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CASES (FORMS and DOCUMENTS) are submitted to the tribunal by parish advocates only.

 

Questions regarding the "briefer process" should be directed to the Judicial Vicar, Fr. Mark Richards, (916) 733-0225 or mrichards@scd.org.

 

 

MARRIAGE PREP INFORMATION

Marriage Testimonials and Nihil Obstat (new as of 7/6/2016)

When preparing couples for marriage outside the Diocese of Sacramento, use the following form:

Marriage Testimonial Form - Word format (.docx)

Marriage Testimonial Form - PDF format (.pdf)

Submit the required paperwork and the form to the Tribunal at least four (4) weeks prior to the wedding.

 

Use this check list as you are gathering the necessary paperwork (Forms A and B, etc.).

 

Questions about marriage testimonials? Contact Yesenia Gutierrez at (916) 733-0225 or ygutierrez@scd.org.

Form A: Pre-Marriage Testimony for Bride/Groom

English - Word format (.docx)

English - PDF Format (.pdf)

Spanish - Word format (.docx)

Spanish - PDF Format (.pdf)

Form B: Pre-Nuptial Witness Testimony

(Instructions regarding this form)

English - Word format (.docx)

English - PDF format (.pdf)

Spanish - Word format (.docx)

Spanish - PDF Format (.pdf)

Matrimonial Dispensations and Permissions

Word format (.docx)

PDF format (.pdf)

ANNULMENT INFORMATION and FORMS
Form C: Formal Case (updated 1/29/2017)
(also used for Defect of Form)

English - Word format (.docx)

English - PDF format (.pdf)

Spanish - Word format (.docx)

Spanish - PDF Format (.pdf)

Witness List Form (part of Form C) (updated 8/4/2016)

English - Word format (.docx)

English - PDF format (.pdf)

Spanish - Word format (.docx)

Spanish - PDF Format (.pdf)

Lack of Form (updated 1/30/2017)

English - Word format (.docx)

English - PDF format (.pdf)

Spanish - Word format (.docx)

Spanish - PDF Format (.pdf)

Ligamen Form (updated 1/30/2017)

Word format (.docx)

PDF format (.pdf)

Pauline Privilege Form (updated 1/20/2016)

Conditions for the Application of the Pauline Privilege

Word format (.docx)

PDF format (.pdf)

Witness Affidavit regarding Baptismal Status

Word format (.docx)

PDF format (.pdf)

Parish Advocate Check List (updated 8/4/2016)

Advocates: Use this checklist to be sure you have submitted all the necessary documents for the case you are presenting to the Tribunal.

Word format (.docx)

PDF format (.pdf)

Parish Advocate Brief: Notes Concerning the Petitioner (new as of 3/14/2016)

Advocates: Please submit this page when you submit the paperwork and documents for a formal case.

English - Word format (.docx)

English - PDF format (.pdf)

Spanish - Word format (.docx)

Spanish - PDF format (.pdf)

Affidavit of Diligent Search (new as of 4/8/2016)

Advocates: When the Respondent cannot be located, the Petitioner must complete this form detailing efforts to locate the Respondent.

Word format (.docx)

PDF format (.pdf)

SACRAMENTAL REGISTERS
If you need assistance addressing missing information in your parish's sacramental registers (what to do if a sacrament was not recorded), please contact Cheryl Tholcke at the Tribunal (916-733-0231 or ctholcke@scd.org) for appropriate protocols and forms to use.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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