Vicar General and Episcopal Vicars

The Vicar General assists the bishop in the government of the entire diocese and enjoys ordinary power by the Code of Canon Law, cc.475-481. In addition to direct assistance to the bishop, the Office of Vicar General oversees the following: the regional Vicars, the Permanent Diaconate Program, the Director of Religious, the Office of Matrimonial Concerns, the vicariate ecumenical officers, the Bishop Michael J. Murphy Residence for Retired Priests and the Special Apostolates.

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Rev. Msgr. Edward Lohse, J.C.D., V.G.
Vicar General
St. Mark Catholic Center
P.O. Box 10397
Erie, PA 16514-0397
Phone: (814) 824-1130

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Very Rev. Nicholas J. Rouch, S.T.D., E.V.
Vicar for Clergy
St. Mark Catholic Center
P.O. Box 10397
Erie, PA 16514-0397
Phone: (814) 824-1144

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Rev. Msgr. Richard Siefer, E.V.
Vicar for the Eastern Vicariate
St. Catherine of Siena Parish
116 South State St.
DuBois, PA 15801-1699
Phone: (814) 371-8556

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Very Rev. Richard J. Allen, E.V.
Vicar for the Western Vicariate
Notre Dame Parish
2325 Highland Road
Hermitage, PA 16148-2898
Phone: (724) 981-5566