The Judicial Vicar is appointed by the bishop to serve as the chief judge for the diocese with ordinary power. According to Canon Law, he oversees the Tribunal or Court of the Catholic Church. The Tribunal adjudicates marriage annulments, due process/dispute resolution and cases involving church law.
Father Tim Lindenfelser, J.C.L.
11625 Old Saint Augustine Road
Jacksonville, FL 32258
(904) 262-3200, ext. 103
Fax: (904) 262-4779
About Our Judicial Vicar
Father Lindenfelser attended the University of Florida in Gainesville where he obtained a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.
In 1988 he attended St. Meinrad Seminary in St. Meinrad, Ind. and in 1989 he attended St. Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary in Boynton Beach, Fla. where he received a master’s degree in Theology in 1993 and a master’s of Divinity in 1994.
Father Lindenfelser was ordained to the priesthood on May 7, 1994 by Bishop John J. Snyder at the Cathedral-Basilica of St. Augustine.
During the summers from 1999 to 2003, Father Lindenfelser studied Canon Law at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. He earned a licentiate degree in Canon Law.
Father Lindenfelser has served in the following areas:
• Master of Ceremonies, Diocese of Saint Augustine, Fla. 1993-2004
• Parochial Vicar, Cathedral-Basilica, Saint Augustine 5/1994-6/1997
• Diocesan 125th Anniversary Liturgy Planning Committee 1995
• Chaplain, St. Joseph Academy, Saint Augustine 1995-2005
• Member, Presbyteral Council, Diocese of Saint Augustine 1996-2006
• Administrator, Cathedral-Basilica, Saint Augustine 6/1997-6/1998
• Bishop John J. Snyder 25th Anniversary Planning Committee 1997
• Director, Diocesan Cemeteries 1997-present
• Board Member, St. Joseph Academy, Saint Augustine 1997-2000
• Finance Council Member, St. Joseph Academy, St. Augustine 2001-present
• Chairman, Presbyteral Council, 1999-2003
• Bishop Victor Galeone Ordination Committee 2001
• Marywood Retreat Center Planning Committee 2003-present
• Adjutant Judicial Vicar, Diocese of Saint Augustine 2/2004-6/2004