Coordinating the pastoral governance and ministries

The Vicar General and Moderator of the Curia assists the diocesan bishop in coordinating the pastoral governance and ministries of the Diocese of Harrisburg. Working closely with the diocesan bishop and other members of the diocesan administration, he is charged with leading the diocesan offices and ministries in the fulfillment of pastoral goals and objectives set forth by the diocesan bishop.

Reverend William C. Forrey

Very Reverend William C. Forrey, VG
Vicar General
Moderator of the Curia

Fulfillment of Pastoral Goals

The Office of the Vicar General includes the following offices:

  • Ecumenical and Inter-religious Affairs
  • Legal Counsel
  • Pontifical Missions
  • Youth Protection

Additionally, the Vicar General assists the diocesan bishop in his role as Trustee of the real property of the diocese and the parishes within the diocese.

The Vicar General and Moderator of the Curia works closely with the College of Consultors in assisting the diocesan bishop with the temporal administration of the diocese and with the College of Deans in coordinating common pastoral activity among the parishes of the diocese.

College of Deans

  • Adams Deanery – Very Reverend Philip G. Burger, V.F.
  • Cumberland/Perry Deanery – Very Reverend Jonathan P. Sawicki, V.F.
  • Dauphin Deanery – Very Reverend Alfred P. Sceski, V.F.
  • Franklin Deanery – Very Reverend Allan F. Wolfe, V.F.
  • North Lancaster Deanery – Very Reverend Edward J. Keating, V.F.
  • South Lancaster Deanery – Very Reverend Daniel F.X. Powell, V.F.
  • Lebanon Deanery – Very Reverend Michael M. Laicha, V.F.
  • Northern Deanery – Very Reverend Timothy D Marcoe, V.F.
  • Northumberland Deanery – Very Reverend Francis J. Karwacki, V.F.
  • York Deanery – Very Reverend John B. Bateman, V.F.

Contacts

Very Reverend William C. Forrey, VG

Vicar General & Moderator of the Curia

Office: 717-657-4804

Laura Loose

Administrative Assistant

Office: 717-657-4804 x350