Parish and Diocese Contact Info
Use the links below to find information for ALL Catholic Parishes, Dioceses and diocesan newspapers in the United States.
- Phone numbers
- E-mail addresses
- Websites of Dioceses, Newspapers
- Contact names – Bishops, Pastors, and Editors
Most Diocese’s have a website with a Parishes link or tab. Here you should be able to obtain the name, address and contact information for all parishes within that Diocese.
★ Dept CDR’s / Dept Auxiliary Presidents and Posts not under Dept jurisdiction – consider sending a letter to the Bishop of your Diocese asking for his help in getting his parishes to allow your members in to recruit. Follow up with a phone call or personal visit within 5-6 days after mailing the letter. (See below for sample letters to a Bishop – you can edit these!)
★ Post CDR’s and Unit Auxiliary Presidents should send a letter to the Pastor of the parishes you’d like to recruit at and ask permission to set up a table at the entrances and exits to hand out Membership Applications and other recruiting materials. Follow up with a phone call or personal visit within 5-6 days after mailing the letter. (See below for sample letters to a Pastor – you can edit these!)
★ Ask the Pastor for the name of Parish bulletin Editor and if it would be possible to send a small announcement item to be placed in the bulletin the weekend before your visit, the weekend of your visit and the weekend afterwards . (See below for Sample bulletin announcements – you can edit these!)
★ Contact the Editor of your Diocesan Newspaper about running a feature news story about the Catholic War Veterans and Auxiliary in an upcoming issue. Submit a Press Release, a Letter to the Editor and/or an advertisement to inform the readership about your recruiting.
★ Contact the Webmaster of your Diocese’s website asking if it possible to post an article about your recruiting efforts.
Important Note: Letters addressed to a Cardinal who is an Archbishop, an Archbishop, a Bishop and a Pastor require special language with regards to their position. Please see below for guidelines.
Diocesan Contact Tools
Materials to Get You Started
Below are samples of items that you can use to “get the ball rolling” in your efforts recruiting new members. Items are written in MS Word format for you to edit and print or a PDF document sample.
These are a generic template – please insert your specific Department or Post information in the areas that call for it . These also contain information including a Department or Post Auxiliary, if your Echelon has one. If you do not have an Auxiliary, just delete out those items that pertain to an Auxiliary before saving, printing and mailing.
- How to address letters to the Clergy – IMPORTANT
- How to Write a Press Release – PDF – use as a guide and tailor to your area
- Sample Press Release – PDF– use as a guide and tailor to your area
- Sample Letter to Bishop – can be edited
- Sample Letter to Pastor – can be edited
- Sample Bulletin Announcements – PDF – use as a guide and tailor to your area
- Sample “Speech” for Speaking at Masses – PDF– use as a guide and tailor to your area