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The Early Modern Parish Church: An Introduction

ByAndrew Spicer

The parish is the fitting and usual place to receive the sacraments of the Church. It follows that it is so much better on Sundays or particular feast days to hear the mass or the sermon or receive Our Lord in the parish than elsewhere, even in privileged places; because it is His mother, which the parishioner His son must honour. There are His commandments given; there is His spiritual father; there is the door through which he passes to God.1