Phone: 216-696-6525

Toll Free: 1-800-869-6525

Address: 1404 East 9th Street, Cleveland, OH 44114

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Offices Clergy & Religious Letter of Suitability Request

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Letter of Suitability

All Diocesan Priests and Deacons are required to request a letter of suitability from our Bishop for any ministry done outside of the Diocese of Cleveland.

If a priest is unable to access a computer, please call the Office of Clergy and Religious at 216-696-6525 x2930.

When requesting a letter of suitability, it is important to do so in a timely manner. Please do so at least one month prior to the event, but not more than two months unless the diocese you are going to requests that something be sent sooner, e.g. weddings. Of course, there are times when sufficient notification cannot be given, such as in the event of a funeral. In that case, please contact Fr. Joseph Mamich after you have submitted the form electronically, so that your request can be handled in a timely manner. 

Please note: If you are a religious order priest/deacon or an extern priest/deacon, we will no longer be processing letters of suitability for you. You will need to request letters of suitability from your congregation superior or bishop of the diocese in which you are incardinated.

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