Every year, dozens of parishes around the Archdiocese of Los Angeles host celebrations marking Simbang Gabi, a Filipino tradition which celebrates the nine days leading up to Christmas with the celebration of the Mass, novenas, and food.
This year, the celebration begins on Dec. 15 in a Mass celebrated by Archbishop José H. Gomez at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels. The Mass will commemorate two landmark events for Filipino Catholics in the archdiocese — the 500th anniversary of Christianity in the Philippines and the 250th jubilee of the Catholic faith in Los Angeles. This year’s Simbang Gabi theme, “Gifted to Share the Light of Christ,” highlights these important gifts for Filipino Catholics.
A full schedule of parishes participating in the 2021 Simbang Gabi novena is below.
Sat., Dec. 11
St. Monica, Santa Monica, 5:30 p.m.
Wed., Dec. 15
Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, 6:30 p.m.**
Thu., Dec. 16
Nativity, Torrance, 6 p.m.
St. Bridget of Sweden, Lake Balboa, 6:30 p.m.
St. Bernardine, Woodland Hills, 7 p.m.
St. Cyril of Jerusalem, Encino, 7 p.m.
Fri., Dec. 17
St. Bruno, Whittier, 6 p.m.
St. Dominic, Eagle Rock, 6 p.m.
St. Mariana de Paredes, Pico Rivera, 6 p.m.
St. Luke the Evangelist, Temple City, 6:30 p.m.
St. Pancratius, Lakewood, 6:30 p.m.
Our Lady of Grace, Encino, 7 p.m.
St. Ann, Cypress Park (Los Angeles), 7 p.m.
St. Charles Borromeo, North Hollywood, 7 p.m.
St. Dominic Savio, Bellflower, 7 p.m.**
St. Ferdinand, San Fernando, 7 p.m.
St. Frances of Rome, 7 p.m.
St. Francis de Sales, Sherman Oaks, 7 p.m.
St. Francis Xavier, Burbank, 7 p.m.
St. Linus, Norwalk, 7 p.m.**
Sat., Dec. 18
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Rowland Heights, 5:30 a.m.
St. Margaret Mary Alacoque, Lomita, 8:15 a.m.
Beatitudes of Our Lord, 4 p.m.
Our Lady of Refuge, Long Beach, 4 p.m.
Padre Serra, Camarillo, 4 p.m.
St. Athanasius, Long Beach, 4 p.m.
St. Junipero Serra, Lancaster, 4 p.m.
St. Louise de Marillac, West Covina, 4:30 p.m.
Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Pasadena, 5 p.m.
Holy Angels, Arcadia, 5 p.m.
Queen of the Angels, Lompoc, 5 p.m.
St. Brendan, Hancock Park, 5 p.m.
St. Gregory the Great, Whittier, 5 p.m.
St. Mary Magdalene, Mid-City (Los Angeles), 5 p.m.
St. Paul of the Cross, La Mirada, 5 p.m.
St. Robert Bellarmine, Burbank, 5 p.m.
Our Mother of Good Counsel, Los Feliz, 5:30 p.m.
St. Bede, La Cañada Flintridge, 5:30 p.m.
St. Denis, Diamond Bar, 5:30 p.m.
Immaculate Conception, Monrovia, 6:30 p.m.
Our Lady of Loreto, Los Angeles, 7 p.m.
St. Catherine of Siena, Reseda, 7 p.m.
St. Thomas the Apostle, Los Angeles, 7 p.m.
Sun., Dec. 19
St. Lorenzo, Walnut, 5 a.m.
St. Hilary, Pico Rivera, 8 a.m.
St. Ignatius of Loyola, Highland Park, 9 a.m.
St. Joan of Arc, West LA, 9:30 a.m.
St. John Fisher, Palos Verdes, 11 a.m.
St. Finbar, Burbank, 4 p.m.
Sacred Heart, Altadena, 5 p.m.
St. Rose of Lima, Simi Valley, 5 p.m.
Holy Trinity, San Pedro, 5:30 p.m.
Sacred Heart, Lancaster, 5:30 p.m.
St. Mary, Palmdale, 5:30 p.m.
St. Benedict, Montebello, 6 p.m.
St. John Baptist de la Salle, Granada Hills, 7 p.m.
Mon., Dec. 20
Our Lady of the Assumption, Ventura, 5 p.m.
