Tuesday, December 14, 2010

0 Simbang Gabi 2010 in Singapore: My first time

This will be my first time celebrating Christmas outside my home country. My first time celebrating Christmas in Singapore. And before that, we will be attending the Simbang Gabi here.

Simbang Gabi is a typical Filipino tradition in which an early morning mass, hence the name Dawn mass, is celebrated starting December 15 until December 24. In other churches, the mass is celebrated in the evening.

I was surprised to learn that "Simbang Gabi" here is celebrated on different church locations. You'll know what I mean when you see the schedule of the mass below.

Simbang Gabi sa Singapore 2010

December 15, 2010 Wednesday
8:00 PM

My soul glorifies the Lord.

Church of Saint Anthony of Padua
25 Woodlands Avenue 1
Contact Persons: Francis Cepe / Tony Odiada
Tel. no. 94761255 / 91052930

Saint Anne's Church
66 Sengkang East Way
Contact Persons: Alex / Geraldine Quiambao
Tel. no. 83607998

Church of Divine Mercy
10 Pasir Ris Street 72
Contact Persons: Zap / Marie Sapiera
Tel. no. 82881025 / 94783985

December 16, 2010 Thursday
8:00 PM

My spirit rejoices in God, my Saviour.

Church of Saint Mary of the Angels
5 Bukit Batok East Avenue 2
Contact Persons: Arman Ardiente / Benjo Castillo
Tel. no. 81771269 / 97650411

Church of Christ the King
2221 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 8
Contact Persons: Ving Rimando / Allan Sato / Robert Mendoza
Tel. no. 92278043 / 96548467 / 97861448

Church of Our Lady Queen of Peace
4 Sandy Lane
Contact Person: Mel Diamse - Lee
Tel. no. 91995621

December 17, 2010 Friday
8:00 PM

He looks on His servant in her lowliness; henceforth all ages will call me blessed.

Church of Saint Francis of Assisi
200 Boon Lay Avenue
Contact Persons: Yolly Ligon / Alda Victoriano
Tel. no. 94876534 / 96147106

Church of Our Lady Star of the Sea
10 Yishun Street 22
Contact Persons: Jay Pisigan / Elmer Del Rosario / Butch Sarmiento
Tel. no. 98794572 / 93826874 / 91349109

Church of the Holy Family
6 Chapel Road
Contact Persons: Roland / Margie Pagdanganan
Tel. no. 96622768 / 91385807

December 18, 2010 Saturday
8:00 PM

The Almighty works marvels for me. Holy is His name!

Church of Saint Ignatius
120 King's Road
Contact Persons: Perlie Ballesta / Melinda Dumalogdog
Tel. no. 91651249 / 82174536

Church of the Immaculate Heart of Mary
24 Highland Road
Contact Persons: Pauline Olindang / Lyn Antolos
Tel. no. 97510262 / 91914392

Church of Saint Stephen
30 Sallim Road
Contact Persons: Arnold Cordova / Rey De Luna / Manulet Bulaong
Tel. no. 96478721 / 97453947 / 96753952

December 19, 2010 Sunday
8:00 PM

His mercy is from age to age, on those who fear Him.

Church of Saint Michael
17 Saint Michael's Road
Contact Person: Fr. Angel Luciano, CICM
Tel. No. 63920592

Church of Holy Cross
450 Clementi Avenue 1
Contact Persons: Buddy Castro / Bong Erana / Choy Medrana
Tel. no. 96799956 / 82015842 / 97667985

Church of Saint Bernadette
12 Zion Road
Contact Persons: Edilberto Endeno / Renelen Villabesa / Dodeth Vergara
Tel. no. 96583526 / 93255106 / 84440213

December 20, 2010 Monday
8:00 PM

He puts forth His arm in strength and scatters the proud-hearted.

Church of the Holy Trinity
20 Tampines Street 11
Contact Persons: Zap Sapiera / Edwin Justiniano
Tel. no. 82881025 / 84848065     / 98307153

Church of Saint Teresa
510 Kampung Bahru Road
Contact Persons: Eric Arroryo / Gilbert Naguit
Tel. no. 81684570 / 93572781

Church of Saint Francis Xavier
63A Chartwell Drive
Contact Persons: Damian Low / Annaliza Tan / Dominic Tan
Tel. no. 81239673 / 81180179 / 93827463

December 21, 2010 Tuesday
8:00 PM

He casts the mighty from their thrones and raises the lowly.

Church of the Holy Spirit
248 Thomson Road
Contact Persons: Maleen Ngan / Violet Liew
Tel. no. 97867143 / 91542797

Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary
1259 Upper Serangoon Road
Contact Persons: Daisy Leong / Malou Tay
Tel. no. 90995035 / 97669971

Saint Joseph's Church
143 Victoria Street
Contact Persons: Jenny Arancon
Tel. no. 93425839

December 22, 2010 Wednesday
8:00 PM

He fills the starving with the good things, sends the rich away empty.

Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour
31 Siglap Hill
Contact Persons: Marie Avi Garcia / Amapola Hernandez
Tel. no. 96450814 / 84211678

Chuch of Saint Alphonsus (Novena)
300 Thomson Road
Contact Persons: Rev Claveria / Rey Tatoy
Tel. no. 96717755 / 90122243

Blessed Sacrament Church
1 Commonwealth Drive
Contact Persons: Beboy Delicano
Tel. no. 82624866

December 23, 2010 Thursday
8:00 PM

He protects Israel, His servant, remembering His mercy.

Church of Our Lady of Lourdes
500 Ophir Road
Contact Persons: Jenny Arancon
Tel. no. 93425839

Church of Saint Vincent De Paul
301 Yio Chu Kang Road
Contact Persons: Third / Luz Gutlay
Tel. no. 96340743 / 91376938

Church of the Risen Christ
91 Toa Payoh Central
Contact Persons: Tocing Kew / Alice Wong / Maricel Lee / Helen Palec
Tel. no. 96246061 / 93669180 / 92383579 / 94495648

December 24, 2010 Friday
6:00 PM

The mercy promised to our fathers, to Abraham and his sons for ever

Church of Saints Peter and Paul
225A Queen Street
Contact Person: Jenny Arancon
Tel. no. 93425839

Source: veritas.org.sg

You can select one out of three churches assigned in a specific date, if that happens to be near your workplace or your home. But you can also do a la "Visita Iglesia", visiting all the catholic churches in Singapore.

If you're wondering why the December 24 mass is 6:00 pm, most of the companies here have only half-day to work on that day.

Finally...I know you're worried that you don't know where are these churches located and how to get there, well, you have me because I also don't know where they are. But here's a tip: before going out to find that church, minimize your chances of getting lost by confirming their location on http://www.streetdirectory.com.sg

Happy Holidays!

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