Canonical and Legal Services

The Department of Canonical and Legal Services combines the various diocesan offices dedicated to the ministries of justice and communication to provide the most effectual service to the parishes and faithful of the Diocese of Metuchen.

The Office of the Chancellor assists the Bishop by promoting greater understanding of and applying universal and diocesan Church law and policy. The Chancellor also oversees the diocesan commissions for Historical Records, the Ecumenical and Interreligious Initiatives and the Refugee Resettlement Program.

The Office of the Diocesan General Counsel serves as a bridge between the mission of the Diocese to serve the People of God and the civil law reality within which the Church exists.

Lori Albanese, JCL, Executive Director
(732) 562-2410 • (732) 562-1427 •