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12/21/2012

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RELIGION BRIEFS Wreaths adorn the red doors at Church of the Redeemer in downtown Sarasota. Contributed photo CHRISTMAS EVE AND CHRISTMAS DAY MASSES PLANNED The Church of the Redeemer, 222 S. Palm Ave. in downtown Sarasota, invites all members of the community to join its congregation in worship on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Babysitting for toddlers and infants will be provided. The early evening service will be a Choral Mass (Rite II), which will begin at 6:30 p.m. This Mass will be preceded at 6 p.m. by a halfhour of singing of traditional Christmas carols, accompanied by organ and brass quartet, the news release notes. Babysitting for toddlers and infants will be provided during this Mass as well. On Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, Redeemer���s afternoon Family Mass (Rite II) will begin at 4 p.m. It will be preceded by a festive half-hour of traditional Christmas carols, beginning at 3:30 p.m., including favorites such as Silent Night and Joy to the World, sung by the congrega���Beginning at 9:30 p.m., a joyous musical celetion and choirs. bration of organ and brass quartet with organDuring the Eucharist, St. Nicholas will make ists Ann Stephenson-Moe and Michael Stuart a surprise visit, ���receiving a special blessing will welcome the congregation,��� the release from the Rev. Fredrick Robinson, rector of Re- says. The trumpet players in the quartet will deemer, and reminding all of the true meaning be the world-renowned Daniel Mendelow, reof Christmas,��� a news release notes. tired principal trumpet for the Sydney Sym-

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