188.8.131.52 Obligation of Divine Office and Dispensation
1. Clerics of this diocese and other clerics present in the diocese are dispensed from the obligation of that particular hour of the Liturgy of the Hours if at that time:
a. The priest is celebrating the Sacrament of Reconciliation for more than two hours.
b. The cleric is attending courses at pastoral institutes or pastoral conferences.
c. The cleric is present at another Mass celebrated for a special purpose, e.g., Chrism Mass, ordination, funeral, jubilee, marriage, dedication of a church, reception of vows, etc.