Historic Trust

Contact: Father Lawrence, 410-962-5078

St. Vincent de Paul Parish was founded in 1840 and one year later opened its doors to its first worshipers in the first and only church building this parish has ever had, making it the “oldest Catholic parish church  in Baltimore.”

In 1979, the church was listed on the National Register of Historic Places. A separate corporation, the St. Vincent de Paul Church Historic Trust, Inc, was established to create and manage an endowment to preserve the historic fabric of the building. The pastor, the President of the Parish Council and  and the Chair of the Finance Committee are ex officio members of the Board of the Trust, and the other six members are chosen from the financial and historic preservation communities of Baltimore. Funds generated from the interest on this endowment are earmarked for the renovation and structural maintenance of the historic buildings. The planning of these efforts is the responsibility of the Art and Architecture Working Group.