Each of us has been created and called by God to fulfil a very specific mission. This mission is carried out through the vocation of marriage, religious life, the priesthood, or the single state. At Saint Vincent de Paul School, we encourage students to respond to God’s call through prayer and through learning about the various states of life in the Church.
We are blessed to have the presence of religious sisters in our school. The Dominican Sisters of Saint Cecilia, whose motherhouse is in Nashville, Tennessee, serve in the role of principal and also as 2nd and 7th/8th grade teachers. This daily presence of religious life allows students to experience what it means to be a religious and to consider this call for themselves.
In addition to the constant presence of Dominican Sisters, a Dominican brother comes once a week from the Central Province’s Novitiate House to work in the classrooms. Seminarians from Denver's St. John Vianney Seminary, located just up the street from the school, also come each year to volunteer their time in the classrooms and After School Care.
We also hold a Vocation Fair every other year. The various booths at the Fair share information about vocations and responding to God’s call or allow students to interact with priests, seminarians, and religious.
For the 2009-2010 school year, we are thrilled to support Our Holy Father's decree of the Year for the Priest. We will be praying for priests around the country this year, that they may remain holy, that they may receive the great appreciation they deserve, and that other young men will listen for the call from God to the priesthood.