I have absolutely no idea if either the title of this post, or what follows, is ‘proper’ legal English, as I am not a lawyer (…Heaven forbid, that would be awful), much less a canon lawyer (which would be not only awful but also hilarious). Having said that, this appeared on the parish’s website and it really is the kind of thing that people should get to read, so here’s a rough and ready translation into English.
of canonical erection
Roman Catholic personal parish
in order to provide
the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite liturgy
within the Diocese of Haarlem-Amsterdam
– that Pope Benedict XVI, in his motu proprio Summorum Pontificum of 7th July 2007, provides for the opportunity for the Christian faithful to participate in the Extraordinary Form of the liturgy of the Roman Rite;
– that this liturgy has been celebrated in the parish church of St. Agnes in Amsterdam since September 2006, and that it has transpired that there be need of it amongst the Christian faithful;
– that the community which has grown up hierby, and the priests who have taken it upon themselves to care for the souls therein, have need of juridicial regulation;
it has seemed to us desireable, in the spiritual interests of the community which has formed around the liturgy in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite in the Diocese of Haarlem-Amsterdam, to establish an independent parish, and we have, having consulted interested parties as well as the council of priest in compliance with Canon 515 §2 of the Code of Canon Law, decided to
establish the Roman Catholic personal parish
to provide the Extraordinary Form of Roman Rite
within the Diocese of Haarlem-Amsterdam.
The Roman Catholic parish mentioned above is established in Amsterdam and is a personal parish in conformity with Canon 518 of the Code of Canon Law.
Liturgical celebrations shall take place in the church building of the parish of St. Agnes in Amsterdam, unless determined otherwise in the future.
The community of Christian faithful consists of those who have registered themselves as parishoners of the Roman Catholic parish named above.
We assume that the Christian faithful who participate in this community within the Diocese of Haarlem-Amsterdam will support the liturgical and pastoral life of the parish, and shall, as each is able, help lessen the financial burden of the parish council.
This decree takes effect from its pronouncement on 20th January 2013, during Mass in the church of St. Agnes in Amsterdam.
Given at Haarlem,
10th January 2013
+ Jozef M. Punt
Bishop of Haarlem-Amsterdam
Rev. Dr. B.J. Putter
Ahem. In addition, this letter from the parish council states that the new parish is/will be (I know nothing of these intricacies) dedicated to Bl. Charles of Austria.