Simbang Gabi

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A Filipino Christmas Novena

December 15-23, 2022

“Simbang Gabi” is a Filipino Christmas tradition consisting of nine-night masses in preparation for the birth of Jesus Christ. It is also called Misa de Gallo (mass of the rooster) because it is celebrated in the Philippines as early as 4:00 am. An important figure in this novena is the Virgin Mary, who is one of the most prominent figures of Advent as well. Simbang Gabi is one of the greatest contributions to our Church here in northern Nevada, but also, is a strong indication of the depth of Catholicism among our Filipino brothers and sisters. This beautiful tradition has been celebrated in our Diocese over the years with remarkable success. This year, we are going to start our nine-day journey on December 15, at 6:30 p.m. with a Sending Forth Mass, presided by the Most Reverend Bishop Daniel Mueggenborg, Bishop of Reno. The whole novena will be celebrated at Saint Therese Church of the Little Flower from December 15-23rd. 2022 at 6:30pm. except Saturday and Sunday at 5:00p.m. Please join the Filipino Community to celebrate this beautiful Christmas tradition. Everyone is welcome! Kayong lahat! ¡Todos son bienvenidos!

For information please contact: Maripaz Ramos, Ethnic Ministry, Director of the Diocese of Reno, at 775- 326-9423 or E-mail at visit us at

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