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Simbang Gabi (Dawn Masses) Schedule 2023 in Australia

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Simbang Gabi, a cherished tradition among Filipino Catholics, is a sequence of nine Masses leading up to Christmas. This custom, initially rooted in the Philippines, has now spread to Filipino communities in Australia as part of their Christmas preparations.

In Australia, these Dawn Masses, also known as Simbáng Gabi, are conducted daily from December 16th to the 24th. The timing of these Masses varies, with some starting as early as 4:00 am and others at 6:30 am. While most Masses are held in the morning, some communities opt for evening services. Additionally, there are variations in the schedule, with some beginning the series on December 15th and concluding on the 23rd.

The culmination of Simbang Gabi falls on Christmas Eve, known as Misa de Gallo (Spanish for “Rooster’s Mass”). This final service holds a significant place in the cultural traditions of the Philippines.


The listing below is subject to change. Some in the list are to be confirmed (marked as TBC. If you know of other Simbang Gabi service in your area or if any information here is incorrect, email us at events@philtimes.com

New South Wales

TBC – KOGARAH – St Patrick’s Catholic Church

16-24 December – 5.15 am

143 Princess Highway, Kogarah NSW 2217

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TBC – MEREWETHER – St Joseph’s Merewether Church

TBC – 15-23 December – 7.00 pm

Kenrick St, Merewether NSW 2291

ROOTY HILL – St.Aidans Catholic Church

16-24 December – 4:30 am

9 Adelaide Street, Rooty Hill NSW

BOSSLEY PARK – Catholic Parish of Mary Immaculate

16-24 December – 4:30 am

110 Mimosa Rd, Bossley Park NSW 2176

Contact: Fr. Nards Mercene 0410 505 177

Simbang Gabi Bossley Park NSW

BLACKTOWN – St.Patrick’s Church

16-24 December – 4:30 am

Mary Queen of the Family Parish Allawah St., Blacktown NSW 2148

Misa Aguinaldo 2023

CHATSWOOD – Our Lady of Dolours Parish

16-24 December – 5:30 am

94 Archer St, Chatswood NSW 2067

Fellowship and light refreshments follow after each of these Masses.

Contact Layla Estasy
Mobile 0472 745 999 Email Layla.Estasy@bbcatholic.org.au

DEE WHY – St Kevin’s Church

15-23 December – 7.30 pm

50 Oaks Avenue, Dee Why NSW 2099

Fellowship and light refreshments follow after each of these Masses.

Contact Layla Estasy
Mobile 0472 745 999 Email Layla.Estasy@bbcatholic.org.au

WYONG – St Cecilia’s Church

21, 22, 23 December – 7.00 pm – Triduum Celebration

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23 Byron Street, Wyong NSW 2259

Contact Layla Estasy
Mobile 0472 745 999 Email Layla.Estasy@bbcatholic.org.au

(TBC) LIDCOMBE – St Joachim’s Catholic Church

TBC – 16-24 December – 5.15 am

2 Mills Street Lidcombe NSW 2141
Tel: (02) 9649 7030 | Email: office@stjoachimsparish.org

QUAKERS HILL – Mary Immaculate Catholic Church

There will be two 9-day Novena Masses

Dawn Masses – “Misa De Gallo” – 16-24 December – 4.30 am
followed by fellowship

Evening Masses – “Simbang Gabi” – 15-23 December – 7.00 pm
followed by fellowship. (Please note that on the 15th and 22nd of December Masses will be celebrated at 7.30 pm.

125 Barnier Drive, Quakers Hill NSW 2763

WAGGA WAGGA – St Michael’s Cathedral

15-23 December – 7.00 pm

10 Church St, Wagga Wagga NSW 2650

9-Day Novena Masses
Celebrant: Fr Connell Perry

Simbang Gabi Wagga Wagga

WAITARA – Our Lady of the Rosary Cathedral

15-23 December – 7:00 PM

23 Yardley Ave, Waitara

Fellowship will follow after each mass.

If you want to sponsor food and drinks please contact Vilma Tolosa at 0411 250 593 or email bbfc.hornsby@gmail.com.

