Fourth Synod Compiled Acts, Declarations and Statutes
29. Clerics are expected to accept assignments from the Diocesan Bishop in the spirit of obedience as a call to participate in the mission of the Diocese. 29 While the Diocesan Bishop retains the prerogative to make direct assignment of priests, a Priests Personnel Board according to its constitution and bylaws shall ordinarily advise him in the assignment of priests. 30. a) A priest entrusted with the care of souls, when necessarily absent from his assignment, even for a few hours, shall leave at his residence or parish office the contact information where he may be reached in case of necessity. The contact information of the parish rectory as well as the contact information where a priest may be reached in case of emergency are to be published in the parish bulletin and on the parish’s Internet website for the convenience and service of the faithful. b) The priests serving in this Diocese are reminded that they are to fulfill their functions faithfully which their Ordinary has entrusted them. 30 Canonical penalties will be invoked against those who leave their assignment for any notable time without the permission of the local Ordinary. 31 31. a) Extern priests, secular or religious, are regularly to secure diocesan faculties by express grant of the Diocesan Curia upon presentation from their Ordinary of a letter of good standing and attesting to their suitability to work with minors and vulnerable adults, with the exception of the religious priests who receive faculties from their own religious superior when ministry is to be exercised solely within the internal confines of the religious institute. b) The Deans are empowered to subdelegate diocesan faculties, to any extern priest provided he is approved for confession in his own diocese or religious institute. c) Every grant of diocesan faculties to an extern priest, secular or religious, ceases with the expiration of his official residence in the Diocese (for residents), or with his departure from the Diocese after each particular stay for which he received faculties (for non-residents). The local Ordinary reserves to himself personally the exclusive power to make any exceptions to this regulation regarding cessation of faculties.
29 Cf. cc. 273-274.
30 Cf. c. 274, §2.
31 Cf. c. 1389.
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