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If the marriage is to be contracted in the parish where both the parties belong i.e have their domicile, quasi-domicile or a month’s continuous residence, the right and duty of conducting the prenuptial investigations belong to the parish priest of that parish.(Decree 3202 / 1).
Comment : “A month’s continous residence”- the previous month is to be calculated from the date of the marriage.
Parish priests are requested to remit a special collection taken on the 1st Sunday of August every year to the Diocesan Education Bureau and this amount will be used towards the education of poor students in their Higher Education.
All the religious institutions in the diocese are expected to give an annual contribution to the Diocesan Education Bureau as it was agreed by the religious superiors during the general body meeting held on 16.03.1982.
Parish priests are earnestly requested to make contributions to the diocesan funds before the 30th of April, every year as per the SLAB SYSTEM given below :-
a). Whenever the bishop is invited for mass, pastoral visit,any religious function, or civil function an offering is to be made to the bishop. This amount will be used for education purposes.
b). Since the programme of the bishop for each month will be given for printing in the OOTACAMUND DIOCESAN NEWS BULLETIN before the 23rd of the previous month, those who fix engagements with the bishop are to do so well in advance before this date.
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