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​​​5.13.1 Applicable Terms

Throughout this section the following terms are used:

Assignment – A designated ministry in the archdiocese granted by the archbishop or his vicar for clergy to a priest, as described by the priest's faculties

Extern – A member of the clergy incardinated in another diocese

Faculties – The permission given to a priest by the diocesan bishop in his home diocese or by his religious superior ​legally permitting him to celebrate the sacraments (normally, a priest's faculties only permit him to celebrate within his own diocese or religious institute). An extern or religious order priest must have faculties from this archdiocese to exercise public ministry in the archdiocese. The scope of faculties may be limited by the archbishop.​

Letter of suitability – A letter from a bishop or religious superior testifying that the bearer is a priest in good standing with his home diocese/religious institute and is granted permission to exercise ministry in another diocese for the period specified in the letter of suitability

Service fees – In this section, the monetary compensation a parish chooses to offer a supply priest for Masses, baptisms, weddings, confessions, penance services, funeral services, retreats, talks, or other ministerial activities

Source of salary – A location in the archdiocese that is designated as responsible for paying a priest's compensation

Stipend – The canonical term that refers to the free will offering of the Christian faithful given on the occasion of the administration of a sacrament or sacramental​