John Nolan reminded me of a "wonderful" Christmas tradition in many parts of the world to include the New England region of the USA. At the London Oratory, the priests would get the Christmas collection although John Nolan doesn't say if the pastor, rightfully, gets the larger cut compared to his lesser clergy.
This was never a tradition in the south as far as I know, at least legally. But when I was in the seminary in the 1970's, I heard seminarians from New England tellling us that the priests got the Christmas collection. They seem to tell us this with their mouths' watering.
Of course some seminarians who had never heard of this tradition (which I have never heard of) were turning green with the sin of envy. Not me of course, I was/am into kingdom values.
Have any of you heard of the priests of your diocese getting the Christmas collection? And if so, did the pastor get a larger cut?????
What do you think of this "It's a Wonderful Life for Priests" Christmas custom?
And what do you think of priests thanking the congregation ahead of time at Christmas Masses by telling them their gift this Christmas Mass was no homily????????????