Bereavement dinners are provided when a member of our congregation passes into eternal life. Members of the bereavement committee arrange for and order the food necessary as well as help with the preparation and serving of the meal. Father calls the contact of the bereavement committee when he is told of a death of one of our members; and the committee immediately preps the meal which is usually served in the Huels Room of the St. Mary Cathedral Office Building. Members & non-members of Old St. Vincent Church are encouraged to volunteer their assistance in helping to serve during this time of family mourning.
Old St. Vincent Church, its current structure built in 1853, is constructed in a cruciform plan similar to the great cathedrals of Europe. It is of English Gothic Revival style and said to be one of six churches of this style within the United States.
Comments heard from world travelers visiting Old St. Vincent Church are always rewarding to our tour guides. Restored during the 1980s, visitors cannot believe that there is such an amazing “old world structure” in a small river city in mid-America. This magnificent old church, a religious & cultural center, is a source of community pride for both Catholics and non-Catholics throughout the region.
The church is generally open for tours on Saturdays April through October (Noon – 4 P.M.). Tours may also be arranged by appointment by calling the Convention and Visitors Bureau of Cape Girardeau @ (573)335-1631. Old St. Vincent Church is one of the many historic sites offered to visitors of Cape Girardeau.
Game Nights and Movie Nights are held at the Fuerth House. Dates and events can be found on the website calendar.