Last December 23 at 6:15 in the evening, one of the last of the Simbang Gabi Novena Masses for 2009 was held in St. Lambert Parish celebrated by his Eminence Francis Cardinal George, OMI, Archbishop of Chicago. It was con-celebrated by his Most Reverend Francis Kane, Auxiliary Bishop, Episcopal Vicar,Vicariate II; Reverend Richard Hynes, Director of the Department of Evangelization, Catechesis, and Worship.
The St. Lambert Simbang Gabi is an annual activity spearheaded by the Filipino Families of Skokie (FFoS, some refer to as 2FoS) and the “adopted” Filipino members of FFoS (some refer to as “friends of FFoS” or 3FoS).
This year’s affair was attended by no less than 800 people including the regular parishioners of St. Lambert and St Peter Chrurches in Skokie, and from different places around Illinois and the neighboring states. The Eucharistic Celebration was followed by a reception and a cultural presentation.