FEES FOR USE OF PARISH SERVICES/FACILITIES
Revised June, 2019
Marriages $ 150.00
Anniversaries, Reunions $ 150.00
Documents $ 30.00
Funerals $ 150.00
CEMETERY POLICY (February 2016)
Regular cemetery plot $ 250.00 $ 500.00 (Includes (1) body/cremains)
Family plots (min. 4/block) $1,400.00 $ 2,800.00
Cremation plot $ 250.00 $ 500.00 (Includes (1) cremains burial)
Cremains burial $150.00 $ 300.00 (On an existing plot)
Grave digging- Family pays charge directly to Contractor, Village or RM
Cremains cavity digging by cemetery personnel - Summer - $75 Winter - $150
When cavity is dug by others - please ensure cavity is 2 feet deep
ALL PAYMENTS BY CHEQUE TO:
ST. BONIFACE PARISH BOX 10, GOODSOIL, SK S0M1A0
*When there is uncertainty regarding the category of “parishioner” or “non-parishioner”, “resident” or “non-resident” category or some related matter, the pastor’s, parish administrators and the parish council chair’s determination will be final. Where there is uncertainty regarding the pertaining to cemetery related services, the pastor together with the parish council chair and cemetery committee chair will make a ruling.
** A Resident is one who has resided within the Goodsoil District boundaries during the past 12 months and has a permanent legal residence; the resident pays municipal taxes, likely has a PO Box # and is involved in the church/community. The ‘Resident’ boundaries are the East portion of R.M., namely Div. 1, 3, 4.
CHURCH FEES DO NOT PAY FOR SACRAMENTS
The fees suggested are not for the sacraments. Sacraments are human celebrations which include, at the center, Christ’s action of grace to His people. Sacraments are spiritual events and no fee can pay for them. The use of the parish facilities (church, office, cemetery, etc.) incurs expenses: utilities, taxes, and maintenance. The sacramental events involve time and salaries to prepare them, secretarial time for the preparation of the necessary documentation for the parish, the Diocesan Chancery office and even the Department of Vital Statistics. 6-8 hours of pastor time, secretary time, church facility time for both weddings and funerals. Church choir members might be providing the service of music ministry. If there are extenuating circumstances, whereby someone is unable to remit prescribed fees, these circumstances can be discussed with the pastor, the parish administrator, or parish council.
WHERE DO THE FEES GO? The fees go to the parish and not to the presider. The parish in turn is responsible to pay the salary of the pastor and to cover the expenses of any other presider involved in ministry within its boundaries. Special gifts to the presider are over and above fees to the parish, and should be clearly identified. The pastor or paid pastoral employee of the parish will not receive special remuneration for a funeral prayer service. The fees collected will go to the parish.
Organists, musicians, soloist fees and lunches are not covered by these fees. These are to be financed according to arrangements made with those requesting their services. If someone requests a presider from outside the parish, it is their responsibility to compensate adequately. In this case the suggested fee to be made by those requesting the visiting presider is $100.00 plus traveling expenses, over and above fees to the parish. If the parish brings in another presider, the parish will then provide remuneration to the presider according to the preset diocesan scale.
DOCUMENTS Baptism certificates or other similar document from the parish records, for church purposes, have no fee charged. If such documents are requested for civil purposes, e.g. driver’s license, pension plan, etc. a fee of $30.00 will be collected.