The steps

When a Clergy, Deacon, Religious Brother or Sister from OVERSEAS, seeks to visit (short stay up to 10 days) to provide any type of ministry in an Adelaide parish or school, at least 4 weeks prior to the visit:

_____________________

 

They are required to email or post to the Screening and Verification Authority the following completed documents:

  • Overseas with Declarations form 
  • Individual Declaration
  • Church Authority Statement
  • An itinerary of activities for the planned visit

Once the completed paperwork is received, the appropriate verifications will take place and permission to minister in the Archdiocese will, if appropriate then be issued by the Archbishop’s Office.

  • In the case of Clerics (Persons under Holy Orders), a letter granting Faculties for the exercise of clerical ministry will be prepared for the Archbishop/Bishops approval.
  • In the case of other Religious, a letter of welcome will be prepared for the Archbishop/Bishops approval

 

The Parish Priest within the Adelaide Archdiocese will be notified that this permission has been granted.


 

When a Clergy, Deacon, Religious Brother or Sister from OVERSEAS, seeks to visit (long stay Category A - more than 10 days but less than 30 days) to provide any type of ministry in an Adelaide parish or school, at least 4 weeks prior to the visit:

_____________________

 

They are required to email or post to the Screening and Verification Authority the following completed documents;

  • Overseas with Declarations form
  • Individual Declaration
  • Church Authority Statement
  • A Police Certificate from the place of residence.

Once the completed paperwork is received, the appropriate verifications will take place and permission to minister in the Archdiocese will, if appropriate then be issued by the Archbishop’s Office.

  • In the case of Clerics (Persons under Holy Orders), a letter granting Faculties for the exercise of clerical ministry will be prepared for the Archbishop/Bishops approval.
  • In the case of other Religious, a letter of welcome will be prepared for the Archbishop/Bishops approval.
  • For any stay between 10-30 days, the Clergy, Deacon or Religious Brother or Sister will be issued with a Mandatory Notification – In a Nutshell document.

 

The Parish Priest within the Adelaide Archdiocese will be notified that this permission has been granted.


 

 

When a Clergy, Deacon, Religious Brother or Sister from OVERSEAS seeks to visit (long stay Category B - more than 30 days) to provide any type of ministry in an Adelaide parish or school, at least 6 weeks prior to the visit:

_____________________

They are required to email or post to the Screening and Verification Authority the following completed forms:

  • Overseas with Declarations form
  •  Individual Declaration
  • Church Authority Statement
  • A Police Certificate from the place of residence.
  • Completion of SA WWCC (for stays exceeding 30 days – Screening and Verification Authority will assist with facilitating this upon receipt of the form)

Once the completed paperwork is received, the appropriate verifications will take place and permission to minister in the Archdiocese will, if appropriate then be issued by the Archbishop’s Office.

  • In the case of Clerics (Persons under Holy Orders), a letter granting Faculties for the exercise of clerical ministry will be prepared for the Archbishop/Bishops approval.
  • In the case of other Religious, a letter of welcome will be prepared for the Archbishop/Bishops approval
  • For any appointments to the Archdiocese, the Clergy, Deacon or Religious Brother or Sister will be required to attend a full day training on Safe Environments.
  • For any stay exceeding 30 days, the Clergy, Deacon or Religious Brother or Sister will be required to attend a briefing with the Professional Standards Office.

 

The Parish Priest within the Adelaide Archdiocese will be notified that this permission has been granted.