3.10 Member of Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St Peter

1.    Those who are eligible and who wish to enter the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of Saint Peter are to be directed to the Ordinariate for instructions (https://ordinariate.net/).

2.    Priests, deacons and other pastoral or catechetical ministers are to consult the chancellor of the Diocese of Lansing when asked to provide or to arrange for baptism (apart from danger of death), reception into full communion, marriage (and any dispensation or permission), or funeral that involves a member or a prospective member of the Ordinariate.

3.    When a priest or deacon, who is not incardinated in the Ordinariate, administers baptism to a child whose parents or legal guardians belong to the Ordinariate (e.g., because a cleric of the Ordinariate is not available or in danger of death), the Ordinariate is to be notified of the details.  As well, the entry of the child into the Ordinariate is to be noted in the parish baptismal registry. (See #5.G.11 Records Pertaining to Personal Ordinariate.)

4.    When a priest or deacon who does not belong to the Ordinariate assists at marriage that involves at least one member of the Ordinariate:

   a.    if both parties are members of the Ordinariate, the faculty to assist, for validity, must be obtained from the Personal Ordinary of the Ordinariate;

   b.    if one party is a member of the Ordinariate and the other party is not Catholic, the faculty to assist, for validity, must be obtained from the Personal Ordinary of the Ordinariate;

   c.    if one party is a member of the Ordinariate but the other party is a Latin Catholic who does not belong to the Ordinariate, the priest or deacon establishes faculties in the normal manner, by virtue of office or delegation based on the canonical status of the Latin Catholic (c.f. #5.6.7 Authorized Assistant At Catholic Marriage and Delegation).

5.    When a member of the Ordinariate registers at a parish of the diocese, it is recommended that a special note be made to identify this fact for future reference.

6.    To the degree possible, parishes of the diocese should make sacred places available for worship by the clergy and other members of the Ordinariate when their use is requested. It is recommended that other facilities be made available to them with generosity when needed.




Date approved by Bishop


Posted by
Msgr. S. J. Raica, chancellor