NEW AND CURRENT MESSAGES FROM THE HOLY TRINITY AND THE BLESSED MOTHER MARY

Friday, April 4, 2014

KUMPISALANG BAYAN 2014 AT NSSH



Who is a God like you, who pardons sin and forgives the transgression of the remnant of his inheritance? You do not stay angry forever but delight to show mercy.  You will again have compassion on us; you will tread our sins underfoot and hurl all our iniquities into the depths of the sea. [MICAH 7:18-19]

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. [1JOHN 1:9]

Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord, [ACTS 3:19]

The Lord our God is merciful and forgiving, even though we have rebelled against him; [DANIEL 9:9]

"Come now, let us reason together," says the LORD. "Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool. [ISAIAH 1:18]

In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God's grace [EPHESIANS 1:7]
 
And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive him, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins. [MARK 11:25]


Come to the KUMPISALANG BAYAN (NATIONAL CONFESSION) on April 4 and April 11, 2014 at the NATIONAL SHRINE OF THE SACRED HEART at Makati City, Philippines and experience the graciousness of God's Divine Mercy. 

Confession starts at 5:30 PM. Lenten Recollection after the 6:00 PM Mass.

The Act of Contrition Prayer is recited during Confession right after the enumeration of sins and before the Absolution of sins is performed.



AN ACT OF CONTRITION

O my God, 
I am heartily sorry for having offended Thee
and I detest my sins
because I dread the loss of heaven
and the pains of hell.

But most of all, because they offend thee,
my God, Who are all good 
and deserving of all my love.

I firmly resolve, with the help of Thy Grace
to confess my sins, to do Penance,
and to amend my life.
Amen. 





Tuesday, April 1, 2014

HOLY WEEK 2014: NSSH SCHEDULE OF CELEBRATIONS




This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many 
for the forgiveness of sins. [MATTHEW 26:28]


NATIONAL SHRINE OF THE SACRED HEART
SCHEDULE OF CELEBRATIONS
HOLY WEEK 2014

Date/Day Time/Celebration

2014

April 13 PALM SUNDAY

PALM SUNDAY PROCESSION

5:00 AM - ASSEMBLY at Sta. Cruz Chapel for 1st Blessing of Palms
5:30 AM - PROCESSION from Sta. Cruz Chapel to Shrine
6:00 AM - MASS at the Shrine

PALM SUNDAY MASS SCHEDULES:

SHRINE: Regular Sunday Mass Schedule
AM: 6:00, 7:30, 9:00, AND 10:30
PM: 12:00, 3:00 4:00, 5:30 7:00 and 8:30

STA. CRUZ CHAPEL: 6:30 PM only (No 7:30 AM Mass)

April 15 HOLY TUESDAY

Mass Schedule:  6:00 AM, 6:45 AM, 7:30 AM, 12:15 NN and 6:00 PM

After 6:00 PM Mass
General Rehearsal of Church Servants for Holy Thursday and Good Friday

April 16 HOLY WEDNESDAY


Mass Schedule:  6:00 AM, 6:45 AM, 7:30 AM, 12:15 NN and 6:00 PM

April 17 HOLY THURSDAY

No Morning Masses at the Shrine
7:00 AM - CHRISM MASS at Paco Catholic School
6:00 PM - MASS OF THE LORD'S SUPPER and Washing of the Feet inside the Church, followed by VIGIL of Parish Organizations until 12:00 midnight

April 18 GOOD FRIDAY

6:00-8:00 AM - COMMUNITY-WIDE STATIONS OF THE CROSS
(7 Stations at Barangay San Antonio, 6 Stations at Barangay Sta. Cruz, Last Station at the Church).

12:00 NN-03:00 PM - SEVEN LAST WORDS
04:00 pm - COMMEMORATION OF THE LORD'S PASSION:

GOOD FRIDAY SERVICES inside the Church.
Community-wide PROCESSION of STO. ENTIERRO and MATER DOLOROSA,
followed by VENERATION OF THE CROSS in the Church until midnight.

