Pastors, besides having rights, have also obligations.They must preach and take care of the religious instruction of the faithful, especially of the young, supply their spiritual needs by the administration of the sacraments, reside in their parish or mission, administer diligently the property entrusted to their care, watch over the moral conduct of their parishioners, and remove, as far as possible, all hindrances to their salvation.Our service shows you which Adventist Match members have been recommended by their pastor using our online Letter of Recommendation Find hundreds of potential matches from your desktop, far more than you could find at your local church or Adventist book center!
Accordingly, in countries where this is in force, the usual collections taken up in the churches belong to each mission, in addition to the pew-rents, and it is from these revenues that the salaries of pastors and assistants are ordinarily drawn.
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Moreover, according to some canonists, even movable pastors in case of a criminal charge cannot be absolutely removed from their office without a trial (cf. One such measure was the erection of quasi- parishes, districts with defined limits, ordered for the United States in 1868 (Second Plenary Council of Baltimore, n. Another such was the institution of irremovable rectors (pastors with the right of perpetuity of tenure), ordered for England in 1852 (First Provincial Council of Westminster Decr.
xiii), and for the United States in 1886 (Third Plenary Council of Baltimore, n. The power to appoint pastors is ordinarily vested in the bishop. xviii, de Ref) candidates for the office of parish - priest should (a few cases excepted) pass a competitive examination ( concursus ). With regard to the faculties and powers of pastors, those of parish - priests are sufficiently defined by the law, and hence are ordinary, not delegated.