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Vicar General

Very Reverend George E. Mockel

Vicar General

The Vicar General aids the Bishop in the governance of the diocese.  He has the same executive authority as the Bishop with the exception of any powers the Bishop may have reserved to himself or which the law of the church requires a special mandate from the Bishop.  In the overall functioning of the diocese the Vicar General acts as a kind of Chief Operating Officer.  In the Diocese of Oakland he assists the Bishop in the conferral of the Sacrament of Confirmation.

Click here to view the Vicar General's 2014 Confirmation Schedule.

The Vicar General supervises or oversees the following Departments/Ministries:


The Vicar General serves on the following Boards:


Office of the Vicar General
2121 Harrison St. Suite 100
Oakland, CA 94612

Teresa Peña, Administrative Assistant
Phone: (510) 267-8317
Fax: (510) 496-7253
tpena@oakdiocese.org


In May 2013, Reverend Mockel made a pilgrimage to Lourdes with the Order of Malta.  Read his daily reflections and view photographs on the Catholic Voice website.