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Simbang Gabi schedules – SF Bay Area; Austin, Texas; Los Angeles

/ 03:37 AM December 10, 2014

Simbang_gabiDALY CITY, California – Simbang Gabi or Dawn Mass, a Christmas novena tradition in the Philippines, is now being celebrated in many Filipino-American communities in the United States. Although a few Masses are held in early morning, most Simbang Gabi Masses in the US are held in the evening, as a matter of convenience. The following are the schedules in San Francisco Bay Area; Austin, Texas; Los Angeles.

San Francisco Bay Area, California

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San Francisco County: In San Francisco, which has 91 parishes, there are 34 parishes listed where Simbang Gabi is held. However, 11 additional parishes collaborate with those holding the Mass, bringing the total to 45 parishes engaged in organizing Simbang Gabi. In 2006 when the first count was made, there were 16 parishes with Simbang Gabi Masses.

Holy Name of Jesus                Dec. 16-24                  5:30 a.m.

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St. John the Evangelist           Dec. 16-19, 22-24       6:00 a.m.

Dec. 20                        9:00 a.m.

Dec. 21                        7:30 a.m.

St. Patrick                               Dec. 16-24                  6:00 a.m.

St. Stephen                              Dec. 16-24                  6:00 a.m.

St. Boniface                            Dec. 15-23                  5:15 p.m.

Church of Visitacion               Dec. 15-23                  6:00 p.m.

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Old St. Mary’s                                    Dec. 16                        6:00 p.m.

St. Paul of the Shipwreck       Dec. 21-23                  6:00 p.m.

Church of Epiphany                Dec. 15-23                  7:00 p.m.

Corpus Christi                         Dec. 15-19, 22-23       7:00 p.m.

Dec. 20-21                  5:00 p.m.

St. Anne of the Sunset                        Dec. 15-23                  7:00 p.m.

St. Elizabeth                            Dec. 15-23                  7:00 p.m.

St. Monica                               Dec. 21-23                  7:00 p.m.

St. Thomas More                     Dec. 15-19, 22-23       7:00 p.m.

Dec. 20                        5:00 p.m.

Dec. 21                        8:00 p.m.

Marin County:

St. Isabella                              Dec. 16-20                  7:00 p.m.

San Mateo County:

St. Bruno                                 Dec. 21-23                  5:00 a.m.

Our Lady of Perpetual Help   Dec. 16-24                  5:30 a.m.

St. Timothy                             Dec. 16-24                  6:00 a.m.

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel         Dec. 20                       5:00 p.m.

All Souls                                 Dec. 15-19, 22-23       6:00 p.m.

Dec. 20-21                  5:15 p.m.

St. Veronica                            Dec. 15-19, 22-23       6:30 p.m.

Dec. 20                        5:00 p.m.

Dec. 21                        4:30 p.m.

Church of Good Shepherd     Dec. 15, 18, 22            7:00 p.m.

Church of the Nativity            Dec. 16, 19                  7:00 p.m.

Mater Dolorosa                       Dec. 15-19, 21-23       7:00 p.m.

Dec. 20                        5:00 p.m.

St. Andrew                             Dec. 15-19, 21-23       7:00 p.m.

Dec. 20                        4:45 p.m.

St. Catherine                           Dec. 15-17, 19-23       7:00 p.m.

St. Charles                               Dec. 17                        7:00 p.m.

Dec. 21                        5:00 p.m.

St. Gregory                             Dec. 18                        7:00 p.m.

St. Matthias                             Dec. 18                        7:00 p.m.

St. Pius                                    Dec. 15, 22-23                        7:00 p.m.

St. Robert                                Dec. 14-22                  7:00 p.m.

Holy Angels                            Dec. 15-23                  7:30 p.m.

Our Lady of Mercy                 Dec. 15-23                  7:30 p.m.

St. Augustine                          Dec. 15-23                  7:30 p.m.

Austin, Texas:

The Filipino Community of the Diocese of Austin, Texas will have its first ever Simbang Gabi on December 15-23. Opening Mass on December 15 will be celebrated by Bishop Joe Vasquez.

St. Louis King of France Catholic Church  Dec. 15  7:00 p.m.
St. Albert the Great Catholic Church          Dec. 16    8:00 p.m. 

Seton Williamson Medical Center Chapel Dec. 17    7:00 p.m.
St. Paul Catholic Church                            Dec. 18    7:00 p.m.

St. Catherine Siena Catholic Church          Dec. 19    7:00 p.m.
St. Catherine Siena Catholic Church          Dec. 20    7:00 p.m.

St. Albert the Great Catholic Church          Dec. 21    7:00 p.m. 
St. Louis King of France Catholic Church Dec. 22    7:00 p.m.
St. Albert the Great Catholic Church          Dec. 23    8:00 p.m. 

Los Angeles, California:

The Filipino Ministry of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles will celebrate the Archdiocesan  Simbang Gabi sponsored by San Gabriel Region.  Archbishop Jose’ H. Gomez will be the principal celebrant. The highlight will be the Procession of Parol lanterns of churches and organizations from Los Angeles, which will take place prior to liturgy.

Everyone is invited to attend and witness the coming together of all Filipinos as they celebrate one of the most important faith traditions in the Philippines. All parol lanterns will be blessed at the end of the Mass. This year’s theme: “Come Jesus, Fill Us with Your Mercy and Compassion” (Halina Hesus, Puspusin Mo Kami Ng Iyong Awa at Habag).

Cathedral of our Lady of the Angels 555 W. Temple Street, Dec.15    6:30 p.m.

For information: Dr. Linda Enriquez (909) 374-4053, [email protected]

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