(Closed) Gratuity for the Priest?

posted 7 years ago in Catholic
  • poll: How much to "tip" priest
    zero - you paid a church site fee, that is all you need to do. : (6 votes)
    19 %
    zero - but a direct donation to the church itself is appropriate (what amount?) : (1 votes)
    3 %
    $50 : (2 votes)
    6 %
    $100 : (6 votes)
    19 %
    $111 - since we were married on 11.11.2011 : (1 votes)
    3 %
    $222 - $111 from each of us, all in cash to priest : (4 votes)
    13 %
    $222 - $111 to priest, $111 in his name to the church : (2 votes)
    6 %
    $250 : (5 votes)
    16 %
    $275 or more - don't be stingy : (5 votes)
    16 %
  • Post # 3
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I don’t think you need to give any additional money to the church, since that is probably covered inthe 850, but it seems to me that $200 is about standard to give to the priest, so I would go with $222 (as long as you explain why it’s such a funny number! ๐Ÿ™‚ )

    Post # 4
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    542 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    The customary amount for the priest is $100 (or more if you can afford it, or if he goes above and beyond for you, etc). In big cities, people give more.

    I think $222 is very appropriate, since it will give the priest an oppurtunity to donate as he would like. And I’m sure he will get a laugh when you explain to him why the number is 222 ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 5
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    538 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    in the wedding literature/guideline packet, my church had the suggested donation to the priest listed at $250… i have no idea if this is normal or not, but that’s what we gave him… 

    Post # 6
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    730 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    It’s definitely acceptable (and probably expected) to give the priest something. Our church had a listed “suggested donation” directly to the priest of $100, so that’s what we gave him. Go with whatever your comfortable with though!

    Post # 7
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    224 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    We had to provide a donation to the church, not necessarily to the priest and it was at our discretion.  We gave $300 since we used the school to get ready and had the church all morning through the early afternoon.  We also don’t attend Mass regularly and usually don’t tithe so I felt we should give more because of that as well.  

    Post # 8
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    246 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    i don’t know why i never thought of this before.  our church requires a $300 payment, plus money for the musicians, and alter servers.

    Post # 9
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    570 posts
    Busy bee

    my mother’s church group works w/the priest for special occassions a lot and their usual gift is $100. i live in a wealthy area so you’d think it’d be more, but $100 is appropriate.

    Post # 10
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    80 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    In our church packet they suggested a gratuity of the same amount as you’re planning to spend on your cake. Struck me as quite funny, but it’s a sensible yardstick in a way because it takes into account different budgets.

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