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Fort Worth is getting into the Christmas spirit with preparation of the city's Christmas tree.
FORT WORTH, TX (Catholic Online) - The 55-foot tall blue spruce tree was imported from Michigan and arrived on Monday morning with a crew and Mayor Betsy Price on hand. The crew hoisted the tree during a morning ceremony on Main and Third streets.
Over the next several days, the crew will decorate the tree in a nutcracker theme with more than 5,000 energy-saving LED lights and other decorations. The lighting ceremony will take place on Nov. 25 immediately following the Chesapeake Energy Parade of Lights.
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Pope Benedict XVI's Prayer Intentions for January 2013
General Intention: The Faith of Christians. That in this Year of Faith Christians may deepen their knowledge of the mystery of Christ and witness joyfully to the gift of faith in him.
Missionary Intention: Middle Eastern Christians. That the Christian communities of the Middle East, often discriminated against, may receive from the Holy Spirit the strength of fidelity and perseverance.