St. Kateri, Santa Clarita, 6:30 p.m.
Our Lady of Peace, North Hills, 6:45 p.m.
Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal, Montebello, 7 p.m.
St. John Eudes, Chatsworth, 7 p.m.
Tue., Dec. 21
Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Santa Clarita, 6:30 p.m.
St. Bernard, Bellflower, 6:30 p.m.
Cathedral Chapel of St. Vibiana, 7 p.m.
Our Lady of Lourdes, Northridge, 7 p.m.
Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Downey, 7 p.m.
St. Pancratius, Lakewood, 7 p.m.
Wed., Dec. 22
St. Bernard, Glassell Park, 6 p.m.
St. Christopher, West Covina, 6 p.m.
St. Basil, Koreatown, 7 p.m.
St. Clare, Canyon Country, 7 p.m.
St. Francis of Assisi, Silver Lake, 7 p.m.
St. Joseph the Worker, Canoga Park, 7 p.m.
Thu., Dec. 23
St. Basil, Koreatown, 7 p.m.
St. Euphrasia, Granada Hills, 7 p.m.
Parishes with full novena
Blessed Sacrament, Hollywood, Dec. 16-17, 20-23, 7 p.m., Dec. 18, 6 p.m., Dec. 19, 5:30 p.m.
Christ the King, Los Angeles, Dec. 16-23, 7 p.m., Dec. 24, 12 midnight
Holy Family Church, Artesia, Dec. 16-24, 5 a.m.**
Holy Family Church, Glendale, Dec. 16-24, 7 p.m.
Holy Trinity Church, Atwater Village, Dec. 15-17, 20-23, 7 p.m., Dec. 18-19, 5 p.m. (English), Dec. 16-24, 5 a.m. (Tagalog)**
Immaculate Heart of Mary, East Hollywood, Dec. 16-24, 5 a.m.
Incarnation Church, Glendale, Dec. 16-24, 7 p.m.
Mary Star of the Sea, Oxnard, Dec. 16, 18-24, 7 p.m., Dec. 17, 5 p.m.
Our Lady of Lourdes, Tujunga, Dec. 16-24, 7 p.m.
Our Lady of the Valley, Canoga Park, Dec. 16-24, 5 a.m.
Precious Blood, Los Angeles, Dec. 16-24, 5 a.m.
St. Anthony of Padua, Gardena, Dec. 16-17, Dec. 20-24, 6:30 a.m., Dec. 18, 8 a.m., Dec. 19, 7:30 a.m.
St. Barnabas, Long Beach, Dec. 15-17, 19-23, 6:30 p.m., Dec. 18, 5 p.m.
St. Catherine of Siena, Reseda, Dec. 16-24, 6 a.m.
St. Columban, Los Angeles, Dec. 16-23, 7 p.m. weekdays, 5 p.m. weekends, Dec. 24, 6 a.m.
St. Elisabeth of Hungary, Van Nuys, Dec. 16-24, 7 p.m.
St. Genevieve, Panorama City, Dec. 16-18, 20-24, 5:30 a.m., Dec. 19, 5 a.m.
St. Jane Frances de Chantal, North Hollywood, Dec. 16-24, 5 a.m.
St. John of God, Norwalk, Dec. 15-23, 6:30 p.m.**
St. Kevin, Los Angeles, Dec. 16-24, 5:30 a.m.
St. Louis of France, La Puente, Dec. 15-23, 5 a.m.
St. Martha, Valinda, Dec. 16-18, 20-24, 5 a.m., Dec. 19, 4:45 a.m.
St. Mary of the Assumption, Santa Maria, Dec. 16-18, 20-24, 5:30 p.m., Dec. 19, 7 a.m.
St. Mary Magdalene, Mid-City (Los Angeles), Dec. 16-17, 20-24, 5:15 p.m., Dec. 18, 4 p.m., Dec. 19, 5 p.m.
St. Mel, Woodland Hills, Dec. 16-24, 6:30 a.m.
St. Peter Claver, Simi Valley, Dec. 16-18, 20-24, 7 p.m., Dec. 19, 5 p.m.
St. Philomena, Carson, Dec. 16-18, 20-24, 6:30 a.m., Dec. 19 6 a.m.
St. Stephen Martyr, Monterey Park, Dec. 16-17, 19-24, 6:30 p.m., Dec. 18, 5 p.m.