(Closed) Gift/tip for your priest?

posted 6 years ago in Catholic
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

first the term is stipend and as for what I would give him enough to cover gas/ transport and then $100 is tipical if you are in their parish

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Our priest is a family friend of my Future In-Laws who were vehemant he marry us. Unfortunately, he lives in Canada. Fortunately, Future In-Laws are handling the airfare and hotel accomodations. They asked us to contribute $200 for the tip.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

We gave him $200 and he only had to travel down the street… I assumed that was a normal amount.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

100$

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

$275

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I need to tip the priest?!?  Wow, I didn’t know that…

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

$150 donation fee =)

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@cora_123:  WE have a $150 donation fee…do I need to tip on top of that?  Sorry OP, I don’t mean to threadjack.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Our church said $500, if not more. This church isn’t part of a parish (it is a university chapel), so it doesn’t have any priests, so this was a general guideline. We will be giving $500, plus invites to the rehersal dinner and reception.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@coffeegal85:  yep. As my Fiance points out, getting married in the Catholic church was not a good way to save money ;-). We have a $1000 church usage fee, $550 for music, and $500 for priest. Plus $425 for pre cana. All manditatory. 

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

My church is charging us $800. I believe this includes priest, altar servers, pianist, cantor, altar servers and coordinator. 

When I was a kid, I was an altar server and often served wedding masses. The priest always gave us a cash tip of about $5-10. 

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Our parents are making a donation to the church. Do we need to tip any more? 

We also live in India and bought our priest a rosary from the Church of St Thomas in Chennai where he was martyred and buried. Not a monetary gift, but thought it would be a nice sentiment. 

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