To: Priests and Deacons

From: Bishop Jaime Soto

Date: September 25, 2018

Subject: Vicar General Announcement

I am appointing Fr. Michael Vaughan, Vicar General for the Diocese of Sacramento, effective October 1, 2018.

Fr. Vaughan currently serves as the Pastor of St. Peter and All Hallows in Sacramento. He will continue to serve in this position until January 13, 2019, while devoting part of his time to his new duties as Vicar General. Starting January 14, 2019, he will work full-time at the Pastoral Center in Sacramento. Fr. Vaughan was ordained in November 25, 2004.

In his various assignments he has demonstrated a mature pastoral ability, priestly zeal, and a gentle fraternal manner, earning the respect of both the clergy and faithful. I welcome him as part of the dedicated team of co-workers who labor with me at the Pastoral Center. I am grateful to Fr. Mark Richards who has served in the interim as Vicar General.

Please join me in congratulating Fr. Vaughan and offering him our prayers as he prepares to serve the Catholic community of Northern California in this new capacity.

From Diocese of Sacramento.