All are invited to the Simbang Gabi Commissioning Mass and Parol Lighting on December 10, Tuesday, 7:30PM at St. Mary’s Cathedral in San Francisco.  This heralds the beginning of the Simbang Gabi ("Mass at Night") -- a nine-day devotional Adven Novena of Masses in preparation for the coming feast of our Lord's birth, and to honor the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God and our Mother.  Our St. Luke’s parish-sponsored Simbang Gabi Mass is on December 15th, Sunday, at 5:00PM, and December 23rd, Monday, at 7:00PM.  A Fellowship Dinner immediately follows in the St. Luke community center.

Click here for the Simbang Gabi Schedule of the Central San Mateo Deanery. (*Please note that the original 7:00PM December 15th St. Luke Simbang Gabi schedule was moved to 5:00PM.)

"Now in those days John the Baptist came, preaching in the wilderness of Judea, saying, "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand." For this is the one referred to by Isaiah the prophet when he said, "the voice of once crying in the wilderness, 'make ready the way of the Lord, make his paths straight!" (Matthew 3:1-3)