Priests Absence Notification

It is important for priests to take some time off to recreate, pursue interests, stave off burnout, rest and strengthen family bonds.

In this respect, it is also important to notify the chancery of your absence and let us know who will be covering your parish(es).

Please fill out this form. If you need assistance, please contact Grace Zavala at 712-233-7551 or

Priest Name: (required)

Name of Parish(es): (required)

Parish City / Town:

Dates of absence: (required)

Reason for absence: (required)
[radio* radio-919 default:1 "Vacation" "Sickness in the family" "Funeral" "Pilgrimage" "Conference" "Further Education" "Other"]

If "other," please specify:

Priest(s) covering your parish(es): (required)

Parish contact name & phone number: (required)

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