April 19 HOLY SATURDAY

9:00 AM - General Rehearsal of Church Servants for Easter Vigil
8:00 PM - EASTER VIGIL MASS inside the Church

April 20 EASTER SUNDAY

4:00 AM - Start of PROCESSION of 2 Images for SALUBONG.
Men - from the Shrine with Image of the Risen Christ
Women - from Sta. Cruz chapel with Image of Mater Dolorosa

5:00 AM - EASTER MASS at Barangay St. Cruz - at Yague corner Visita Street in front of Sta. Cruz Chapel

EASTER MASS SCHEDULES

SHRINE: Regular Sunday Mass Schedules

AM:  6:00, 7:30, 9:00, and 10:30
PM: 12:00, 3:00, 4:00, 5:30, 7:00 and 8:30

STA. CRUZ CHAPEL: 6:30 PM only (No 7:30 AM Mass)

April 24-26 Thursday-Saturday

TRIDUUM PRAYERS to the DIVINE MERCY after the 6:00 PM Mass

April 27 DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY



"This Feast emerged from My most tender Pity and it is confirmed in the depths of My Mercy. I desire that it be celebrated with great solemnity on the First Sunday after Easter.

I desire that the Feast of Mercy be a refuge and shelter for all souls, and especially for poor sinners. The very depths of My tender Mercy are open on that day. I pour out a whole ocean of graces upon souls who will approach the fount of My Mercy."

"The soul that will go to Confession and receive Holy Communion on that day, shall obtain complete forgiveness of sins and punishment. Let no soul fear to draw near to Me, even though its sins be as scarlet."

More details on the Feast of the Divine Mercy here.



REV. FR. VICTOR Y. APACIBLE
Rector and Parish Priest
NATIONAL SHRINE OF THE SACRED HEART
Makati City, Philippines



Sunday, March 30, 2014

LENTEN RECOLLECTION 2014




Start your 2014 Holy Week right with a meaningful Spiritual Reconciliation. 

Come to the LENTEN RECOLLECTION to reflect, recharge, and reconcile on April 4 and April 11, 2014 at the NATIONAL SHRINE OF THE SACRED HEART, Makati City. 

KUMPISALAN (CONFESSION) starts at 5:30 PM. 

RECOLLECTION follows after the 6:00 PM Mass.




Wednesday, January 29, 2014

MY SACRED HEART ANSWERED PRAYERS: JANUARY 2014



  MY SACRED HEART ANSWERED PRAYERS

Dear Sacred Heart, Panalangin ko Po na makarating ang bawa’t miyembro na Apostolado sa pook na ito. Salamat po. Kami ay nagmula sa 2nd District ng Laguna na mayroon 24 na Parokya.
   
Lord Jesus, thank you for your forgiveness. Thank you for allowing time for healing; thank you for allowing us to forgive each other; thank you for conscience; thank you for teaching me how to forgive. - Len
   
Thank you Lord for all the donors and kind-hearted people and countries who lend a helping hand to victims and survivors of typhoon Yolanda. God bless them. - Nerisa
   
Dear Jesus, Thank you so much for hearing my prayer. Knowing that the company is giving me a regular contract is already the answer I was looking for. Thank you for the continuous blessings. - Roly
   
Most compassionate Heart ever burning with love, thank you for giving my son a good job. He got a job offer from a reputable company. Praise be your name and most Sacred Heart. - Adela

Dear Lord, thank you for all the blessings that you are always giving, for protecting my mother who is in another country, I also thank you for the good health in our family, for the food that you give us everyday. Thank you also for giving me knowledge and making me active in school. Most of all, I thank you for forgiving me every time I commit sin. - Andrea

Dear Sacred Heart of Jesus, Thank  you for answering my prayer. I gave birth to my first child, a healthy daughter. Thank you for a safe and fast delivery and for provisions for paying the hospital bills and expenses. Most of all, thank you for the strength and  the health you have given in this gift of life of my daughter. We pray for your continued help and protection of our family. - Vince and Karen
   
Dear Father in heaven, Maraming salamat Po for granting my mother 52 years of life. Bless her Lord. Matigas talaga ang ulo pag tumatanda. Nangangamba lang talaga ako sa kalusugan niya eh. I hope you continue to shower her strength, guidance and forgiveness with herself and with my Dad and others. I thank you most of all for giving her to our lives. We wouldn’t know what to do without her. - Clay
   
Thank you Lord for your mercy and grace. You have spared my adopted children, girl 13 and boy 8 from dying of hunger and dehydration as victims of typhoon Yolanda. Thank you for keeping them alive. Heal them Lord for they have become sick. - Maricel
   
Thank you Lord for helping me make it to the Dean’s list for this semester. Thank you for giving me enough strength and for my parent's acknowledgment of my accomplishments. Thank you for calling my name in 2010. Through this I learned the value of service and love for others. Thank you for surrounding me with people who loves me for who I am and would never ask me to change Thank you for letting me love them in return. - Jan
   
