By STAFF     12/19/2023

The Diocese of Orange’s Filipino community gathered together on Dec. 6 to kick off the Simbang Gabi celebration at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Anaheim. Following Mass celebrated by Bishop Vann, attendees then met up for a special potluck dinner and festivities at the parish hall.

Earlier this month, Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in La Habra hosted “Mercado del Niño Jesus,” a nine-day long Christmas Market with a rotation of visiting restaurants, parishioner food booths, shopping, crafts and more. A European style Christmas Market modeled after those held in Germany and Austria had a La Habra spin in a Mexican style, to coincide with our annual celebrations of the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

Enjoy photos from these two wonderful events!

Photos by Ian Tran/Diocese of Orange