The mission of the Tribunal is to minister to people regarding their rights and duties under the laws of the Roman Catholic Church (Canon Law).  Canon Law is intended to protect the essential truths of our faith through norms designed to preserve and promote community.  Canon Law addresses issues related to church governance, administration of the sacraments, relationships among communities of the faithful, financial management of church assets, various offenses and penalties, and procedures for the exercise of one’s rights under church law.

What We Do

  • The Tribunal serves as the canonical consultant to the diocese on matters pertaining to the Sacraments of the Church and the application of Canon Law.
  • The Tribunal processes all petitions for Declaration of Nullity or “annulments” within the Diocese (A Time for Healing).



This ministry is supported by the Annual Pastoral Appeal.