Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Simbang Gabi Schedule 2008 - Christmas Novena Masses

Dear Friends and Kababayans,

Peace of Christ be with you! Wishing you all a Happy Thanksgiving!

You are cordially invited on Monday, December 15th, at 7:00 PM, at Holy Trinity Parish in Beaverton to celebrate the first anticipated/Vigil mass of our Simbang Gabi. The culmination of the Christmas Novena masses will be celebrated by Bishop Kenneth Steiner on December 23rd. It is a great blessing that several priests from the Archdiocese of Portland have generously given their time to preside during the liturgies. In the Eastside of the town, the Simbang Gabi will be held at St. Therese Church in Portland. Like last year, the Servite Priest at the Grotto, Fr. Denish Ilogon will be presiding all the masses. Please see the attached flyer for detailed information.

We are grateful that several families and groups have volunteered to host and will provide light refreshments, typical Filipino kakanin after each mass.

In addition Fr. Henry Rufo, the Parish Priest at St. Helens Parish in Sweet Home will celebrate the Simbang Gabi masses, from December 16 through the 24th for the first time. The time of masses varies; please see the flyer for more information.

On December 28th, at 4pm, the Filipino Community in Salem will hold a mass for the Feast of Holy Family, at Queen of Peace Parish. Detailed information is in the attached flyer.

Boy oh boy, we are truly excited and we hope that by celebrating our traditions it will give inspirations to our brothers and sisters who need deeper fellowships during this advent season in preparation for the coming of our Lord, Jesus Christ. Kindly pass on this information to our brothers and sisters who may be interested in celebrating Simbang Gabi.
May God's Love, Peace, and Joy be with you during this Christmas Season!
Maraming Salamat Po and God Bless!

"Think of 5 things to be grateful today and feel the presence of God in our lives. Bless 5 people today and it will certainly enrich us. Pray that our lights shine bright so others may see the goodness of our loving God through us. Lord help us to know you more and guide us where ever you want us to serve you. Thank you for watching us grow in holiness, beauty, and wisdom." Monette Mallari