Our 2023 Jubilarians are celebrating 40 and 60 years as Vincentian priests or brothers. Please join us in congratulating them for these milestones.

40 years of Priesthood

Fr. Perry Henry, C.M., is from Beaumont, TX, where he attended St. Vincent’s High School Seminary. Born in 1955, he entered the Congregation of the Mission in 1974 and was ordained to the priesthood in 1983. Fr. Perry served 13-years as pastor of St. Joseph Church in New Orleans. In 2010, he was appointed the first Provincial of the newly configured Western Province and then became the director of the DePaul Evangelization Center in Montebello, CA. He is now the superior of the Nuestra Señora de Los Angeles community and collaborates on the affordable housing project in Montebello with Mercy Housing. Besides his seminary degrees he has a Doctor of Ministry degree from Catholic Theological Union.

Fr. Lawrence (Larry) Asma, C.M. was born in Waukegan, IL, in 1947, holds a BA and MA in English, and served in the US Navy during the Vietnam War. He entered the Congregation in 1977 and was ordained a priest in Chicago in 1983. In the seminary, he earned an MA in Sacred Scripture and served as a chaplain to psychiatric patients, first at DePaul Hospital and then St. Anthony Medical Center, both in St. Louis. After a brief missionary stint in Trinidad-Tobago, Fr. Larry served the senior Daughters of Charity as chaplain at St. Louise House in Albany, New York. He resides at St. Mary’s of the Barrens and is an Apostle of Prayer. Fr. Larry is also famous for his artistic talents and teaches watercolor lessons.

40 years of Vows

Bro. Mark Elder, C.M., hails from Ste. Genevieve, MO, but as the son of a U.S. Marine aviator, he lived in many places. He entered the novitiate in 1972 and took permanent vows as a brother in the Congregation of the Mission in 1983. He earned a BA and MA in Education and a BA and MFA from Denver University. After teaching in seminary high schools, he changed his focus to art and ended up at DePaul University, where he still teaches, specializing in murals. His work can be seen in many places around Chicago as well as the Vincentian curia in Rome. He recently completed a major project, “The Story of the ‘Little School under the El,’” for which he and his students wrapped 25 pillars under the Fullerton Ave. El with murals portraying noteworthy people and events in DePaul’s 125-year history.

60 years of Priesthood

Fr. Thomas Hinni, C.M., was born in 1936 and is a graduate of St. Vincent’s High School in Perryville, MO. He entered the community in 1954 and was ordained in 1963. He served 10 years in Chicago at DePaul Academy and then at DePaul University, where he earned a master’s degree in counseling. He shifted to parish ministry in his hometown of Perryville and then in St. Louis and a number of parishes in the Diocese of Pueblo, CO. He served as superior of the Lazarist Residence from 2005 to 2011 and resides at St. Mary’s of the Barrens, where he coordinates the Apostles of Prayer program. He has a reputation as a dedicated and caring pastor, and his positive spirit and dedication to prayer are an inspiration to many.

Fr. John (Jack) Shine, C.M., was born in 1936 in Kansas City, MO, and spent one year at Rockhurst College before joining the Congregation in 1954. Ordained in 1963, his first assignment was as Vocation Director of the Western Province, followed by a few years of seminary work at Regina Cleri Seminary in Tucson, AZ. He spent 24 years in parish ministry at Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal in Montebello, CA, and St. Vincent’s in Phoenix. Fr. Jack earned master’s degrees in history and religious education and served at two evangelization centers in Montebello and Santa Barbara. He is well-regarded for his zealous approach to ministry and for his outgoing, hospitable nature. He currently resides at St. Mary’s of the Barrens, where he is an Apostle of Prayer.

60 years of Vows

Bro. David Goodman, C.M., was born in 1938 in McCallsburg, IA, and attended elementary and secondary school there. In 1958 he entered the Congregation of the Mission as a brother candidate, taking permanent vows in 1963. A large part of Bro. Dave’s life in the community was devoted to building maintenance. To this end, he became a licensed building engineer through Malcom X College in Chicago. He served in Lemont, St. Louis, East St. Louis, and Denver in this capacity. Later, he also became certified in Clinical Pastoral Education and currently resides at St. Mary’s of the Barrens, where he is an Apostle of Prayer. Over the years, he has pursued many interests, from fixing up old Studebakers to ballroom dancing to Tai Chi.