Repair of Sacramental Records
Canon Law requires Baptism, Confirmation, Marriage and Death records be maintained (Canon 535 895). In addition, the Diocese of Pittsburgh requires records of First Holy Communions to be kept.
Within these pages, parishes will identify what to do and how to deal with damaged books. Included in each section are the supplies needed and approximate cost involved. If at any time, you do not feel that you can perform the task(s), stop. It is better to let a trained conservator treat the problem than to make a situation worse.
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