The parish of San Vicente de Paul, located within the Southern Episcopal Vicariate of Guayaquil, was established on December 12, 1977 by disposition of the then archbishop of the city, Monsignor Bernardino Echeverria Ruiz; its first pastor was diocesan father Pablo Mesa and its first parish priest was father Francisco Smith.
The Missionary Oblates arrived to the parish on July 20, 2003, which currently administer it. The first Oblates priest was reverend Misael Castillo Leon.
The patron saint of the church is San Vicente Paul, one of the most representative figures of the French Catholicism of the XVII century and founder of the Mission Congregation also called Lazarists Missionary.
San Vicente de Paul was born in Landas on April 24, 1581 and died in Paris on September 27, 1660, as Royal Missionary. He worked to improve the life of the villagers.
The image of the Virgin of El Cisne, patron saint of the church, which occupies a central area of the altar; also the dome over the Main Altar and the Blessed Sacrament.
The religious festivity of the Virgin of El Cisne is celebrated in August; in her honor, a procession is carried out the last Saturday of August that starts at 15h00 and departures from San Agustin Church (Luis Urdaneta Street and Pedro Moncayo Avenue). The pilgrimage covers 95 blocks from the departure site to San Vicente Church, located in the suburb of Guayaquil. The tour includes: Luis Urdaneta Street, Machala Avenue, Cuenca Street, Los Rios Avenue, Portete Street, 17 Street, Garcia Goyena Street, 25 Street, and A Street.