The primary role of the chancellor is to gather and safeguard official documents and archives of the diocesan curia. This is especially true in regard to the sacramental registers, which detail the sacramental history of each parish in the diocese.
The chancellor is also the official notary on all of the documents issued by the diocesan bishop.
Make sure all Marriage papers are filled out correctly, and proper dispensations are given to assist couples entering into marriage.
Aid the Bishop and Vicar General where needed to help with ministry.
Over the years, the Chancellors duties in all Dioceses have been varied and have all been mandated to assist the Bishop and the Diocese he or she serves, in spreading the good news of Jesus Christ to the faithful.
Fr. Greg Elder
Diocese: 306-922-4747 ext. 254