Consul General Leo Herrera-Lim with Madam Fides Herrera-Lim together with the officers and staff of the Philippine Consulate General with the Parol (Lantern) of the PCG-LA.

Consul General Leo Herrera-Lim with Madam Fides Herrera-Lim together with the officers and staff of the Philippine Consulate General with the Parol (Lantern) of the PCG-LA.

Los Angeles – The Philippine Consulate General joined parishes across Los Angeles at the Simbang Gabi and the 12th Annual Parade of Parols (Lanterns) held at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels located in downtown Los Angeles held on 15 December 2014.

Most Reverend Jose H. Gomez, Archbishop of Los Angeles, led the Eucharistic celebration with the auxiliary bishops and clerics of Los Angeles.  This year’s event was held under the auspices of the Filipino Ministry of San Gabriel Region in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, with the theme “Come Jesus, Fill Us With Your Mercy and Compassion” (Halina Hesus, Puspusin Mo Kami Ng Iyong Awa At Habag).

The Philippine Consulate General joined the different parish ministries, Catholic associations, and civic and non-governmental organizations in the Parade of Parols (star lanterns) that heralded the Eucharistic celebration.