Office of the Bishop

The Office of Bishop oversees the pastoral, administrative, and programmatic oversight for the diocese. This office coordinates all schedules for the Bishop including Sunday and weekly visitations. The topics on the left are in subcategories for easier search.

Policy for alcohol and alcoholic beverages at church functions

Bishop's January 18, 2013 pastoral letter on same sex blessings

The planning form for an upcoming Bishop's Visitation.

Bishop Rickel's 10 Rules for Respect.

A checklist of items necessary for a successful Visitation by the Bishop.

Bishop's Visitation Form for Confirmands and Receptions.

A newsletter for border and immigration resources.

In addition, the following two Facebook groups offer other ways to connect:

"Cruzando Fronteras, AZ"
"Migration Spirituality"

Recommendations and clarifications by The Church Insurance Agency Corporation (CIAC) in regards to pastoral counseling

Checklist for clergy with regards to appropriate use of church property

Policy on clergy discretionary accounts

Clergy Handbook for the Diocese

Suggestions for topics in a letter to the Bishop from Confirmands prior to the Bishop's Visitation.

Document to assist congregations in reviewing and/or establishing bylaws.

The role of the deacon in the Eucharist and various other special liturgies

The Diocesan Cycle of Prayer for 2018

Suggested Diocesan Pastoral Care Polices and Procedures Guidelines

Diocesan Staff including contact information and areas of responsibility

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