I have a quick question and hopefully this is the place to post it. My DH and I are having our convalidation ceremony on Friday. We are parishioners at our parish, very friendly and close to our pastor (who is performing the ceremony). We’ve gone through all the proper channels, done the paperwork, gotten our license, picked our readings, etc. However, our pastor hasn’t made mention of any possible “fee/donation” for the ceremony. I know when you have a formal wedding, most parishes ask for a specific donation for use of the church.
Since he hasn’t mentioned it (and we are doing it at an odd time, not taking up a potential wedding slot), what would be an appropriate thing to do? I was thinking of giving a donation to the church and a little something to the pastor himself.
Thoughts? Thank you.