Bishop Joe S. Vásquez appointed then-Very Rev. Daniel E. Garcia as the Vicar General for the Diocese of Austin and Moderator of the Curia on March 3, 2014. On Jan. 21, 2015, Pope Francis appointed him as Auxiliary Bishop of the Diocese of Austin. Bishop-Elect Garcia is the first auxiliary bishop in the history of the diocese. He will be installed on March 3, 2015. Previously he was the pastor of St. Vincent de Paul Parish in Austin. He was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Austin on May 28, 1988.