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SFC SoCal Cluster Christmas Party

On Saturday, December 20, 2014 the SFC Christmas Cluster Party was held at the Annunciation Church in Arcadia. Members from SFC groups all over Southern California were present.  The hall was decorated with Christmas decorations on stage and on the tables.  Mostly everyone in the room who attended wore a Santa hat, ugly Christmas sweater or both. We all had a great time celebrating the season with food and drinks all around.

There were great music, thanks to our DJ, tito Ricky De Guzman AKA Ricky Minaj or DJ Rick G-rhymes. The night kept getting better. We learned new worship songs. One of the worship songs that we learned was “Brother Jesus.” The games (rock, paper, scissor game and wrapping the present game) were fun. There were plenty of winners throughout the night and also SFC Buxx earned. The last 30-40 minutes of the party, dancing was enjoyed thanks again to our resident DJ Ricky.

Check out some of the photos and videos from the event below. More videos and photos will be added later. Check out the actual post to see it all!

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SFC Cluster Christmas Party

We have another Christmas party extravaganza–this time with all of our SoCal friends! Should be a grand time, so on Dec 20 let’s all hop aboard our carpools and head to Annunciation Church on our ugliest sweaters and santa hats!

If you would like to join the gift exchange bring a $5 Unisex gift (No Giftcards) with you! We also encourage bringing an ugly Christmas sweater and/or santa hat.

Christmas Party Flyer

Countdown to Christmas!

The countdown to Christmas has begun and we are only a little over a week until Christmas! But that also means that we must prepare for Christ’s birth. Simbang Gabi has started at a few churches in the OC area and Penance services have also begun!

This is my first time doing Simbang Gabi, something I did not know very much about so I thought that I should research it a little bit.

Simbang Gabi

Simbang Gabi is a tradition of Advent in the Philippines. The translation stands for Night Mass and usually start early AM. Simbang Gabi is a nine day novena usually ending on the morning of Christmas Eve. It is held to prepare for the arrival of Christ and to honor The Blessed Virgin Mary. Originally was started so that farmers in the Philippines under Spanish rule would be able to go to church before tending to the fields. It has become a distinctive characteristic of Filipino tradition of advent.

Local Simbang Gabi Services are as follows:

  • Dec 15-Dec 23 @ Holy Family (Tagalog)
  • Dec 16-Dec 24 @ St. Justin Martyr (English)
  • Dec 16-Dec 24 @ St. Irenaeus (English)

Penance Services

As part of the Advent season, Penance services are becoming available at several different churches so that you can go to the Sacrament of Reconciliation. These services have several priests available to offer confession so that many people can be squeezed in during the service. We strongly encourage that you go to one and prepare your heart for the coming of Christ.

Upcoming Local Penance Services are as follows:

  • Dec 18 @ St. Anthony Claret – 7PM
  • Dec 19 @ St. Philip Benizi – 7PM
  • Dec 23 @ St. Pius V – 7PM

Christmas Party!

This past Friday we celebrated Christmas a little early with our OC Chapter Christmas Party! This year we celebrated at CSUF’s Titan Bowling Alley, with a whole lot of food, bowling, games, and a whole lot of fun with all the chapter members.

Not only did we have a great time having fellowship, but we also gathered donations for Toys 4 Tots and actually filled up two carts full of toys to donate for the charity. Thank you everyone for your donations for a great cause for children.

A special thanks to the following:

  • Planners: George and Jaina
  • Emcees: Celine and Mark
  • Food Committee Heads: Katryna and Charles
  • Decoration Committee Heads: Alyssa and Chuck
  • Music Committee Heads: Mica and Prince
  • Logistics Committee Heads: Jellica, Jaime, and Noel
  • Toys 4 Tots Head: Jed

Check out the gallery for the event below!

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