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December 29, 2013 at 7:08 PM

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Holy Spirit Parish's Kwanzaa Mass


LINDSEY WASSON / THE SEATTLE TIMES

Desmond Dove, 9, goofs around while waiting to carry in a framed image of St. Peter Claver before the Holy Spirit Parish's Kwanzaa Mass in Kent on Saturday evening. Kwanzaa, a Swahili phrase meaning "first fruits of the harvest," is a weeklong celebration from Dec. 26-Jan. 1 that was created in 1966 to honor African and African-American heritage.

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Sister Diane and Christine Vu prepare to carry altar candles in at the beginning of the service for the Holy Spirit Parish's Kwanzaa Mass in Kent.

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From left, members of the Swahili Mass Choir Beatrice Macharia, Eddah Mbugua and Mary Njoroge pray together during the Holy Spirit Parish's Kwanzaa Mass in Kent.

LINDSEY WASSON / THE SEATTLE TIMES

Olivia Gallegos and Donald Dove prepare the altar for the Holy Spirit Parish's Kwanzaa Mass.

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