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Mass at Midnight 1900

Special Papal permission was given to have mass at midnight on December 31 in 1899 and 1900, to celebrate the Holy Year decreed by the pontiff.

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Salvation Army

In 1922, Captain and Mrs. Malcolm Keene of the local Salvation Army played a prominent role in making Christmas a happy one for hundreds of poor.

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Christmas Celebrations

Fall by the Wayside: Springfield enjoyed an uncommonly quiet Christmas Eve in 1908.

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