assist parishioners entering and leaving the parish property.

Individuals who have difficulty walking should be dropped off at the entrance to the Parish Center, so that they can take the elevator to Church or the Church Hall.


6:30 A.M. and 9:00 A.M.
Masses Now Offered
Daily, Monday through Friday,
in the Chapel of St. Louise de Marillac

Father Linus Nangwele, a Ghanian and priest of the Archdiocese of Tamale is visiting our parish, and has permission from his bishop and Archbishop Chaput to remain in ministry here for a period of two years. With his presence in the parish, we have resumed celebrating both a 6:30 A.M. and a 9:00 A.M. daily, Monday through Friday.

Intentions for the additional Masses being celebrated may be scheduled by contacting Jeanne Flowers.


World Meeting of Families
September 22nd to 27th, 2015

Saint John Paul II created the World Meeting of Families in 1994 in Rome to explore the critical role the family plays in society and to give families opportunities to talk about the challenges and blessings that all families have.

Every three years since 1994, families from all over the world are invited by the Holy Father to attend this global gathering. At the conference, families share their thoughts, dialogue and prayers, working together to grow as individuals and family units. Families can participate in discussion groups on the Christian family's role in the church and society, led by many distinguished speakers.

The theme of this World Meeting, September 22-27, 2015, in Philadelphia is "Love Is Our Mission: The Family Fully Alive." This will be the first World Meeting of Families in North America, and, although his visit is not confirmed, it is widely believed that Pope Francis will join the meeting at the end of the week and celebrate Mass on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway on Sunday, September 27th.

Preparations for the World Meeting

Parishioners are asked to participate in preparations for the meeting.

Keep Informed

Visit to keep abreast of the latest developments. Scroll down to the bottom of the home page for a comprehensive look at the resources available on this web site.


The Official Prayer of the meeting is available in holy card format, and Archbishop Chaput has asked that we pray that prayer at the beginning of every Mass. The prayer is available for download in 18 languages at

Financially Support the Meeting

It is estimated that the Meeting will cost between $8 and $10 million for the administrative structure, publications, venues, security, etc., and, should Pope Francis visit, the cost would rise to around $40 million for additional security, set-up and clean-up of the Parkway, etc. Major individual and corporate donors are being solicited, and a number have already made donations or commitments. However, all are asked to help according to our means.

Host a Family

Many of our visiting families are traveling long distances. The expected attendance — especially if Pope Francis' visit is confirmed — exceeds the hotel room capacity of the Greater Philadelphia area. As an affordable alternative to hotel accommodations and to support the volume of people coming to the Philadelphia area, families located in the Philadelphia region are invited to open their doors to our visitors.

Host Families can host visitors in a spare bedroom, a vacated apartment, etc. Visiting individuals and families can then search the Host Family database to find hosts. Each visiting family will pay a nightly fee to the Host Family.

For more information, at the above web site, scroll to the bottom of the home page and click on "Host a Family" under Get Involved.


The World Meeting of Families will require thousands of volunteers in order to manage the crowds expected. These volunteers will be tasked with managing crowds, assisting visitors, translation services, welcoming committees, etc. By dedicating your valuable time, and sharing your individual talents, you will play a critical role in bringing the joy of the World Meeting to life for other attendees.

There are a variety of different opportunities for volunteering throughout the week, including a significant need for bilingual or multilingual volunteers for translation purposes. For updates on opportunities to Volunteer leave your information at


Registration for the World Meeting of Families will is now open and includes an "early-bird" discount. Visit the above web site, scroll down to the bottom of the home page and click on "Register" under Plan Your Visit.

Confirmation Mass

You too are living stones, built as edifice of spirit.
1 Peter 2:5

You form a building which rises on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the capstone.
Ephesians 2:20

Here you build a temple of living stones, and bring the Church to its full stature as the body of Christ throughout the world, to reach its perfection at last in the heavenly city of Jerusalem.
Preface for the Dedication of a Church

Inspired by these quotations, our WEB pages are intended to strengthen unity and improve communication within our parish, and establish bonds with other "living stones," Christian communities throughout the world.

We are building this WEB site in a spirit of "monastic simplicity." Our goal is not an award-winning presentation; it is rather to help our faith community and others see our place more clearly in "the temple of living stones," "the body of Christ throughout the world." As the building of this "temple" is in progress, so is the building of this WEB site. Comments and suggestions are welcome, both to improve communication within the parish, and to bond together with Christian communities throughout the world.

Rev. Joseph J. McLaughlin, Pastor

Our WEB site is made possible with the help of
NuNet, Inc.

Throughout this website, St. Vincent de Paul Parish provides links to other websites solely for the user's convenience. By providing these links, St. Vincent de Paul Parish assumes no responsibility for, nor does it necessarily endorse, these websites, their content, or their sponsoring organizations.