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bigpetedatiga
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re: Going rate to tip a Priest for a baptism?


I'd say a bill





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Btrtigerfan
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this is more acceptable/common in my circles. invite the priest to help celebrate your special day. Pay for his meal the same way you would for the godparents and all other attending parties involved who are helping you raise your child the way you asked by sharing the faith. Be sure to still put a generous offering into the collection, though.


This is what we did twice. Father likes his wine, so I bought a couple of his favorites and put them in a nice gift bag. We handed the bag to him after dinner. It keeps the old man out of the liquor store.






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thelsutigers
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re: Going rate to tip a Priest for a baptism?


Why don't you baptize him or her yourself ?

There nothing in the Bible that states it has to be a "priest". I think it would mean more to you and them to do it yourself.

I plan on doing it myself when my son accepts Jesus.







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Boondock Saint
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Any ideas on the current amount to "offer/tip" the catholic priest after a baptism?


Please tell me this is a joke. Don't tell me you crazy fricking Catholics actually tip your priests!

This can't be a real thing.......






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Hook Em Horns
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re: Going rate to tip a Priest for a baptism?


how long you been ready to pull that gif out??





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Modern
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my grandma told me that "back then", all you had to do is get the priest a bottle of whiskey.

true story






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Chaos Six
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There nothing in the Bible that states it has to be a "priest".

Nothing in the Catechism of the Catholic Church that specifies it either FWIW.

By the way, periods and commas always go inside quotation marks.

:themoreyouknowshootingstar:






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nikki6
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It's an offering to the church. Tip was probably poor choice of words. At my nieces baptism they gave an offering to priest and then gave the 2 altar boys $20 a piece for their time. This was done independent of mass and the church was used. That takes turning on lights, a/c etc Plus paperwork is also involved.
Just a nice gesture imo and in no ways required.






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Banjo
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I was about to say.. I have never heard of tipping the priest for a baptism, and have no idea what the going rate would be.





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PoliticLA
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You people are so damn stupid. The tip is a sign of thanks, and is a classy thing to do. It is neither implied, nor expected.

Priests do not make much money, and many end up retiring and living out the rest of their days in a run down motel.

NO priest will tell you to get lost if you can't tip them. Also did anybody say, "fee"? No, it's a TIP.

You anti-Catholics are a very intellectually dishonest bunch.






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Bayou Tiger
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Gaining admittance to the kingdom of heaven should not require a tip to the priest performing the rights required to do so, Imo. I'm pretty sure when St Peter is reading the ledger to you of your sins, "failure to tip your priest for baptism" won't be on it.
Obviously not Catholic

I don't know, maybe $100 - more if you are a big time sinner?

ETA: Just looked it up in MSMoney, and we "tipped" $200 for the last one. We know the priest and figured he could do something nice for himself.



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BelleTigre11
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Contrary to popular belief, priests are taken VERY good care of... And for those concerned about where the money is going, write a check to the specific church/charity if you don't want the cash to be pocketed.





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yellowfin
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usually about $100





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HurricaneDunc
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Priests do not make much money, and many end up retiring and living out the rest of their days in a run down motel.


Lol wut?






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Martini
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Well I gave a hundred to the baptism, my wedding, and each funeral which are coming faster and faster these days.

And none were catholic priest. My Methodist minister on a couple of occasions, a couple of Baptist preachers and a couple Epicopal priests. For their time, comfort and kind words. And as the opportunity will likely continue in my life I will continue to make this offer. None are expected but all are appreciated. A few were donated in others memories by the recipient.

I'm not being extorted nor am I buying salvation. I'm simply doing what I think is a gesture on my part because it is a polite thing to do. And I believe all who answered as I did do it for the same reason. Because they are giving of their time and it's deserving. Certainly a donation to the church, an invitation to dinner etc...are all perfectly acceptable alternatives.






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Dandy Lion
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make sure you get a blank indulgence you can fill in later
this is funny






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genuineLSUtiger
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Any ideas on the current amount to "offer/tip" the catholic priest after a baptism?


Does the fact that this seems like such contrived bull shite not give you pause in the first place? Religion, baptism, tipping the priest? For real? It's all a bull shite waste of your time, money and emotions. And don't put your kid through that evil shite. The teaching of hellfire should be grounds for arrest due to emotional abuse of a child. Just say No to religion and religious bull shite.






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Martini
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Enjoy your tan.





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Bayou Tiger
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You seem to be a pretty good representation of where our country is heading.

I respect your personal beliefs but have always found solace believing in things bigger than myself - God, family, and country.

Any religion is vulnerable to criticism and has a spotty history, but intellectually I have a hard time believing all of this order appeared out of nothing.






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Dandy Lion
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has a spotty history
no, I wouldn't say that. I'd say the good that is done on a daily basis is a 'given', and 'spotty' activity is blown out of proportion.

I applaud your fair play, but let's tell it like it is.






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