offertory

Derivation

  • Latin: offero, to offer up

Article

  • that part of the Mass in which the unconsecrated bread and wine are offered to God
  • the oblation itself
  • the prayers that accompany this offering
  • the verse or antiphon that forms a part of the proper of the Mass which is sung by the choir while the priest is making the offering

MLA Citation

  • “offertory”. New Catholic Dictionary. Saints.SQPN.com. 23 March 2010. Web. 10 July 2014. <http://saints.sqpn.com/offertory/>