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The Archbishop’s Appeal is the annual fundraising campaign that provides supplemental financial assistance to institutions, programs and ministries affiliated with the Catholic Church throughout the Archdiocese of San Antonio.

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As official Notary of the Archdiocese, the Chancellor is responsible for authenticating all official documents and ensuring that the acts of the curia as well as historic documents are gathered, arranged, and safeguarded in the archdiocesan archives.

Marriage Packets: Marriage files coming into or leaving the Archdiocese are now the responsibility of the Marriage Tribunal and Very Rev. Krikor Chahin, Judicial Vicar. Please see the Tribunal section at /marriage-forms for more information.

Letters of Good Standing for Lay Persons: Please submit letters of good standing for lay persons invited to provide ministry in the Archdiocese at least two months prior to the event. Lay persons from the Archdiocese of San Antonio requesting a letter of good standing for ministry in another diocese, please submit your request to this office at least three months prior to the event.

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion: The Chancellor’s office is responsible for maintaining a list of the Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion at each parish. Please use the new fillable form on the Chancellor’s webpage to submit the names of Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion for your parish.

Letters of good standing: Letter of good standing for priests will be processed through the Office of Clergy. Please contact Martha Ross at (210) 734-1672 or e-mail: [email protected]. Letters of good standing for deacons are processed by the Office of Diaconate Ministry and Formation.

Chancellor Forms

Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion Request Form (PDF)

Priests Location of Personal Documentation (PDF)

Funeral Arrangements for Priests (PDF)

Curriculum Vitae (PDF)

Bishop Gary Janak, JCL
Phone: (210) 734-1976
E-mail:  [email protected]

Vice Chancellor 
Lori Peery, JCL, JD
Phone: (210) 734-1670
E-mail:  [email protected]

Executive Administrative Assistant 
Dora Talamante
Phone: (210) 734-1676
E-mail:  [email protected]