Advent – Christmas

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Parish Recollection

Dec 9 | 6:30pm

Communal Penance Service

Dec 10 | 6:30pm

Misa de Gallo

Dec 16-24 | 5:00am

Christmas Eve | Dec 24

5:00pm – Vigil of the Nativity of the Lord

11:00pm – Carols in the Co-Cathedral

11:30pm – Mass with Bishop Larry Silva

Christmas Day | Dec 25

8:00am – Mass for Christmas Day

10:30am – Mass

No Evening Mass

New Years Day

9:00am – Solemnity

News & Updates

  • Bishop Silva presides Immaculate Conception Mass -   December 8, 2014 7:00 p.m.
  • Ethnicities Represented During Co-Cathedral Thanksgiving Mass - November 27, 2014 9:00 AM Many parishioners wore ethnic attire as the community gathered to give their appreciation to God at Thanksgiving Mass.  These ethnic backgrounds included the Chinese, Japanese, Hawaiian, Vietnamese, Filipino & Micronesian cultures. The church was filled to capacity and some people were standing during the mass. Father Gregorio Honorio Jr was […]
  • Second Sunday of Advent - December 6-7, 2014. Who “Eats Locusts” for You?   Last week’s Gospel stated we need to be alert because we do not know when the end will come. Now today’s Gospel emphasizes John the Baptist. Since these are the first Gospels our our “Christian New Year,” they are obviously important. But, what does John eating […]
  • First Sunday of Advent - November 29-20, 2014 Zombies, Black Friday and Watchfulness   I’ll admit that I love post-apocalyptic movies and TV.  How interesting to consider what might happen to humans “after” zombies/ extraterrestials/ environmental disaster wipes out almost, but not quite everyone!   These shows tend to depict great battles between good and evil.  Do we kill the […]

 

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Misa de Gallo (Dec. 16-24)

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The Why of Simbang Gabi

This coming Tuesday, December 16 at 5 in the morning, our parish is once again sharing with everyone the faith-expression of Advent and Christmas celebration, Philippine-style: the Simbang Gabi, a time-honored tradition popularly known in Filipino language which literally means “Evening Mass.” It is a nine-day novena in honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary and in preparation for the people for the birthday of Christ and His second coming.

It is good to ask ourselves why we have to do this? For those who are lazy to get up early in the morning to go to mass, the question bluntly asked is, “Who started Simbang Gabi? Why nine days? Why early morning when we are supposed to be in deep sleep? Why do we have to do it when it is still dark? Archbishop Socrates Villegas of the Philippines will help us answer these questions.

(Sign up table available at the side doors in the church.  Novena December 16-24)

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