Post # 1
How should we address the invitation to our priest? We call him “Father Joe”, so should I address the invitation “Father Joe Smith”? I see “Reverend” used in some Catholic programs and I wasn’t sure which was correct.
Post # 3
What do they call him in the church’s bulletin?
Post # 4
In writing his formal title, i.e., the outer envelope or in a bulletin it should be Reverend. In addresing him as in”dear so and so” in a letter or on the inner envelope it would be Father.
I had to learn this, my uncle is a Catholic priest. 🙂
Post # 5
JoJo, I’m not sure since he’s a visiting priest from another parish. He’s a friend of the family.
Penguin, THANK YOU! That really helps!
Post # 6
Yup. Reverend is the formal title for Catholic priests 🙂
Post # 7
Eh ours said Reverend too, but we just went by Father Pawel since that is what we always call him. I don’t think it really matters, he’ll get the envelope either way 🙂
Post # 8
I think what I did is “The Reverend Father So and So” and then on the inside just put “Father So and So.”
Reverend you can use for any religious minister/priest/pastor. Because it just means “holy.” It’s a good fail safe.
Post # 9
As a callligrapher, let me agree with the comments! It’s Rev. Joe Smith on the outside encelope and Father Smith on the inside.