noun Roman Catholic Church.
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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This weekend the Catholic Church is changing the required English-language Mass. This is a big deal because it is the third time in the 1700-year history of the Church that the Mass is being formally changed, according to the Lexington Herald-Leader. First let’s review a brief history of the Catholic Church. The Church and its sacred documents were codified at the Council of Nicaea in …
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Origin of votive Mass
First recorded in 1730–40
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