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Reverend George Ratzmann leads a prayer during a Christmas Eve Mass at Saint William Catholic Church on Monday, December 24, 2012 in Naples, Fla. The church pews were filled with people participating in the afternoon gathering. The church was recently renovated, but the original stained-glasses windows are used in the new building. With 800 families enrolled, the new church has almost doubled in capacity.

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Dania Maxwell/Staff Reverend George Ratzmann leads a prayer during a Christmas Eve Mass at Saint William Catholic Church on Monday, December 24, 2012 in Naples, Fla. The church pews were filled with people participating in the afternoon gathering. The church was recently renovated, but the original stained-glasses windows are used in the new building. With 800 families enrolled, the new church has almost doubled in capacity.

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The children's choir sings as people take their seats for a Christmas Eve Mass at Saint William Catholic Church on Monday, December 24, 2012 in Naples, Fla. The church pews were filled with people participating in the afternoon gathering. The church was recently renovated, but the original stained-glasses windows are used in the new building. With 800 families enrolled, the new church has almost doubled in capacity.
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Colin Patrick McAlea receives a blessing at two months from Reverend George Ratzmann with his mother Courtenay McAlea during a Christmas Eve Mass at Saint William Catholic Church on Monday, December 24, 2012 in Naples, Fla. The church pews were filled with people participating in the afternoon gathering. The church was recently renovated, but the original stained-glasses windows are used in the new building. With 800 families enrolled, the new church has almost doubled in capacity.
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People bless themselves with holy water as they leave a Christmas Eve Mass at Saint William Catholic Church on Monday, December 24, 2012 in Naples, Fla. The church pews were filled with people participating in the mass. The church was recently renovated, but the original stained-glasses windows are used in the new building. With 800 families enrolled, the new church has almost doubled in capacity.
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Roberto S. Leo sings along to the songs during a Christmas Eve Mass at Saint William Catholic Church on Monday, December 24, 2012 in Naples, Fla. The church pews were filled with people participating in the afternoon gathering. The church was recently renovated, but the original stained-glasses windows are used in the new building. With 800 families enrolled, the new church has almost doubled in capacity.
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Reverend George Ratzmann leads a prayer during a Christmas Eve Mass at Saint William Catholic Church on Monday, December 24, 2012 in Naples, Fla. The church pews were filled with people participating in the afternoon gathering. The church was recently renovated, but the original stained-glasses windows are used in the new building. With 800 families enrolled, the new church has almost doubled in capacity.
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Susanna Loewen holds onto her son Jack, 3, during a Christmas Eve Mass at Saint William Catholic Church on Monday, December 24, 2012 in Naples, Fla. The church pews were filled with people participating in the afternoon gathering. The church was recently renovated, but the original stained-glasses windows are used in the new building. With 800 families enrolled, the new church has almost doubled in capacity.
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Frida Larsen, 11, watches on during a Christmas Eve Mass at Saint William Catholic Church on Monday, December 24, 2012 in Naples, Fla. The church pews were filled with people participating in the afternoon gathering. The church was recently renovated, but the original stained-glasses windows are used in the new building. With 800 families enrolled, the new church has almost doubled in capacity.
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Reverend George Ratzmann leads a prayer during a Christmas Eve Mass at Saint William Catholic Church on Monday, December 24, 2012 in Naples, Fla. The church pews were filled with people participating in the afternoon gathering. The church was recently renovated, but the original stained-glasses windows are used in the new building. With 800 families enrolled, the new church has almost doubled in capacity.

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