The Office of the Chancery is the administrative branch of the Diocese.
The Archives collects, organizes, preserves and (when possible) makes available for research the historical and vital records of the Diocese of Burlington as well as the materials that reflect the work of the Church within the Diocese to promote an understanding of and cultivate an appreciation for the Catholic Church’s history and heritage in the State of Vermont. In addition to caring for events of the past, the Archives exists to ensure that diocesan acts created today are preserved for future generations.
The Tribunal for the Diocese of Burlington ordinarily conducts trials or hears cases that relate to the invalidity of marriages. This diocesan Tribunal is the court of the bishop of the Diocese of Burlington, composed of judicial personnel and directed by the judicial vicar as delegated by the executive authority of the bishop.
Jesus Christ is both the source and the destination of every vocation. He called His first priests by name, and they left everything at once and followed Him. They offered their lives in the service of the Gospel and found great joy and fulfillment in the adventure of following Christ’s call. How is Jesus calling you to serve His Church? The vocations ministry of the Diocese of Burlington is here to help you discern God’s plan for your life. Do not be afraid!
2018 Diocesan Synod
In the spring of 2017, Bishop Coyne announced plans to convene the first Diocesan Synod in Vermont since 1962. Its purpose is to establish a pastoral plan for the immediate future of the Catholic Church in Vermont and to establish particular laws and policies to do so. Learn about the synod process and proceedings.
Office of the Bishop
Bishop Christopher J. Coyne is the 10th bishop of the Diocese of Burlington. Learn about Bishop Coyne’s life, education and ministry as bishop and priest, visit his personal blog and read his statements as the bishop of Burlington.
The diocesan offices are located at the Bishop Brady Center at 55 Joy Drive, South Burlington, Vermont 05403. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Search the diocesan directory by department or by staff member.