Vincentian Priests Celebration!

200 Years since the Arrival of the Vincentians in the United States

September 27, 2017 at 5:00 pm

St. Joseph Church
1802 Tulane Avenue

The Congregation of the Mission (the “Vincentians”) invite all, clergy religious and laity, to their celebration.  As part of the 200th anniversary of the arrival of the Congregation of the Mission in the United States, there will be a Mass, reception and the inauguration of a “New Orleans Congregation of the Mission scholarship Fund.”

After consulting with Xavier University, the Vincentians are establishing a scholarship fund for Xavier students who have shown an interest in working to promote peace and justice after they graduate from college. Specifically, they will offer aid to students in their last year or two of college, who are running short of finances to complete their college education.

The New Orleans Vincentians at DePaul Residence and St. Joseph Church will contribute an initial $100,000 to the fund. In an effort to have the scholarship fund reach a goal of $200,000, they welcome additional contributions.  Please send checks made out to “St. Joseph Church” with note “for scholarship fund” to St. Joseph Church, 1802 Tulane Ave., New Orleans., La 70112.

The Congregation of the Mission arrived in Baltimore in 1816, spent 1817 in Bardstown, Ky and arrived in Perryville, Mo. in 1818. At the celebration, we will also distribute a booklet describing the history of Vincentian priests and brothers in our Province that included New Orleans from 1818 to the present day.