Churches ready for Simbang Gabi under new normal
The Philippine Star|December 13, 2020
Catholic Churches in the country are all set to welcome throngs of parishioners at the start of the nine-day Simbang Gabi or predawn masses on Wednesday, Dec. 16.
ROBERTZON RAMIREZ

But Fr. Jerome Secillano, executive secretary of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) Committee on Public Affairs, stressed that government-issued health protocols shall be observed in all churches.

“We were always ready. It’s part of our life,” Secillano said when asked about the readiness of churches for the first Simbang Gabi in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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