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Council of Priests/Presbysteral Council

Council of Priests/Presbyteral Council

The Bishop and priests of the Diocese are called to serve the people of God.  Such collaboration in the pastoral work of the Church requires the regular exchange of ideas, consultation and advice.  In the 1994 Strategic Plan for the Diocese there was an accent on the importance of collaboration and planning.  The Diocese was clustered into five Regions.  The Priest Senate was re-organized to provide representation of clergy from all five Regions.  The official body was renamed, The Presbyteral Council.

The Presbyteral Council meets once a month.  Councilors serve a three-year term but are eligible for re-election or re-appointment.  The Presbyteral Council is advisory to the Bishop on all issues pertaining to parish life and on major issues pertaining to the operation of the Diocese.  Regarding Canon 1742, the Presbyteral Council is consulted by the Bishop in reviewing those cases involving removal of a pastor.

Diocese of Oakland Presbyteral Council September 2013-August 2017


Rev. James Matthews
Rev. John Blaker
Rev. Brian Joyce
Rev. Ronald Schmit
Rev. Mathew Vellankal
Rev. William Rosario
Rev. Jayson Landeza
Very Rev. Robert Herbst, OFM Conv.
Rev. George Alengadan
Rev. Daniel Danielson
Rev. Kenneth Nobrega
Rev. Bich Nguyen
Rev. Ken Sales
Very Rev. George Mockel