[quote="AnnArbor, post:7, topic:326505"]
Our diocesan pastors receive $40,000 or so per year in salary, plus car allowance, health insurance, pension funding and clerical cllothing alllowance. And of course, their housing, food and housekeeping expenses are paid through their parishes.
It might be high, relatively speaking. But when you look at the job description, it's certainly not generous. I have no idea what our pastor makes here in Pennsylvania.
He's the only priest in our parish. It's a 24/7/365 job. He shepherds a family of several hundred people from earthly birth to earthly death, in sickness and in health. He's ultimately responsible for the physical plant. The staff. Religious ed., etc. Everything is on his shoulders.
And I have never seen the man flinch in the face of it all. Not once have I seen him lose his temper, look tired, or slow down.
That being said, obviously he's not looking for a reward of $$$.