Vicar General/Vicar for Clergy

As directed by the bishop, the Vicar General of the Diocese of Fargo may act in the name of and with the authority of the bishop according to Canon Law. He oversees a number of diocesan entities.

Reverend Monsignor Joseph Goering serves as Vicar General and as Moderator of the Curia.  He represents the bishop in the life and ministry of the priests and deacons. The Curia is the Chancery, or Offices of the Bishop, and associated offices. As Moderator of the Curia, Monsignor Goering is, in essence, the ecclesiastical office manager for the diocesan offices.

Monsignor Goering also supervises the Victim Assistance program.

Clergy Resources 

The clergy bulletin, priest substitute list, and access to the policy manual and other useful forms are found on the clergy resources page.

Upcoming Events in 2019

Presbyteral Days Sept. 30 - Oct. 2

Registration is now open for Presbyteral Days Sept. 30 - Oct. 2 in Jamestown.  Social Sunday evening, Sept. 29.  Call the Gladstone Inn at 701-252-0770 to reserve your room under Diocese of Fargo.  Fr. Peter John Cameron O.P. will be the presenter.  Schedule for the days events.  

November 4-8, 2019: Preached 5-day Retreat, Maryvale, Valley City.  Fr. Andrew Jaspers will be the retreat director.
June 1-5, 2020: Preached Retreat, Maryvale, Valley City. Fr. Peter Armenio will be the retreat director.
Nov. 9-13, 2020: Preached Retreat, Maryvale, Valley City.  Retreat director TBA.

Retreat Registration

Visiting Clergy - Ministry Approval Forms

Clergy who will be doing ministry while visiting within the Diocese of Fargo need to submit a Testimonial of Good Standing from their diocese/congregation.