St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church
Serving the West Park Community since 1922
The Story of St. Vincent de Paul Parish
1922 - First Masses were offered by Fr. Flanigan for the welfare of the people of the parish. Current church was originally designed as a temporary church, as the original plans referred to it as the auditorium.
1924 - School Building is built as an 8-room building.
1930s & 1940s - Rectory undergoes some internal renovations and some additions were made as well.
1940 - Fr. Flanigan is elevated to the rank of "Domestic Prelate".
1942 - Property of the Lighthouse and Convent is purchased. The Lighthouse was the original home to the Janitor and his family.
1953 - Church building is expanded, and marble altar is installed.
1960 - Monsignor Flanigan celebrates his Golden Anniversary of Ordination to the Priesthood.
1963 - Fr. William Walsh is appointed the Second Pastor of St. Vincent de Paul Parish, upon the death of Msgr. Flanigan.
1968 - Fr. Urban Reichlin is appointed the Third Pastor of St. Vincent de Paul Parish.
1970 - Blue Room is added to the Rectory.
1972 - St. Vincent de Paul Parish celebrates its Golden (50th) Anniversary.
1980s - Adjustments were made in the rear of the Rectory as well as the addition of Offices.
1983 - Fr. Edward Rupp is appointed the Fourth Pastor of St. Vincent de Paul Parish.
1989 - The Main Sanctuary of the Church is remodeled. New Organ is purchased, and new Stained Glass Windows are installed.
1990s - Living Room, Dining Room, and Blue Room in the Rectory are remodeled.  Also, decisions were made to remodel the Lighthouse so it can be used as a meeting place for the various parish groups.
1994 - Fr. John Manning is appointed the Fifth Pastor of St. Vincent de Paul Parish.
1999 - The Convent is converted to the DePaul Center. The DePaul Center housed the Kindergarten Rooms, the Latch Key Program, and Offices for the School's Auxiliary personnel.
2003 - The Nave of the Church is re-painted.

Saturday Evening:
5:00 PM

8:00 AM & 10:30 AM
Monday through Friday:
8:30 AM
Holy Days:  Please consult our Parish Bulletin.
Every Saturday:
3:30 - 4:30 PM

Anytime by appointment!
Contact Us  
13400 Lorain Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio  44111
Parish Office:  216.252.2626

Parish Office Hours:
Monday through Friday:
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Saturday - Sunday: Closed
Legal Holidays: Closed
© Copyright 2018.  St. Vincent de Paul Church 13400 Lorain Avenue | Cleveland, Ohio  44111 Website Design by:  Tom Borawski, Jr.