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Simbang Gabi: Traditional Filipino Mass and Celebration
December 21, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
This year’s community SIMBANG GABI will be on Saturday, December 21st, beginning at 7:00 pm with a Mass, followed by a festive celebration featuring Filipino food immediately afterwards in the Community Center. This Filipino tradition focuses on the spiritual preparation for Christmas and the expectant joy of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
7:00 PM Mass
Main Celebrant: Rev. Greg Mirto
Rev. Matthew Suniga
Rev. Jose Tharayil
Rev. Eurel Manzano
Reception in the Community Center immediately after Mass
Festivities include the following highlights:
- A buffet of Filipino dishes, delicacies & desserts
- Display of colorful “paroles” – Christmas gifts and give-aways
- Picture taking with Santa Claus (Bring your own camera)
- Christmas caroling by Flos Cantum
- Door prizes and Christmas giveaways
- Folk dances by Tropical Rhythms – Dance the night away!
Everyone Welcome – Free Admission
The Holy Trinity Prayer Group & The Samahang Filipino @ St. Theresa
Parol lantern image courtesy of Steve Rhodes, via Flickr