[quote="DihydrogenOxide, post:18, topic:268093"]
Every time you request a Mass to be said.
Think of it this way, every time we go to church we put money in the basket. There is no requirement for a stipend. If you can't give money, do what you can, or do something later, if and when you can. Generally, it's usually things that surround solemn occasions.
The priest isn't going to shake you down for money. Many times, priests use whatever money accepted for the poor collection anyway. If he drove to your house, it's nice to reimburse him for the gas it took him to get there, for example. It's just to cover the cost of what was needed to get to you, and, in terms of a Mass, the cost of the Mass Card (if you take one) and pretty much the cost of the gifts needed to celebrate the Eucharist.
It's an act of oblation.
If you contribute regularly to the Parish, why isn't the money taken out of those funds?
I know I need to leave it alone, but I would hate for someone to need a sick call and then feel pressured to have money. I know the priest will never ask, but what if the person doesn't have any money? So now they're stressed about the sick relative and also embarrassed about not having anything to give.
Many times, priests use whatever money accepted for the poor collection anyway
Isn't the poor collection for the poor?