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