The Office of Canonical and Tribunal Services is proud to present the following workshops and seminars. A new dawn approaches our Catholic faith as we prepare for the changes to come with the Motu Propio Mitis Iudex Dominus Iesus and the implementation of the Pastoral Plan for our Diocese—what a wonderful time to be Catholic! Keeping this in mind, our office has revised the advocacy workshops we have offered in the past and developed a new seminar called “Pathway to healing for those seeking or have undergone the annulment process and would like more holistic understanding of the process.


For questions or more information, please contact the Office of Canonical and Tribunal Services at (512) 949-2478.



These events will all take place at:

Pastoral Center - John Paul II Conference Room

6225 Highway East 290

Austin, TX 78723


Advocacy Training


January 28, 2017

This workshop will include a review of the process of petitioning for an annulment, applicable canon law, processes and procedures, petitions and grounds, resources, questions and answers. If it has been a few years since your last training, you are encouraged to come to this workshop to learn about the changes brought about by the Motu Proprio Mitis Iudex Dominus Iesus.

***Laity desiring to become an advocate must be delegated by their pastor.***

If you have further questions, please contact Gloria Villarreal at (512) 949-2482.


Marriage Packet Workshop

February 18, 2017 

This workshop will include the required documentation, canon law requirements and diocesan policies affecting the marriage preparation process. This workshop is intended for priests, deacons and parish staff that assist couples with their marriage preparation documents.  If you have further questions, please contact Gloria Villarreal at (512) 949-2482.






Annulment: Pathway to Healing

April 29, 2017 8:45am-4:00pm

The purpose of this seminar is to help participants begin a journey in awareness of the healing process of nullity (annulment) through a straight-to-the-heart response to persons considering or already seeking a declaration of nullity.  The seminar is a time for reflecting on the demise of one's marriage by taking a journey from pain and loneliness to acceptance and healing.  If you have further questions, please contact Deborah Patin at (512) 949-2478.