"This year, nine parishes in the Northern Virginia area are hosting "
DEC 15, Wednesday - 7:00 pm Dec 17, Friday - 7:30 pm ST. ANTHONY OF PADUA ST. MICHAEL CATHOLIC CHURCH Dec 20, Monday - 7:30 pm 3305 Glen Carlyn Road 7401 St. Michael’s Ln. ST. TIMOTHY CATHOLIC CHURCH Falls Church, VA 22041 Church: 703-820-7100 Annandale, VA 22003 Church: 703-256-0446 13807 Poplar Tree Rd For info: Rod & Evelyn Vicente 703-931-0086 For info: Bobby & Nina Tamayo 703-658-0808 Chantilly, VA 20151 Church: 703-378-7461 Gloria Llamado 703-931-3830 Bing & Nanette Crisologo 703-395-9160 For Info: Ed & Dollie Medina 703-266-4670 Celebrant: Fr. PJ Camiring Celebrant: Fr. Andy Gonzalo, CICM Celebrant: Fr. Randy Gonzales, CICM Sponsored by Jesus My Friend Prayer Community Sponsored by Filipino American Community of St. Michael Sponsored by Filipino Community of St. Timothy Dec 16, Thursday – 7:30 pm Dec 18, Saturday - 7:30 pm Dec 21, Tuesday - 7:30 pm MISSIONHURST ST. BERNADETTE ST. VERONICA CHURCH 4651 N. 25th Street 7600 Old Keene Mill Road 3460 Centreville Rd. Arlington, VA 22207 Springfield, VA 22152 Church: 703-451-8576 Chantilly, VA 20151 Church: 703-773-2000 For info: Fr. Randy Gonzales 703-537-9937 For info: Joy Karaan 703-690-6585 For info: Ed & Chit Nufable 703-626-2996 Celebrant: Fr. Randy Gonzales, CICM Ditas Oliveros-Miranda 202-458-5826 Celebrant: Fr. Randy Gonzales, CICM Sponsored by Filipino Ministry of Northern VA Rolly & Tess Saldana 703-569-1054 Sponsored by Filipino Community of St. Veronica NOTE: Mass only (No Salu-Salo) Vivian Ante 703-451-2733 Celebrant: Fr. Randy Gonzales, CICM Dec 22, Wednesday – 7:00 pm Dec 17, Friday - 7:00 pm Sponsored by Filipino Ministry of St. Bernadette ST. ANTHONY OF PADUA ALL SAINTS CATHOLIC CHURCH 3305 Glen Carlyn Road 9300 Stonewall Road Dec 18, Saturday - 7:00 pm Falls Church, VA 22041 Church: 703-820-7100 Manassas, VA 20110 Church: 703-393-2144 ST. MARY OF SORROWS For info: Rod & Evelyn Vicente 703-931-0086 For info: Arnel & Mabel Majillo 703-335-5132 5222 Sideburn Rd. Gloria Llamado 703-931-3830/ Pastor Mario 571-217-6623 Fairfax, VA 22032 Church: 703-978-4141 Celebrant: Fr. Randy Gonzales, CICM Celebrant: Fr. Randy Gonzales For info: Gigi Allas 703-250-0520 Sponsored by Filipino Ministry of Northern VA Sponsored by All Saints Fil Am Ministry Luisa Robinson 703-323-5834 NOTE: Mass only (No Salu-Salo) Celebrant: Fr. Christopher Dumadag, SJ Dec 17, Friday - 7:30 pm Sponsored by Filipino Community of St. Mary Dec 23, Thursday - 7 pm ST. WILLIAM OF YORK ST.THERESA 3130 Jefferson Davis Highway Dec 18, Saturday - 7:00 pm 21370 St. Theresa Ln. Stafford, VA 22554 Church: 540-659-1102 OUR LADY OF GOOD COUNSEL Ashburn, VA 20146 Church: 703-729-2287 For info: Vic & Ellen Carag 703-339-7744 8601 Wolftrap Rd Celebrant: Bishop Paul S. Loverde Dory Llorente Henderson 540-659-3872 Vienna, VA 22182 Church: 703-938-2828 Con-celebrant: Fr. Richard Guest Celebrant: Fr. Jerome Magat For info: Chiqui Sanchez 571-499-8277 Con-celebrant: Fr. Randy Gonzales, CICM Sponsored by Filipino Community of St. William of York Ena Cagampan 703-281-3537 For info: Ben & Sollie Manalaysay 703-858-1635 Celebrant: Msgr. Mariano Balbago Sponsored by Filipino Community of St. Theresa Dec 17, Friday – 8:00 pm Sponsored by Filipino Catholic Ministry at OLGC HOLY FAMILY 14160 Ferndale Rd. Dec 19, Sunday - 7:30 pm UPDATES: WWW.SIMBANGGABI.COM Dale City, VA 22193 Church: 703-670-8161 ST. PHILIP For info: Noel Montoro 703-209-2224 7506 St. Philip's Ct. Celebrant: Fr. Gerry Creedon Falls Church, VA 22042 Church: 703-573-3808 Sponsored by Filipino Community of Holy Family For info: Cora Arca 703-569-2093 PLEASE CONTACT DESIGNATED PARISH Connie Buntua 703-622-6272 COORDINATORS IN CASE Dec 17, Friday - 7:30 pm Hermie Adviento 571-451-9746 OF INCLEMENT WEATHER CHRIST THE REDEEMER Celebrant: Fr. Joseph Vu, 46833 Harry Byrd Highway Con-celebrant: Fr. Randy Gonzales, CICM Sterling, VA 20164-2250 Church: 703-430-0811 Sponsored by Jesus Is All Prayer Community For info: Loulou Rosales 703-716-1951 Lizette R. Andreyko 703-404-2654 Jet Sevilla 703-937-7968 Celebrant: Fr. Donald Howard, S.A. Sponsored by Filipino Community of Christ the Redeemer ORIGINS OF SIMBANG GABI We thank all the parish host