Holy Cross Parish (HCP) joyfully starts the Filipino tradition of Misa de Gallo (literally means rooster’s mass) on Dec. 16. This Filipino tradition are nine dawn masses celebrated before the birth of our Lord Jesus. Adorned with colorful parol or Filipino lanterns, HCP welcomes her thousands of parishioners for a spiritual preparation for Christmas.
Zamboanga war. Bohol earthquake. Visayas super typhoon . All these challenged the Filipino Spirit. Slowly picking up, Filipinos have shown the world once more their resiliency. Filipinos may indeed be homeless but definitely not hopeless.