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North Pinellas Religion News for Dec. 25

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Christmas Day and New Year's Day Masses will be celebrated at St. Cecelia Catholic Church, 820 Jasmine Way in Clearwater.

Christmas Day Masses will be said at 7:30, 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. today. A Mass in Spanish (Misa en Espanol a las) will be celebrated at 1:30 p.m. today.

On New Year's Eve, the church celebrates "The Feast of Mary, Mother of God," a vigil Mass beginning at 4 p.m. Tuesday .

The following day, Jan. 1, Masses will be said at 7:30, 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. A Mass in Spanish (Misa en Espanol a las) will be celebrated at 1:30 p.m.

Call (727) 447-3494 or visit the church's website at

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Wouldn't it be great if we could rid ourselves of grudges, anxieties, worries and stress?

We can at a traditional Burning Bowl service, which entails consciously letting go of whatever no longer serves our highest good.

Unity Church of Clearwater plans such a service at 7 p.m. New Year's Eve in the sanctuary at 2465 Nursery Road, Clearwater.

As part of the ceremony, the public is invited to make a list of problematic personal behaviors, situations, addictions, illnesses, habits, places and people, set it alight and release the issues as paper turns to smoke and ash.

Admission is free.

Call (727) 531-0992. Visit

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