Rooster Mass

Barasoain Weekly Reflection for 10 – 16 December 2017

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“A voice is calling, “Clear the way for the Lord in the wilderness; Make smooth in the desert a highway for our God.”

Isaiah 40:3

An important tradition in the Philippines nine days before the Christmas Day is the “Misa de Gallo” or Rooster Mass so-named because it is held when the rooster crows before the sunrise.

This tradition serves to prepare the faithful on the coming of Jesus Christ. Holding the mass for nine days builds up the excitement and emotions leading to His arrival.

As Christians we are called to prepare for the Christmas Day. His arrival worthy of our praises, preparation and exaltation as it symbolizes our salvation from our sins. His birth marks a new chapter in the history of the world for it when God sent His son, effectively coming for our sake. It is a symbol of God’s love and His plan to save us.

His arrival is worthy of us, let us prepare for it.


Prepare, for He is coming!

 

About Barasoain Church

Barasoain Church is a Roman Catholic Church in Malolos City, Bulacan. It is renowned for its significance in the Philippine History during the late Spanish and early American periods. Today, it is a silent witness of present different from its past but staying resilient in the challenges lying ahead.
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