Blessing our new Home?

Recommended Posts

  • Forum Support
Posted

Jake, you are one twisted dude. That’s why I think of you as my brother!

JJ, in Jakes case an exorcism would be the best choice.

  • Like 2
  • Haha 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Posted

The fee for an exorcism recently doubled. We would have to all chip in for Jake. There is also an extra charge to remove "dirty" thoughts. Church doctrine is this should have started at an early age or puberty. The prescription is cold showers and separate schools for boys and girls.

(I have a funny feeling this topic has been hijacked and going in a different direction. For a house blessing, invite your neighbors to a party.  All 600 of them.)

  • Like 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Forum Support
Posted

We built a house for the wife's parents several years ago and they wanted it blessed.  There was no discussion of a "fee" but we gave 1000 peso.  Cheap price to pay considering it brought peace of mind to the Papa and Mama. :thumbsup:

  • Like 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Posted
2 hours ago, Mike J said:

We built a house for the wife's parents several years ago and they wanted it blessed.  There was no discussion of a "fee" but we gave 1000 peso.  Cheap price to pay considering it brought peace of mind to the Papa and Mama. :thumbsup:

It is considered a voluntary "donation" to avoid problems with the Bureau of Internal Revenue. But there is a sheet at the parish office with suggested amounts. Some call it "fees" while others call it a "contribution." If you are considered a person of wealth within the community, you are suppose to give even a larger amount than what is suggested. 

There is a parish church at the shopping center next to Forbes Park that is considered the richest in the Philippines. Very popular for weddings because everyone knows the "voluntary contribution" is very high.  So the bride and groom and their families must be persons of high status and wealth if they can afford it. By the way, if you want a monsignor, bishop or cardinal for a house blessing or wedding, the amount expected is even higher.  

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Forum Support
Posted
2 hours ago, JJReyes said:

It is considered a voluntary "donation" to avoid problems with the Bureau of Internal Revenue.

Are you suggesting that even the church cheats the taxman?  Oh, the horror!  Whatever happened to "give unto Caesar those things that are Caesar's"?   Or is the Pope the new Caesar?  Joke lang, we all know how it works.

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Posted

Before we moved in someone came and put pig blood crosses on the house.  I don't know who did it or how much it cost - I was not told about it until after the fact, but they did stop me when I started to wash that crap off my house (can't be good for the paint). I don't know if it was a witch doctor or a priest, there seems to be very little difference here...   :tiphat:

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Posted
2 hours ago, Dave Hounddriver said:

Are you suggesting that even the church cheats the taxman? 

I thought all church dealings are tax free? 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Posted

When we built some houses, they sacrificed chickens and put the blood in the foundations, and also coins, then the house we bought to live in, the priest came chucked water everywhere and emptied the fridge...... 

  • Like 1
  • Haha 3
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
×
×
  • Create New...