Are Asian Catholic funeral donations made in a white envelope?

sambria
2 years, 7 months ago

In a asian Catholic funeral do we donate money to the family of the deceased in a white envelope also know as white gold?

Molly Gorny
2 years, 7 months ago

The custom of bai jin or “White Gold” (giving money in a white envelope) is actually a Chinese funeral custom and is widely practiced. The gift is not a requirement, particularly for people who are not of that culture. We consulted a number of sources to confirm that Catholics also participate in this tradition and we didn’t find anything to forbid it. If you would like to contribute to the family with bai jin, we believe it will be greatly appreciated.

sambria
2 years, 7 months ago

Thanks Molly for the respond.

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