WHAT IS SIMBANG GABI?
Simbáng Gabi (Filipino for “Night Mass”) is a devotional Novena of Masses in anticipation of Christmas and to honor the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Traditionally the masses are held daily from December 16–24, and occur at different times, even as early as 4:00am! It is a time of great celebration; singing of native carols, adorning your homes with colorful lanterns/decorations, and feasting.
All Are Welcome to Take Part in the Celebration!
Commissioning Mass at St. James Cathedral
Saturday, December 10 @ 11AM
The San Lorenzo Ruiz Guild of OLSOS has chartered a bus to go to St. James Cathedral for the Archdiocese of Seattle’s 25th Simbang Gabi Commissioning Mass to be presided by Archbishop Paul Etienne.
For details, please call, text or email Aida de Leon:
Parishes Celebrating Simbang Gabi:
Saturday, December 10 @ 5:00PM
1310 Madison Ave. N, Bainbridge Island
St. John Vianney
Sunday, December 11 @ 9:30AM
16100 115th Ave. SW, Vashon
St. Peter Mission
Wednesday, December 14 @ 5:00PM
7076 NE South St., Suquamish
Our Lady Star of the Sea
Friday, December 16 @ 6:00PM
500 Veneta Ave., Bremerton
Join us for Mass at 6:00PM in the church followed by a reception in Camerman Hall.
Queen of Angels
Saturday, December 17 @ 6:00PM
209 W 11th Street, Port Angeles
St. Gabriel & Prince of Peace (Belfair)
Saturday, December 17 @ 6:30PM
1150 Mitchell Ave., Port Orchard
St. Mary Star of the Sea
Sunday, December 18 @ 11:00AM
1335 Blaine St., Port Townsend
Monday, December 19 @ 6:00PM
4215 Pine Road NE, Bremerton
A Parol is a star-shaped lantern displayed in homes in the Philippines, meant to serve as a guiding light and sign for Mary and Joseph and more importantly, Jesus, to come into the home, as the family is ready for them.
The presence of the star reminds us of God’s presence among us and that Jesus is Emmanuel!