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Colorful Simbang Gabi celebration begins Dec. 14

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SAN DIEGO — The diocese’s annual Filipino holiday tradition of Simbang Gabi will begin with a special vigil Mass to be celebrated by Cardinal Robert W. McElroy on Dec. 14 at 6:30 p.m. at St. Gregory the Great Church.

Simbang Gabi (Filipino for “Night Masses”) is a novena of Masses to honor the Blessed Virgin Mary as she awaits the birth of her Son. The evening will begin with a procession of “parols,” colorful star-shaped lanterns, that remind the faithful that Jesus is the “Light of the World.” Afterward, there will be the recitation of the rosary, followed by the Mass by candlelight.

Beginning Dec. 15, Simbang Gabi services will be held in parishes across the diocese at varying times. The schedule follows. More information is available at sdcatholic.org/simbanggabi2022.

Corpus Christi
450 Corral Canyon Road, Bonita 91902
(619) 482-3954; corpuschristicatholic.org
Dec. 15-23, 6:30 a.m., except Dec. 18

Good Shepherd
8200 Gold Coast Drive, San Diego 92126
(858) 271-0207; goodshepherdparish.net
Dec. 15-23, 5:30 a.m.; except Dec. 18, 5 a.m.

Mater Dei
1571 Magdalena Ave., Chula Vista 91913
(619) 656-3735; materdeicv.org
Dec. 15-23, 6 p.m.; except Dec. 17, 5 p.m., and Dec. 18, 7 a.m.

Mission San Diego de Alcalá
10818 Mission San Diego Road, San Diego 92108
(619) 283-7319; missionsandiego.org
Dec. 22, 5:30 p.m.

Mission San Luis Rey
4070 Mission Ave., Oceanside 92057
(760) 757-3250; sanluisreyparish.org
Dec. 16-23, 6:30 p.m.

Most Precious Blood
1245 Fourth Ave., Chula Vista 91911
(619) 422-2100; preciousbloodchurch.com
Dec. 15-23, 6:30 a.m.

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel
13541 Stoney Creek Road, San Diego 92129
(858) 484-1070; Olmcfilipinotraditions@gmail.com
Dec. 15-23, 5:30 p.m., except Dec. 17

Resurrection Parish
1445 Conway Drive, Escondido 92027
(760) 747-2322; resurrectionchurch.org
Dec. 15-23, 7 p.m.

St. Charles
990 Saturn Blvd., San Diego 92154
(619) 482-3954; saintcharles.org
Dec. 15-23, 5:30 a.m. 

St. John of the Cross
8086 Broadway Ave., Lemon Grove 91956
(619) 466-3209; sjcparishlg.org
Dec. 15-23, 6 a.m.

St. Mark
1147 Discovery St., San Marcos 92078
(760) 747-2322; stmarkscatholicchurch.org
Dec. 16-24, 4:30 a.m.

St. Mary
1170 S. Broadway, Escondido 92025
(760) 745-1611; stmaryp.org
Dec. 15-22, 7:30 p.m.; except Dec. 17-18, 8:30 p.m.

St. Mary
Parish Center-707 E Ave., National City 91950
(619) 474-1501; liturgy@stmarynationalcity.org
Dec. 15-23, 6 p.m.; except Dec. 17-18, 5 p.m.

St. Michael
15546 Pomerado Road, Poway 92064
(858) 487-4755; smpoway.org
Dec. 16-24, 6:15 a.m., except Dec. 18

St. Michael
2643 Homedale St., San Diego 92139
(619) 470-1977; Sm.liturgy@gmail.com
Dec. 15-23, 7 p.m.; except Dec. 18, 6 p.m.

St. Pius X
36 E. Naples St., Chula Vista 91911
(619) 420-9193; saintpiusx.org
Dec. 15-23, 7 p.m.; except Dec. 18, 5 p.m.

St. Rita
5124 Churchward St., San Diego 92114
(619) 264-3165; stritasd.weconnect.com
Dec. 15-23, 6:30 p.m.

St. Rose of Lima
293 H St., Chula Vista 91910
(619) 427-0230; strosecv.com
Dec. 16, 6:15 a.m.; Dec. 17, 7:30 a.m.; Dec. 18, 7 a.m.; Dec.19-23, 6:15 a.m.; Dec. 24, 7:30 a.m.

St. Thérèse of Carmel
4355 Del Mar Trails Road, San Diego 92130
(858) 481-3232; sttheresecarmel.org
Dec. 18, 5:30 a.m.

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