S – Sermon. Listen to the homily of the priest. Learn from its message.
I – Inside the church. That’s where you must be. Don’t just stand around outside and wait till the final blessing to buy bibingka.
M – Meditate. The night mass is your chance to do some introspection in preparation for the coming of the Savior.
B – Be early. Don’t make it a goal to just arrive in time for the Gospel. Be there right at the start of the mass.
A – Alert. Don’t sleep during the mass. If you need to take a cup of coffee, do it before you go to mass.
N – Neat. Make an effort to look presentable. Would you talk to your boss without even combing your hair or brushing your teeth?
G – Greet others during the mass. Say good morning or good evening. Clearly say “peace be with you”. Be a welcoming presence.
G – Give. Place something in the collection box. This is the season for giving.
A – Apparel. Wear decent clothes. The attention of everyone must be placed on the priest, not on you.
I – Inspire. After the mass, spread the good news in words and in deeds. Be a positive influence. It’s what all true Christians must do.
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