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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 first contact the bishop of the receiving diocese and confirm your Letters Dimissory will be accepted. 

    2. After confirming your Letters Dimissory will be accepted, you must make a request in writing to Bishop Dietsche, asking him to send your Letters Dimissory.  The Canon for Transition Ministry should be copied on this request.

    3. Upon approval, your written request will be forwarded to the Transition Ministry Office, which will prepare the actual Letters Dimissory for Bishop Dietsche’s signature.

    4. Once signed, the original will be sent to the bishop of the diocese you are transferring into, a copy will be sent to you, and a copy will be kept on file in the Diocese of New York.

    5. The process is complete when your Letters Dimissory are Accepted by the receiving bishop, and the receiving diocese notifies the Church Pension Group that your letters were accepted.

 

Transfers into the Diocese

    1. If you are a priest or deacon wishing to establish your canonical residence in the Diocese of New York, you must first request in writing that Bishop Dietsche accept your Letters Dimissory.  This formally begins the process.  The Canon for Transition Ministry should be copied on this request.

    2. Upon Bishop Dietsche’s approval, you will work with the Diocese of New York’s Transition Ministry Office to complete 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. Once signed, the original certificate will be sent to your former bishop, a copy will be sent to you, and a copy will be kept on file in the Diocese of New York.

    5. The process is complete when the Diocese of New York’s Transition Ministry Office notifies the Church Pension Group your letters were accepted.

 

Transition Ministry Contacts

The Rev. Canon Deborah (Deb) Tammearu

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Canon for Transition Ministry 1Transition Office Work Phone: 212-316-7421 Work Fax: 212-932-7368

Mr. Alito Orsini

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Liaison for Ministry Office and Transition Ministry Office 20Transition Office Work Phone: 212-316-7414 Work Fax: 212-932-7368
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