Synodality in Action!
The Inter-Par for November 20, 2022, gave a brief synopsis of the role of the Vicar General.
What is the role of the Vicar General? Here is a synopsis of what we find in articles 475 to 481 in the Code of Canon Law, which deal with the role of the Vicar General.
He is freely appointed by the diocesan bishop and can be dismissed by him. He must be a priest of at least 30 years of age, a doctor or licentiate in canon law or theology or at least truly competent in these disciplines, commendable for their sound doctrine, virtue, prudence and experience in the conduct of affairs. The Vicar General, by virtue of his office, has the executive power in the entire diocese which belongs by right to the diocesan bishop, namely: to take all administrative acts, except those which the bishop has reserved to himself or which require according to law a special mandate from the bishop.
The Vicar General and the Episcopal Vicar are to be accountable to the diocesan bishop both for the principal matters to be dealt with and for those already dealt with, and they are never to act against the will and sentiment of the diocesan bishop.
In a spirit of synodality, Bishop Tremblay is inviting you, as a member of a committee in your parish, to assist him in identifying who could fill that role.
The link below give you access to the form for you to submit your suggestion to Bishop Tremblay, OMI.