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As they have done for some 30 years, Catholic priests will offer special Christmas Masses at 5:30 p.m. today and Thursday inside mausoleums at local Catholic cemeteries.

Today’s services will be held in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Town of Tonawanda, with Monsignor Francis G. Weldgen, former pastor of St. Christopher’s Church in the Town of Tonawanda, presiding, and in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Lewiston, with Monsignor Thomas J. Moran, pastor of St. Bernard Church in Youngstown.

Masses will be offered Thursday in Holy Cross Cemetery in Lackawanna and Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Cheektowaga.