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1(in the Christian Church) a small administrative district typically having its own church and a priest or pastor.[as modifier] ‘a parish church’
parishioners, churchgoers, church, congregation, flock, fold, communityView synonyms
- ‘They worry over the fact that their parish now has one priest though it formerly had three.’
- ‘In the mainline churches, certain parishes have refused pastoral care to victims and their families.’
- ‘Evangelicals claim to contribute more than 40% of the £400 million raised for the church by parishes each year.’
- ‘Each diocese was then divided into parishes, with each parish containing just one church.’
- ‘The bishops should also seriously consider individual school boards in parishes where pastors do not have the time or the interest to commit to the local school.’
- ‘Conservative Protestant churches and Catholic parishes have done better - 8 and 20 percent respectively.’
- ‘The dissident priests and parishes are opposed to the church's blessing of same-sex unions.’
- ‘We should pray for renewal explicitly, as individuals, small Christian communities, parishes, and dioceses.’
- ‘The duties of the post include regular meetings of the clergy of the 12 parishes in the deanery and advising and helping churchwardens of parishes without a parish priest.’
- ‘Six Colorado parishes have left the church to join the Anglican Mission in America, the organization headed by the two bishops ordained in Singapore.’
- ‘The closing and merging of parishes also offer church leaders the opportunity to rethink how best to minister to Catholics.’
- ‘Pastors have seen entire parishes change simply by teaching their people to give their lives to Jesus each morning and each night.’
- ‘Readings and Prayers of the Faithful were done by parishioners from all churches in the parish.’
- ‘In fact, many, many Catholic women who are devout and active in their parishes think church leaders hate women, and they respond in kind.’
- ‘The conference sought support for the creation of a new network of parishes within the church.’
- ‘Many of these lay candidates are already deeply involved in church ministry: in parishes, on diocesan staffs, as chaplains on campuses, in hospitals, and in jails.’
- ‘For the past twelve years, I served as the pastor of a large parish in the heart of Chicago.’
- ‘The report accuses the church of allowing white parishes and parishioners to be favoured at the expense of their black brothers and sisters.’
- ‘‘It was news to the pastors in the parishes,’ Shea remembers.’
- ‘Still, when properly led by a personally secure, sensitive, and open pastor, parishes generate levels of enthusiasm and commitment seldom matched in human community.’
- 1.1US (in Louisiana) a territorial division corresponding to a county in other states.
- ‘Alford provided a listing of floristic surveys for counties in Mississippi and parishes in Louisiana.’
- ‘There are nearly 4,500 registered sex offenders living in the 14 Louisiana parishes hit by Katrina.’
- ‘But you have to understand, inside the parishes of Louisiana, most of those city governments were victims.’
- ‘I know that some of the folks in outlying parishes here in Louisiana are wondering whether or not people are paying attention to them.’
- ‘These parishes have the highest numbers of broilers in Louisiana.’
- ‘Jacques Berry of Thibodaux, Louisiana reports that Pedro is extremely popular in Lafourche and Terrebonne parishes in southern Louisiana, almost to the exclusion of other card games.’
- ‘The stores were locate throughout 18 of the 36 Delta counties or parishes in the 3-state partnership.’
- ‘More than 12 million people live in the 125 counties and parishes that border the Mississippi.’
- ‘I know much of the country is focused on New Orleans, Louisiana, but parishes outside of New Orleans have been ruined.’
- ‘And by the way, our viewers should know that parishes are the equivalent of counties in the other 49 states.’
- ‘We've had new evacuations for some of the southern parishes in Louisiana.’
- ‘As had always been the case, the authority to decide who would or would not receive aid lay with the most powerful people in Louisiana's towns and parishes.’
- ‘The species is reported in east central Arkansas and in several parishes of northern Louisiana.’
- ‘Further work is needed to document its presence or absence in most northern Louisiana parishes, although it to be expected infrequently in that region.’
Middle English: from Anglo-Norman French and Old French paroche, from late Latin parochia, from Greek paroikia sojourning based on para- beside, subsidiary + oikos dwelling.
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