Nullity Case Sponsor Training 2024

The Metropolitan Tribunal is pleased to announce its next formational training program of 36 hours for Nullity Case Sponsors.


We encourage every parish to have trained Nullity Case Sponsors. As always, any priest is welcome to attend any or all of these sessions, but registration is required due to limited space.

For deacons, this training can be applied toward continuing education hours that are required by the Office of the Diaconate.

*Pastor’s approval is required for lay people.  Lay people are to be chosen carefully by the pastor and are to possess certain qualities that are necessary for this service.  The layperson is to understand and adhere to the teachings of the Church in general but specifically to the Catholic theology of marriage; be in good standing with the Church; be discrete and non-judgmental; have common sense and critical thinking skills; be patient and have good communication skills; and have ample time to serve in this capacity.

Download form for Pastor's approval. *(For lay individuals)

To qualify to serve as a Nullity Case Sponsor, one must complete all 36 hours of training.

The training consists of 6 classes which will be held on the following Saturdays from 9 am to 4 pm:

  • Course 1:  January 13th & 20th 
  • Course 2:  February 3rd & 10th    
  • Course 3:  March 16th & 23rd    

The training will take place at St. Vincent de Paul Church, 6800 Buffalo Speedway, Houston, TX 77025.

The cost for all three sessions is $100.  Individual sessions are $40 (for those making up a session).  Scholarships are available, if necessary, please contact the Metropolitan Tribunal.

To register please visit:

*Registration deadline is December 15th

A simultaneous Spanish translation will be offered. Individuals must use his/her own cell phone and headphones.  Charges may incur due to minute usage.

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