Catholic Action of Mary hosts ‘Simbang Gabi’ in Jersey City

DEC. 15-23—The Catholic Action of Mary will sponsor a series of “Simbang Gabi” at St. Mary’s Church, corner of Second Street and Erie Street in Jersey City, N.J. A fellowship will follow. The masses will start at 7:15 p.m. (except for Sundays which start at 7 p.m.) Call 201.434.8500 or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or visit www.CatholicActionofMary.com

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Knights of Rizal to mark 116th anniv. of Dr. Rizal’s martyrdom

DEC. 28—The Order of the Knights of Rizal New York Chapter and the Philippine Consulate General of New York will co-sponsor the 116th anniversary of the martyrdom of Dr. Jose P. Rizal, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the Philippine Center on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. Following the laying of flowers at the bust of Jose Rizal, there will be a program and a reception with refreshments. The public is invited.

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FAMILII Christmas party at Villa Lombardi’s in Holbrook

DEC. 30—The Filipino-Americans in Long Island, Inc. will celebrate Christmas with nonstop dancing at Villa Lombardi’s at 877 Main Street, Holbrook, N.Y., from 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Come in holiday attire. Donation is $45 and make check payable to FAMILII and mail to Raul Castro at 106 Poet Street, No. Babylon, NY 11703. For details, call Nelia Ferrette 212.683.2990, Dr. Rene Gega 516.316.0268, Elma Steinberg 631.902.9343 or  Melojane Diokno Valisno 631.846.6446.

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7th Annual “Poon Hesus Nazareno” Fiesta

JAN. 9—San Lorenzo Ruiz Assoc. of America, Inc. invites you to celebrate with us on the 7th annual fiesta celebration of the Poon Hesus Nazareno. Process, Concelebrated Mass and Reception will be held at Immaculate Conception Church, 86-45 Edgerton Blvd., Jamaica Estates, NY 11432 starting at 7:30 p.m. Hosted by the Knights of San Lorenzo Ruiz and the Poon Hesus Nazareno Devotional Group. 2013 Hermanos & Hermanas Mayores are Mrs. Helen Genil and Mr. & Mrs. Ernie & Malou Bugarin. Novena massas in preparation for the feast day will be held at the San Lorenzo Ruiz and Scalabrini Center starting on Dec. 31 until Jan. 8 at 7:30 p.m. For more info, call: Helen Genil 718-510-5038; Ernie/Malou Bugarin 917-680-2774; Douglas/Minda Ealdama 718-725-2559; or Joseph/Thelma Pasaoa 718-264-0189.

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Holy Sacrifice of Mass at Our Lady of the Snows Church

JAN. 19—The Filipino Diocesan Apostolate of the Diocese of Brooklyn will celebrate Fiesta del Santo Niño de Cebu with the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of the Snows Church at 258-15 80th Avenue, Glen Oaks, NY 11004. Main celebrant is Bishop Raymond F. Chappetto. For more information, call Fr. Patrick Longalong 718.347.6070, Romy Rancio 646.408.3576, Fely Carrera 718.692.3242, Cora Dioquino 718.639.9209 or Blessie Noblesala 718.347.6338, or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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Sto. Niño of Tondo fiesta mass at St. Mary’s Church

JAN. 19—The 17th Sto. Niño of Tondo Fiesta Mass will be held at 3 p.m. at St. Mary’s Church, 2nd Street between Manila Ave. and Erie St. (near PATH Grove Station) in Jersey City, N.J. Please bring your family Sto. Niño to be placed in the altar with the Sto. Niño of Tondo. Fiesta reception will follow. For particulars, call 201.387.2297 or Carmen of the Parish of the Resurrection at 201.434.8500.