Archbishop Requests

Archbishop Lucas enjoys attending events, presiding at sacramental ceremonies and meeting with the people in the archdiocesan parishes. To request the Archbishop’s presence at your confirmation, liturgy, or event, please select from the following:

Electronic Request Form  Print Request Form

Please note it is preferable for these requests to be submitted twice per year: in January for events in August through December, and in July for events in January through June.

VATICAN REQUESTS

Papal Audience and Mass Requests

 Papal Calendar June – December 2018

Held on Wednesdays when Pope Francis is in Rome, attending a Papal Audience and Mass gives you the chance to see the Pope and receive his special blessing. If you plan to visit Rome and would like to request tickets for a Papal Audience, The Office of the Archbishop will make the request for you. Please submit a request either by email or in writing to the Office of the Archbishop and include:

  • Your name
  • Contact information
  • The date of your request
  • The name of your parish

Please send all Papal Audience requests via email to lmthomsen@archomaha.org or by mail to:

Office of the Archbishop
100 N 62nd Street
Omaha, NE 68132

Papal Blessing Parchment Requests

A Papal Blessing is Pope Francis’s official blessing on paper – a certificate with hand painted calligraphy, a papal seal and signature on parchment. Some Catholics like to make these requests to commemorate a wedding anniversary or other special milestone but keep in mind that papal blessings are reserved only for baptized Catholics. To request a Papal Blessing Parchment, complete the Papal Blessing Form and it is advisable to include the following information:

  • A written recommendation from your parish priest attesting to the person(s) good standing in the Catholic Church for the person(s) to receive the blessing.

Please fax or mail the form with your priest’s recommendation to:

Office of Papal Charities
Ufficio Pergamene of the Elemosineria Apostolica
00120 Vatican City State
Europe
Fax: 011390669883132

The Office of the Archbishop is happy to assist you with your request.  Please contact lmthomsen@archomaha.org for assistance. For additional information, please visit the Office of Papal Charities website.