5.F.1 Stole Fees

1. A priest or deacon may retain a "stole fee" received from the Christian faithful on the occasion of a baptism, marriage, funeral or other act of divine worship. [1]

2. Since stole fees are taxable income for which the minister must account, anyone who accepts them is strongly advised to keep a personal record of them.



[1] c. 531; c. 551; cc. 848, 1181, 1264; see Policy 1303.1, Priests’ Remuneration (effective by decree of Bishop of Lansing, July 1, 2008), 1304.1 Compensation for Sacramental Ministers and Weekend Coverage (effective July 1, 2007 by decree of Bishop of Lansing).


Date approved by Bishop


Posted by
Msgr. S. J. Raica, chancellor