Office of the Vicar General

The vicar general is a priest who has been appointed by the bishop to assist him in the governance of the faithful within his diocese.  By reason of his office, the vicar general is granted ordinary administrative power and jurisdiction which he exercises vicariously in the name of the diocesan bishop whom he serves.  Historically this office date back to the 4th century, and the 1983 Code of Canon Law established it as a mandatory office in the organizational structure of a diocese.  The vicar general maintains frequent communication with the bishop so that he may always act in harmony with the intention and mind of the Successor of the Apostles.  [canons 475-481

The Office of Vicar General also oversees the office of the Permanent Diaconate and Lay Ministry. Click here for more about the Permanent Diaconate program.

Office of the Permanent Diaconate
Director: Deacon Greg Sass

Diaconate Formation
Director: Fr. Brian Christensen
Associate Director: Deacon Greg Sass

Lay Ministry Formation
Coordinator: Deacon Greg Sass