Thank you O Sacred of Jesus for the improved health of my husband; for the US visa and trip and the healing of my relationship with my brother. - Teresa
   
Dear Sacred Heart of Jesus, Maraming, maraming salamat po at pinakinggan mo ang aking kahilingan. Ngayon po ay Civil Engineer na ako. Kelan lang ang liit ng tingin ko sa sarili ko. Sobrang pasasalamat ko sa pagsagot Mo sa aking pagdarasal na makapasa po ako with Your guidance. Salamat din po at alam ko na hinding-hindi Ninyo kami pababayahan pati na rin ang pamilya ko at mga kaibigan. - Bryan
   
Dear Lord Jesus, We thank you wholeheartrdly for saving our family members during the super typhoon Yolanda last Nov. 8. - Pesa Family



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"The Lord is near to all who call on Him, to all who call on Him in truth." Psalm 145:18 [NIV]






NEW YEAR RESOLUTIONS: THE POPE FRANCIS LIST




POPE FRANCIS SHOWS US

Talk.

Every start of the year we talk about our new year's resolutions. From the simplest to the most complex of lists, we jot down our goals for the year, with much intent to achieve every single one of them.

Walk.

However, after starting off with a Big Bang of determination, we often fail to sustain it. The resolutions simply become things of the past. We eventually walk away from them.

One man changes that today. As one of the most powerful men in the world, this man shows us what it truly means to be relevant and influential in our present day: to be real, simple, humble, sincere, compassionate and accountable for the things we say and do.

Now, without further ado, I give you, the man who can truly walk his talk, His Holiness, Pope Francis.


NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTIONS: THE POPE FRANCIS LIST

1. Don't gossip.

It's one of our hobbies. For Francis, it's also one of the most evil activities. The Catholic leader denounces gossip as “murder.”

He feels so strongly about it that in less than a year as pontiff, Francis has preached against gossip in at least 6 different instances. Read the following homilies by Francis as well as a recent speech:

· “Never speak poorly of others.” March 27

· “The temptation to gossip about others.” April 9

· “No gossip, no fear.” April 13

· “The threat of gossip.” September 2

· “From gossip to love of others.” September 13

He says when we gossip, we “are doing what Judas did,” and “begin to tear the other person to pieces.”

“Every time we judge our brother in our hearts or worse when we speak badly of them with others, we are murdering Christians,” Francis says. “There is no such thing as innocent slander.”

2. Finish your meals.

No leftovers, please.

Named after a 12th-century saint who lived in poverty, Francis slams a “culture of waste” that neglects the plight of the hungry. (READ: Pope: Wasting food is stealing from the poor)

Nearly 870 million people suffer from chronic malnutrition, says the Food and Agriculture Organization. (VISIT: #HungerProject)

The Pope says: “We should all remember... that throwing food away is like stealing from the tables of the poor, the hungry! I encourage everyone to reflect on the problem of thrown away and wasted food to identify ways and means that, by seriously addressing this issue, are a vehicle of solidarity and sharing with the needy.”

3. Make time for others.

Tending to 1.2 billion members, Francis seems too busy for anything else.

That is, until he calls up strangers. Or entertains a random biker . Or sends a handwritten letter to a Jesuit he has never met.

The Jesuit who got the letter, Fr James Martin, says Francis inspires him “to be more generous in my own life with my time.”

Martin says: “If the Pope can find time to be kind to others, if he can pause to say thank you, if he can take a moment make someone feel appreciated, then so can I. So can we.” (READ: Making time for others: the Pope's way)

4. Choose the 'more humble' purchase.

Take it from the head of state who rides a 29-year-old Renault.

In July, he warns against luxurious lives that seek “the joy of the world in the latest smartphone, the fastest car.” (READ: Pope hits priests, nuns with brand-new cars )

“Cars are necessary,” he says, “but take a more humble one. Think of how many children die of hunger and dedicate the savings to them.”

The Pope preaches against materialism. “Certainly, possessions, money, and power can give a momentary thrill, the illusion of being happy, but they end up possessing us and making us always want to have more, never satisfied. ‘Put on Christ’ in your life, place your trust in him, and you will never be disappointed!” (READ: Pope warns youth against materialism)

He calls for a “sober and essential lifestyle.” (READ: Pope: Choose 'sober' lifestyle, share wealth)

5. Meet the poor 'in the flesh'.

Sure, we donate to charity. But this is not enough for Francis. Commitment to the poor, he says, must be “person to person, in the flesh.” (READ: #ReliefPH: Pope Francis on disaster, charity)

Known as pro-poor even when he was archbishop, he explains more in the book On Heaven and Earth, which was published 3 years before he became pontiff. “It is not enough to mediate this commitment through institutions, which obviously help because they have a multiplying effect, but that is not enough. They do not excuse us from our establishing personal contact with the needy. The sick must be cared for, even when we find them repulsive and repugnant. Those in prison must be visited.”