coordinators and Filipino Ministry of Northern supporters, Filipino priests, Filipino American Virginia Two traditions to usher in the event of Christ’s birth community organizations, prayer groups and the developed in the early course of our history. choirs in each of the participating parishes for their Invites You To Some countries in Europe like Austria, Belgium, Germany, support and generosity of their time in helping bring a Hungary and Poland celebrate this mass everyday during successful 11h Annual Diocesan-Wide SIMBANG Advent. GABI celebration throughout the Northern Virginia Simbang Gabi 2010 A second tradition developed in the Latin Church. These area. Theme: Prepare for Jesus’ Birth in countries celebrated the Misa Aurea nine days before MESSAGE Our Hearts Christmas. With inspiration from the recent Papal Visit to the (Maghanda sa Pagsilang ni Hesus sa Due to strong Spanish influence, the original Simbang Gabi United States last April 2008, the Filipino Catholic ating mga Puso) was called Misa Aurea (golden mass or angels’ mass). Community adapted His Holiness’ theme of “Christ, Our Hope” whose message comes at such an In the Philippines, Simbang Gabi masses are celebrated in opportune time in this period of severe economic Advent Novena Masses the early morning hours when roosters crow to announce downturn with many people losing their jobs and the coming of a new day, hence, its other name Misa de Gallo. At the first sound of dawn, the local band plays homes, business companies closing down, and many retiree pensions dwindling down. In these desperate Dec 15 – 23 traditional Christmas carols or the sacristan loudly peals times, God calls us to meet him in Advent and the church bells to wake the whole town. The entire family reminds us to focus on our faith and family not fear. would walk or ride to the nearest church. By 5:00 a.m., the This is an opportunity to return to the true meaning of mass is over but the celebration continues with a variety of Christmas. God calls upon us to anticipate the coming delicacies enjoyed in the church courtyard. birth of Christ and to place our trust in the Father and the promises of Christ. Without God, we remain The tradition continues on in the United States in such without hope. In these nine days of Simbang Gabi, let areas as Philadelphia, Texas, Chicago, California, New us prepare ourselves spiritually through prayer and York, Maryland and Virginia. Most Filipino immigrants cleanse our souls through the Sacraments of celebrate Simbang Gabi in the early evening hours varying Reconciliation and the Holy Eucharist. Let us receive in several reasons from the weather, sprawl and crawl our Savior, come together as one community to “traffic”, convenience after work schedules and more celebrate our faith traditions, and share our gifts with participation. The evening mass allows families, especially one another. And as Christians, let us turn to each the youth, in the sharing of our cultural faith tradition with other for strength, and unite our hopes for bringing the larger parish body and other neighboring parishes. Christ’s love and untold graces to our community. Let us be “Ministers of Hope” for one another. ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS In Christ Peace, We wish to express heartfelt thanks to the Pastors of the different host parishes for allowing the Filipino-American Ed Tiong community to come together in prayer and celebrate this Coordinator, Filipino Ministry of Northern VA Sponsored by the most beloved and popular Filipino Advent tradition in Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Filipino Ministry of Northern Virginia Spiritual preparation for the anticipated birth of our Lord, Jesus Christ. Interested in hosting Simbang Gabi or Other volunteer opportunities? Call 703-403-5624 In cooperation w/ the Diocese of Arlington, A special thanks goes to our Most Reverend Paul S. Office of Multicultural Ministries Loverde, Bishop of the Diocese of Arlington, for his For more information about us please go to http://www.arlingtondiocese.org/multicultural/index.php continued support and encouragement in celebration of our www.filipinoministry.catholicweb.com Cultural Faith Traditions.