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Friday, December 23, 2016

Photos | Simbang Gabi sa Konsulado 1st Night

"Mapayapang Pasko Para sa Maunlad na Pagbabago - 2016 Simbang Gabi sa Konsulado". Archbishop Bernardito Auza, Papal Nuncio to the United Nations was the main celebrant and Fr. Ed Jocson was concelebrant. The first night was sponsored by the Coalition of Schools: Assumption, Ateneo, Holy Spirit, La Salle, Maryknoll, San Beda, St. Paul's, St. Theresa's & St. Scholastica's. ANCOP & the Couples for Christ was the Choir.

The 9 consecutive pre-Christmas day masses, a Filipino tradition of the Catholic faithful is held in the Kalayaan Hall. Organized by the Philippine Consulate General, New York with the cooperation of community organizations in the Northeast. The sponsors also provided for a Salu-salo at the Philippine Center lobby after the mass. December 6, 2016. New York.

Photos by Lambert Parong for Kababayan Media/ CC BY

Praying the Rosary before Mass.

Offering a sign of peace.

Archbishop Bernardito Auza pose for a photo with community members including Consul General Tess de Vega (standing 5th from left); Mannuel Caballero of the Filipino Reporter (crouching - middle); Olive Magpile, cultural officer (3rd from right); also in this photo Mrs. Eleonor de Leon at the back beside Merela Gret Aberin.  

Salu-salo after the Mass.

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