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PAROCHIAL MASS

The Mass offered on all Sundays and holy days of obligation for the parishioners of every parish. If a pastor cannot celebrate the Mass, he must have another priest do so. the obligation is a grave one. (Etym. Latin parochialis, pertaining to a parish.)

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

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