Pride fee

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As Stolgebühren even taxa stole , parish charge , the accidents are referred fees or remuneration for the celebration of so-called Kasualien as the baptism , the church wedding and the religious funeral . The term stole fee is derived from the fact that the celebrating cleric puts on a stole when celebrating sacraments and sacramentals . The celebration of Holy Mass , the dispensing of the sacrament of penance and the anointing of the sick are excluded from the levying of pride fees .

The respective amount was and is different from region to region. Before the introduction of the church tax and in countries in which there is no church tax today, the stol fees were more important than where church taxes are levied. With the introduction of the church tax, the stool fees increasingly lost their importance. In 1875 these fees were replaced in the Protestant Church for the pastor and the church school teacher by a fixed amount in the salary.

Even today there are still pride fees in Roman Catholic dioceses for the services of clergy. For example, the remuneration for spiritual assistance with an undertaker is offset. The responsible local bishop determines the amount of the pride fee. In the Würzburger Käppele , for example, a fee of 25 euros is charged for a wedding. Different fees may apply for other worship services. Often the stolen fees, which are then shown separately, are only a part of the fees due, namely the portion that is passed on to the clergy, whereas the other portion is to be paid for the use of the church and the like.

In dioceses that are completely dependent on donations and voluntary contributions, pride fees remain important. So put the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Dijon in 2008 fees of 16 € for a Mass, 160 € for a novena and 465 € for a Trentaine , a prayer that is done on thirty consecutive days, firmly.

The Codex Iuris Canonici stipulates: “The giver [of sacraments] may not demand anything other than the stol fee for the administration of the sacraments set by the competent authority; he always has to take care that the needy are not deprived of the help of the sacraments because of their poverty. "


  • Adalbert Erler: Art. Stole fees . In: HRG , Berlin 1990, Volume 4, Column 2005 f.
  • Hans Paarhammer: pride fees . In: Walter Kasper (Ed.): Lexicon for Theology and Church . 3. Edition. tape 9 . Herder, Freiburg im Breisgau 2000, Sp. 1017-1018 .
  • Puza Richard: Art. Stolgebühren . In: LMA , Stuttgart, 2002, Vol. VIII, Sp. 190f.

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Individual evidence

  1. Josef Treutlein: Getting married in the Käppele: Information sheet on marriage. (pdf, 52 kB) Käppele Würzburg Catholic Church Foundation, January 24, 2019, p. 4 , accessed on June 23, 2019 .
  2. ^ Notice in the Abbey of Cîteaux in June 2012; valid since January 1st, 2008.
  3. can. 848 CIC ; Quoted in: Catechism of the Catholic Church (KKK), paragraph 2122.