Every year dozens of parishes in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles hold Simbang Gabi celebrations, a Filipino tradition that celebrates mass, novenas and food the nine days before Christmas.
This year, the celebration begins on December 15th with a mass celebrated by Archbishop José H. Gomez in the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels. The mass commemorates two landmark events for Filipino Catholics in the Archdiocese – the 500th anniversary of Christianity in the Philippines and the 250th anniversary of the Catholic faith in Los Angeles. This year’s Simbang Gabi theme, “Gifted to Share the Light of Christ” highlights these important gifts for Filipino Catholics.
A full schedule of the churches participating in the Simbang Gabi Novena 2021 can be found below.
Sat., Dec. 11
St. Monika, Santa Monica, 5:30 p.m.
Tue., Dec. 15
St. Louis of France, La Puente, 5 a.m.
Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, 6:30 pm **
Wed., Dec. 16
birth, Torrance, 6 p.m.
St. Brigitte of Sweden, Lake Balboa, 6:30 p.m.
St. Bernard, Woodland Hills, 7 p.m.
St. Cyril of Jerusalem, Encino, 7 p.m.
Thu., Dec. 17
St. Bruno, Whittier, 6 p.m.
St. Dominik, Eagle Rock, 6 p.m.
St. Mariana of Paredes, Pico Rivera, 6 p.m.
St. Luke the Evangelist, Temple City, 6:30 p.m.
St. Pancras, Lakewood, 6:30 p.m.
Our Lady of Grace, Encino, 7 p.m.
St. Anna, Cypress Park (Los Angeles), 7 p.m.
St. Charles Borromeo, North Hollywood, 7 p.m.
St. Dominic Savio, Bellflower, 7 p.m. **
St. Ferdinand, San Fernando, 7 p.m.
Francis of Rome, 19 o’clock
St. Francis de Sales, Sherman Oaks, 7 p.m.
St. Francis Xavier, Burbank, 7 p.m.
NS. Linus, Norwalk, 7 p.m. **
Fri., Dec. 18
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Rowland Heights, 5:30 p.m.
St. Margaret Maria Alacoque, Lomita, 8:15 a.m.
Beatitudes of our Lord, 4 p.m.
Father Serra, Camarillo, 4 p.m.
St. Athanasius, Long Beach, 4 p.m.
St. Junipero Serra, Lancaster, 4 p.m.
St. Louise de Marillac, West Covina, 4:30 p.m.
Assumption of the Virgin Mary, Pasadena, 5 p.m.
Holy angels, Arcadia, 5 p.m.
Queen of Angels, Lompoc, 5 p.m.
St. Brendan, Hancock Park, 5 p.m.
St. Gregory the Great, Whittier, 5 p.m.
Saint Mary Magdalene, Mid-City (Los Angeles), 5 p.m.
St. Paul from the cross, La Mirada, 5 p.m.
St. Robert Bellarmine, Burbank, 5 p.m.
Our mother of good advice, Los Feliz, 5:30 p.m.
NS. Pray, La Cañada Flintridge, 5:30 p.m.
NS. Denis, Diamond Bar, 5:30 p.m.
Immaculate Conception, Monrovia, 6:30 p.m.
Our Lady of Loreto, Los Angeles, 7 p.m.
St. Catherine of Siena, Reseda, 7 p.m.
Saint Thomas the Apostle, Los Angeles, 7 p.m.
Sat., Dec. 19
St. Lorenzo, Walnut, 5 a.m.
St. Hilary, Pico Rivera, 8 a.m.
St. Ignatius of Loyola, Highland Park, 9 a.m.
St. Joan of Arc, West LA, 9:30 a.m.
Johannes Fischer, Palos Verdes, 11 a.m.
St. Finbar, Burbank, 4 p.m.
Holy Heart, Altadena, 5 p.m.
St. Rose of Lima, Simi Valley, 5 p.m.
Holy Trinity, San Pedro, 5:30 p.m.
Holy Heart, Lancaster, 5:30 p.m.
St Mary, Palmdale, 5:30 p.m.
St. Benedict, Montebello, 6 p.m.
St. John Baptist de la Salle, Granada Hill, 7pm
Sun., Dec. 20
Our Lady of the Assumption, Ventura, 5 p.m.
