Caritas Manila asks faithful to offer Simbang Gabi masses

MANILA The social action arm of the Archdiocese of Manila urged the faithful to sponsor "Simbang Gabi" masses to help fix churches in Cotabato that were damaged by recent earthquakes.

In a statement, Caritas Manila said the proceeds will help repair several churches in the province.

As we embark on a nine-day devotional journey in commemorating the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ, we appeal to your hearts to offer Simbang Gabi Masses for the benefit of Church repairs in Cotabato destroyed by earthquakes and aftershocks, the church group said.

Some of the damaged churches are the Sto. Nino de Cebu Parish Makilala, San Isidro Labrador Parish Rectory, Our Lady of Mediatrix of All Grace Cathedral Rectory, St. Joseph the Worker Parish, Holy Family Parish Bulakanon and San Miguel Archangel Quasi-Parish, among others.

Christmas novena masses will air over Radio Veritas 846 from December 16 to December 24 at 6 p.m.

Anyon who would like to sponsor a Simbang Gabi Mass, may call the Donorcare team at 8562-0020 loc. 25, 8563-9311 or 8564-0205, or via email:

Simbang Gabi is part of Catholic tradition where churches hold nine-day masses or until December 24, a day before Jesus Christ was born.

Last month, several tremors hit the southern part of the country killing several individuals and damaging properties. (PNA)

Source: Philippines News Agency

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