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Three Easter Sunday sunrise services set on Boca beaches

Boca has three sunrise services on the beach Easter Sunday this year.

St. Gregory’s Episcopal Church starts at 6:30 a.m. in South Beach Park, the southern- most beach closest to Palmetto Park Road.

St. Jude Catholic Church is holding Mass on the city’s northern-most beach at Spanish River Park. That starts at 7 a.m. The park is on the west side of A1A just south of Spanish River Boulevard. Tunnels lead to the beachfront.

The Mass is open to people of all faiths and parishes, according to a listing with the city.

More than 800 people attended Boca Raton Kiwanis Club’s 7 a.m. service in Red Reef Park last Easter, club officer Tom Thayer said. “People came from all directions. They walked from the condos and along the beach or drive to the park,” he said.

The park opens at 6 a.m. for free parking and the club will have signs, Thayer said. People are encouraged to bring their own seating. The club will offer free coffee and donuts on the beach.

The service will be conducted by Rev. Ray Wehrenberg, Thayer said.

Thousands are expected to worship at 6:30 a.m. at the Lincoln Memorial in what a press release claims is the largest Easter Sunrise service. That service is livestreamed.

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