During the Advent Season in our parish, the “Simbang Gabi” is celebrated to prepare our hearts for the birth of Jesus Christ. On December 15 at 6pm, Saint Lawrence the Martyr Parish marks the beginning of the novena Masses for “Simbang Gabi” or “night worship.” An annual tradition that reflects the deep roots of the religious culture of the Philippines, the “Simbang Gabi” is a time to hope, a time to pray, and a time to eagerly wait for the coming of our Messiah.
The Filipino Catholic Community of Saint Lawrence the Martyr Parish warmly invites everyone in our community to participate in their annual tradition of novena Masses, a celebration of family and community. A time for fun fellowship happens at the Community Center after the Mass on December 15 and December 23.
If you are interested, sponsor a novena Mass on any of the “Simbang Gabi” dates. Sign-up sheets will be available at the church entrance doors after the Masses on December 7th and 8th. Members of the Filipino Association will be at the entrance doors to facilitate the signing up for those who would like to sponsor a Mass.
For more details, please contact Mr. Romel Antonio at (505) 847-4345, or Mrs. Marilyn Pestano at (408) 390-4229.