The Roman Catholic Church is governed by the universal law of the Church known as canon law. The Tribunal is the Diocesan Court. While the Tribunal can hear cases involving many issues of Church law, primarily its work is adjudicating questions concerning the bond of marriage.

General Information


To begin a Tribunal process contact your
pastor, deacon, or pastoral minister.

For other inquires contact:
The Tribunal Chambers
65 Elliot Street, Springfield, MA 01105-1713
Mail:  PO 1730, Springfield, MA 01102-1730
Telephone (413) 452.0664 Fax (413) 747.8482

Tribunal Staff

Judicial Vicar
Rev. Monsignor John J. Bonzagni, M.Ed, J.C.L., J.D.
Attorney at Law


Sr. Claire Lapointe, SASV, J.C.L.

Tribunal Staff

Rev. John G. Lessard-Thibodeau
Deacon William F. Kern, JD
Attorney at Law

Deacon James McElroy, JD
Attorney at Law

Support Staff

Deacon Jack Antaya
Deacon Leo E. Coughlin
Deacon Richard Magenis
Deacon Francis Ryan
Deacon Theodore J. Tudryn

Ecclesiastical Notary &

Administrative Assistant
Marie Dussault