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WELCOME TO THE OFFICE OF CANONICAL SERVICES
The Office of Canonical Services of the Diocese of San Bernardino, ministers to the divorced and remarried. We assist Catholics to return to the Sacraments!
On this site, you may access frequently asked questions, Church Annulments, Canon Law and Tribunal Advocacy Workshops.
For more information or to initate a case, please call or email us. (909) 475-5320.
You will have to go to your local parish to obtain the annulment forms.
Very Rev. David Andel, J.C.L.
Marriage is a covenant between a man and a woman to form a partnership for life and between the baptized is a sacrament (canon 1055, §1 and §2).
Even if only one party is Catholic, the marriage is governed by the law of God and by Catholic canon law (canon 1059).
The mission of the ministry of Canonical Services is to assist in the judicial dimension of the Diocese. The Diocesan Bishops exercise their judicial authority either directly or through others. It is customary that the Bishop exercise that judical authority through a Tribunal and/or Office of Canonical Services. The duty of that ministry is to provide a forum for the Christian faithful to vindicate or defend their rights. In the United States the primary function of the Tribunal or Office of Canonical Services is to evaluate the claimed invalidity of a marriage in the context of Catholic sacramental teaching. For this reason, the staff of the Office of Canonical Services will always attempt to maintain a demeanor of fairness and equity in the handling of every matter brought to it for adjudication.