Diocesan Constitution and Canons

The constitution and canons are the documents that govern the workings of parishes and entities within the diocese. Each document has been adopted by action of the Diocesan Convention and can be amended only by vote of convention.

Amendments to the constitution require an affirmative vote in two consecutive conventions, the clergy and lay delegates voting separately. Amendments to the canons can be adopted by majority vote of one convention, with lay delegates and clergy voting together.


The current constitution of the diocese


The canons of the diocese. An amendment was adopted by the 162nd Diocesan Convention and will go into effect on January 1, 2022. Current and amended canons are both here until that time.

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