Simbang Gabi’ starts today. The traditional ‘Simbang Gabi’, or the nine-day Christmas novena Mass, starts at dawn all over the Philippines.
In other areas, it started last night with the anticipated ‘Simbang Gabi’ Mass but for most Filipinos, the real ‘Simbang Gabi’ tradition can only be experienced at dawn.
Catholics elsewhere prepare spiritually for the nine days before Christmas, beginning either on December 15 or 16th.
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COLLECT FOR FRIDAY
OF THE THIRD WEEK OF ADVENT
May your grace, almighty God, always go before us and follow after, so that we, who await with heartfelt desire the coming of your Only Begotten Son, may receive your help both now and in the life to come. Through our Lord.
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A NE PAS MANQUER
DON'T MISS IT
|Noel 2008 Christmas|
ARCHBISHOP’S ADVENT-CHRISTMAS RECEPTION:
Concert with the Cathedral Choirs and the Cathedral Brass.
Notre Dame Cathedral Basilica,
Sunday, December 18.
Concert at 3:00 p.m. in the Cathedral;
Reception with Archbishop Prendergast at 4:00 p.m. in the Cathedral Hall.
All are invited!
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Tous les fidèles sont invités à
La réception d’Avent-Noël
le dimanche 18 décembre 2011
15h – Concert en la cathédrale Notre-Dame
16h – Réception dans la salle paroissiale