Forms of Address2017-06-16T08:33:03+00:00

Forms of Address

Ecclesiastical Forms of Address Recognized in the United States

CARDINALS:
Address on envelope:
His Eminence
(Christian Name) Cardinal (Surname)
Salutation: Your Eminence:

ARCHBISHOPS AND BISHOPS:
Address on envelope:
His Excellency
Most Reverend__________________________________________________ , D.D.
Salutation: Your Excellency:

MONSIGNORS:
Address on envelope:
Rev. Msgr. __________________________________________________________
Salutation: Dear Monsignor :___________________________________________:

SECULAR PRIESTS:
Address on envelope:
Rev.
Salutation: Dear Father___________________________ _____________________:

RELIGIOUS ORDER PRIESTS:
Address on envelope:
Rev. _______________________________ ______, (adding designated letters)
Salutation: Dear Father___________________________ _____________________:

DEACONS*:
Address on envelope:
Rev. Mr. ____________________________________________ ________________
Salutation: Dear Rev. Mr. ______________________________________ ____________:

BROTHERS:
Address on envelope:
Brother _______________________________ ___, (adding designated letters)
Salutation: Dear Brother _____________________________ _________________:

SISTERS:
Address on envelope:
Sister _______________________________ _____, (adding designated letters)
Salutation: Dear Sister :
*N.B. The title of Rev. Mr. for Permanent Deacons has been approved for usage in the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston.