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Midnight Mass makes a comeback: ADAMS -- A Christmas tradition is returning to St. Stanislaus Kostka Mission Church after four years. The first midnight Mass since 2008 will be held on Christmas Eve, leading into Christmas.
Rev. Daniel Boyle said Friday that he and the spiritual life committee began discussions on bringing the tradition back starting in the late summer.
"After reflection, we felt it was the right thing to do, in order to enhance our spiritual community," Boyle said.
Music will begin at St. Stan’s at 11:30 p.m. on Monday. Christmas carols will be sung in both English and Polish before the Mass begins at midnight. Rev. Boyle and Deacon Greg LaFrenier will officiate.
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New ‘Parlor’ tricks: NORTH ADAMS -- The Parlor, a new coffee shop on Ashland Street, has taken up residence in the space last used by The Elf Parlor.
Owners Jason Morin and Elizabeth Osimo both spent much time at The Elf Parlor, and wanted to take over a coffee shop in the same space.
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Brookfield lends some power to All Saints programs: NORTH ADAMS -- All Saints Episcopal Church recently received a $3,000 grant from the Brookfield Renewable Energy Group’s US Foundation.
Thanks to a nomination from Brookfield’s Bear Swamp Power operation in Florida, the All Saints Kitchen and Meals On Wheels program will be able to use the funds to continue their work providing food for the elderly.
Transcript contributor Seth Brown is writing this story.