Parish Resources

Sacramental Records

Sacramental Registers are legal documents produced by the Church that contain records of the sacraments instituted by Jesus and conferred in our parishes. They are also essential for tracking parishes, populations, and communities as well as the ethnicity of areas within a diocese.

Because of the importance of these records, it is important to understand how to properly store, handle, and record information in Parish Sacramental Registers. The guide below will provide those who work in parishes with the understanding of how to properly maintain and preserve these records.

        Guide to Maintaining Sacramental Registers   (pdf)