Traditional Filipino Christmas liturgy, Simbang Gabi, planned for Dec. 16

RecordLogo-FThe Simbang Gabi Christmas Mass, a tradition of Filipino Catholics, will be celebrated on Dec. 16 at 6 p.m. at St. Margaret Mary Church, 7813 Shelbyville Road. Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz will preside.

According to the Archdiocese of Louisville’s Office of Multicultural Ministry, Simbang Gabi means “night of worship” and is a typical way of preparing for the “great feast of Christmas.” Filipino Catholics traditionally attend Mass for the nine days leading up to Christ’s birth, according to the office.

For more information, call 636-0296, ext. 1245.

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