OLW Celebrates Simbang Gabi
Several hundred Our Lady of the Wayside parishioners joined with their Filipino neighbors and parishioners to celebrate “Simbang Gabi,” a Filipino Christmas that has been observed at OLW for many years. As is the tradition, OLW was decorated with colorful lights and beautiful parol lanterns to welcome churchgoers. The opening processional was led by children carrying banners representing virtues. Following the 6:00 p.m. Mass, a festive dinner was enjoyed in the Father Mackin Center.