The Tribunal is the judicial arm of governance in the Diocese of Memphis. It abides by and upholds the canon law of the Roman Catholic Church and promotes the pastoral welfare of the Christian faithful.
All Tribunal applications can be printed and completed by hand. Please write legibly. You may also complete an application online, if you have the necessary software.
After completing an application, take the printed application and any required documents to your parish or bring it to the Tribunal.
Submitting the Application at Your Parish: If you bring your application and documents to your parish, a priest or deacon will witness your signature and sign the application. Then the priest/deacon will mail the application to the Tribunal.
Submitting the Application at the Tribunal: You also have the option of bringing the application and documents directly to the Tribunal. If you choose to submit the application and documents at the tribunal, a tribunal notary will witness your signature and sign the application. Whenever possible, a tribunal advocate will meet right away with any applicant who delivers his/her application directly to the Tribunal.
PLEASE KEEP A PHOTOCOPY OF ANYTHING YOU BRING OR SEND TO THE TRIBUNAL, SINCE MAIL AND DOCUMENTS CAN BE LOST!
If you need help with the application process, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or (901) 373-1200.
DOCUMENTS IN ENGLISH
DOCUMENTS IN SPANISH
Judicial Vicar &
Chancellor of the Curia
Very Rev. James Clark, JCL
Adjutant Judicial Vicar Rev. Msgr. Peter P. Buchignani, PA, JCL
Defender of the Bond Anna Lynn, JCL
Tribunal Advocate & Vice-chancellor Rev. Carlos Donato da Silva
Tribunal Advocate & Notary Mrs. Angela Canale
Ecclesiastical Notary Mrs. Lysette Candia
Administrative Assistant Mrs. Nancy Hennessey