Each fall the Diocesan Council approves the Clergy Salary and Benefits Minimum Requirements for the coming year. Congregations are required to meet these minimums at the beginning of a priest’s tenure but may, of course, offer more than the minimum. Congregations are expected to provide a minimum 2 1/2% raise annually. Doing this means the congregation will not experience a major increase in salary when the priest reaches his or her sixth year of service and moves into the next level of required salary minimums.
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*We will be offering BCBS PPO100(new plan) and the BCBS High Deductible from Medical Trust. The employee contribution has changed from 16% to 17% for both clergy and lay persons. We will continue to look for ways to maintain quality health coverage options which do not overburden parishes or clergy with undue costs. If a parish has a clergy spouse who is Medicare eligible, please contact Joan DeCelles at Diocesan house for possible alternatives.