St. Vincent de Paul School sponsors Lenten Fish Dinners every Friday during Lent (except for Good Friday). Dinners are served from 4:30 – 7:00 pm. It is a family event, where two pieces of fried fish, mixed veggies, baked potato, mac & cheese, potato salad, applesauce, and desserts are served all for $8.00. Proceeds are divided between Interchurch Social Services and St. Vincent de Paul School. We invite the community to join us.
Texas Hold’Em Tournament
The Texas Hold’Em Tournament is held each year in January. We invite the community to participate in this event.
Back-to-School Block Party
The annual back-to-school block party is held a few days before the new school year begins. The block party provides an opportunity for students and families to meet new teachers, drop off supplies, catch up with old friends and make new ones, and share a potluck meal together! Held on N. McArthur Street between E. High and E. Chestnut Streets, the block party combines food and fun into a memorable way to start the new school year.
Test your culinary skills and your favorite chili recipe each at our annual Chili Cook-Off, held each fall. There are prizes to be won and of course bragging rights!
St. Vincent Feast Day
In honor of the school’s namesake a St. Vincent Feast Day celebration is held in September. A non perishable food drive is held.
Auction & Dance
The annual silent auction and dance is held in March, each year with a different theme. Many items, services, amenities, and class gifts are contributed and auctioned off each year, and a few items are saved for a live auction later in the evening. This is our top school fundraiser and we thank all community and business sponsors that make this event such a fun success.
This year, the theme was, “When I Grow Up”. Children had the opportunity for hands-on exploration into a wide variety of careers. Representatives from different career paths including astronautics, engineering, aerospace, technology, farming, and banking inspired children to reach for their dream careers. Tractors, semi-trucks, and animals that help people do their jobs were on display. The community was encouraged to bring their children to see what possibilities their futures held.
St. Nicholas Day
St. Vincent de Paul School celebrates the feast of St. Nicholas every December. The children place a shoe in the hallway and the next day the shoe is filled with candy, apples, and other treats. There is also a St. Nick Dinner with games, music, and a visit by you-know-who. St. Nicholas is the patron saint of children and bakers. During his life, Nicholas was very generous to the poor and acted as a special protector of the to the innocent and wronged. Over the years, his story has become known as the story of Santa Claus, cherished around the world.