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Merry Christmas and A Blessed New Year
Maligayang Pasko at Manigong Bagoong Taon Sa Inyong Lahat!
ANNUAL SIMBANG GABI 2012
“Year of Faith”
The main theme for this year's Simbang Gabi 2012 is "“Sail the Filipino Faith”.
The Filipino Ministry of Northern Virginia resonate this year’s theme of the Holy Father stating,
“By their very existence in the world, Christians are called to radiate the word of truth that the Lord Jesus has left us.”
During this Year of Faith, therefore, we are asked to focus on strengthening our relationship with Christ and His Church so that we might experience deeper conversion ourselves as well as be bearers of the Good News (quote from His Excellency Bishop Paul S. Loverde)
AN INVITATION TO THE COMMUNITY
We begin our celebration of the “Year of Faith” with a Family Event.
PAROL-MAKING AND ADVENT WREATH WORKSHOP
Date: Sunday, November 25, 2012 at 10:30 am - 12:30pm
Location: De Sales Hall of Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church
8601 Wolftrap Rd.
Vienna, VA 22182
Note: You are welcome to bring your own decorations. As an option, join us with your family and attend the 9:30am Sunday Mass
This is a joint Sponsorship by OLGC, Filipino Ministry of Northern Virginia and office of Multicultural Ministries.
AN INVITATION TO THE COMMUNITY
SIMBANG GABI, “NOVENA OF MASSES
Date: December 15 -23, 2012 (click this link for schedule)
Note: Dec 23, 2012, Sunday 7:30pm
A call to all Fil Am Youth, Families, and Community
Holy Mass is celebrated by His Excellency Bishop Paul S. Loverde
St. Timothy Parish
This is an annual event sponsored by the Filipino Ministry of Northern
Virginia since December 2000.
In cooperation w/ Catholic Diocese of Arlington, Office of
Interested in hosting SIMBANG GABI 2013 in your parish or Volunteer
(Partial list of Parishes hosting Simbang Gabi 2013; St. Ambrose, St.
Joseph in Herndon, St. Michaels)
Anne Jendel, Program Assistant, Office of Multicultural Ministries
Catholic Diocese of Arlington
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.arlingtondiocese.org/
Ed Tiong, Simbang Gabi Coordinator
Filipino Ministry of Northern VA
Cell or Text: 703-403-5624
On behalf of the entire Filipino American Community throughout the Diocese of Arlington (Northern Virginia area), We wish to express our deep gratitude of thanks and appreciation to Ms. Corinne Monogue, Director of the Office of Multicultural Ministries and to His Excellency Most Rev. Paul S. Loverde Bishop of Arlington for their continued support and guidance in celebrating our most beloved tradition- Simbang Gabi "Advena Novena of Masses" which had began since December 2000.
We wish to acknowledge and thank all the Pastors and Parish Staff from all the respective parishes that hosted the Simbang Gabi in the 14 different parishes for their hospitality and assistance in making the Novena of Mass a reality.
To all the people behind the scenes from the Simbang Gabi Coordinator, Simbang Gabi committee members, Choir, and all participants in the mass as well as the many food sponsors, we thank you for your tireless efforts, your dedication and love of Service to God and Community.
To all who attended and participated in the Simbang Gabi Masses, It is because of you that we have come to Serve unselfishly and faithfully. You continue to inspires us and are ever thankful in taking some time from your busy schedule to be with us and feast at the "Salu-salo" reception or partake in breaking bread and receiving our Lord.
To our Youth and Young Adults in community, we hope with your experiencing Simbang Gabi with your family and friends that someday you may instill these important values, customs, and traditions into your own upbringing and perhaps into your own family someday. We pray and hope for the Youth and Young Adults to have more of an active role in our future Simbang Gabi always with the wisdom and guidance of their supportive parents.
May you all have a Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year
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