SALINAS – Simbang Gabi begins on Wednesday, 15 December 2021. Simbang Gabi, Filipino for “Night Mass”, is a devotional nine-day series of Masses practiced by Filipino Catholics in anticipation of the Solemnity of the Lord (Christmas) on 25 December. The custom is similar to the nine-day series of dawn Masses leading to Christmas Eve practiced in Puerto Rico called Misa de Aguinaldo.
This year, Simbang Gabi will be celebrated at the parish of Sacred Heart, 22 Stone Street, on December 15, 16, 17, and 18, and continuing at the parish of Madonna del Sasso, 320 E. Laurel Drive, on December 19, 20, 21, 22, and 23.
More information to follow.