Parish Council

Current members are:

Michelle Manteuffel
Harry Palmer
Leticia Bahena
Omar Diaz
Yandehli Gomez
Rob Jackson
Diane Nagy
Maricela Puentes
Theresa Gerwels
Vicki Kalil
Diane Cosentino
Arnoldo Rodriguez
Ed Manteuffel



Parish Council
Summary of Monthly Meetings


June 8, 2017

  • Currently looking for new members to increase Parish Council size and to replace retiring members
  • Reviewed plans for the Corpus Christi Procession
  • St. Vincent Feast Day 5K plans are under way
  • Received update from Haiti regarding the funds we sent; waiting on photos to display outside Vincent Hall
  • Coordinating a joint meeting with the 150th Committee to share ideas for parish spiritual renewal
  • Reviewed and updated Parish Council Statutes

May 11, 2017

  • Fr. Matthew contacting candidates for Parish Council to replace retirees
  • Discussed plans for the Corpus Christi Procession on June 18
  • Discussed plans for the St. Vincent Feast Day activities: 5K on Sept. 23 and Gold Outing and Neighborhood Picnic on Sept. 24
  • Funds were sent to Haiti, and Fr. Jolibois has been invited to visit our parish
  • 150th Campaign has raised 90% of our goal in pledges
  • Roof remodel can begin after all required estimates have been received

March 9, 2017

  • 150th campaign has received pledges for 80% of monetary goal. Bishop’s Appeal obligation is met and enough funds are available to begin the roof repair this summer.
  • Fr. Matthew will ask for spiritual renewal ideas from the parish on forms to be placed in offertory baskets. Goal is to plan events by June to commence in September.
  • Guest speakers for Lent reviewed as well as expanded hours for confession.
  • New St. Vincent school mascot is the Guardians.
  • Prairie Street buildings can be salvaged and repaired for less than tearing down.
  • Our sister parish in Haiti, St. Bainet, will be our Annual Mission Appeal for 2017. Fr. Matthew will be inviting them to send a guest speaker for our Masses.
  • Fr. Matthew will oversee efforts to step up parking direction during religious education/Mass overlap on Sundays.

February 9, 2017

  • Guest speaker will give brief testimony at Masses in support of 150th campaign. Parishioners are encouraged to submit pledge cards for prayer support if unable to donate financially.
  • Plans made to survey parishioners for spiritual renewal ideas
  • Materials will be posted for “Best Lent Ever” online Lent devotional from Dynamic Catholic.
  • Jail ministry beginning with a men’s Bible study in cooperation with neighborhood parishes.
  • Land adjacent to the St. Vincent Cemetery has been donated for cemetery use. The cemetery board is working on a five-year plan to develop the property.
  • Prairie Street properties are being assessed for cost and viability of rehabilitation project and/or tearing down of the buildings.

   January 12, 2017

  • 150th Campaign Video will be shown a second time at all weekend Masses due to low attendance for previous showing.
  • 150th Campaign has raised nearly 50% of its monetary goal.
  • Reviewed this year’s Advent Lessons & Carols with Brad Todorovich, planning to expand program for 2017.
  • Gathering ideas for spiritual renewal for the parish in conjunction with the 150th Anniversary.
  • Lenten schedule reviewed.


November 10, 2016

  • St. Vincent sent money to Haiti for hurricane relief
  • Neighborhood cookout was successful; ideas for next year discussed
  • George Kalil is coordinating assessment of steeple capacity for larger cross
  • The new carpet in the conference room downstairs already has large stains; will discuss limit on food consumption with Fr. Matthew
  • Planned to discuss the future of Advent Lessons & Carols with Brad Todorovich.

October 13, 2016

  • Met jointly with the 150th Anniversary Committee to review feedback from parish and diocese on church renovations & improvements.
  • Voted unanimously to proceed with the project and begin fundraising.

September 8, 2016

  • Meeting Room Updates: painting is complete; new carpet, artwork and countertops in conference room.

  • 5K Run/Walk registration in progress

  • Neighborhood Cookout planning finalized

  • 150th Anniversary town hall meeting scheduled for 9/11/16

  • New parish office secretary & part time administrative assistant announced

August 11, 2016

  • Neighborhood Cookout refocusing on evangelization

  • Parish Council new nominee status and current member changes

  • Update on meeting rooms – painting and updates in progress

  • Finalization of 5K Run/Walk for Haiti plans

  • Parish Festival update from John Karasch