He calls for long-term commitment. “Hospitality in itself isn't enough. It's not enough to give a sandwich if it isn't accompanied by the possibility of learning to stand on one’s own feet. Charity that does not change the situation of the poor isn't enough.” (READ: Pope Francis and Zamboanga's refugees)

6. Stop judging others.

In the same way he denounces gossip, Francis condemns prejudice.

He reminds “intolerant” Catholics, for one, to respect atheists. “If we, each doing our own part, if we do good to others, if we meet there, doing good, and we go slowly, gently, little by little, we will make that culture of encounter: we need that so much. We must meet one another doing good.” (READ: Pope to 'intolerant' Catholics: Good atheists exist)

He also says of gays: “If someone is gay and seeks the Lord with good will, who am I to judge?" (READ: Pope Francis is gay magazine's Person of the Year)

Francis urges us “to keep watch over ourselves.” “Let us not forget that hatred, envy, and pride defile our lives!” (READ: Pope's 1st clarion call: Protect creation)

7. Befriend those who disagree.

What can we do to our worst critics? We can take our cue from Francis.

In November, Francis surprises Mario Palmaro, a traditionalist who wrote the article, 'The Reason Why We Don't Like This Pope.'” “He just wanted to tell me that he is praying for me,” says Palmaro, who is gravely ill, in an article by the Catholic News Agency.

Francis does this in line with what he calls a “culture of encounter.”

He says in July: “When leaders in various fields ask me for advice, my response is always the same: dialogue, dialogue, dialogue. It is the only way for individuals, families, and societies to grow, the only way for the life of peoples to progress, along with the culture of encounter, a culture in which all have something good to give and all can receive something good in return. Others always have something to give me, if we know how to approach them in a spirit of openness and without prejudice.”

8. Make commitments, such as marriage.

Don't be afraid to say “forever.” Francis advises the youth, for instance, not to fear marriage. (READ: Pope: Marriage not 'out of fashion')

The Pope says: “Today, there are those who say that marriage is out of fashion; in a culture of relativism and the ephemeral, many preach the importance of ‘enjoying’ the moment. They say that it is not worth making a life-long commitment, making a definitive decision, ‘forever,’ because we do not know what tomorrow will bring.”

“I ask you, instead, to be revolutionaries, to swim against the tide; yes, I am asking you to rebel against this culture that sees everything as temporary and that ultimately believes that you are incapable of responsibility, that you are incapable of true love. I have confidence in you and I pray for you. Have the courage ‘to swim against the tide.’ Have the courage to be happy,” he says.

9. Make it a habit to 'ask the Lord'.

Bothered about the future? Pray always, the Pope urges us especially the youth.

“Dear young people,” he says, “some of you may not yet know what you will do with your lives. Ask the Lord, and he will show you the way. The young Samuel kept hearing the voice of the Lord who was calling him, but he did not understand or know what to say, yet with the help of the priest Eli, in the end he answered: 'Speak, Lord, for I am listening' (cf. 1 Sam 3:1-10). You too can ask the Lord: What do you want me to do? What path am I to follow?”

10. Be happy.

The true Christian, says the Pope, exudes great joy. He says keeping this joy to ourselves “will make us sick in the end.” So important is joy to him that his first apostolic exhortation, the first major document he wrote on his own, is titled "Evangelii Gaudium " (The Joy of the Gospel).

“Sometimes these melancholy Christians' faces have more in common with pickled peppers than the joy of having a beautiful life,” Francis says in a homily. “Joy cannot be held at heel: it must be let go. Joy is a pilgrim virtue. It is a gift that walks on the path of life, that walks with Jesus: preaching, proclaiming Jesus, proclaiming joy, lengthens and widens that path.”

Francis says, “The Christian sings with joy, and walks, and carries this joy." This joy, he reminds us, should translate to love of neighbor."

Let us pray for him that he may continue to mold the church into the shape of greater things to come and bring our faith closer to all who are in need of it. Pope, exudes great joy. He says keeping this joy to ourselves “will make us sick in the end.” So important is joy to him that his first apostolic exhortation, the first major document he wrote on his own, is titled "Evangelii Gaudium " (The Joy of the Gospel).


