Certificates and Transcripts Certificates and Transcripts

The Parish Pastor prepares Baptism and Chrismation certificates; copies are sent to the Metropolis Registry for filing.

After the completion of a Marriage, the Parish Pastor sends the completed license to the Metropolis Registry and a Certificate of Marriage is prepared for the Metropolitan's signature. Certificates are then mailed directly to the newly-wed couple.

No "copies" or "duplicates" of certificates can be made. Instead, a transcript of data in the parish registry is prepared by the Parish Pastor and sent to the Metropolis Registry for the Metropolitan's verification of the Priest's signature. The completed and verified transcript is then mailed to the individual who requested it.

Metropolis of Denver guidelines to assist Parish Priests in the preparation of transcripts: