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n. 1) a geographic area served by a church (particularly Catholic) originally measured by whether people living in the area could walk to the church. 2) in Louisiana, the governmental equivalent of a county.

PARISH. A district of country of different extents. In the ecclesiastical law it signified the territory committed to the charge of a parson, vicar, or other minister. Ayl. Parerg. 404; 2 Bl. Com. 112. In Louisiana, the state is divided into parishes.

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Another parishioner, Vir Jala, 50, said Biliran had been a great help to the parishioners, especially those who needed advice and support.
The closure "drove some people away," according to parishioner Joseph Feckanin.
Although it is hard to fault Duffy's painstaking research of what he has coined "traditional religion," Katherine French quite astutely has issued a note of caution, arguing persuasively that he "unduly minimizes conflict in late medieval religion," preferring instead to focus on parishioner agency rather than coercion by the church.
Polluting the Sacred: Violence, Faith, and the "Civilizing" of Parishioners in Late Medieval England.
The parishioner said: "I remember aladyattending churchnot long after losing her husband.
Bill Slattery, a parishioner and owner of Slattery Construction, is doing the repairs.
However, one parishioner at the Catholic church said the parting shot came as no surprise.
One parishioner said: ``Some people will really miss him - he was particularly good with children.
threatened a parishioner with denial of communion for displaying Democratic bumper stickers on her car.
By combining the abilities to respond directly to parishioner requests and to provide them with a highly interactive, customized experience, parishes have a greater ability to establish, nurture and sustain long-term parishioner relationships than ever before.