Papal Blessing Requirements

In order to receive a Papal Blessing in time for your occasion, please allow 2 months. Please note: the office of Papal Blessings is closed during the month of August, so please figure this in your planning.

Stipend: The granting of a Papal Blessing is absolutely free.  A payment of $50.00 requested is a contribution toward the cost of the parchment, to defray the expenses of shipping and processing, and for the Holy Father’s works of charity.

Please make checks payable to: Diocese of Lansing. Mail all information along with the check to: 228 N. Walnut Street, Lansing, MI 48933 and indicate “Papal Blessing Request.” The size of your Papal Blessing is chosen by the office in Rome for the specific occasion. It will need to be framed when received.

For all blessings a letter stating the person(s), for whom the blessing is being requested, is a member in good standing with the Catholic Church. This letter needs to be written on parish stationary and signed by the pastor where the person(s) is/are registered member(s). 

All Blessing requests must also include an address where you want the blessing sent once received.

Weddings: Name of Groom & Bride, Name of Catholic Church, City & State, Date of Wedding

Wedding Anniversaries: Name of Couple, Which Anniversary (10, 25, etc.), Name of Catholic Church, City & State, Date of Wedding

First Communion: Name of Person, Name of Church, City & State, Date of First Communion

Confirmation: Name of Person, Name of Church, City & State, Date of Confirmation

Birthday: Name of Person, Which Birthday, Date of Birthday

The Apostolic Blessing is granted for the following occasions:
1. Baptism, First Communion, Confirmation
2. Marriage
3. Priestly Ordination
4. Religious Profession
5. Secular Consecration
6. Ordinations of Permanent Deacons
7. Marriage Anniversaries (10, 25, 40, 50 , 60 years), Priestly Ordination, Religious Profession
8. Birthdays (18, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90, 100)
9. Catholic individuals or families (with name and surname of the spouses united in a religious
marriage).

Requests for Papal Blessings for other occasions will not be accepted.