NS. which, Santa Clarita, 6:30 p.m.
Our Lady of Peace, North Hills, 6:45 p.m.
Medal of Our Lady of the Miraculous, Montebello, 7 p.m.
St. John Eudes, Chatsworth, 7 p.m.
Mon, December 21
Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Santa Clarita, 6:30 p.m.
Saint Bernhard, Bellflower, 6:30 p.m.
St. Vibiana Cathedral Chapel, 19 o’clock
Our Lady of Lourdes, Northridge, 7 p.m.
Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Downey, 7 p.m.
St. Pancras, Lakewood, 7 p.m.
Tue., Dec. 22
Saint Bernhard, Glassell Park, 6 p.m.
St. Christopher, West Covina, 6 p.m.
St. Basil, Koreatown, 7 p.m.
St. Clare, Canyon Country, 7 p.m.
St. Francis of Assisi, Silver Lake, 7 p.m.
St. Joseph the Worker, Canoga Park, 7 p.m.
Wed., December 23
St. Basil, Koreatown, 7 p.m.
St. Euphrasia, Granada Hill, 7pm
Parishes with full novena
Most Holy Sacrament, Hollywood, 16.-17. December 20-23, 7 p.m., December 18, 6 p.m., December 19, 5.30 p.m.
Christ the King, Los Angeles, December 16-23, 7 p.m., December 24, midnight
Church of the Holy Family, Artesia, 16.-24. December, 5 a.m. **
Church of the Holy Family, Glendale, 16.-24. December, 7 p.m.
Holy Trinity Church, Atwater Village, 15.-17. December, 20-23, 7 p.m., 18-19 December, 5 p.m. (English), 16.-24. December, 5 a.m. (Tagalog) **
Immaculate Heart of Mary, East Hollywood, 16.-24. December, 5 a.m.
Church of the Incarnation, Glendale, 16.-24. December, 7 p.m.
Mary star of the sea, Oxnard, December 16, 6 p.m. – midnight, 7 p.m., December 17, 5 p.m.
Our Lady of Lourdes, Tujunga, 16.-24. December, 7 p.m.
Our Lady of the Valley, Canoga Park, 16.-24. December, 5 a.m.
Precious blood, Los Angeles, 16.-24. December, 5 a.m.
St. Anthony of Padua, Val Gardena, December 16-17, December 20-24, 6.30 a.m., December 18, 8 a.m., December 19, 7.30 a.m.
St. Barnabas, Long Beach, Dec 15-17, Dec 19-23, 6:30 p.m., Dec 18, 5:00 p.m.
St. Catherine of Siena, Reseda, 16.-24. December, 6 a.m.
St. Columban, Los Angeles, 16.-23. December, 7 p.m. on weekdays, 5 p.m. on weekends, December 24, 6 a.m.
St. Elisabeth of Hungary, Van Nuys, 16.-24. December, 7 p.m.
St. Genevieve, Panorama City, 16.-18. December 20-24, 5.30 a.m., December 19, 5 a.m.
St. Jane Frances de Chantal, North Hollywood, 16.-24. December, 5 a.m.
St. John of God, Norwalk, 15.-23. December, 6:30 p.m. **
St. Kevin, Los Angeles, 16.-24. December, 5:30 a.m.
St. Martha, Valinda, 16.-18. December 20-24, 5 a.m., December 19, 4:45 a.m.
St. Mary of the Assumption, Santa Maria, 16.-18. Dec., 20-24, 5.30 p.m., Dec. 19, 7.00 a.m.
Saint Mary Magdalene, Mid-City (Los Angeles), Dec 16-17, Dec 20-24, 5.15 p.m., Dec 18, 4 p.m., Dec 19, 5 p.m.
St. Mel, Woodland Hills, 16.-24. December, 6:30 a.m.
St. Peter Claver, Simi Valley, 16.-18. December 20-24, 7 p.m., December 19, 5 p.m.
St. Philomena, Carson, 16-18 Dec., 20-24., 6.30 a.m., 19 Dec. 6.00 a.m.
St. Stephan Martyr, Monterey Park, Dec 16-17, Dec 19-24, 6:30 p.m., Dec 18, 5:00 p.m.
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