2022 diocesan winter RCIA conference set

Fr. David Carter, Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul rector and a canon lawyer, to discuss marriage, annulments

The Diocese of Knoxville Office of Christian Formation is holding a winter RCIA conference on Jan. 22 that will feature Father David Carter, rector of the Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul in Chattanooga and a canon lawyer for the diocese.

Father Carter also is the judicial vicar for the Diocese of Knoxville’s Tribunal Office.

The RCIA conference will be held at All Saints Church, with a Mass to be celebrated to open it.

Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m., with a continental breakfast and fellowship to follow until 10:15 a.m., when the program begins.

Following a brief introduction with an opening prayer, Father Carter will discuss legal issues within the Catholic Church from his perspective as a canon lawyer and parish priest.

As part of his discussion, Father Carter will talk about marriage and the annulment process, especially as it pertains to the diocese’s new Tribunal.

Father Carter received his License in Canon Law (JCL) from the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, where he studied from 2008-10. He has served as rector of the basilica since fall 2013.

“The winter RCIA Conference will feature Father David Carter who serves as judicial vicar for the Tribunal of the Diocese of Knoxville as well as rector of the Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul in Chattanooga and vice chancellor for canonical affairs for the diocese,” said Sister Peter Miriam Dolan, RSM, diocesan director of Christian Formation. “It is a great opportunity for RCIA coordinators and RCIA team members to come together for ongoing formation. This conference is open to anyone else who may have questions regarding annulments, marriage, convalidation, and other canonical questions.”

To register, contact Sister Peter Miriam Dolan, RSM, at srpetermiriam@dioknox.org or at www.dioknox.org/events.

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