I attended school in early '70s before it clustered with surrounding Catholic schools. During adolescence I attend the church. My first paying job was cooking breakfast and answering phones on Sunday mornings. I was allowed to organize a library in the front parlor of the rectory. Fr Henry was sent to integrate the parish in the late '60s, legendary in Park Heights. He oversaw the shared ministry with fellow priest, sisters, archdiocese first permanent deacons and lay ministers. The parish had always been enabling to me, during high years, '80s I operated a library in the front parlor of the rectory before leaving to attend Morehouse College. Fr Henry allowed friends and I to clean the church and once allowed a Jewish guy, neighborhood guy and myself to make an over night retreat in the belfry in cold of winter. The rectory was the hub of activity during the week. The food pantry, AA meetings, catechism classes, bible study, choir rehearsal and meetings were held there. Great place!
This church is in the downtown section of Baltimore and was active before 1850. Many early immigrants from Ireland, Germany, and Italy were parishioners, married there, had their families baptized in the building, and many were buried in the church cemetery which is almost completely overgrown. There are very few tombstones left standing. We are hoping the names will be printed and posted on a web site, so people can finally learn where their ancestors lie now. My own ancestors were married in St. Vincent's. The marriage records are in the Maryland State Archives, Rowe Blvd, Annapolis, MD.