a Mass that does not correspond with the office of the day but is said, as for a special intention, at the choice of the celebrant.
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How to use votive Mass in a sentence
Much better would it be, in such a case, to say the Mass of the day occurring, or some other votive Mass.
Today was an ordinary Feria; a votive Mass would not be forbidden by the rubics.The Eyes Have It | Gordon Randall Garrett