Filipino tradition of a novena of masses leading to Christmas – Simbang Gabi – celebrated here

A long Filipino tradition of celebrating a novena of dawn masses leading up to Christmas, known as Simbang Gabi, is celebrated here in the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston.

One of the riches of being a part of a mulitcultural church is that we get to share in so many different customs and traditions.

For a list of location celebrating Simbang Gabi go to

For a history of Simbang Gabi visit