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Old Sep 4, '04, 6:02 am
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Default Addressing a Preist or the Bishop's Office in a letter

I am wondering how to do this. i know you cant just do the typical letter format. I need to request information of my archdioses and a local parish, and so i need to know the proper salutation and ending/pre-siganture remark.
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Old Sep 4, '04, 6:29 am
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Hi Brian,

When addressing a letter to a Catholic Archbishop or Bishop address your letter as:
The Most Reverend (full name)
Archbishop (or Bishop) of (the name of the dioceses)
Use either of these two salutations:
Your Excellency:
Dear Archbishop (of Bishop):
When addressing a letter to a Catholic Priest address your letter as:
The Reverend (full name, followed by comma and initials of his order)
Use either of these two salutations:
Dear Father:
Dear Father (name, example Dear Father Smith):

I found that an appropriate closing (signature) to be:
Your fellow in Christ
Very sincerely yours
God luck
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Old Sep 4, '04, 9:18 am
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Default Re: Addressing a Preist or the Bishop's Office in a letter

thank you profusely
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Old Sep 4, '04, 1:53 pm
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Default Re: Addressing a Preist or the Bishop's Office in a letter

I always use "Howdy Your Excellency" for the saluatation in emails.
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Old Sep 5, '04, 8:58 am
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Default Re: Addressing a Preist or the Bishop's Office in a letter

if you are sending the letter to the archdicisean office, do you still address it as if you are sending it to the bishop personally?
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Old Sep 5, '04, 8:09 pm
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Default Re: Addressing a Preist or the Bishop's Office in a letter

Here is a helpful article about the subject of addressing clergy and other religious.
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