The annual archdiocesan celebration of Simbang Gabi will take place Dec. 15, 6:30 p.m. at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels.
Archbishop José Gomez will preside at the liturgy, coordinated by the archdiocesan Filipino Ministry’s San Pedro Region committee. This year’s theme is: “Lord Jesus, Son of Mary, Mold Us Into One Family of New Evangelizers" (Panginoong Hesus, Anak ni Maria, Hubugin mo Kaming Maging Isang Pamilya nang Bagong Tagapagpahayag ng Mabuting Balita).
Simbang Gabi is a tradition that manifests the Filipino spirituality of celebrating the birth of Christ through liturgy, Christmas carols, parols, native delicacies and reunion of families and friends, integrated in the nine days of liturgical celebration. Traditionally, Christmas Day in the Philippines is ushered in by the nine-day novena of Masses that starts on Dec. 16 and culminates on Dec. 24 with the family event, “Noche Buena,” the Christmas feast following Midnight Mass.
Following are Simbang Gabi celebrations scheduled at parishes throughout the archdiocese. Some parishes that have full novenas include morning and/or evening observances; call the parish for the exact schedule.
Dec. 15-24: Daily novena
Dec. 15-23: Holy Family, Artesia (4:45 a.m.); Holy Trinity, L.A. (evenings); St. Philomena, Carson (7 p.m.).
Dec. 16-23: Mary Star of the Sea, Oxnard (evenings); St. Christopher, West Covina (evenings); St. Elizabeth, Van Nuys (7 p.m.); St. John the Baptist, Baldwin Park (7 p.m., 5 a.m. Dec. 23); St. Peter Claver, Simi Valley (5:30 a.m. daily, 8 a.m. Sun.).
Dec. 16-24: Holy Family, Glendale (5 a.m.); Immaculate Heart of Mary, L.A. (5 a.m.); Our Lady of the Valley, Canoga Park (5 a.m.); St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Rowland Heights (5 a.m.); St. Genevieve, Panorama City (5 a.m. daily, 4:30 a.m. Sun.); St. Kevin, L.A. (5:30 a.m.); St. Stephen, Monterey Park (5:30 a.m. except Sun.); St. Catherine of Siena, Reseda (6:15 a.m.); St. Columban, L.A. (hours vary); St. Martha, Valinda (5:30 a.m.); St. Mary of the Assumption, Santa Maria (5:30 a.m.; 7 a.m. Sun.); St. Lucy, Long Beach (6 p.m.).
5 p.m.: St. Barnabas, Long Beach.
5:30 p.m.: St. Mark, Venice.
6:30 p.m.: Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, L.A.
5 p.m.: Cathedral Chapel, L.A.
6:30 p.m.: St. Dominic Savio, Bellflower; St. Peter Chanel, Hawaiian Gardens.
6:45 p.m.: Our Lady of Peace, North Hills.
7 p.m.: Beatitudes of Our Lord, La Mirada; Maria Regina, Gardena; Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal, Montebello; Precious Blood, L.A.; Queen of Angels, Lompoc; St. Catherine of Siena, Reseda.
6:30 p.m.: St. Paschal Baylon, Thousand Oaks.
7 p.m.: Cathedral Chapel, L.A.; Our Lady of Grace, Encino; St. Benedict, Montebello; St. Joseph, La Puente; St. Linus, Norwalk.
6 p.m.: St. Mariana De Paredes, Pico Rivera.
6:30 p.m.: Our Mother of Good Counsel, Los Feliz; St. Peter Chanel, Hawaiian Gardens.
7 p.m.: Precious Blood, L.A.; St. Basil, L.A.; St. Bernard, Glassel Park; St. Francis of Assisi, L.A.; St. Joseph, the Worker, Winnetka; St Pius X, Santa Fe Springs.
7 p.m.: Our Lady of Lourdes, Northridge; Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Downey; St. Basil, L.A.; St. Francis De Sales, Sherman Oaks; St. Timothy, L.A.
5 p.m.: St. Julie Billiart, Newbury Park.
6:30 p.m.: St. Anthony, San Gabriel; St. Maria Goretti, Long Beach; St. Pancratius, Lakewood; St. Thomas More, Alhambra.
7 p.m.: Christ the King, L.A.; Holy Angels, Arcadia; Holy Family, South Pasadena; Incarnation, Glendale; Our Lady of Loretto, L.A.; Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Santa Clarita; Precious Blood, L.A.; Sacred Heart, Covina; St. Ann, Los Angeles (Atwater); St. Ferdinand, San Fernando; St. Finbar, Burbank; St. Frances of Rome, Azusa; St. Francis Xavier, Burbank; St. Gregory the Great, Whittier; St. John Baptist De La Salle, Granada Hills; St. John Fisher, Rancho Palos Verdes; St. Paul the Apostle, Westwood; St. Thomas Aquinas, Monterey Park.
5 a.m.: St. Lorenzo Ruiz, Walnut.
6:30 a.m.: Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Pasadena.
4 p.m.: St. Jane Frances de Chantal, North Hollywood.
5 p.m.: Blessed Junípero Serra, Camarillo; Blessed Junípero Serra, Quartz Hill; Holy Innocents, Long Beach; Nativity, Torrance; Our Lady of Lourdes, Tujunga; San Gabriel Mission, San Gabriel; St. Charles Borromeo, North Hollywood; St. Dominic, Eagle Rock; St. Dorothy, Glendora; St. Ignatius, Highland Park; St. Jude, Westlake Village; St. Mary Magdalen, L.A.; St. Robert Bellarmine, Burbank;
5:15 p.m.: St. John Vianney, Hacienda Heights.
5:30 p.m.: Sacred Heart, Lancaster; St. Anthony of Padua, Gardena; St. Athanasius, Long Beach; St. Denis, Diamond Bar; St. Mary, Palmdale; St. Patrick, North Hollywood.
6 p.m.: Blessed Sacrament, Hollywood.
6:30 p.m.: St. Raphael, Santa Barbara.
7 p.m.: Christ the King, L.A.; Holy Name of Mary, San Dimas; St. Andrew, Pasadena; St. Augustine, Culver City; St. John Eudes, Chatsworth; St. Thomas the Apostle, L.A.
5 a.m.: St. Lorenzo Ruiz, Walnut.
4 p.m.: St. Didacus, Sylmar.
5 p.m.: Sacred Heart, Altadena; St. Brendan, L.A.; St. Bridget of Sweden, Van Nuys; St. Kateri Tekakwitha, Santa Clarita; St. Paul of the Cross, La Mirada; St. Rose of Lima, Simi Valley.
5:30 p.m.: St. Cyprian, Long Beach; St. Bede, La Canada-Flintridge.
6 p.m.: St. Hilary, Pico Rivera.
6:30 p.m.: Blessed Sacrament, Hollywood.
7 p.m.: Our Lady of the Holy Rosary, Sun Valley; Precious Blood, L.A.
7:30 p.m.: St. Louise De Marillac, Covina.
5 p.m.: St. Brendan, L.A.
6 p.m.: St. Bernard, Bellflower.
7 p.m.: St. Euphrasia, Granada Hills.
For more information, contact Deacon Willy Arban: (562) 920-7796 ext. 200 or [email protected]