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

Unbeknownst to me, the priest had put a 40% gratuity on my last baptism...I raised hell ( ) when I saw that and threatened to go to the bishop so he ended up taking it off my bill, but you could tell he was pissed.


drunkenpunkin
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re: Going rate to tip a Priest for a baptism?
What. The. Literal. frick. Seriously?


Skillet
Member since Aug 2006
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re: Going rate to tip a Priest for a baptism?
20% tip should be plenty for,,,,

the priestesses time
a fair amount of holy water
and at least 4 to 7 prayers

that's it.





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NASA_ISS_Tiger
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re: Going rate to tip a Priest for a baptism?
You don't tip a priest.
You can offer a donation to the church should you prefer, but it's not required.

Yes, I am a Catholic (for 40 years now).

There is no set amount. Give what you can but there is no customary amount.


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TexasTiger05
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re: Going rate to tip a Priest for a baptism?
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Tipping a priest for anything seems unethical and ridiculous to me.


Giving a Priest who came in on his time off to Baptize your child a tip is unethical? That's ridiculous. Same for weddings. He put in the time for your Pre-Cana, etc- tipping is something you should do. And, once again, hardly unethical








Chaos Six
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It's one of those things that people who were raised right just do, out of common courtesy. But in this day and age that's probably out of the window.



I was raised pretty hard core Catholic. In church at least every Sunday and we never missed a holy day of obligation. My brother studied theology at the Franciscan University in Steubenville, Ohio. My whole family was/is very familiar with the Catechism of the Church and the rules. I'd say we were "raised right."

That being said, I've never once heard of tipping a priest for a baptism and would never do it or even consider it. Especially since once I reached the age of reason I've strayed from the Church, and religion in general. If I attended a baptism and I heard someone suggest it or the priest ask for it I would probably say something not kosher.


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elprez00
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re: Going rate to tip a Priest for a baptism?
Do you tip your doctor when he writes you a prescription?


Pectus
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re: Going rate to tip a Priest for a baptism?
One dollar for every day Jesus spent in the desert.

or

One dollar for every letter in the child's Christian name (first and middle names).


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TexasTiger05
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re: Going rate to tip a Priest for a baptism?
Totally. He gets money too. Tips for everyone!



Like people have already said, you give a donation to the church. If you want look at it as helping pay for the heat or ac they turned on an hour before you came to make an entire church comfortable for like 4 people.


xLxSxUxFxAxNx
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re: Going rate to tip a Priest for a baptism?
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This reminds me of the old joke where a priest, rabbi, and some other religious guy asks how much of the donations they keep for themselves. One takes 10%, the other takes 20%, and the catholic priests just throws the money up in the air and lets god takes what he wants and leave the rest to him. The catholic church is a joke now. Tipping a priest? BS. A donation to the church is what it should be.


way to butcher the joke. it's the rabbi that says the punch line "whatever god wants, he keeps." and it's from short circuit.

johhny 5 is alive.


TexasTiger05
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re: Going rate to tip a Priest for a baptism?
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t's from short circuit


I knew before you said that. I knew.


Beautiful stars better to see


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Pectus
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re: Going rate to tip a Priest for a baptism?
Color me surprised you know a reference like that.

Ally Sheedy.


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TotesMcGotes
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re: Going rate to tip a Priest for a baptism?
People who were raised right?

And I've seen priests pocket money from people on numerous occasions.


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elprez00
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re: Going rate to tip a Priest for a baptism?
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Like people have already said, you give a donation to the church. If

Placing an envelope in the offatory is one thing. But this is not the first time I've heard and witnessed priests requiring a tip for performing church duties.

Giving a priest a personal tip for performing one of the primary services of his profession is, in my opinion, the equivalent of extortion.


drunkenpunkin
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Louisiana
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re: Going rate to tip a Priest for a baptism?
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Giving a priest a personal tip for performing one of the primary services of his profession is, in my opinion, the equivalent of extortion.


This.


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Navytiger74
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re: Going rate to tip a Priest for a baptism?
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TheDoc


Whoa. And in south Louisiana no less.


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fishfighter
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re: Going rate to tip a Priest for a baptism?
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It's one of those things that people who were raised right just do, out of common courtesy. But in this day and age that's probably out of the window.


Young people problem. They just don't give a shite.

To the OP. What ever you can afford. $20-$100 is good. If ya'll are having a dinner after, ask the priest to come and have a good bottle.


lesmiles13
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re: Going rate to tip a Priest for a baptism?
By tip I meant church offering. Looks like I will be going with $50. Thanks for all the true responses
The rest of you need to get right with the Lawd


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elprez00
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re: Going rate to tip a Priest for a baptism?
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Young people problem. They just don't give a shite.


Seriously? If you are a good Catholic and believe that the priest is required to absolve you of sins and is in turn requiring you to give him money to perform that duty, how is that not the equivalent of extortion of salvation?


Golfer
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Member since Nov 2005
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re: Going rate to tip a Priest for a baptism?
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Seriously? If you are a good Catholic and believe that the priest is required to absolve you of sins and is in turn requiring you to give him money to perform that duty, how is that not the equivalent of extortion of salvation


No one is paying the priest to perform the baptism you idiot.


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