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The publications found on the Forms & Resources page, under the heading Publications, are tools to assist priests, deacons and parish staff members in the correct procedures for various matters that could involve the tribunal.

Canonical Procedures describes for priests, deacons and other parish staff of the diocese, the correct procedures to follow in in marriage preparation, sacramental records, and ascription to different churches sui iuris. (Major edition April 2014 – minor update September 2016). Printed copies with an orange cover are available on request.

Tribunal Procedures describes for procurators in the diocese their role in the varying procedures to establish freedom to marry (Major edition March 2016 – minor update November 2016). This handbook now includes the changes made by Mitis Iudex Dominus Iesus, which amended some aspects of procedure from December 8, 2015. Printed copies with a red cover are available on requestPlease note: Old ‘green cover’ editions are outdated and should be discarded.

A few minor changes have been made to the printed Canonical Procedures (April 2014, March 2016) and Tribunal Procedures (November 2016). The PDF files located on the Forms & Resources page are the up-to-date versions. 

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