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Appeal Request

Procedure for Requesting to


at Saint Joseph Church

NOTE: The following guidelines apply to outside organizations/inidviduals and NOT to

ministries, councils, or committees of Saint Joseph Church which are subject to the

general oversight of the pastor.


  • The required form (SEE BELOW) must be submitted to the Pastoral Council.
  • (We recommend that you submit your request at least 45 days before the desired date

    to help ensure that the Pastoral Council has sufficient time to review and consider it.)

  • The submission must describe the nature and purpose of the appeal (including whether any donations
  • will be sought or goods/services offered for sale; identify the person or organization making the appeal,

    identify whether an opportunity to address the congregation is desired, and include any other

    information that can assist the Pastoral Council in considering the request.

  • If a request to address the congregation is made (generally at the conclusion of Mass), a script of the planned statement must be submitted to the Pastoral Council in advance. Any such address should not be more than 2 minutes in length.
  • The Pastoral Council will consider all properly submitted requests and make a determination as to whether to grant

    the request, taking into account (among other things):

  • whether the proposed appeal is consistent with the Mission Statement of Saint Joseph Parish and appropriate in the Mass setting;
  • the last time, if any, the requesting person or organization made an appeal at Mass at Saint Joseph; (Generally speaking, no more than ONE Mass Appeal in any one year will be granted to any particular person or organization.)
  • any potential conflicts with other anticipated appeals, announcements, celebrations or ceremonies.
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