Simbáng Gabi is a devotional nine-day series of Masses practiced by Filipino Catholics and Aglipayans in the Philippines in anticipation of Christmas. This year, the Peterborough Filipino community will be celebrating this novena here at St. Anne. It will last for 9 days starting with Mass at 7p.m. followed by a social afterwards. We are invited to participate in this spiritual blessing. All are welcome. Bishop Miehm will celebrate the first Mass of the novena on December 15th at our 7p.m. Sunday liturgy. The following days, the Mass will be celebrated by different priests including myself and Fr. Stan. The closing night, December 23, Bishop Miehm will return to conclude the novena.
I do hope you come out and celebrate with our brothers and sisters to prepare yourself for the wonderful Christmas season.