REV. FR. VIC Y. APACIBLE
Rector / Parish Priest





Wednesday, December 25, 2013

WELCOME HIS SECOND COMING, HAPPY BIRTHDAY JESUS!



FROM ADVENT TO CHRISTMAS: WELCOME HIS SECOND COMING, HAPPY BIRTHDAY JESUS!

The season of Advent is all about preparation, preparation for the First Coming of Christ, His birth. This event is marked by a defined and well-known period of time that spans the advent season up to December 25.
 

But there too is another coming that we ought to prepare for even more: His Second Coming, the final judgement, the end of the world. Unlike His First, this Second Coming is one that is unknown, unpredictable and spans a period that lasts till the end of time. Everyone knows the waiting has started long ago, but no one knows when it will end.
 

Every one of us can relate to this quite differently from each other, depending on one's circumstance.
 

For example, a student may see it as his final exam. If he studied thoroughly and prepared well, he is relatively calm, excited even. If not-torture! He is a nervous wreck, anxious and afraid of the outcome.
 

Our preparation for the First Coming of Christ is bound by a sense of tradition, habit, familial love and professional courtesy. Shopping for gifts for clients/friends/family, cooking food for noche buena, participating in the Simbang Gabi and other Filipino practices define our preparation for His birth. These are not altogether wrong. However one should realize this only scratches the surface of the more essential event that lies underneath.
 

Like the example above, to prepare for His Second Coming means "studying and discerning our hearts well." It is to read, understand and feel His word from cover to cover; to apply His teachings in our daily lives. if we do this, we do not need to memorize in order to pass the test. The answer will come naturally to us if we truly make it part of our lives everyday.
 

"You can never prepare enough."
 

"You can never be TOO prepared."
 

Which one is correct?
 

Both.
 

But while the former is true, the latter addresses this reality too. We may never be prepared for something unknown and unpredictable (His Second Coming) but we can certainly do our very best to prepare in the way we know how. We can never be too prepared because honestly, "kung maghanda ka sa abot ng iyong makakaya, at least may laban ka!" (If you will prepare up to your utmost capacity, at least you have a fighting chance!) You may not come up with a fool-proof plan, but you can at least try to save your soul by "fighting the good fight" for your faith.
 

To Him, you are one step closer to heaven every time you try.
 

So enjoy the preparations! Because truly, there is no real Christmas without a "real Advent". As we celebrate the first Christmas on the 2013th Birthday of Jesus, we can not but prepare for the 'Second Christmas' were we to meet Jesus, face to face: no longer in a manger - but with Him, finally.
 

A Happy Birthday to Jesus towards a face to face "meet and greet" with Him personally!!!


Rev. Fr. Vic Y. Apacible
Rector / Parish Priest




Wednesday, December 11, 2013

KUMPISALAN SA SHRINE: DECEMBER 13, 2013 AT NSSH




Come to the KUMPISALAN SA SHRINE at the National Shrine of the Sacred Heart on Friday, December 13, from 5:30 PM onwards and experience the magnanimity of God's Divine Mercy bestowed to anyone in the Sacrament of Confession without any conditions whatsoever.

"God's forgiveness is stronger than any sin." - POPE FRANCIS





Saturday, December 7, 2013

MY SACRED HEART ANSWERED PRAYERS: NOVEMBER 2013




MY SACRED HEART ANSWERED PRAYERS

Thank you for a blessed week, for giving me one wonderful opportunity to be with you during our recollection. Thank you for sending me your instruments of love, friendship and hope as we journeyed together throughout the week. Your promise of love is indeed Yourself. - ALICE
            
 Thank you Lord for granting my prayer of finally becoming a full-pledged lawyer. I am eternally grateful  and forever humbled by your love. - TONY
                 
Thank you so much Father for the life and all the blessings. We might be out of financial resources but you didn’t fail to give us continuous blessings. Thank you that the ultrasound of my mother is clear. Thank you that they are all okay in the province. - LYN
             
Thank  you Lord for giving me a piece of your Sacred Heart.  I felt it today not only through my actions but also through my words and thoughts. Thank you for granting my prayers always; for another year of life to be celebrated. I am complete with you. Your  love has taught me to be like you even in little ways. I praise God our Father and I believe that when I go back home to You, you will accept me as one of your children. - VALERIE

