LINGAYEN – The provincial government invites the public to take part in the anticipated nine-day Misa De Gallo Ed Kapitolyo that started last Monday, December 15.
The traditional Misa de Gallo at the Capitol is held every afternoon at 5PM from December 15 to 23 to accommodate other catholic devotees who religiously attend and complete the novena at the church.
Thousands of Catholic devotees flock the Capitol Plaza during the first day of Anticipated Simbang Gabi sa Kapitolyo last December 15.
The Simbang Gabi at the Capitol Plaza, which started in 2008 under the administration of Gov. Amado T. Espino, Jr., is a testament to the firm Catholic devotion of Pangasinenses in preparation for the birth of Our Savior, Jesus Christ.
Governor Amado T. Espino, Jr. and Pangasinan First Lady Priscilla I. Espino as they lit the candles of the advent lanterns symbolizing Christ’s birth on Christmas Day.
Governor Espino and Pangasinan First Lady Priscilla I. Espino lighted the advent parol on the first Misa de Gallo.
The second day Misa de Gallo, on the other hand, was highlighted with the mass celebrator’s prayer and blessing for Governor Espino and his wife, First Lady Priscilla on the occasion of their 40th wedding anniversary.
Archbishop Socrates Villegas is seen here officiating the 4th Anticipated Mass at the Capitol Grounds.
“Mula sa aking pamilya at sa buong pamahalaang panlalawigan, maliket tan magayagan Pasko, narang-ay nga baro a tawen kadakayo amin,” Governor Espino stated as yuletide greetings to Pangasinenses.
Meanwhile, a grand Christmas party was scheduled on December 19 at the Capitol Plaza after the Simbang Gabi as treat to the employees from various departments, offices and hospitals of the provincial government.
A mass for Christmas (Nativity of the Lord) will also be held at the Capitol Plaza on December 24, 7PM.
A New Year’s Eve Mass is also scheduled at the Capitol Plaza on December 31, 7PM./MGNO
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