(Closed) What’s the Official Title of a Catholic Priest?

posted 7 years ago in Catholic
Post # 3
Member
68 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I believe it should be “Father”

Post # 4
Member
342 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 1991

Father

Post # 5
Member
6249 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 1900

My uncle is a Catholic priest.  His “title” is Father

Post # 7
Member
4123 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Check the Churches website and copy what they have. There’s a few way’s it could be and it also depends on his “senority.”

Fr. John Doe

Fr. John Doe C.F.R (Or T.O.R, O.S.B, etc)

Rev. John Doe (possible suffix as well).

Msgr. John Doe

There are some others but these are the most common at “local parish” level.

Post # 8
Member
68 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Spoken, a Catholic priest is referred to as “Father”

Written, it’s usually “Reverend” but can vary depending on what level of priest he is (Rev, V Rev, Monsingor etc)

Post # 8
Member
536 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

@jenbrandner: A priest used to sign my payroll check, he signed under Reverend.

Just to make sure, call the church and find out. 

Post # 9
Member
1025 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

“Reverend” is the correct title. I think the full title is “Reverend Father”. Maybe check the paper to see how they listed other Catholic announcements?

Post # 10
Member
4123 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I would check with the church about the specific priest as each priest can have a different title. Go to the church website or grab your bulletin from Sunday. He’ll be listed on both just as he would like to be “formally”

Post # 11
Member
536 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

@jenbrandner:  I just checked my church’s website.  The priests are all Reverends.

Post # 13
Member
4123 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I found a potential website (I don’t speak spanish) signed with a P. Carlos Álvarez cjm

I’m assuming P is for Padre (father in spanish) CJM would potentially represent the community he’s a part of. 

I would go with Padre if you can’t find his real stuff. I’m assuming it will most likely read; “Padre Carlos Alvarez of ___, Mexico officiated the wedding/mass.”

The topic ‘What’s the Official Title of a Catholic Priest?’ is closed to new replies.

Find Amazing Vendors