The Office of the Chancellor also has, under its purview, the Office of Matrimonial Concerns and Dispensations. This office is charged with assisting the Bishop of Charleston in fulfilling his canonical responsibilities to prepare Catholics and those who want to marry Catholics, for marriage. This office provides general assistance to pastors, priests, deacons, and parish life facilitators. Petitions for premarital dispensations, dispensations from canonical form, and permissions concerning marriage should be sent to the Office of the Chancellor who oversees the Office of Matrimonial Concerns and Dispensations.