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Midnight mass will feature bells


In ancient tradition, Christians would announce the birth of Christ with the tolling of bells. In fact, in some communities, churches would compete to be the loudest.

Over the years the tradition seemed to die out, but for members of St. Joseph Catholic Church the custom has become a new way to celebrate the birth of Christ.

"It's a joyous way to announce the birth of the Savior," said Fr. Paul Jarvis.

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Emily Zimmer
Emily Zimmer has worked as a staff writer for the Rosemount Town Pages since 2007. She has a degree in journalism from Minnesota State University, Mankato. Outside of work, Emily enjoys running, reading and gardening. You can follow Emily's gardening adventures at the Areavoices blog East of Weedin'
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