Translation of parish in Spanish:

parish

Pronunciation: /ˈpærɪʃ/

noun/nombre

  • 1 [Religion/Religión] 1.1 (area) parroquia (feminine); (before noun/delante del nombre) [newsletter/community] parroquial 1.2 (residents) parroquia (feminine)
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    • 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.
    • We should pray for renewal explicitly, as individuals, small Christian communities, parishes, and dioceses.
    • In the mainline churches, certain parishes have refused pastoral care to victims and their families.
  • 2 [Politics/Política] distrito (masculine)
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    • Over £16,000 has been awarded over the next two years to take roadshows to the rural parishes and islands to engage older people in activities to benefit their health and well-being.
    • Hurling supporters in neighbouring parishes are scouring local GAA officials in the hope of getting a ticket to the September 12 Final.
    • We hope this service will help unite the local parishes into a cohesive unit speaking with one voice, something that is sadly lacking over the years.

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