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Simbang Gabi – 9 night Masses in preparation for Christmas

15 December 2019 @ 8:00 PM - 23 December 2019 @ 8:00 PM

Simbang Gabi is a devotional nine-day series of Masses leading up to and in preparation for Christmas.

The Simbang Gabi Masses were originally celebrated in the pre-dawn so farm labourers in the Philippines could celebrate Mass before the day got too hot.

In Canberra, we celebrate Simbang Gabi Masses at 8pm at St Monica’s Church in Evatt. Everyone, young and old, are most welcome to attend. The Masses are all in English, with some interesting Filipino hymns thrown in!

After the Mass, everyone is invited to partake in an incredibly festive evening supper and be introduced to some Filipino food.

We hope you will join us!


St Monica’s Church, Evatt
1 Sharwood Crescent
Evatt, ACT 2617 Australia
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(02) 6258 3212