5.9.1.2 Clerical Attire and Title

1. Priests are to observe the complementary norm of the U.S. Episcopal conference regarding usual attire and liturgical vesture. (See norm in comments below.)

2. Clerical clothing is not to be worn by permanent deacons in the Diocese of Lansing unless approved by the diocesan bishop or the director of the Office of Deacons, and with the assent of their pastor. The proper title and form of address for a permanent deacon in this diocese is “deacon.” (As the complementary norm below indicates, they are to wear the prescribed vesture in liturgical rites.)




Date approved by Bishop


Posted by
Msgr. S. J. Raica, chancellor