Quick tips on which of your work files should be saved and which can be deleted now. This is not a replacement for the retention policies in our Records Retention Schedules, which tell you how long they need to be retained once they have been filed.
Diocesan policies governing the recording, maintenance and care of sacramental records at parishes. This is an extract from Many Gifts, One Spirit, the policy document promulgated as particular law for the Archdiocese of Seattle that governs our pastoral and sacramental best practices for sound, responsible stewardship.
Affidavit form for the parent or godparent of a baptized child (or a witness to the baptism) to attest to the fact that the sacrament actually took place. This is used when no record of the baptism can be found at the parish level.
Affidavit form for the parent or witness to the Rite of Reception to attest to the fact that the sacrament actually took place. This is used when no record of the sacrament can be found at the parish level.