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Pastoral Staff of the Parish
Steven J. Meyer, Choir Director
Mr. Meyer is director of music and organist at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic School and Church in San Francisco and the Director of Music at All Saints School in Hayward. Mr. Meyer, a founder
of the Golden Gate Boys Choir and Bellringers, has over twenty-five years experience working in choir programs. He also directs the Golden Gate Boys and Bell Choirs.
Reverend Roy Nemo, Parochial Vicar
Fr. Allan Roy E. Remo was born in Goa, Camarines Sur, Philippines on March 4, 1971. He was ordained priest for the Archdiocese of Caceres, Naga City, Philippines on November 22, 1997. He finished his Doctorate in Canon Law at the Angelicum University in Rome in 2003.
Immediately after his ordination to the priesthood in 1997, he was assigned as Formator - Professor of the Holy Rosary Major Seminary in Naga City. After his return from Rome in 2003, he was made a Chancellor. He served in that capacity until 2016. In July 2016, he was permitted by his Archbishop to work in the Archdiocese of San Francisco. He worked for three (3) years, as an Associate Pastor at St. Charles Church in San Carlos, CA. On July 1st, he was transferred to St. Vincent de Paul Parish to become its new Associate Pastor.
Reverend Monsignor Harry G. Schlitt (Fr. Harry)
Monsignor Harry Schlitt, a Roman Catholic Priest
for 52 years, is now retired. He left the Chancery
Office three years ago as the Vicar General and
Moderator of the Curia for the Archdiocese of San
Francisco. He served in the office for 16 years, and
was in residence with both Cardinal Levada and
Archbishop Niederauer. Father Harry was ordained
in Rome in 1964 at St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sacred Theology from the Gregorian University in Rome; a Masters in Guidance and Counseling from the University of Missouri; a Doctorate in Humane Letters from Waynesburg University in Pennsylvania. Father Harry is the founder of God Squad Productions, a California not-for-profit that produces a weekly Catholic Mass on television .
He has just completed his first major book, a memoir, entitled I'LL NEVER TELL.
Fr. Michael Strange, In Residence
Fr. Michael Strange, born in 1939, was raised in St. Cecilia's Parish in the Parkside. After twelve years in the seminary, he was ordained in 1965 and joined the Sulpician Fathers, a community dedicated to priestly formation. His assign-ments were at St. Edward-St. Thomas in Seattle, St. Joseph in Los Altos Hills, and the seminaries in Zambia, Africa, where he taught for thirteen years. That last assignment opened his eyes to our larger human community as well as our universal church. Then he spent eight years as associate at St. Vincent de Paul Church, a rich blessing.
Now retired, he is happy to be back at SVDP. He also says Mass once a week at St. Anne's Home, run by the Little Sisters of the Poor, and helps there when needed. Interests include classical music, esp. opera, plays, sports, and reading. He is grateful for the warm welcome from all the members of SVDP.
Reverend Kenneth M. Westray, Pastor
Fr. Ken was ordained for the Archdiocese of San Francisco on November 28, 1981. He has served as a pastoral associate at Sacred Heart and St. Elizabeth parishes in San Francisco, and as pastor of Sacred Heart , St. Sebastian (Kentfield), St. Isabella (San Rafael) and now St. Vincent de Paul. A native of Washington, DC, he is an avid 49ers and Giants fan, loves to eat and enjoys cooking and travel.
Kitty Martin, Operations Manager
Catherine Martin is a native of San Francisco and a graduate of the University of San Francisco.
She has spent her entire life in SF, but enjoys traveling to other parts of the world. She is very excited to serve as the new Parish Operations Manager for SVDP and looks forward to meeting and acquainting herself with the parishioners. She is also the sister of Fr. Tom Martin, Pastor of St. Pius Church in Redwood City.
Principal of the St. Vincent de Paul Elementary School
Marguerite Pini has moved up from San Diego to join the San Francisco Archdiocese as Principal at St. Vincent de Paul. Ms. Pini has devoted her professional career to Catholic education, and sixteen years of teaching experience across multiple grades has provided her with an excellent foundation on which to build.
A graduate of UC San Diego with a B.A. in Theater Arts, Ms. Pini also earned her teaching credential from UCSD and her masters in Leadership Studies from USD. In addition to her teaching career, she created a company called Dramantiks: Dramatic Acting for Kids that provides a platform to incorporate the performing and visual arts into the school environment. Ms. Pini is an avid reader and loves to spend time with her lovely children.