Hello, I hope this isn’t tacky question. Our daughter is going to be baptized soon and I am wondering how much do we give our priest in a way of a thank you gift?
My priest says for baptisms most people give him 20-50 dollars, or they make him dinner or take him out to eat. The wealthy families give $100.
Ask his secretary or his housekeeper, if you want to get him a more personal gift. They can probably tell you if he has a favorite restaurant (gift card is great) or a particular hobby that you could give him a gift card for a hobby shop, etc. I knew a priest who played golf so he was given a gift card for a golf shop near by (owned by a parishioner).