Tribunal Resources

Western Region Canon Law Conference

The Tribunal of the Diocese of Sacramento is proud to host the Western Region Canon Law Conference for Tribunal staffs from March 12-14, 2019. Click here for more information.


Workshops and Training

Presentation on "Norms for Mandatory Sacramental Registers"

Date: Thursday, February 14, 2019
Time: 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Location: Holy Trinity Parish, El Dorado Hills (View Room off the narthex of the church)
Contact: Ms. Loretta Steichen, 530-677-3234 or lsteichen@holytrinityparish.org 

Join Father Mark Richards, JCL, Judicial Vicar, and Cheryl M. Tholcke, Moderator of the Tribunal Chancery, as they discuss the procedures and norms regarding sacramental registers in the Diocese of Sacramento. Time is alotted for questions and answers and troubleshooting specific situations.

Parish Advocate Training Set for 2020

If you are interested in being trained as a Parish Advocate to accompany persons throughout the annulment process, our training for 2020 has been set.

Introductory Parish Advocate Training - April 21-23, 2020

Advanced Parish Advocate Training - September 15-17, 2020

To be appointed as a Parish Advocate, individuals must attend both Introductory and Advanced training. These programs are held at Christ the King Retreat Center in Citrus Heights. Registration materials will be sent to pastor and parochial administrators on January 1, 2020. All participants must be approved by their pastor or parochial administrator.

For questions, please contact Cheryl Tholcke, Moderator of the Tribunal Chancery, 916-733-0231 or ctholcke@scd.org.

Presentation on the Annulment Process

Presentations may be scheduled for parishes and/or deaneries by contacting Cheryl Tholcke at the Tribunal: 916-733-0231 or ctholcke@scd.org

Father Mark Richards, JCL, Judicial Vicar, and Cheryl M. Tholcke, Moderator of the Tribunal Chancery, present an overview of the Church's annulment process. Time is alotted for questions and answers, as well as time to speak privately with one of them or an appointed Parish Advocate.


Memos

December 8, 2015

Regarding CHANGES IN MARRIAGE NULLITY PROCESSES
Letter from the Moderator of the Tribunal Chancery and Judicial Vicar

September 15, 2015

Regarding POPE FRANCIS - Mitis Iudex, Dominus Iesus
Letter from the Judicial Vicar and Moderator of the Tribunal Chancery