- Advent: the period encompassing the four Sundays preceding the birth of Christ (that is, Christmas)
- Apostolic See: also Holy See, the central government of the Catholic Church, based in the Vatican
- For where two or three are gathered together in my name…: quotation from the New Testament Gospel of Matthew, chapter 18, verse 20
- homily: a sermon, usually one based on a reading from scripture
- indult: a permission or privilege granted by a church authority for an exception from a...