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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 upon request.

Tribunal Procedures describes for procurators in the diocese their role in the varying procedures to establish freedom to marry. This handbook includes the changes made by Mitis Iudex Dominus Iesus, which amended some aspects of procedure with effect from December 8, 2015. The latest edition is August 2019, which includes many minor changes from the 2016 edition. Printed copies are available upon requestPlease note: Old editions prior to 2016 are very outdated and should be discarded.

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