Marriage blessing


#1

I am getting my current marriage blessed in the church because we were married by the justice of the peace. Is it a custom to give the priest a small gift in an envelope? I seemed to remember when my children were baptized my in-laws told me to give him a thank you card with a twenty in it, so we did, and also with the second child when he was baptized, it has been awhile, they are both grown now. My mother-in-law is a devout Catholic. Thank you for the answer.


#2

Yes, it is a custom to give the priest or deacon a monetary gift as a thank-you for his services at weddings, baptisms, and funerals. (This is in addition to whatever fee the parish charges for the use of the church and materials used during the celebration of the sacrament or service.) Call the parish where your priest serves and ask the office staff for the suggested amount for a gift.


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