Nullity Case Sponsor Training

Spring 2020

The Metropolitan Tribunal is pleased to announce its next formational training program for Nullity Case Sponsors.

To qualify to serve as a Nullity Case Sponsor, one must complete all 36 hours of training. As always, any priest is welcome to attend any or all of these sessions, however, every attendee must register due to limited space.

Pastor’s approval is required for lay people.

The training will be held at St. Vincent de Paul Church, 6800 Buffalo Speedway, Houston, TX 77025, on the following six Saturdays from 9 am to 4 pm.:

Course 1:  January 4 & 18 - Formal Nullity Petitions (12 hrs)

  • Overview of Marriage Theology and the concept of Nullity.
  • Who must complete a Formal Case Petition?
  • Explanation of how to complete the Formal Case Petition.
  • Lecture, case scenarios and practical applications to parish ministry will be presented.

Course 2:  February 15 & March 14 - Other Nullity Petitions & Privilege Petitions (12 hrs)

  • Overview of Marriage Theology and the concept of Nullity.
  • Who must complete one and the explanation of how to complete each petition:  Defect of Canonical Form Petition, Lack of Canonical Form Petition, Ligamen (Prior Bond) Petition and Privilege Petitions: Pauline Privilege & Petrine Privilege.
  • Lecture, case scenarios and practical applications to parish ministry will be presented.

Course 3:  March 21 & April 4 - Practicum of all Types of Nullity Scenarios (12 hrs)

  • Overview of Marriage Theology and the concept of Nullity.
  • Brief overview of all types of Nullity and Privilege Petitions.
  • Case scenarios of individuals requiring one or more nullity petitions will be presented to the students to determine what type(s) of petition(s) must be submitted.

*Courses 1 & 2 are prerequisites to take Course 3.  Exceptions with the approval of the Metropolitan Tribunal.

The cost for all three sessions is $100.  Individual sessions are $40.   Space is limited!

Scholarships are available if necessary; please contact the Metropolitan Tribunal 713-807-9286.  Lunch is not included.


**A simultaneous Spanish translation will be offered through Go To Meeting. Individual must use his/her own cell phone and headphones. 
Charges may incur due to minute usage, check with your carrier.

**Se ofrecerá una traducción simultánea en español a través de Go To Meeting. La persona deberá utilizar su propio celular y traer sus propios audífonos.  Pueden aplicar cargos debido a los minutos usados, verifique con su proveedor.

To register, go to 

https://archgh.cvent.com/NCST2020

 For any questions, call the Metropolitan Tribunal (713) 807-9286 or toll free (1-877-674-5801) or email Tribunal@archgh.org.