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Our Patron Saint

St. Vincent is the patron saint of charitable societies. St. Vincent de Paul is primarily recognized for his charity and compassion for the poor, though he is also known for his reform of the clergy.

Educated by the Franciscans at Dax, France, he was ordained in 1600 and graduated from the University of Toulouse in 1604. He was allegedly captured at sea by Barbary pirates and sold as a slave but eventually escaped. He spent a year in Rome to continue his studies and then went to Paris, where he remained permanently. He placed himself under the spiritual guidance of the celebrated cardinal Pierre de Bérulle, who entrusted him with the parish of Clichy. After founding the Congregation of the Mission in 1625, Vincent de Paul established in and around Paris the Confraternities of Charity—associations of laywomen who visited, fed, and nursed the sick poor. The wealth of these women, many of noble family, aided him in establishing the foundling and other hospitals. With St. Louise de Marillac he co-founded the Daughters of Charity (Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul) in 1633. The association was patterned after the Confraternities of Charity and was the first non-cloistered religious institute of women devoted to active charitable works. 

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul, a Catholic charitable organization dedicated to the service of the poor, was founded by Blessed Antoine Frédéric Ozanam in 1833.

St. Vincent believed that to serve God was to do more. 

The motto of St. Vincent School is DO MORE. 

St. Vincent Catholic Elementary School

Our Vision


Inspired by St. Vincent, we seek to do more through actively learning, serving, and participating in a Christ-centred community. 

Our Mission

Doing more by working collaboratively, celebrating diversity, empowering and inspiring each other to be the best versions of ourselves. 

St. John the Evangelist Parish Information
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9830 148 Street
Edmonton, Alberta
T5N 3E8
Sacramental Preparation
St. Vincent School works in partnership with St. John the Evangelist Parish and other schools in our St. John the Evangelist Family to support parents and children in preparing for the Sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Communion. Sacramental Sessions are offered in the fall, winter and spring in order to accommodate the busy schedules of families in our school community.
The Sacramental Program involves:  
  • Parents registering their children for the sacraments and purchasing study guides through the parish.
  • Parents and children taking part in classes. All sessions are conducted by one of the parish priests.
  • Parents and children reviewing assigned sections of the study guides at home prior to the parish-based sessions.
  • Children receiving the Sacrament of First Communion as a group with classmates from school at a designated mass.

Please note that parents whose child was not baptized at St. John the Evangelist Parish, are required to submit a copy of the child's baptismal certificate with their registrations.

For more information please contact St. John the Evangelist directly at:

Religious Celebrations
We hold Liturgical Celebrations throughout the school year and parents are always welcome to join us on these occasions. Our special day celebrations are:
  • School Opening Celebration
  • Student Faith Day celebrating the Feast Day of St. Vincent
  • Thanksgiving
  • Remembrance Day
  • Advent Season
  • Christmas
  • Ash Wednesday
  • Lent
  • Easter
  • Grade Six  Farewell
  • Year End Celebration