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FIRST MASS

The first Sacrifice of the Mass offered by a newly ordained priest. In the new grant of indulgences (A plenary indulgence is granted to the priest, who celebrates his first Mass with any solemnity, and to the faithful who devoutly assist at this Mass."

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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