Protocols and procedures for visiting clergy and religious
Prior to carrying out a ministry or apostolate within the Catholic Diocese of Bathurst, visiting clergy and religious must send the following information to (remove XX) diocesansecretary XX @bathurst XX .catholic.org.au at least 14 days before visiting the Diocese:
- ACMR personal identification number
- New South Wales Working With Children Check Number
- Full official name
- Date of birth
- Location of intended ministry within the diocese.
- Details of ministry, eg: Wedding, Baptism, Retreat etc.
- Duration of your visit to the Diocese of Bathurst
If you do not have an ACMR personal identification number, then you are required to complete the attached Professional Standard documents which include the Personal Statement and Statement by Church Authority. Please email the completed documents, along with the other requirements listed above to: (remove XX) diocesansecretary XX @bathurst XX .catholic.org.au
Once the requirements above been provided and reviewed, you, the parish priest of the place you are visiting and your church authority, will receive an email confirming or declining your visit.
All records will be securely stored and recorded for future reference and auditing.
Schools or agencies with visiting clergy or religious, must ensure that these procedures are followed.
Approval must be received before any event occurs.
 Bishops, priests and deacons
 Religious sisters, nuns, monks, brothers and friars
 For interstate clergy and religious, please email (remove XX) diocesansecretary XX @bathurst XX .catholic.org.au to confirm what is required by the Diocese of Bathurst.
 The Personal Statement and Statement by Church Authority relating to Professional Standards attahced below
Visiting Clergy Personal Statement
visiting_clergy_personal_statement.pdf (192 KB)
Statement by Church Authority
visiting_clergy_bp_prov_statement.doc (32 KB)