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Term:   parish
Definition: A parish is a certain community of Christ's faithful stably established within a particular Church, whose pastoral care, under the authority of the diocesan Bishop, is entrusted to a parish priest as its proper pastor. (CIC 515,1)


POS (part of speech). Can be more than one:
     POS 1: N/phrase     
     POS 2: ---

 

Term type ('EntryTerm' if no other applies):
     Type 1: EntryTerm     
     Type 2: ---

 

Term status:
     for POS 1: General     
     for POS 2: ---
(General=also found outside Salesian usage; Salesian=possibly not well understood beyond Salesian circles; Neologism, Archaic, Deprecated refer to the term's status in Salesian discourse)

 

Recommended equivalent (it): parrocchia

 

(In most cases the Italian term will be the official source term. In other cases below, if the term has its source in another language, this will be indicated by an [S] following the term.)

 

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Other language:
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Description:
The 19th General Chapter had the following to say about a Salesian Parish:
"The following are the principal marks of a parish confided to the Salesians:
-- particular attention to the evangelization of youth, of the poor and those outside the Church,
- special ability and zeal to give solid catechetical instruction to the faithful, either collectively or singly in order to reach participation in the sacraments, especially Confession and Communion.
- a characteristic gift of kindly gentleness which tends in the Salesian approach to the apostolate to create in parochial work a parochial community, or the 'family of God' guided paternally by the
parish priest.
The presence of Salesians in parish life brings with it a number of problems of religious observance, and relationship with the Salesian community, with externs, with the bishop, with the diocesan clergy, with other religious, with civil authorities, with organizations and associations of lay people, which have to be studied and resolved in the spirit of genuine discussion and the pastoral directives by which we work together.
It is self evident that Salesian pastoral work, thus conceived, is in harmony with our spirit, with the demands of the times, and demands an adequate formation of those working in the parishes.

 

By the time the Constitutions were renewed at the 22nd General Chapter we have a much more positive approach to Parish enunciated:
C. 40 which is the so-called Oratory criterion indicates that every Salesian presence has the character of 'parish' insofar as it is a centre for evangelisation.  We recall the history of Don Bosco's presence in Turin when he began to respond to the reality that many young people had no sense of belonging to a parish, and saw to it that the Oratory gave them such a sense of belonging.

 

The parish is one of the main mission settings for the Salesian mission. A Salesian parish is distinguished by its popular nature, its attention to the young. It regards the oratory/youth centre to be an integral part of its pastoral plan (R. 26).

 

Context (examples of use):
A parish entrusted to the Congregation should be distinguished by its low-income population and its interest in the young, especially those who are poorer. (R. 26)

 

Other notes:

 

 

  

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POS (part of speech). A term may be more than one POS
(1) (2)

 

   


Term type ('EntryTerm' if no other applies)
(1) (2)   
[Initialisms like AGC are regarded as acronyms; a term like 'Bro.' is an abbreviation; an example of short form instead would be the main part of a very long book title (most of DB's book titles! 'Giovane Provveduto' is a short form). A loan term is not translated whereas a calque is. A blend is where two (or more) morphemes or 'word' parts have been combined to form a single term, as in the case of 'austraLasia'. Choose variant when there exists at least one other common form of the term. ]

 


Term status (General=also found outside Salesian usage; Salesian=possibly not well understood beyond Salesian circles; Neologism, Archaic, Deprecated refer to the term's status in Salesian discourse)
(1) (2)   
[Archaic refers to terms that have fallen out of regular use. Deprecated indicates official disapproval or if not disapproval, official abandonment at least. A neologism is a term that has come into play relatively recently - say, since Vatican II, but the time frame can be flexible.]

 

Recommended equivalent (it). In most cases the Italian term will be the official source term

   

 

 

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Suggested equivalent (other) (Where it is the source term indicated with [S] and appropriate language code [chosen from IANA registry])

   

 


   

 

 


Definition
  
[The definition should not be imagined! It is assumed that it exists either in a reputable dictionary (or at least in similar words) or in some authoritative Salesian reference (e.g. the Constitutions, AGC or similar public document, Lenti's 7 volume series, and so on]

 


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Geographical/Regional usage
  
[Certain terms are common in restricted parts of the Congregation. We have one 'prior' but only in INB; in some parts of Asia the Salesian community is called a 'convent', but not elsewhere]

 


Description

[Etymological information, mostly]

 


Context (examples of use)

[English usage, obviously]  

 


Other notes
  
[Room here for more personal observations, private opinion if felt to be useful]

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