Simbang Gabi in Waitara NSW

ACT

CANBERRA – St. Peter Chanel’s Church

15-23 December – 7.00 pm

Cnr Weston & Loch Streets, Yarralumla ACT 2600

Simbang Gabi Yarralumla ACT

Victoria

DANDEONG – St Mary’s Parish

16-21 December – 7.30 pm
22-24 December – 5.00 am

160 Foster Street, Dandenong VIC 3175

Light snacks available after every mass

LALOR – St Luke’s Church

16-24 December – 5.00 am

1A David Street, Lalor VIC
Tel: (03) 9783 3484

Simbang Gabi Lalor

DEER PARK – St Peter Chanel Church

16-24 December – 5.00 am

848 Ballarat Rd, Deer Park VIC 3023

FRANKSTON – St Francis Xavier Church

16-24 December – 5.00 am

60 Davey Street, Frankston, VIC 3199
Tel: (03) 9783 3484

ST ALBANS – Holy Eucharist Church

16-24 December – 5.00 am

1A Oleander Drive, St Albans South, VIC 3021
Tel: (03) 9366 1310
Email: StAlbansSouth@cam.org.au

Contact:

  • Fr Asis – 0404 261 228
  • Eldred Rivera- 0426 833 139
  • Celine Rivera – 0450 087 041
Simbang Gabi St Albans South
Simbang Gabi St Albans

MAIDSTONE – Holy Family Parish (Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church)

16-24 December – 5.00 am

46 Ballarat Rd, Maidstone VIC 3012

Contact: St Anthony’s Choir of Noble Park

Sunshine West – St Paul the Apostle

15-23 December 2022 – 7:00 pm

202 Glengala Road, Sunshine West VIC 3020

KINGS PARK – Resurrection Church

16-24 December – 5.00 am

51 Gum Rd, Kings Park VIC 3021

HOPPERS CROSSING – St Peter the Apostle Church

16-24 December – 5.00 am

38 Guinane Avenue, Hoppers Crossing 3029

Simbang Gabi Hoppers Crossing

CORIO – St Francis Xavier Church

16-24 December – 5.30 am

143 Bacchus Marsh Rd, Corio VIC 3214

MELTON SOUTH – St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Parish

16-24 December – 5.00 am

67-77 Exford Road, Melton South, VIC

Simbang Gabi Melton South

MELTON WEST – St. Catherine of Siena Church

15-23 December – 8.00 pm

108 Bulmans Road Melton West VIC 3337

BERWICK – St Michael’s Parish

16-23 December – 7:30 pm
24 December – 6.00 pm

125 High Street, Berwick VIC 3806

Simbang Gabi Berwick

CRANBOURNE – St Agatha’s Church

16-24 December – 5.00 am

129 Sladen Street, Cranbourne VIC 3977

SEAFORD – St Anne’s Church

16-24 December – 5.00 am

84 Austin Road, Seaford VIC

Breakfast and fellowship after Mass.

FITZROY NORTH – St Brigid’s Church

Multi-cultural SIMBANG GABI

15-23 December – 7.30 pm, (6.00 pm on Saturdays)

378 Nicholson St, North Fitzroy VIC

Simbang Gabi St Brigids

BENDIGO – St. Kilian’s Parish

16-24 December – 5.30 am

161 McCrae St, Bendigo, Victoria 3550

Simbang Gabi Bendigo

tbc WODONGA – St Augustine’s Church

15-23 December – 7.00 pm

55 High Street, Wodonga VIC 3690

tbc PYRAMID HILL – St Patrick’s Parish

TBC – 15-22 December – 6.30 pm
23 December – 6.00 pm
– Christmas Party and Parish Fundraiser

5 Victoria Street, Pyramid Hill VIC 3575

tbc BALLARAT – St James’ Parish (Sebastopol)

TBC – 16-17 December – 7.00 pm
18 December – 8.00 pm
19-23 December – 7.00 pm
24 December – 2.00 pm

Cnr Albert St and Vale St, Sebastopol VIC 3356

Contact: Filipino/Australian Association of Ballarat Inc (FAABI)

Queensland

(TBC) ACACIA RIDGE – Our Lady of Fatima Church

16-24 December – 4.30 am

350 Mortimer Road, Acacia Ridge QLD

(TBC) DAISY HILL – St Edward the Confessor Catholic Parish

Time: TBC
104 Chatswood Road, Daisy Hill 4127

(TBC) SPRINGFIELD LAKES – Our Lady of Southern Cross Parish

15-23 December – 5.00 am

58 Opperman Dr, Springfield Lakes QLD 4300

Western Australia

CLOVERDALE – Notre Dame Catholic School

15-23 December – 8.00 pm

345 Wright Street, Cloverdale WA 6105

Simbang Gabi Cloverdale WA (1)

tbc KIARA – Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Lockridge

16-24 December
Weekdays: 7 pm
Saturday: 6 pm
Sunday: 5 pm

 215 Morley Dr E, Kiara WA 6054

Light refreshments are served after Mass in the function hall, and bringing a plate to share is highly appreciated.
All are welcome!

For more details on the program, please visit: www.gslsimbanggabi.info or visit their Facebook Page.

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