The Chancellor oversees the diocesan archives and ensures the authenticity of official acts of the Bishop and his delegates. He also assists the Bishop with the granting of dispensations and permissions for marriage and in preparing Letters of Suitability for priests and deacons.


Very Rev. Bryan W. Jerabek, J.C.L., Chancellor

Post Office Box 12047

Birmingham, Alabama 35202-2047

Services of the Chancellor’s Office

Request for Rescript of Permission or Dispensation for Marriage (Fillable PDF)

New State Marriage Law and Diocesan Marriage Procedures

Diocesan Marriage Policy

message from the bishop

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