pa·​rish·​ion·​er | \ pə-ˈri-sh(ə-)nər How to pronounce parishioner (audio) \

Definition of parishioner

: a member or inhabitant of a parish

Examples of parishioner in a Sentence

the parishioners of First Baptist Church
Recent Examples on the Web Every parishioner in this tight-knit, bilingual community seemed to know Lopez, who has been assisting during services for eight years. Richard A. Marini, San Antonio Express-News, 29 May 2022 An Orthodox church in Mequon is helping out, Burzynski said, with a parishioner putting up the family until a more permanent place can be secured. Erik S. Hanley, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 12 Apr. 2022 To Empowerment parishioner Dorothy Hemsley, a 73-year-old from Owings Mills, the charges against Mosby reflect unfair persecution of Black women. Christine Condon,, 16 Jan. 2022 John is not a St. Mary of the Falls parishioner but is involved with the TMIY – That Man is You – program. cleveland, 15 Apr. 2022 The reorganization is one of the largest in the region's history and will in some way impact every Catholic priest, parishioner and student in the archdiocese, which stretches across 19 counties in western and southern Ohio. Dan Horn, The Enquirer, 29 June 2022 Perkins described Jones as a good father and provider, an active church parishioner and community volunteer who dedicated 25 years of his life to serving the Detroit Police Department. Tresa Baldas, Detroit Free Press, 14 June 2022 In the months since the policy was introduced, Greiten has had at least one longtime parishioner — who sat on a number of committees — resign from her posts and leave Catholicism entirely. Sophie Carson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 10 May 2022 Former parishioner Dan Wurtz, who moved to another church because of Parker’s removal, said diocesan officials haven’t clarified the situation, angering the congregation. John Keilman,, 3 Jan. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of parishioner

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for parishioner

Middle English parisshoner, probably modification of Anglo-French parochien, from paroche

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“Parishioner.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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pa·​rish·​io·​ner | \ pə-ˈri-shə-nər How to pronounce parishioner (audio) \

Kids Definition of parishioner

: a member of a particular church

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