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A Roman Catholic Church of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia
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
Video About Parish Pastoral Planning
Parish Pastoral Planning Overview
Parish Pastoral Planning News
Waclaw Szczesniak Funeral
11:00 A.M. Friday, November 28th
Wally is the husband of Diane Szczesniak and the father of
parishioners Ed and Mary Szczesniak of Richboro.
A viewing will be held in Church
Friday morning beginning at 9:15 A.M.
Please remember Wally and his family in your prayers.
Carmela Altomare Funeral
11:30 A.M. Saturday, November 29th
at St. Cyril of Jerusalem Church
Molly is the wife of the late Vince Altomare, and the
mother of parishioners Tony and Sheila Altomare.
Viewings will be held in St. Cyril of Jerusalem Church,
Friday evening from 7:00 to 9:00 P.M.,
and Saturday morning, beginning at 10:15 A.M.
Please remember Molly and her family in your prayers.
Advent Mission with Father Dennis O'Donnell
November 30th, December 1st and 2nd
Father Dennis O'Donnell, who will lead us in our Advent Mission,
will preach at all the Masses the weekend of November 29th and 30th.
The mission conferences will take place in Church Sunday, Monday,
and Tuesday, November 30th, December 1st and December 2nd, from
7:00 to 8:00 P.M..
In addition to leading us in reflections for our Advent Parish Mission,
Father O'Donnell will introduce us to Amigos de Jesús,
a mission he co-founded to minister to children in Honduras.
Father conducts weekend retreats and days of recollection for
various groups (senior citizens, married couples, faculty, students).
Father also directs retreats for religious, clergy and parish
missions/retreats throughout the USA.
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
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,
Preparations for the World Meeting
Parishioners are asked to participate in preparations
for the meeting.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.