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Christmas vigil Mass under the parols

HONG KONG (SE): Around 3,000 people attended the Misa de Aguinaldo (The Mass of the Gift) held in a festive mood in the night air at Chater Garden, Admiralty on Christmas Eve.
 
The Mass, which started at 10.30pm, was celebrated by Father Jerry Perocho together with Father Efren Ojeda and Filipino chaplain, Father Jay Flandez.
 
It was celebrated in a lively and joyful atmosphere set by a succession of performances by community choirs and well-known singers in a programme which started at 7.30pm.
 

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Pick a parol online

HONG KONG (SE): Filipino communities in Hong Kong will for the first time be invited to vote online for their favourite Christmas lantern in a annual parol-making competition sponsored by the consulate general.

Vice consul, Alex Vallespin, who has responsibility for the organisational end of the competition, said the online voting is intended to add spice to the activity and drum up interest by involving a wider section of the community in the judging process.

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