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Vatican appointee, PH Archbishop Auza, to lead Simbang Gabi in San Francisco

Archbishop Bernardito Auza, Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations

Filipino Archbishop Bernardito Auza, appointed by the Vatican as Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations, will preside at the 7th Annual Simbang Gabi Commissioning Mass at the St. Mary’s Cathedral on December 3, at 7:30 p.m.

Posted: October 16th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

‘Simbang Gabi’ bridges generations in San Fernando Valley

Simbang gabi coordinator Ruby Minosa with the choir. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/Lawrence Ochoa

Many Filipino expatriates bring with them cherished Christmas memories from home by celebrating “Simbang Gabi” in this area of Los Angeles County that is home to tens of thousands of Filipinos.

Posted: December 24th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Panunuluyan: Reviving a Filipino Christmas tradition in New York


The decision to ban holding masses in the Philippine Center may very well be a blessing in disguise.

Posted: December 24th, 2012 in Americas,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

‘Simbang Gabi’ goes global as PH export


Now you don’t have to be in the Philippines to experience the age-old tradition of Simbang Gabi and the iconic food that comes with it—bibingka and puto bumbong (native rice cakes).

Posted: December 16th, 2012 in Features,Headlines,Philippines | Read More »

After 25 years, NY archdiocese rules ‘no more Simbang Gabi’ at consulate


The Archdiocese of New York maintained its objection to the holding of Simbang Gabi midnight masses at the consulate building on Fifth Avenue, prompting the possible relocation of the Christmas tradition observed for 25 years by Filipinos in the New York Tri-State. “A mass can only be carried out in a consecrated location and thus, […]

Posted: December 6th, 2011 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »