Papal Blessings

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Criteria for a Papal Blessing

Papal Blessings may be ordered for the following events:

  • Baptism
  • First Communion
  • Wedding
  • Wedding Anniversary
  • Birthday
  • Anniversary celebrations for a Parish and/or school.

*Please note:

Papal Blessings cannot be ordered for Parishes outside of the jurisdiction of the Archdiocese of Vancouver or for non-practicing Catholics.

For your reference the following information from the Pastor must be included when ordering a Papal Blessing:

  • Affirmation that the parishioner whose name appears on the Papal Blessing is a practicing Catholic
  • Affirmation that the parishioner whose name appears on the Papal Blessing is a member of the Catholic Church
  • The request must be signed by the Pastor or the Assistant Pastor
  • The request must be accompanied by a cheque from either the requestor or the parish made payable to:
    *The Archbishop of Vancouver
    Please ensure that the cheque provided references the name of person receiving the Blessing in case cheque is separated from the form.
  • Include name of the individual(s)
  • Verify the occasion (i.e. 50th birthday – 50th wedding anniversary)
  • If for a wedding, list the marriage date and name of Parish/Church where the marriage will take place.

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