Letters Dimissory

Transfers out of the Diocese

  1. If you are a priest 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.

  2. Upon approval, the Bishop will forward the priest's written request to the transition ministry office.  The transition ministry office 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 the priest, one copy will be kept on file in the convention office, and one copy will be kept on file in the Bishop's office.

  4. The transition ministry office will notify the Church Pension Fund advising them of the priest's new diocese and new address.
 

Transfers into the Diocese

  1. Priests wishing to establish their canonical residence in the Diocese
    of New York must first request in writing that Bishop Dietsche accept their Letters Dimissory.

  2. Upon the Bishop's approval the priest should contact the transition ministry office to begin the application process.

  3. When the application process is complete, the transition ministry office will make an Acceptance of Letters Dimissory certificate and submit it for the Bishop's signature.

  4. The original certificate will be sent to the priest's former bishop. 
    One copy will be sent to the priest, one copy will be kept on file
    in the convention office, and one copy will be kept on file in the
    Bishop's office.

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