Apostolic Blessing on Parchment

Request Form for Apostolic Blessing on Parchment

Download the Request Form here

  1. Print and complete the application form – leave the NIHIL OBSTAT and ADDRESS FOR MAILING THE PARCHMENT sections blank 
  2. Post the completed form to the Ossory Diocesan Office, James’s Street, Kilkenny, R95 NH60, with a letter of recommendation from your parish priest 
  3. It takes approximately one month from the day the Diocesan Office receives the form until the day the parchment is delivered 
  4. Payment is made upon delivery of the parchment. The final cost is dependent upon postal charges/options and ranges from 30 to 50 euro 

The Apostolic Blessing is only granted for the following occasions: 

  • Baptism, First Communion or Confirmation 
  • Catholic Marriage 
  • Ordination 
  • Religious Profession 
  • Secular Consecration 
  • Catholic Marriage, Ordination or Religious Profession Anniversaries 
  • Birthdays 
  • Catholic Individuals or Families 

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Ossory Diocesan Office James’s Street, Kilkenny Tel: 056-7762448 Fax: 056-7763753 E-mail: bishop@ossory.ie