Such are the faculties of preaching celebrating Mass, low or solemn, hearing confessions, administering Holy Communion .
Pastors who are not parish - priests receive these faculties from their bishop. This is furnished by the revenues of the parochial benefice, should there be one; otherwise, it is taken from the revenues of the church or from the offerings.
This presumption, however, ceases wherever custom or law provides that at least a certain portion of these offerings should belong to the church.
This is generally the case where churches, not possessing other sources of income, depend entirely on the offerings.
When the number of the faithful entrusted to the care of the pastor is so large that he alone cannot fulfil all the duties incumbent on his office, the bishop has the right to order him to take as many priests to help him as may be necessary. iv, de Ref.), modified in some countries by custom, reserves to the parish - priest the right to choose his assistants, a choice, however, which is subject to the approval of the bishop, and it is also from the bishop that assistants receive their faculties.117, 124, 227, and the statutes of several diocesan synods ).Rights not strictly parochial are those which belong by law to parish - priests, but not exclusively.The other rights usually are granted to them by the bishops and are defined in the particular laws ; such is very commonly the case in the United States England, and Scotland, with regard to baptism, holy viaticum, extreme unction, and funerals.Mention should be made here of the custom which exists in certain dioceses of the United States, whereby the faithful of one district are permitted to receive such sacraments from the pastor of another district if they rent a pew in his church (Second Plenary Council of Baltimore, nn.