vicar general

Office of the Vicar General

Reverend Monsignor Thomas P. Melvin is the Vicar General for the Diocese of Winona.

The Vicar General assists the diocesan bishop in the governance of the whole diocese.

"By virtue of office, the vicar general has the executive power over the whole diocese which belongs to the diocesan bishop by law, namely, the power to place all administrative acts except those, however, which the bishop has reserved to himself or which require a special mandate of the bishop by law" (c. 479 ยง1). The vicar general must be a priest and has the title of a local ordinary (c. 134).  He is to report more important affairs to the diocesan bishop and must always act according to the intention and mind of the diocesan bishop (c. 480).

The Vicar General's office can be contacted at (507) 858-1267. When you call, you will be directed to Leandra Hubka, the Vicar General's assistant.

Reverend Monsignor Thomas P. Melvin

Vicar General of the Diocese of Winona

55 W. Sanborn Street
PO Box 588
Winona, MN 55987
Email: tmelvin@dow.org
Phone number: 507-454-4643

Leandra Hubka

Assistant to the Vicar General

55 W. Sanborn Street
PO Box 588
Winona, MN 55987
Email: lhubka@dow.org
Phone: 507-858-1267