“SIMBANG GABI” – Novena Mass – December 16-24, 2016

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BACKGROUND:

Simbang GabiIn the Philippines, these novena masses are celebrated in the morning, 4-5am or in the evening 6-7pm. It is also called “Misa de Gallo” (mass when the cock crows) or “Misa de Aguinaldo”. This is a very much desired Filipino religious tradition. Back home, families wake up early, attend Mass and fill many churches. After the liturgy, delicious Filipino food and delicacies are served and shared by families. Thus this Novena becomes both a religious and social gathering.

ACTIVITIES:

In the Las Vegas valley, “Simbang Gabi 2016” is celebrated in different parishes at their regular mass time, as published in parish bulletins. Parishioners are invited to attend and participate the novena. The Pastor/Associate at the assigned parish may preside the liturgy. Visiting priests may be welcome to concelebrate. The readings of the day are read and proclaimed. A simple reception/fellowship takes place after mass.

SCHEDULE of Mass/Novena: Dates, Time and Places

  1. December 16, Friday – 8:00AM at Christ the King
    4925 S. Torrey Pines Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89118
  2. December 17, Saturday – 5:30PM at St Francis of Assisi
    2300 Sunridge Heights Pkwy, Henderson, NV 89052
  3. December 18, Sunday – Two Churches
    1. 12:30PM at Holy Spirit
      5959 S. Hualapai Way, Las Vegas, NV 89148
    2. 5:00PM at Saint Bridget
      220 N. 14th Street, Las Vegas, NV 89101
  4. December 19, Monday – Two Churches
    1. 8:30AM at Saint Thomas More
      130 N. Pecos Road, Henderson, NV 89074
    2. 6:00PM at Saint John Neumann
      2575 W. El Campo Grande Ave., North LasVegas, NV 89031
  5. December 20, Tuesday – Two Churches
    1. 8:00AM at Saint Joseph, HOM
      7260 W Sahara Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89117
    2. 7:00PM at Our Lady of Las Vegas
      3050 Alta Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89107
  6. December 21, Wednesday – 6:00PM at St Elizabeth Ann
    Seton – 1811 Pueblo Vista Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89128
  7. December 22, Thursday – 8:30PM at Saint Anne
    1901 South Maryland Pkwy, Las Vegas, NV 89104
  8. December 23, Friday – 6:00PM at St Peter the Apostle
    204 South Boulder Hwy, Henderson, NV 89105
  9. December 24, Saturday – 8:00AM at Saint Joan of Arc
    315 S. Casino Center Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89101

NOTE:

The following three parishes have evening masses from December 15 to 23, 2016. For correct & exact times, please call their parish offices: Our Lady of Las Vegas – (702) 870-2767; Saint Bridget – (702) 384-3382 and Saint Anne – (702) 735-0510.

Released: Fr. Manny Guico, Rev. 10-20-2016/rsjurani

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