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  1. (n) the offerings of the congregation at a religious service
  2. (n) the part of the Eucharist when bread and wine are offered to God


  1. By the altar, she performed a symbolic offertory.
  2. Still, the increasing number of clergy getting caught with their hands in the offertory is once again prompting questions about the Catholic priesthood.
  3. They return for the offertory, prayer of consecration and Communion.


  • Vatican asks for parish-level input on synod document

    Pope Francis greets a family as they present the offertory gifts during a Mass for families Oct. 27 in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican. The Mass was the culmination of the Year of Faith pilgrimage of families.
    on November 1, 2013     Source: National Catholic Reporter

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