Vicar General

A Vicar General is a priest who has the executive power over the whole diocese which belongs to the diocesan bishop by law, namely, the power to place all administrative acts except those, however, which the bishop has reserved to himself or which require a special mandate of the bishop by law. (c. 479.1)

In the Catholic Diocese of Salina, there are two Vicars General: Fr. Fred Gatschet also serves as Rector of Sacred Heart Cathedral in Salina and Fr. Rich Daise serves as the Vicar for Clergy and is Pastor at Sacred Heart Parish in Colby.

Vicars Generals – Past and Present

NameDates ServedAppointed By
Very Rev. Joseph Perrier, VG1888 – 1891Bishop Scannell
Rev. Msgr. John Maher, VG1898 – 1938Bishops Cunningham and Tief
Rev. Msgr. Richard Daly, VG1939 – 1946Bishop Thill
Rev. Msgr. John Duskie, VG1946 – 1957Bishop Thill
Rev. Msgr. Armand Girard, VG1959 – 1983Bishops Freking, Vogel and Kucera
Rev. Msgr. Gilbert Landoll, VG1980 – 1983Bishop Kucera
Very Rev. Melvin Long, VG1983 – 1990Bishops Kucera and Fitzsimons
Rev Msgr. James Hake, VG1988 – PresentBishops Fitzsimons, Coakley and Weisenburger
Very Rev. Randall Weber, VG2007 – 2013Bishops Coakley and Weisenburger
Very Rev. Kerry Ninemire, VG2014 – 2018Bishop Weisenburger
Very Rev. Fred Gatschet2019 – Present Bishop Vincke