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Policies

What follows are the operative Clergy Bulletins for the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis. Clergy Bulletins are particular law for this Archdiocese, issued by the current Archbishop of Saint Paul and Minneapolis and his predecessors.

The Clergy Bulletins contain broad and comprehensive policies and procedures which are binding for all Archdiocesan entities. Archdiocesan entities include all Archdiocesan departments or offices, parishes, missions, chaplaincies, diocesan or consolidated schools, parochial schools, and institutions, whether separately incorporated or not. However, nothing herein shall be construed as effecting the separate corporate nature of any separately incorporated, affiliated entity.

Internal operating policies, practices, rules and procedures of individual entities shall not contradict the particular laws of this Archdiocese as contained in the Clergy Bulletins.

Title Category
Clergy Bulletin-General Ministry: Clerical Dress & Means of Address-Permanent Deacons (Nov 11, 2009)
Nov 11, 2009
General Ministry
Clergy Bulletin-Sacraments: Early Masses on Christmas Eve (November 2009)
November 2009
Sacraments
Clergy Bulletin-Legal: Justice in Employment (March 15, 2007)
March 15, 2007
Legal
Procedures: Policy on Lay Speakers and Honorees (January 29, 2013)
January 7, 2010
Procedures
Clergy Bulletin-General Ministry: Acceptance Policy for Foreign Priests (September 10, 2009)
September 10, 2009
General Ministry
Clergy Bulletin-Admin & Finance: Guidelines for Parish Pastoral Councils (April 20, 2010)
April 20, 2010
Administration and Finance
Youth Ministry Guidelines
May 12, 2010
Procedures
Clergy Bulletin-Sacraments: Celebration of Confirmation – Spanish (November 10, 2011)
November 10, 2011
Sacraments
Clergy Bulletin-General Ministry: Alternate Residence (April 10, 2011)
April 10, 2011
General Ministry
Clergy Bulletin-General Ministry: Term Limits for Pastors (April 10, 2011)
April 10, 2011
General Ministry
Clergy Bulletin-Sacraments: Confirmation: Priest as Minister (April 10, 2011)
April 10, 2011
Sacraments
Clergy Bulletin-Sacraments: Frequency of the Celebration of the Mass (April 10, 2011)
April 10, 2011
Sacraments
Clergy Bulletin-Admin & Finance: Parish Administration (May 4, 2011)
May 4, 2011
Administration and Finance
Clergy Bulletin-General Ministry: Policy for the Incardination of Priests (July 6, 2012)
July 6, 2012
General Ministry
Clergy Bulletin-Sacraments: Celebration of Baptism Including RCIA (November 10, 2011)
November 10, 2011
Sacraments
Clergy Bulletin-Sacraments: Celebration of Confirmation (November 10, 2011)
November 10, 2011
Sacraments
Clergy Bulletin-Sacraments: Sacrament of Penance and First Holy Communion (November 10, 2011)
November 10, 2011
Sacraments
Clergy Bulletin-Admin & Finance: Minimum and Maximum Limits for Financial Administration Including Corporate Action (December 7, 2011)
December 7, 2011
Administration and Finance
Clergy Bulletin-General Ministry: Vacations (August 7, 1989)
August 7, 1989
General Ministry
Clergy Bulletin-General Ministry: Regional Vicariates (April 10, 2011)
April 10, 2011
General Ministry
Clergy Bulletin-General Ministry: Comprehensive Assignment Board (September 10, 2009)
September 10, 2009
General Ministry
Clergy Bulletin-Sacraments: Common Marriage Preparation Procedure (September 30, 2006)
September 30, 2006
Sacraments
Clergy Bulletin-Admin & Finance: Mass Stipends (June 6, 1989)
June 6, 1989
Administration and Finance
Procedures: Establishing Associations of the Faithful to Become Institutes of Consecrated Life
December 28, 2011
Procedures
Clergy Bulletin-Sacraments: Celebration of Baptism – Spanish (November 10, 2011)
November 10, 2011
Sacraments
Clergy Bulletin-Sacraments: Sacrament of Penance – Spanish (November 10, 2011)
November 10, 2011
Sacraments
Clergy Bulletin-General Ministry: Priest Sabbatical Policy (February 9, 2012)
February 9, 2012
General Ministry
Clergy Bulletin-Sacraments: Sacrament of Matrimony (April 18, 2012)
April 18, 2012
Sacraments
Clergy Bulletin-Admin & Finance: General Records Policy (April 18, 2012)
April 18, 2012
Administration and Finance
Clergy Bulletin-Sacraments: Sacrament of Matrimony – Spanish (April 18, 2012)
April 18, 2012
Sacraments
Clergy Bulletin-Admin & Finance: Annual Representation Letter Template (November 7, 2013)
November 7, 2013
Administration and Finance
Clergy Bulletin-Admin & Finance: Parish Assessment Formula (November 6, 2012)
November 6, 2012
Administration and Finance
Clergy Bulletin-Admin & Finance: Parish Finance Councils (November 6, 2012)
November 6, 2012
Administration and Finance
Clergy Bulletin-Admin & Finance: Parish Finance Council Constitution & Bylaws (November 6, 2012)
November 6, 2012
Administration and Finance
Clergy Bulletin-Sacraments: Common Marriage Preparation Procedure – Spanish (September 30, 2006)
September 30, 2006
