NASHVILLE, TN — Rev. Father Francis Gerald Appreh arrived in the Catholic Diocese of Nashville on May 25, 2011 and was appointed Administer of St. Vincent de Paul Church, 1700 Heiman Street, Nashville, TN on July 15th, 2017.
St. Vincent de Paul Church and School were founded in 1932 by St. Katharine Drexel for the purpose of ministering to the spiritual needs of African-American families in North Nashville. A secondary purpose was to minister to the needs of the college students at Fisk University and Meharry Medical College. The current church building was dedicated in 1960 while the current school building was built and opened in 2002. The church continues to follow the initial vision of its founder, St. Katherine Drexel.
He was also appointed as the Catholic priest chaplain of St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee and in October 2012, he was transferred to Baptist Hospital (now St. Thomas Midtown Hospital) and became the first full time Catholic Priest Chaplain, a role he performed until the end of June 2015.
Father Francis appreciates his involvement in the programs of St. Bernard Academy in Nashville and most especially as a Catholic priest chaplain for SBA.
As a way to welcome Father Francis to his new Church, St. Vincent is hosting a
REVIVAL! August 11th – 13th, 2017
The Nashville Community won’t want to miss Fernand Cheri III auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of New Orleans as the revivalist when he leads the community Friday, Saturday, and Sunday with his spirited messages of faith. St. Vincent de Paul invites the community to come and have your spirit revived, refreshed, and renewed by Bishop Ferd and uplifting music by the St. Vincent Choir – Friday August 11 at 7:00 pm to kick off the revival.
On Saturday, August 12th, the community is invited to a continental breakfast from 8 am to 8:45 am with the revival beginning at 9 am.
On Sunday, Bishop Cheri will preside at Mass at St. Vincent de Paul at 10 am with brunch immediately following in the church gym.
Nashville families and friends are invited, for this spirit filled renewal of faith. This event is free and open to the public
Join St. Vincent de Paul as the Church and be revived in the spirit of an awesome and loving God!