(Latin stipendium, a tax) A canonical term employed to designate in general the means of support for the clergy (congrua). It is part of the revenues of a benefice assigned to those clerics who are attached to that benefice. At present this term is more frequently and popularly used to signify the offering made on the occasion of having Mass offered for one’s intention.

MLA Citation

  • “stipend”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 16 October 2012. Web. 18 June 2021. <>