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PRAYERS OVER THE PEOPLE

Special invocation, "at the discretion of the priest," at the end of Mass or after the Liturgy of the Word, the Divine Office, and the celebration of the sacraments. It precedes the final blessing and has a variety of formulas.

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

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