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Canonical Services

Marriage dispensations and permissions

  • For Marriages between Catholics and non-Catholics
  • For Marriages of persons currently in RCIA
  • For “Special Circumstances” marriages (in connection with Family Life Office)

Marriage validations and sanations

  • Assistance to persons in marriages not recognized by the Catholic Church

Additional services for the Bishop at his request:

  • Answering questions about church law related to the Sacraments
  • Papal Blessings Information
  • Canonical Opinions & Decrees
  • Immigration Services for Priests and Seminarians
  • Translation services (limited)

Other functions in relation to other dioceses:

  • Eastern Regional Conference of Canonists - participation
  • Regional Chancellors meetings  - 2011-2013 leadership


Contact Us

Office of Canonical Services
and Tribunal
Diocesan Pastoral Center 
PO Box 5147 
701 Lawrenceville Road 
Trenton, NJ 08638-0147
Phone: 609-406-7411
Fax: 609-406-7424 
Adjutant Judicial Vicar, to acting Judicial Vicar, Rev. Msgr. John Dermond

The Catholic Diocese of Trenton, 701 Lawrenceville Road, Trenton, NJ 08648