I had my third at ABAC church and it was my first time to get there. It took awhile for us to locate the place as surprisingly the cab driver didn't know where it was. It was so funny we asked a couple of people where ABAC was and the last person replied with his hand pointing on the right. We both really didn't see the building until that point on the finger.
The church is on the second floor of the graduate school building. Lights were still off when I get there but there were already some people inside, my friend and her husband, the nuns and the priest waiting for the time.
I find the experience memorable as aside from being there the first time, it was also my very first to hear mass from an Indian priest, in fact the nuns are Indians as well. There wasn't any choir yet the acapella songs were heavenly and I think it made the whole novena more solemn. There were many Filipinos around and cute kids as well.
They handed in some copies for songs except the readings. As the reading started, I realized that the mass was still on day two as the church didn't start as MHC. I told my friend that we were having the same readings as last night, we just went on and finished it anyway. It was the blessing of hearing mass that matters.
I've just checked a Catholic site and read the gospel for the third day Christmas Novena mass. The first reading is from Genesis and the holy gospel is from Mathew 1:1-7 speaking about the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham. It is of fourteen generations; from David to the Babylonian exile, and another fourteen from the Babylonian exile to the Christ.
We had snacks after the mass, there were some bread, "pancit sotanghon" and some softdrinks. I was glad, too meeting more Filipinos who are active in Couples for Christ. We left the church at once and had good laughs on the road.