I missed it!

By Bhem
@JustBhem (32080)
Davao, Philippines
December 16, 2017 1:49am CST
Today is the start of our Misa de Gallo or what he called here Night Mass. The Night Mass usually start at 3:30 am and will end at 4:30 am followed by another mass. Catholic use to practice the nine-day series of dawn masses to basically grant their wishes. But other places also doing this as to honor the Blessed Virgin Mary. Today, I missed it because I was too tired to wake up during those hours. I was out the whole night because of our Foundation's Movie for a Cause. Since I did not start the Night Mass, I think I will just have the regular Mass. How about you? Did you attend the Night mass?
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@YrNemo (11747)
16 Dec
I have never heard of this before until today. I try to think if the occasion has any association with any saints, but can't think of any.
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@JustBhem (32080)
• Davao, Philippines
16 Dec
I see. Well, only a few countries are doing this.
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@YrNemo (11747)
16 Dec
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• Philippines
16 Dec
you can read about it here, darcy
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation, search Simbáng Gabi Type Novena/Mass Classification Roman Catholic Simbáng Gabi (Filipino for "Night Mass") is a devotional nine-day series of Masses practiced by Roman Catholics and Aglipayans in
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• United States
16 Dec
That is a very early time. I do not go to church, but hopefully you'll make it the regular mass then. :)
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@JustBhem (32080)
• Davao, Philippines
16 Dec
Yes, I can go to regular mass.
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• United States
17 Dec
@JustBhem That is good to hear. :) Have a good time.
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@JustBhem (32080)
• Davao, Philippines
17 Dec
@infatuatedbby I did and thanks.
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@jstory07 (66043)
• Roseburg, Oregon
16 Dec
I would attend the early mass because I wake up early.
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@JustBhem (32080)
• Davao, Philippines
16 Dec
Yay, you did?
@jobelbojel (6906)
• Philippines
16 Dec
In Pampanga and other nearby places, mass are held at dawn and others at night.
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@JustBhem (32080)
• Davao, Philippines
16 Dec
Yes, same here as well. Did you attend the first Night mass today?
@nomus24g (22170)
• India
16 Dec
we are Hindus, so no idea of this...
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@JustBhem (32080)
• Davao, Philippines
16 Dec
Okay, that sounds legit.
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@nomus24g (22170)
• India
16 Dec
@JustBhem how r u? any weekend plans?
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@JustBhem (32080)
• Davao, Philippines
16 Dec
@nomus24g I'm fine. We have our Christmas Party at the Center tomorrow. So after this, I will be sleeping.
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@hereandthere (29689)
• Philippines
16 Dec
some churches have moved it to late evening, like 9 or 10pm
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@JustBhem (32080)
• Davao, Philippines
16 Dec
Why is that? Never heard of it.
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• Philippines
16 Dec
@JustBhem it's more practical
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@JustBhem (32080)
• Davao, Philippines
16 Dec
@hereandthere Yes, it is.
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@thelme55 (14337)
• Germany
17 Dec
No, we don't have that night Mass at dawn here in Germany. I think it is only in the Philippines. Last year I attended one time Mesa de Gallo and never did it again. You, know why? How can I understand what the priest was talking about when I couldn't concentrate due to sleepiness? Almost half of the people inside the church were sleeping. That doesn't make sense. I prefer going to the church at day time.
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@JustBhem (32080)
• Davao, Philippines
17 Dec
Me too. Sometimes I end up in a standing position because churches are full. Well, this is their way. I find it very odd too. You can see people yawning side by side.
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@just4him (113097)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
16 Dec
I'm not Catholic, so no. I'm sorry you missed it, but going to regular mass, I'm sure, is just fine.
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@JustBhem (32080)
• Davao, Philippines
16 Dec
And I think so.
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@dodoazo (17777)
• Philippines
16 Dec
I am not a Catholic. We never have that early morning mass. We sleep better and wake up in the time comfortable to us in the morning since it is a vacation month. No classes to attend.
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@JustBhem (32080)
• Davao, Philippines
16 Dec
Good for you then.
@josie_ (6977)
• Philippines
16 Dec
What would the Misa de gallo be without the puto bumbong and bibinka vendors sell near churches.
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@JustBhem (32080)
• Davao, Philippines
16 Dec
That's the highlights I think. Lol.
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@rina110383 (24135)
16 Dec
And so am I. I woke up late. The cold weather made me sleep more.
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@JustBhem (32080)
• Davao, Philippines
16 Dec
Yes, me too.
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@rina110383 (24135)
16 Dec
@JustBhem I guess I should the late mass instead. Do you have evening masses in your place?
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@JustBhem (32080)
• Davao, Philippines
16 Dec
@rina110383 Yes, we do have. And our church is just a walking distance.
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@LadyDuck (151920)
• Switzerland
16 Dec
I am Catholic and we never heard in Italy of this custom of the nine-day mass. Even in France and Italy we had nothing like this. May be this is just for your country.
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@thelme55 (14337)
• Germany
17 Dec
Yes, I think it is only in the Philippines @LadyDuck . I have not heard a mass in Rome at that early dawn.
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@LadyDuck (151920)
• Switzerland
17 Dec
@thelme55 In fact there is none.
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@prashu228 (25820)
• India
16 Dec
I think only Catholics follow this. We don't have any such mass.
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@ridingbet (49830)
• Philippines
16 Dec
no i don't. i went only once when my son was still a very small kid.
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