Simbang Gabi and Parade of Parols in Los Angeles

MANILA, 25 December (PIA) – Christmas is definitely in the air as the Philippine Consulate General in Los Angeles, California USA participated in the recent 13th Annual Simbang Gabi and the Parade of Parols held at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angeles located in downtown Los Angeles.

According to the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), Archbishop of Los Angeles Most Reverend José H. Gomez led the Eucharistic celebration with the auxiliary bishops and clerics of Los Angeles. Bishop Oscar Solis, the only Filipino Bishop in the Archdiocese, rendered the homily.

This year’s event was held under the auspices of Filipino Ministry of San Fernando Region in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, with the theme “Jesus Our Savior, Empower Our Families to be Better Stewards of Your Creation.”

The Philippine Consulate General also joined the different parish ministries, Catholic associations, and civic and non-governmental organizations in the Parade of Parols that heralded the Eucharistic celebration. (DFA/RJB/JEG/PIA-NCR)

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