We continue to care for these records like a parish would, updating sacramental notations and issuing certificates. The following is a list of sacramental registers held by the Diocesan Archives & Records Management Office:
You may require a sealed sacramental certificate with notations for a continuation of your sacraments (for first communion, confirmation, marriage, or to be the sponsor of a sacrament) or for proof of identity. To request certificates from an open Diocesan Parish, please contact the parish directly.
The Archives & Records Management Office responds to requests from closed Diocesan Parishes. Please complete a Sacramental Records Request Form and mail it to us with a photocopy of a valid id (driver's license, passport, etc.). We will not release certificates until we have those two items in hand and there is no administrative fee for the request.
You may only request your own sacraments, unless you are a legal guardian or have power of attorney. Please allow 4-6 weeks for a response.
If you are a parish or Diocesan Official (Chancellor, Marriage Tribunal, etc.) requesting a sealed sacramental certificate for a continuation of Church sacraments, you may request one using the Sacramental Records Request Form. No identification or fee is necessary as long as the certificate is mailed directly to the parish.
If you or a family member were active military when you received any sacraments on a US military base in South or Middle Georgia (such as Ft. Benning, Columbus; Ft. Gordon, Augusta; Ft. Stewart/Hunter Army Airfield, Hinesville/Savannah; Moody Air Force Base, Valdosta; Robins Air Force Base, Warner Robins; US Marine Logistics Supply Base, Albany; and Naval Submarine Base, Kings Bay) those records are kept by the Archdiocese for Military Services. Their website has instructions on how to request sacramental certificates.
Sacraments for non-active military performed at base chapels are recorded at the closest parish. Please contact the Archives & Records Office for help obtaining a sacramental certificate for these circumstances.