parochial Mass


A Mass celebrated for the parishoners on all Sundays and Holy Days of obligation. The parish priest is not obliged to celebrate it, but if he does not he must offer his Mass for that intention. If it is a High Mass,/a> it is preceded by the aspersion of water and the blessing on Sunday. It is accompanied by an instruction, special prayers, announcements, etc.

MLA Citation

  • “parochial Mass”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 19 August 2010. Web. 16 January 2019. <>