Church bells pealed from St. Catherine of Siena parish one block away.
He was the parish overseer for over 30 years, worked long hours in his garden, married a local girl and had three children.
It was 1983, and Romney was the bishop of her ward, the Mormon equivalent of a parish.
Father Cutie was then called in to take over the South Beach parish.
His first gig was with a drum-and-bugle corps put together by the parish priest.
The natural result followed, that he was deprived of his parish.
I have still a word to say about the poor of our own parish of Parnassus.
In the foreground a sign post with the legend, 'Beggars not allowed in this parish.'
A parson might be bound by custom to keep a bull and a boar for the use of his parish.
His mother made her living as she herself best knew, with occasional well-begrudged assistance from the parish.
c.1300, "district with its own church; members of such a church," from Anglo-French paroche, parosse (late 11c.), Old French paroisse, from Late Latin parochia "a diocese," alteration of Late Greek paroikia "a diocese or parish," from paroikos "a sojourner" (in Christian writers), in classical Greek, "neighbor," from para- "near" (see para- (1)) + oikos "house" (see villa).
Sense development unclear, perhaps from "sojourner" as epithet of early Christians as spiritual sojourners in the material world. In early Church writing the word was used in a more general sense than Greek diokesis, though by 13c. they were synonymous. Replaced Old English preostscyr, literally "priest-shire."