Christmas Eve, Day church services in the area

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Christmas Eve, Day church services in the area
The First Congregational Church of Shrewsbury stands off the Shrewsbury Town Common. (Photo/Caroline Gordon)

Caroling on the Common

Saturday, Dec. 23, 7 p.m., Shrewsbury Town Common, 19 Church Road. Part of the Arts on the Green Series at the First Congregational Church of Shrewsbury. All are invited to sing holiday favorites. Curtis Smith, director of music at FCC, will serve as emcee; he will be accompanied by the Worcester Brass Consort.

This event is free and open to the public. Song sheets and hot cocoa will be available. Rain location is in Gifford Hall of FCC. Parking is available in FCC’s parking lot or across the street at the Shrewsbury Public Library. For more information, please contact the church at 508-845-7286.

Christmas Eve, Christmas Day services

GRAFTON

Congregational Church of Grafton, 30 Grafton Common
Christmas Eve service at 7 p.m.
Baptist Church of Grafton, 1 South St.
Christmas Eve service at 5 p.m.

Unitarian Universalist Society of Grafton and Upton, 3 Grafton Common
Christmas Eve service at 7 p.m.

Our Lady of Hope Parish (St. James in South Grafton, St. Philip Neri in Grafton Center, St. Mary’s in North Grafton)

Sunday, Dec. 24 – Christmas Eve Masses
4 p.m. – St. Mary’s (with children’s choir), St. James
10 p.m. – St. Mary’s (with Christmas Choir)

Monday, Dec. 25 – Christmas Day Masses
Midnight – St. James
7:30 a.m. – St. James and St. Mary’s
9 a.m. – St. Philip’s
10:30 a.m. – St. Mary’s

HUDSON

Grace Church, 353 River Road

Sunday, Dec. 24 – services at 2:30, 4 and 5:30 p.m. (no Sunday morning services)

St. Michael’s Parish, 20 High St.
Sunday, Dec. 24 – vigil at 4 p.m.; Mass at midnight
Monday, Dec. 25 – Masses at 8 and 10:30 a.m.

First Federated Church, 200 Central St.
Sunday, Dec. 24 – candlelight service at 4 p.m.

First United Methodist Church, 34 Felton St.
Sunday, Dec. 24 – services at 11 a.m. and 8:30 p.m.

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 5 Washington St.
Sunday, Dec. 24 – service at 5 p.m.

Unitarian Church of Marlborough and Hudson, 80 Main St.
Sunday, Dec. 24 – candlelight service at 7 p.m.

MARLBOROUGH

Immaculate Conception, 9 Washington St.
Sunday, Dec. 24 – Masses at 4, 6 and 8 p.m. (the 8 p.m. Mass will be in Portuguese)
Monday, Dec. 25 – Masses at midnight, 7:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. (the 1 p.m. Mass will be in Spanish)

St. Matthias Church, 409 Hemenway St.
Sunday, Dec. 24 – Mass at 4 p.m. (choir concert at 3:30 p.m.)
Monday, Dec. 25 – Mass at 10 a.m.

First Church in Marlborough UCC, 37 High St.
Sunday, Dec. 24 – candlelight service at 8 p.m.
Monday, Dec. 25 – morning worship and Holy Communion at 10 a.m.

Metro Church, 401 Elm St.
Saturday, Dec. 23 – Christmas Eve services at 6 and 7:30 p.m.

St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church, 537 Bolton St.
Sunday, Dec. 24 – Festive Christmas Eve at 5 p.m.
Monday, Dec. 25 – service at 10 a.m.

NORTHBOROUGH

St. Rose of Lima Parish, 244 West Main St.

Sunday, Dec. 24 – Masses at 4 p.m., 6 p.m. (Children’s Nativity Play) 11 p.m. Lessons and Carols
Monday, Dec. 25 – Masses at midnight and 10 a.m.

St. Bernadette Parish, 266 Main St.

Sunday, Dec. 24 – Masses at 5 and 10 p.m.
Monday, Dec. 25 – Mass at 10 a.m.

Nativity Church, 45 Howard St.

Sunday, Dec. 24 — Christmas Eve Pageant
Trinity Church, 23 Main St.
Sunday, Dec. 24 – services at 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.

First Parish Unitarian, 40 Church St.

Sunday, Dec. 24 – services at 10:30 a.m.

SOUTHBOROUGH

St. Anne Parish, 20 Boston Post Road
Sunday, Dec. 24 — Christmas Pageant, 4:30 p.m.; Masses at 5 and 11 p.m.
Monday, Dec. 25 – Masses at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m.

St. Matthew’s Parish, 105 Southville Road
Sunday, Dec. 24 – Masses at 4 p.m. (pageant), 5:30 and 10 p.m.
Monday, Dec. 25 – Masses at 7:30 and 10 a.m. (no 6 p.m. Mass)

First Community Church of Southborough, 137 Southville Road
Sunday services at 11 a.m.

Pilgrim Congregational Church, 15 Common St.
Christmas Eve Pageant, 6:30 p.m.; candlelight service at 10 p.m.; Celebration of Jesus at 11 p.m.

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 27 Main St.
Sunday, Dec. 24 – Christmas Pageant with Holy Eucharist at 3 p.m.; Youth Christmas Service at 5 p.m.; Festival Holy Eucharist with organ and choir at 10 p.m.
Monday, Dec. 25 – Holy Eucharist with Carols at 10 a.m.

WESTBOROUGH

The Congregational Church of Westborough, UCC, 57 West Main St.
Sunday, Dec. 24, 10 a.m. Advent service; 7 p.m., Christmas Eve service, 7 p.m.

St. Luke the Evangelist Church, 70 West Main St.
Saturday, Dec. 23, Vigil Mass, 4 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 24, Masses at 7:30 and 9 a.m. (no 11 a.m.); Christmas Eve Masses at 4 p.m. (church and parish center); pageant at 6 p.m.; Mass in Spanish at 9 p.m.; Monday, Dec. 25, Masses at 9 and 11 a.m.

Unitarian Universalist Congregational Society of Westborough, 64 West Main St.
Christmas Eve service at 5:30 p.m.

St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 3 John St.
Christmas Eve services at 4:30, 9:30 and 10 p.m.

First United Methodist Church, 120 West Main St.
Sunday, Dec. 24 – Christmas Eve services at 4 p.m. (intergenerational worship), 7:30 p.m. (traditional Christmas with handbells) and 10 p.m. (candlelight communion with choir)

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 183 West Main St.
Christmas Eve – Festival Candlelight Service at 5 p.m.; Traditional Candlelight Service at 10 p.m.

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