(sometimes initial capital letter) the offering of the unconsecrated elements that is made to God by the celebrant in a Eucharistic service.
Ecclesiastical. the verses, anthem, or music said, sung, or played while the offerings of the people are received at a religious service. that part of a service at which offerings are made. the offerings themselves.
the oblation of the bread and wine at the Eucharist
the offerings of the worshippers at this service
the prayers said or sung while the worshippers' offerings are being received