Definition of concelebrate in English:


Line breaks: con|cele¦brate
Pronunciation: /kɒnˈsɛlɪbreɪt


[with object] Christian Church
Officiate jointly at (a Mass): the pro-nuncio will concelebrate Mass with bishops from Wales
More example sentences
  • Friday evening last a thanksgiving and farewell mass was concelebrated in Our Lady of Mercy Church in honour of the Sisters of Mercy.
  • On April 2, Solemn Requiem Mass was concelebrated in the church, followed by burial in St. Attractas Cemetery, Rhue.
  • Archbishop Michael Neary and 16 local priests concelebrated mass in the Church which was built in 1841.


late 19th century: from Latin concelebrat- 'celebrated together', from the verb concelebrare, from con- 'together' + celebrare (see celebrate).



Pronunciation: /-br(ə)nt/
More example sentences
  • Mass at 3.30p.m. saw a full Church and one of the concelebrants was our own Fr. Colm O'Siochru.
  • Noonan was chief concelebrant assisted by members of the Salesian clergy.
  • The chief concelebrant was Bishop James Moriarty.


Pronunciation: /-ˈbreɪʃ(ə)n/
More example sentences
  • Fr. Stephen celebrated fifty years as a priest recently and the occasion was marked by the concelebration of Mass in St. Patricks Church, Clonbur on last Friday evening.
  • He was joined by four other priests for the concelebration.
  • Several other priests joined in the concelebration, including members of the Redmemptorist Order.

Definition of concelebrate in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day demoralize
Pronunciation: dɪˈmɒrəlʌɪz
cause (someone) to lose confidence or hope