Visiting Clergy or Visiting Persons in Any Form of Consecrated Life Seeking to Minister in the Catholic Church in Ireland.
Visiting Clergy from within or outside Ireland
Visiting clergy should contact the local parish priest/superior of a religious house before undertaking ministry in that ecclesiastical jurisdiction.
Should the cleric be present for one event in a parish or diocese, such as a funeral, baptism or wedding, he should sign the register in the sacristy to declare his presence on a particular time and date. Furthermore, should the cleric not be incardinated in the ecclesiastical jurisdiction that he visits, he must provide his Celebret/Letter of Good Standing for inspection by the parish priest or duly delegated person, and this should be noted beside the visitor’s signature in the register.
Should the cleric be present for more than one event, then the Parish Priest or duly delegated person must make contact with the diocesan office to ensure that proper protocol is followed before the visiting cleric is permitted to minister (see safeguarding section of diocesan website).
Visiting Person in any form of Consecrated Life from within or outside Ireland
Should a person from any form of consecrated life wish to minister in a parish, then the parish priest or duly delegated person must make contact with the Diocesan Office to ensure that proper protocol is followed before the person is permitted to minister.