The “Simbang Gabi” is a long treasured Philippine tradition of “dawn masses”. It is a nine-day novena to our Blessed Mother, beginning on December 16th in parishes throughout the Archdiocese. It is celebrated during the Season of Advent, which is the time of spiritual preparation and purification to worthily welcome the Child Jesus. It has become an annual one-evening event here at St. Zachary. All are invited.