Saint Vincent de Paul’s Feast Day is Wednesday, September 27th
Please join us in a special mass celebrating our founder’s feast day and the 90th Anniversary of our school.
The mass will be celebrated by our very own, Bishop Jorge Rodriguez, S.T.M. at 9:30 AM.
Saint Vincent de Paul School opened its doors in 1927 on the corner of Josephine Street and Arizona Avenue This building has also housed the church, parish hall, convent, rectory, religious education, and Eucharistic Adoration Chapel. Indeed, the school building has stood the test of time!
In the nearly 90 years of St. Vincent de Paul School, there’s no doubt that it has made an enormous contribution to the parish, the archdiocese of Denver, Colorado and beyond. Among the notable graduates of the school include George Evans, who later became auxiliary bishop of Denver, was a member of Saint Vincent de Paul’s first graduating class.
With an unbroken history of women religious, Saint Vincent de Paul Catholic School will celebrate its 90th year anniversary this year.
For a flyer outlining our school’s history, please Click Here!
Saint Vincent de Paul’s Biography:
“In the kingdom of charity, one prefers to suffer some inconvenience rather than inconvenience the neighbor.”
Born in 1581 to a peasant family in Pouy, France, Vincent studied at Dax and, then, at Toulouse and was ordained in 1600. While traveling by sea from Marseille on family business, he was kidnapped by Barbary pirates and enslaved, but was released in 1607.
He traveled to Rome, then served as chaplain to Marguerite de Valois and worked as a parish priest at Clichy near Paris before entering the service of the Gondi family, under whom his vocation of caring for the poor was fostered.
In 1622, he was appointed chaplain to the galley slaves and then went on to found the Congregation of the Mission (the Vincentians); and with Louse de Marillac, he also founded the Daughters of Charity. He was an ardent critic of the Jansenist movement in France.
Vincent died in 1660, was beatified in 1729 and was canonized in 1737. His feast day is September 27.