Clergy Information

Thank you for registering for Catholic HEART Workcamp! Deacons are invited to assist with mass when needed. Priests are invited to concelebrate mass or to preside during your week at camp. We also request that you celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation with us on Wednesday evening at camp.

Each Diocese does have a policy in place requesting a Letter of Suitability of all visiting priests and deacons. To better serve while you are at Catholic HEART Workcamp, we are asking that you complete the following procedure by informing the Chancellor of the Diocese of the camp that you are attending at least one month prior to the start date. Those priests and deacons whose Letter of Suitability have not been verified and approved prior to Catholic HEART Workcamp will not/cannot assist with the celebration of mass or administer the Sacraments.

NOTE: Catholic HEART Workcamp will provide all the necessary items needed to celebrate mass. However, we require you to bring your own vestments.

PRIESTS: Regarding mass schedule and sleeping/shower arrangements: the manager of the camp you are attending will be contacting you regarding specifics. Ideally we want to provide you a private classroom for sleeping, but providing a private shower might be difficult. This is all dependent on the school and how much space there will be available to use. You may want to consider reserving a hotel if you are not comfortable with the school set up  available for your sleeping/shower arrangements. Please be aware, however, that CHWC cannot cover the cost of a hotel.

STEP ONE: Fill out the Priest/Deacon Form and let us know that a priest or deacon is attending CHWC with your group.

If you have already filled out a hard copy of this form and faxed/mailed it to the CHWC Office then you do not have to do this step

STEP TWO: Follow the instructions below to obtain a Letter of Suitability and send it to the CHWC Office and the Diocese you are entering.

  1. Contact the Chancellor of your diocese and request a letter of suitability to be sent to the diocese you will be entering. You may want to contact the diocese that you will be entering to ask if they have specific requirements for visiting priests.
  2. Select your camp below, print out the Information Form for the Chancellor and fill it out.
  3. Mail the completed Information Form for the Chancellor with your Letter of Suitability to the Diocese. The address is listed right below where you found the Chancellor Information form.
  4. Also, mail or email ( a copy of the form and Letter of Suitability to the CHWC Office.

Please make sure you select the correct camp you are attending as the letters and addresses are camp specific.