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Wilmington Diocesan Officials

According to the code of canon law, in each Diocese, the Bishop must appoint a Vicar General who assists the Bishop in the governance of the Diocese. The Vicar General possesses that delegated authority in the Diocese which belongs to the Bishop in law, that is, he possesses the power to place all administrative acts with the exception of those which the Bishop has reserved to himself or which in law requires the special mandate of the Bishop.

In the Diocese of Wilmington there are two Vicars General.

Rev. Msgr. J. Thomas Cini, Vicar General for Administration
Rev. Msgr. Joseph R. Rebman, Vicar General for Pastoral Services

The Moderator of the Curia is a priest appointed by the Diocesan Bishop whose task it is under the authority of the Bishop to coordinate the exercise of administrative responsibilities and to see that all members of the Curia dutifully fulfill the offices entrusted to them. The Moderator of the Curia fosters unity, identity, and purpose within the Curia. He guides and directs diocesan departments in the implementation of the Diocese's mission and the priorities of the Bishop.

Rev. Msgr. J. Thomas Cini, Vicar General, Moderator of the Curia

The Chancellor is a member of the Bishopís staff that is required by Church law as secretary of the Curia. As chief archivist the Chancellorís primary function is to maintain and safeguard the instruments and writings which refer to both the spiritual and temporal affairs of the Diocese.  The Chancellor receives delegated responsibility from the Bishop involving a wide range of matters and affairs including issuing dispensations, permissions, and faculties to clergy.  The Chancellor also serves as a resource to priests and others who have church responsibilities.

Very Rev. Steven P. Hurley, S.T.L., Chancellor

 

The Vicar for Priests is an advocate for priests with the Bishop. The Vicar seeks to minister to priests and to affirm them.             This position, Vicar for Priests, however, in no way impedes the freedom of access of priests with the Bishop.

The Vicar for Priests has responsibility in providing for the spiritual, physical, and emotional well being of the priests of the Diocese. He encourages priests in the appreciation of the dignity of their calling and will provide for priests a confidential setting in which they can find assistance and counsel.

Rev. Msgr. Clement P. Lemon, Vicar for Priests

The Judicial Vicar of Officialis is a priest chosen by the Bishop to judge cases and to head the Diocesan Tribunal. The Tribunal deals primarily with marriage cases, adjudicating petitions involving nullity of marriage (annulment). The Tribunal will also handle other judicial procedures which the Bishop assigns to it. The Judicial Vicar constitutes one Tribunal with the Bishop but cannot judge cases which the Bishop reserves to himself.

Vy. Rev. George J. Brubaker, VF, Judicial Vicar

Very Rev. Steven P. Hurley, S.T.L                                              Mailing Address: P.O. Box 2030, Wilmington, DE 19899.           Office: 1925 Delaware Ave., Wilmington, DE 19806.
Phone: (302) 573-3100.
Residence: St. Ann, 2013 Gilpin Ave., Wilmington, DE  19806
Phone (302) 654-5519 or (302) 652-0152 

Rev. Msgr. Joseph F. Rebman, STL, JCL
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 2030, Wilmington, DE 19899
Office: 1925 Delaware Ave., Wilmington, DE 19806
Phone: (302) 573-3100
Residence: St. Joseph on the Brandywine
10 Old Church Rd., Greenville, Wilmington, DE  19807
Phone (302) 658-7017.

Rev. Msgr. J. Thomas Cini, M.A.
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 2030, Wilmington, DE 19899. Office: 1925 Delaware Ave., Wilmington, DE 19806.
Phone: (302) 573-3118.
Residence: St. Ann, 2013 Gilpin Ave., Wilmington, DE  19806
Phone (302) 654-5519 or (302) 652-0152 

Rev. Msgr. Clement P. Lemon, VP
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 2030, Wilmington, DE 19899
Office: 1925 Delaware Ave., Wilmington, DE 19806
Phone: (302) 573-3144
Residence: Immaculate Heart of Mary
4701 Weldin Rd., Wilmington, DE  19803
Phone (302) 764-0357

 

 Vy.Rev. George J. Brubaker, VF
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 2030, Wilmington, DE 19833
Office: 1925 Delaware Ave., Wilmington, DE 19806
Phone: (302) 573-3107
Residence: St. John the Apostle
506 Seabury Ave., Milford, DE 19963
Phone (302) 422-5123

 

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