Clergy intending to participate in the ordination in their ministerial role of bishop, priest or deacon need to provide Professional Standards documentation through one of three optional methods:

  1. Australian Catholic Ministry Register (ACMR) information.
  2. Ministry Card information (for Sydney Metropolitan Dioceses only).
  3. Declaration by clergy member, and Statement by Church Authority.


The following PDF forms are provided as samples of the information required.


Clergy Declaration

Statement by Church Authority


If you have any questions regarding your declarations, contact Mary Hiscox 02 4222 2468.



Liturgy Office


Liturgy Handbook