When a priest or deacon of the Diocese of Covington wishes to offer short-term ministerial service in another diocese, the Chancery must issue a statement of suitability and good standing on his behalf. With increasing frequency, laity of the Diocese of Covington who wish to speak or minister in another diocese are also required to request a Statement of Suitability from the Chancery. The Statement of Suitability and Good Standing will be sent directly to the Chancery of the diocese to be visited and a copy will be sent to the parish or institution where the ministerial service will be offered. The priest, deacon or layperson will not receive a copy of the statement.
To request a statement, please submit the appropriate form below at least four weeks before the ministerial service is scheduled to take place. Exceptions to the time limit include funerals and other emergency situations, but a request still must be submitted. Please mail or fax the completed form to:
Diocese of Covington
1125 Madison Ave.
Covington KY 41011-3115