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runlikethewind
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Baptism - donations in Catholic Church

My son's baptism is this weekend; just curious how much is appropriate to donate to the church? They gave us an envelope and I'm guessing people give what they can.

Posted 11/13/08 8:24 PM
 
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Daisy07
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Re: Baptism - donations in Catholic Church

I think we gave 100.

Posted 11/13/08 8:28 PM
 

MyChip-n-Dales
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Re: Baptism - donations in Catholic Church

we gave $50 each. i asked the church right out how much and thats what they told us. the envelope isnt for your guests its for you to give.

Posted 11/13/08 8:29 PM
 

runlikethewind
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Re: Baptism - donations in Catholic Church

Posted by twinboys425

we gave $50 each. i asked the church right out how much and thats what they told us. the envelope isnt for your guests its for you to give.



Thanks - yes, I know it's for me to give, I meant that I'm guessing people, meaning people who are having their babies baptized, will give what they can depending on what they can afford. DH was thinking $50, and I wasn't sure if we should give more.

Posted 11/13/08 8:33 PM
 

MyChip-n-Dales
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Re: Baptism - donations in Catholic Church

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Posted by twinboys425

we gave $50 each. i asked the church right out how much and thats what they told us. the envelope isnt for your guests its for you to give.



Thanks - yes, I know it's for me to give, I meant that I'm guessing people, meaning people who are having their babies baptized, will give what they can depending on what they can afford. DH was thinking $50, and I wasn't sure if we should give more.



oh im sorry i read your thing wrong! ahha sorry about that but yeah $50 is enough. they still pass the baskets around during the mass too!Chat Icon

Posted 11/13/08 8:36 PM
 

runlikethewind
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Re: Baptism - donations in Catholic Church

Posted by twinboys425

oh im sorry i read your thing wrong! ahha sorry about that but yeah $50 is enough. they still pass the baskets around during the mass too!Chat Icon




No worries Chat Icon And it amazes me sometimes how they go around more than once w/ that basket!!

Posted 11/13/08 8:38 PM
 

dpli
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Re: Baptism - donations in Catholic Church

No particular amount was suggested to us. We gave $100. Our ceremony was not a Mass, it was later in the day and was just the baptism, so no donation baskets were circulated.

Posted 11/13/08 8:41 PM
 

Kierasmom
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Re: Baptism - donations in Catholic Church

we did $150.

Posted 11/13/08 8:43 PM
 

jennyb
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Re: Baptism - donations in Catholic Church

DD was baptized 3 weeks ago. We gave the church $100.

Posted 11/13/08 9:44 PM
 

Melissa77
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Re: Baptism - donations in Catholic Church

We did $100 for both DC

Posted 11/13/08 9:46 PM
 

msangel
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Re: Baptism - donations in Catholic Church

we plan on giving $100 as welll, DS is getting baptised on sun as well :)

Posted 11/13/08 9:53 PM
 

stayandjohn
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Re: Baptism - donations in Catholic Church

DS was baptized on Sunday, we gave $175

Posted 11/13/08 10:04 PM
 

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Re: Baptism - donations in Catholic Church

$100.00

Posted 11/13/08 10:05 PM
 

LJSMommy
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Re: Baptism - donations in Catholic Church

We also gave $100......our was a private baptism with a visiting priest (friend of mine) so really the church didn't have to do anything.........

Posted 11/13/08 10:22 PM
 

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Re: Baptism - donations in Catholic Church

We gave $100 too.

Posted 11/13/08 10:31 PM
 

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Re: Baptism - donations in Catholic Church

We had a private Christening. We had to ask the deacon to perform the ceremony. I think we gave the church $100.00 and the deacon a thank you card with $50.00.

eta: give what you can afford
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Message edited 11/13/2008 10:43:19 PM.

Posted 11/13/08 10:42 PM
 

Diane
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Re: Baptism - donations in Catholic Church

we gave $50. for each child.

Posted 11/14/08 7:41 AM
 

JenandMikey
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Re: Baptism - donations in Catholic Church

dd's christening was this past weekend and the envelope that we got had a "customary offering" of $50 stated on the envelope sooooooo thats what they got

Posted 11/14/08 7:57 AM
 

mskimmy98
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Re: Baptism - donations in Catholic Church

We are giving 50.00 for each child

Posted 11/14/08 8:00 AM
 

MommyAgain
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Re: Baptism - donations in Catholic Church

i was wondering about this...my Chat Icon Baptism isnt for awhile, but shes being baptised at the Easter Vigil ( so EXCITED!!) and she will be the only baby doing so...

i was wondering if since its such a special mass if we were to give more?

Posted 11/14/08 10:01 AM
 

nylisa
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Re: Baptism - donations in Catholic Church

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$100.00

we did the same

Posted 11/14/08 10:03 AM
 

DmarieK
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Re: Baptism - donations in Catholic Church

We gave $100 and they're lucky they got that. They were very difficult to work with and I still don't have a Baptismal Certificate yet. I received 2 so far...the first had my last name wrong and the second had Rylans name spelled wrongChat Icon

Message edited 11/14/2008 11:23:03 AM.

Posted 11/14/08 11:21 AM
 

Reese1106
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Re: Baptism - donations in Catholic Church

We gave $100.

Posted 11/14/08 11:29 AM
 

dapnkap
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Re: Baptism - donations in Catholic Church

I think we gave $100

Posted 11/14/08 11:56 AM
 

DandN
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Re: Baptism - donations in Catholic Church

We had a private baptism - we gave $200

Posted 11/14/08 12:27 PM
 
 

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