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December 7, 2012

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St. Christopher Episcopal, 187 E. Road, Hampstead: Healing service is tomorrow at the 8 a.m. service.

St. James, Winter Street, Haverhill: Parish celebrates the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe Dec. 12 at 7 p.m. featuring Mariachis. Traditional Mexican food follows.

St. Joseph of St. Mary and Joseph parish, 40 Main St., Salem: The movie, “The Nativity Story” will be shown Dec. 16 at 7 p.m.

St. Luke the Evangelist, Newton: Sung Advent evening prayers are held Sundays during Advent at 6 p.m., followed by reconciliation. Service of Advent lessons and carols is Dec. 16 at 4 p.m.The parish has Christmas wafers, a tradition celebrates by Polish, Slovak, Lithuanian and Italian families on Christmas eve. The unleavened wafers are basked from wheat flour and water, are rectangular in shape and thin. They are embossed with Christmas scenes including the Virgin Mary with baby Jesus or the star of Bethlehem. Donations accepted.

St. Luke the Evangelist, 8 Atkinson Depot Road, Plaistow: The parish has Christmas wafers, a tradition celebrates by Polish, Slovak, Lithuanian and Italian families on Christmas eve. The unleavened wafers are basked from wheat flour and water, are rectangular in shape and thin. They are embossed with Christmas scenes including the Virgin Mary with baby Jesus or the star of Bethlehem.

St. Mary Immaculate Conception Mausoleum, 29 Baker St., Lawrence: The Rev. John DelloRusso celebrates Christmas service on Dec. 12 at 2 p.m.

St. Michael, 196 Main St., North Andover: Middle school students host the Mass Dec. 16 at 6 p.m. Advent penance service is held Dec. 17 at 7 p.m. followed by individual confessions.

St. Theresa Church, Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish, 22 Plymouth St. Methuen: Tom Gradzewicz, present the documentary he produced about the Strike of 1912, December 10 at noon as part of the Parish Luncheon Speaker Series. Free, but donations accepted to cover the cost of the meal.

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