5.9.1.7.1 Last Will and Testament of Priests

1. All priests, especially pastors, are urged to prepare an up-to-date last will and testament and a document giving burial instructions.

2. To provide for the proper separation of parish property and the personal possessions of a deceased priest, a listing of the priest’s personal possessions of value should be prepared.

3. A copy of these documents is to be sent to the Office of the Bishop as provided in Well Done, Good and Faithful Servant (May 2008), available from the chancellor or the secure log-in page for priests.




Date approved by Bishop


Posted by
Msgr. S. J. Raica, chancellor