St. Vincent de Paul On-Line Magazine
Our On-Line Magazine is intended to enhance the printed Parish Newsletter distributed each Sunday. Newsletter articles thought to be of continuing interest will be maintained here, often in greater depth than space available in the Newsletter permits.

Please refer to our on-line Calendar for up-to-date information on each week's activities. Clicking on many Calendar entries will link to the appropriate Handbook entry.

Table of Contents

  • Life of St. Vincent de Paul
    Our parish patron, the Apostle of Charity, lived from 1580 to 1660, gradually opening more and more to the power of God's grace working in him, and coming to see his world more clearly in the light of Christ.

  • Focus on . . . St. Vincent de Paul, Richboro
    The "In the Parishes" column of the February 23, 2006 issue of our Archdiocesan Newspaper, The Catholic Standard & Times, featured our parish.

  • Double the blessings for Newtown couple
    This article in the March 5, 2009 issue of our Archdiocesan Newspaper, The Catholic Standard & Times, reports on Dan Tarrant, our Youth Minister, and his wife, Joanne's, adopting twins from Ibanda, Uganda.

  • Father McBride Memorial Window
    Following the death of our founding pastor, Rev. William T. McBride, on October 21, 1998, parishioners suggested as a memorial a stained glass window for the Church façade highlighting our patron.

  • Jubilee Day for Persons with Disabilities
    Parishioner Grace Bowen was chosen to represent St. Edmond's Home at the Jubilee Day for Persons with Disabilities in Rome, December 3, 2000. She was joined by her family, our pastor and two other parishioners.
  • Jubilee Mass for the 350th Anniversary
    of the Death of St. Louise de Marillac

    On March 14, 2010, at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, our pastor, Father McLaughlin, together with Deacon Jack and Barbara Golaszewski, participated in the Jubilee Mass. The following day, they also participated in a special Vincentian Mass in the Chapel of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal on Rue de Bac in Parish, where the relics of St. Louise de Marillac are venerated.

  • Revised Edition of the Roman Missal — Formational Materials
    The translation of the revised edition of the Roman Missal into English is in progress. The Committee on Divine Worship of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) provides ongoing reports and formational materials.

  • Living Together, The Church's Concern for Couples
    Today almost half the couples who come for marriage preparation in the Catholic Church are in a cohabiting relationship. Cohabitation, in a commonly understood sense, means living together in a sexual relationship without marriage. Over the past twenty-five years cohabitation has become a major social phenomenon affecting the institution of marriage and family life.

    Our youth are confronted with a dramatic difference about what the Church teaches and "what's happening." Parents, grandparents and godparents are also concerned about the different messages given to our youth — and sometimes about "what's happening" with those they love.

    The Church in the United States is also concerned, and continues to search for the best way to help our youth enjoy a blessed and committed love in marriage. Small articles about bishops' statements periodically appear in the press. Our parish, wishing to provide our youth and those who love them with the full benefit of the Church's study and concern, recommends the following.

Pilgrimages
  • Passion Play 2000 Pilgrimage
    St. Vincent de Paul Church and Advent Evangelical Lutheran Church in Richboro made their second ecumenical pilgrimage June 27 through July 7, 2000 to Munich, Augsburg and Oberammergau, Germany, and Salzburg, Austria.

  • Stockholm Pilgrimage
    In April, 1998, St. Vincent de Paul Church and Advent Evangelical Lutheran Church made their first ecumenical pilgrimage to Stockholm and Uppsala, Sweden.

  • Paris Pilgrimage
    The first parish pilgrimage, February 13-17, 1997, went to the city of our patron, St. Vincent de Paul.