SIMBANG GABI, meaning “Night Mass”, is a devotional nine-day series of Masses practiced by Catholics in the Philippines in anticipation of Christmas. Its history dates back to 1669 during the early days of Christianity in the Philippines. The Novena Masses are held in the early mornings (typically at 4am) as a compromise for farmers, who began work before sunrise to avoid the midday heat. This treasured tradition has an important role in Philippine culture and symbolizes sharing and community.
ST. MARY IMMACULATE will host the 5th night of Simbang Gabi on Monday, December 18 at 7:30pm in the Church. All parishioners are invited and welcome! Fellowship with free food will immediately follow in the gym. Mark your calendars and join us for this joyful celebration as we wait for the coming of our Savior’s birth.
Please contact Carlyn Tran (708)227-6248 or firstname.lastname@example.org from the Filipino Ministry for any questions or to volunteer! We are in need of volunteers of all ages during the Simbang Gabi Mass and fellowship in the gym. Thank you for your consideration!