Do I give the priest a stipend for a convalidation ceremony?

I would assume that we do, since he is performing a mini-wedding, as it were.

Is there an appropriate amount?

Is there a proper way to give it to him - before or after the ceremony - who should give it to him, etc.

Thank you!


Dear F,

Yes. Check with your diocese for the appropriate amount.

Fr. Vincent Serpa, O.P.

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