[quote="anruari, post:4, topic:337713"]
In terms of the stipend or offering: Remember it is strictly forbidden in cannon law for any person to require a fee or charge for a Sacrament or blessing or any sacramental.
in the case of the sacraments there is a tradition of accepting a gift of a Stipend. The maximum permitted stipend is defined by the local bishop. A cleric may only accept one stipend per day (no matter how many masses / baptisms etc he performs) the remainder of any offerings must be returned to the donor or placed in the parish or diocesan funds.
Here in the UK i believe the maximum permitted stipend for a mass is £10 (About $12-13). Any donation above this amount must go not to the priest but to the parish.
It is forbidden for any priest to insist that a stipend is given for any request for a sacrament:
Saying a mass, baptising a child, celebrating a wedding, granting a blessing or any other sacramental or religious role due to his office as a priest.
Thanks for the great information. Does this also mean that I cannot give a priest more than the permitted stipend as a gift? I know the priests in my country earns very little.
And also, is it that I cannot obtain the help of the said organization mentioned in my first post, PUSJ, since they require US$160 for the offering of 30 Masses? My apologies for being so adamant in the finding of information of PUSJ as I'm very intrigued by the idea of Gregorian Mission Mass. Are they like other Masses or are they different in any way?