Maraming salamat po Most Sacred Heart of Jesus sa pagbulong mo sa akin para maging maayos ang aking pamilya at sa dalawa naming mag-asawa. Maraming salamat po at ginabayan mo po ako sa bawat kilos at decision ko.  Maraming, maraming salamat po. - FAY

Thank you Lord Jesus at nakalabas na rin ang aking asawa sa hospital. Salamat po sa kagalingan at kalusugang ipinagkaloob mo sa kanya. Thank you so much. - LIN
            
Thank you dear Sacred Heart of Jesus for giving me a spirit of sacrifice, patience, good health, to be able to overcome my problem with my family. Thank you that I can still endure the hurt feelings done by my husband and children. Thank you for giving me blessings, hoping and hoping that you will intervene to solve my problems coming from my family. - ELEN
             
Salamat po mahal na Puso ni Jesus at di mo kami pinabayaan noong bagyo. Hindi kami masyadong naapektohan ng baha. Salamat at maayos ang aming kalusugan at seyuridad. Salamat din sa buhay na ipnagkaloob mo sa amin. Salamat at ipinagkaloob mo ang lahat ng aming kahilingan. - CORA




Tuesday, December 3, 2013

NSSH SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES: DECEMBER 2013


NATIONAL SHRINE OF THE SACRED HEART
SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES
DECEMBER 2013



Nov 29-Dec 07 Fri.-Sat.

NOVENA MASSES TO THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION
Monday-Friday 6:00 PM; Saturday 6:30 PM; Sunday 5:30 PM
             

1-Sun. First Sunday of Advent  

5-Thu. 

After 6:00 PM Mass, Advent Recollection by Ms. Boots Anson-Roa
 
6-Fri. FIRST FRIDAY DEVOTIONS

NOVENA to the Sacred Heart of Jesus at all Masses
Whole Day / Night Vigil and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
7:00 PM Additional Mass
7:30 PM to 12:00 MN – Continuation of Vigil and Adoration
12:00 MN – MIDNIGHT MASS, followed by continuation of  
Vigil and Adoration until 5:00 AM
                       
7-Sat.

No Dawn Procession in honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary
After the 5:00 PM Mass, Community-wide Procession in honor 
of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary
After the 6:30 PM Mass, Liturgical Assembly inside the Church

8- Sun. Second Sunday of Advent

7:30 AM Mass for the Elderly (Shrine and Sta. Cruz Chapel)
5:30 PM Mass for the Youth

9- Mon. 

SOLEMNITY OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION 
OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY  
        
Schedule of Masses:
6:00 AM, 6:45 AM, 7:30 AM 12:15 PM, 5:00 PM, 6:15 PM 7:30 PM

12-Thu.  FEAST OF OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE

14-Sat.                     

9:00 AM-11:00 AM – Free Legal Consultation and Marriage
SSS, NSO, and City Civil Registration Assistance Desk 
After 6:30 PM Mass, On-Going Parish Formation inside the Church

7:30 AM - Mass for the Elderly (Shrine and Sta. Cruz Chapel)
5:30 PM – Mass for the Youth

 
15-24 Sun.-Tue.

SIMBANG GABI (Dec. 15-23) 
Shrine at 8:00 PM / Sunday at 10:00 PM
Sta. Cruz Chapel at 9:00 PM
        
DAWN MASSES / MISA DE GALLO (Dec. 16-24)  
Shrine at 4:00 AM / 5:30 AM
No 6:00 AM Mass 

15-Sun. Third Sunday of Advent

22-Sun. Fourth Sunday of Advent


24-Mon.  

CHRISTMAS EVE MASSES 
Shrine at 8:00 PM and 10:30 PM
Sta.Cruz Chapel at 9:00 PM                                                     

25-Tue. CHRISTMAS DAY

A BLESSED CHRISTMAS TO ALL!         
 
Sunday Mass Schedules at the Shrine, without 6:00 AM Mass                         
Sta. Cruz Chapel - No 7:30 AM Mass / 6:30 PM Mass only
 
29-Sun. FEAST OF THE HOLY FAMILY

Special Blessing of Families at all Masses 
Pondo ng Pinoy Sunday in the Parish

31-Tue. 

New Year's Eve Mass at 8:30 PM  

Jan.1, 2014-Wed. NEW YEAR'S DAY

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL!

SOLEMNITY OF MARY,  MOTHER OF GOD
 
Sunday Mass Schedules at the Shrine, except no 6:00 AM Mass
Sta. Cruz Chapel – No 7:30 AM Mass / 6:30 PM Mass only