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

Priest gotta eat too.

An honorarium is given to the officiant at baptisms and weddings as a normal practice everywhere I've ever been. It is not required. It's just what classy people do.

If someone has a want to be chintzy, that's their right.
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lesmiles13
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re: Going rate to tip a Priest for a baptism?
I poorly worded my original question.
All I was asking about is the offering for a baptism. They so it all for free, the offering is a courtesy.


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re: Going rate to tip a Priest for a baptism?
$50-$100 discretely handed in a small envelope with "Thank You" nicely written on it.


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re: Going rate to tip a Priest for a baptism?
How much did Jesus tip John the Baptist?

That's how much you should tip IMO


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Wow, I learned some things today
1) I'm staying Presbyterian


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you should be baptist it is no charge!

Why should there be a tip????


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How much did Jesus tip John the Baptist?

They were cousins so Jesus thought "no tip". John got so mad they never spoke again.
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tigerpimpbot
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re: Going rate to tip a Priest for a baptism?
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$50-$100 discretely handed in a small envelope with "Thank You" nicely written on it.



This is what classy people with money do.


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VABuckeye
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nvm
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Sir Drinksalot
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Everyone knows you tip for baptisms and weddings. Not sure about funerals. I think it's a pretty common practice. Atleast at our church it is.

I think it's dumb but I still did it bc I don't want the ladies in the church office talking about me.


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piratedude
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re: Going rate to tip a Priest for a baptism?
A rabbi friend does not charge a set fee for a Bris. He just takes tips.
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most OT ballers pulls a couple of Benj's out and slips into his hand.


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Mr Fusion
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If ya'll are having a dinner after, ask the priest to come and have a good bottle.
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.


CockyInNola24
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Tipping a priest for a baptism is bull shite.


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Pedro
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Snicker and a coke


BamaScoop
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Don't frick little boys is about the best tip you can give a priest.


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Bullfrog
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A rabbi friend does not charge a set fee for a Bris. He just takes tips.


That's for a circumcision.

He only takes tips.


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DaSaltyTiger
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re: Going rate to tip a Priest for a baptism?
Not sure about baptisms. We were dirt poor at the time. The senior was assisted by two associates. Years later for my daughter's wedding I gave $350 cash plus a reception invite and lodging for an out of town wedding. Gave $250 for mother's funeral, which was local.


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IonaTiger
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The parish priests were always friends of the family and my Dad always gave them dough and invited them over for the party after the celebration.

I know that I made a donation to the parish after my son was baptized, but it was a long time ago and I don't remember what I gave. $50.00 sounds about right to me.


DaSaltyTiger
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re: Going rate to tip a Priest for a baptism?
I would probably say $50 to 100. If the Priest/Rector has any associates assisting, $25 to 50 for each of them.

We are generally not talking about a more then 30 minute ceremony in most cases.


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