Letters Dimissory

Transfers out of the Diocese

  1. If you are a priest or deacon moving out of the diocese and wish that your Letters Dimissory be sent to another diocese, you must make a request in writing to Bishop Dietsche, asking him to send your letters.  This formally begins the process.  The Canon for Transition Ministry should be copied on this request.

  2. Upon approval, the Bishop will forward your written request to the Transition Ministry Office, which will prepare the actual letters for the Bishop's signature.

  3. The original will be sent to the Bishop of the diocese you are transferring into. One copy will be sent to you, and one copy will be kept on file in the Bishop of New York's Office.

  4. The Transition Ministry Office will notify the Church Pension Fund advising them of your new diocese and new address.

  5. The process is complete when your Letters Dimissory are Accepted by the receiving Bishop, and CPG is notified by receiving diocese.
 

Transfers into the Diocese

  1. Priests or deacons wishing to establish their canonical residence in the Diocese of New York must first request in writing that Bishop Dietsche accept their Letters Dimissory.  This formally begins the process.  The Canon for Transition Ministry should be copied on this request.

  2. Upon the Bishop's approval you should contact the Diocese of New York's Transition Ministry Office to begin the application process.

  3. When the application process is complete, the Transition Ministry Office will prepare the Acceptance of Letters Dimissory certificate for Bishop Dietsche's signature.

  4. The original certificate will be sent to your former Bishop. 
    One copy will be sent to you, and one copy will be kept on file in the
    Bishop of New York's Office.

  5. The Diocese of New York's Transition Ministry Office will notify the Church Pension Fund advising them of your new diocese and new address.

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