Calling all former students of St. Rose Academy to reunite on

Saturday, September 30, 2017

2017 Reunion Information

(all times are Indiana time)

Green Auditorium on the Vincennes University Campus will be the venue for the 23rd annual reunion. The class of 1967 will be celebrating its Golden Anniversary. The classes of 1947, 1952, 1957, 1962 and 1972 (Rivet) classes will also be honored.

10:30 a.m. – Doors open and registration begines

11 a.m. – Mass

12 p.m. – Buffet Luncheon followed by a short program and presentation by the class of 1967.

Registration: Cost is $20 and all checks should be made payable to St. Rose Alumni Association. All reservations must be made in advance.

Deadline to register is September 15, 2017.

Please click here to download a printable registration form.

For more information or if you are planning a special class event and need mailing addresses/email addresses, please contact Mary Ann Thacker at 812-890-2902 or email her at



Keep in touch on Facebook

The Central Catholic-St. Rose Academy Alumni have an active group on Facebook. There are many photo albums of old classes photos, school photos, past reunions and a lot more. You must send a request to join. Get started here! 


Connie Gualano is the alumnae/i relations manager for the Sisters of Providence. You may reach her at 812-535-2811 or email

History of St. Rose Academy

Two other congregations taught in Vincennes before the Sisters of Providence: Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, Kentucky, from 1824 to 1834, and then Sisters of Charity from Emmitsburg, Maryland, until 1843.

Then, when Mother Theodore was in France, Bishop de la Hailandiere sent three Sisters of Providence to Vincennes. They were at first located in a house on Main Street between Fourth and Fifth – the Bishop’s Block. In 1847 Bishop Bazin relocated them to the former seminary on Second Street. This building also housed resident students, and from 1849 to 1863, orphan girls.

When the orphan boys were moved to the Old College (St. Vincent’s), the girls took their place. This left St. Rose as boarding school and academy, and as before, the Sisters’ residence. In 1884, when with the consent of Bishop Chatard the city was to cut a street in the path of St. Rose, the school building was razed and a new St. Rose Academy built. The third and last building was dedicated in 1964. In 1970 St. Rose Academy joined with Central Catholic High School for boys as Rivet High School.