Simbang Gabi in downtown Los Angeles


Thousands of attendees gathered on Thursday, December 15 for the kick-off of Simbang Gabi at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in downtown Los Angeles. Sponsored by the Our Lady of the Angels Pastoral Region of the Filipino Ministry of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, the main celebrant was Most Reverend Archbishop Jose H. Gomez, D.D. Other Concelebrants were bishops and priests of the Archdiocese. The mass’s theme this year was “Jesus, make us generous dispensers of your divine mercy.” Ministers from parishes of the Pastoral Regions of Santa Barbara, San Fernando, San Gabriel, San Pedro and Our Lady of the Angels together with dignitaries, civic, business and non-profit organizations marched with their banners and parols (lantern), a symbol of the Star of Bethlehem. It was the 14th anniversary of the liturgical celebration of the Philippine tradition of culture, faith, and preparation for the birth of Jesus Christ. AJPress photos by Andy Tecson SG-IMG_0109 SG-IMG_0079 SG-IMG_0146 SG-IMG_0140 SG-IMG_9782 SG-IMG_9780 SG-IMG_9860

 

Thousands of attendees gathered on Thursday, December 15 for the kick-off of Simbang Gabi at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in downtown Los Angeles. Sponsored by the Our Lady of the Angels Pastoral Region of the Filipino Ministry of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, the main celebrant was Most Reverend Archbishop Jose H. Gomez, D.D. Other Concelebrants were bishops and priests of the Archdiocese. The mass’s theme this year was “Jesus, make us generous dispensers of your divine mercy.” Ministers from parishes of the Pastoral Regions of Santa Barbara, San Fernando, San Gabriel, San Pedro and Our Lady of the Angels together with dignitaries, civic, business and non-profit organizations marched with their banners and parols (lantern), a symbol of the Star of Bethlehem. It was the 14th anniversary of the liturgical celebration of the Philippine tradition of culture, faith, and preparation for the birth of Jesus Christ. AJPress photos by Andy Tecson

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