Sacraments
Clergy Bulletin-General Ministry: Permanent Deacon Incardination/Excardination (January 29, 2013)
January 29, 2013
General Ministry
Clergy Bulletin-General Ministry: The Ministry of a Permanent Deacon (January 29, 2013)
January 29, 2013
General Ministry
Procedures: Policy on Lay Speakers and Honorees – Spanish (January 29, 2013)
January 29, 2013
Procedures
Clergy Bulletin-Sacraments: Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion (April 9, 2013)
April 9, 2013
Sacraments
Audit Review Guidelines
August 5, 2013
Procedures
Procedures: Guidelines for Minor Teens Who Volunteer with Children
October 4, 2013
Procedures
Clergy Bulletin: Establishment of the Office of Episcopal Vicar for Ministerial Standards
October 25, 2013
Safe Environment
Clergy Bulletin: Establishment of the Safe Environment and Ministerial Standards Task Force
October 25, 2013
Safe Environment
Clergy Bulletin-Pagella of Faculties: Faculties for Priests (May 26, 2011)
December 27, 2011
Pagella of Faculties
Clergy Bulletin-Pagella of Faculties: Faculties for Deacons (May 4, 2011)
May 20, 2011
Pagella of Faculties
USCCB – Complementary Norms
July 1, 2001
Complimentary Norms for the United States
Canon 230, §1 – Installed Lay Ministries
July 1, 2001
Complimentary Norms for the United States
Canon 276, §2, 3º – Permanent Deacons and the Liturgy of the Hours
July 1, 2001
Complimentary Norms for the United States
Canon 284 – Clerical Garb
July 1, 2001
Complimentary Norms for the United States
Canon 496 – Statutes of the Presbyteral Council
July 1, 2001
Complimentary Norms for the United States
Canon 522 – Stability of Office of Pastor
July 1, 2001
Complimentary Norms for the United States
Canon 538, §3 – Cessation of Office of Pastor
July 1, 2001
Complimentary Norms for the United States
Canon 766 – Lay Preaching
July 1, 2001
Complimentary Norms for the United States
Canon 772, §2 – Radio or TV Talks on Christian Doctrine
July 1, 2001
Complimentary Norms for the United States
Canon 788, §3 – The Catechumenate
July 1, 2001
Complimentary Norms for the United States
Canon 831, §2 – Clerics, Members of Religious Institutes on Radio, Television
July 1, 2001
Complimentary Norms for the United States
Canon 877, §3 – Recording the Baptism of Adopted Children
July 1, 2001
Complimentary Norms for the United States
Canon 891 – Age for Confirmation
July 1, 2001
Complimentary Norms for the United States
Canon 961, §1, 2° – General Absolution
July 1, 2001
Complimentary Norms for the United States
Canon 964, §2 – The Confessional
July 1, 2001
Complimentary Norms for the United States
Canon 1031, §3 – Permanent Diaconate: Age
July 1, 2001
Complimentary Norms for the United States
Canon 1062, §1 – Engagement
July 1, 2001
Complimentary Norms for the United States
Canon 1067 – The Investigation of Freedom to Marry
July 1, 2001
Complimentary Norms for the United States
Canon 1112 – Lay Witnesses for Marriage
July 1, 2001
Complimentary Norms for the United States
Canon 1126 – Declarations and Promises: Mixed Marriages
July 1, 2001
Complimentary Norms for the United States
Canon 1127, §2 – Dispensation from Canonical Form: Mixed Marriages
July 1, 2001
Complimentary Norms for the United States
Canon 1246, §2 – Holy Days of Obligation
July 1, 2001
Complimentary Norms for the United States
Canon 1253 – Observance of Fast and Abstinence
July 1, 2001
Complimentary Norms for the United States
Canon 1262 – Fund raising Appeals
July 1, 2001
Complimentary Norms for the United States
Canon 1277 – Acts of Extraordinary Administration by Diocesan Bishop
July 1, 2001
Complimentary Norms for the United States
Canon 1292, §1 – Minimum and Maximum Sums, Alienation of Church Property
July 1, 2001
Complimentary Norms for the United States
Canon 1297 – Leasing of Church Property
July 1, 2001
Complimentary Norms for the United States
Canon 1421, §2 – Lay Persons as Judges
July 1, 2001
Complimentary Norms for the United States
Canon 1425, §4 – Single Clerical Judge
July 1, 2001
Complimentary Norms for the United States
Canon 1439, §2 – Courts of Second Instance
July 1, 2001
Complimentary Norms for the United States
Clergy Bulletin-Admin & Finance: Policy on Reporting Wrongdoing (“Whistleblower” Protection Policy)
October 24, 2014
Administration and Finance
Procedures: Regulations for Visiting Clergy
December 2, 2014
Procedures
Clergy Bulletin-Admin & Finance: Salary Schedule for Diocesan Priests for 2015-2016
February 21, 2015
Administration and Finance
Code of Conduct for Clergy
May 2015
Safe Environment
Code of Conduct for Church Personnel
May 2015
Safe Environment
Clergy Bulletin: Ministerial Review Board (May 14, 2015)
May 14, 2015
Safe Environment
Code of Conduct for Adult Volunteers Who Interact with Minors or Vulnerable Adults
June 2015
Safe Environment
Code of Conduct for Youth Employees and Youth Volunteers Who Interact with Children, Other Youth or Vulnerable Adults
June 2015
Safe Environment