There are about 86% Filipino Catholic and most will be doing Visita Iglesia this Holy Week. As Pope Francis highlighted on his Lenten message, lent is a time of renewal for the whole church, for each community, and every believer. Above all it is a time of grace. (http://visitaiglesia.net/ph/?p=1212)
With this devotion in mind and heart, we are known to flock 7 (some even 14) separate churches on Maundy Thursday or Good Friday to commemorate the Stations of the Cross. Either visit 14 churches for each of the 14 station or pray 2 stations in each of the 7 iglesia. Way of the Cross refers to a series of images depicting Jesus Christ in the day of his crucifixion accompanied by prayers.
And every year our family makes sure to practice our faith and do our own share of visitation. This time we are planning to be around Sucat and Alabang areas for the 7 visits.
I prepared a list of 11 parishes just in case it gets extremely crowded or parking space becomes unavailable that we need to skip. Hope the line-up can also match part of your itinerary.
Address: J. Cabarrus corner Gng. E. Gatches Sts., BF Homes, Phase 1, Parañaque
- Jesus, Divine Healer Parish
Address: #12 Lily Street Tahanan Village, Sucat, Parañaque
Address: Corner F. Cruz St. and Aguirre Ave., Phase 3 BF Homes, Parañaque
- Joseph the Worker Parish
Address: Mariposa corner Georgia Sts., BF Mariposa Subd., Talon 3, Las Piñas
Dr. A. Santos Avenue (Sucat Road) Stretch
Address: #139 San Antonio Ave., San Antonio Valley 1, Parañaque
- Our Lady of Peace Parish
Address: Press Drive corner Headline Street Fourth Estate, Parañaque
- Our Lady of Grace Parish
Address: Ireneville I Subd., Sucat, Parañaque
- Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal National Shrine Parish
Address: Posadas Village, Sucat, Muntinlupa City
Address: Cuenca corner Ibaan Sts., Ayala Alabang Village, Muntinlupa
- Jerome Emiliani Church
Address: Commerce Ave., Ayala Alabang, Muntinlupa
- St. Benedict Chapel
Address:#8 Don Manolo Blvd., San Beda College, Alabang Hills Village, Muntinlupa
Also sharing the photos that we have personally taken from last year’s Visita Iglesia farther South, Sta. Rosa Laguna.
Photo source: Facebook page and/or website of each Parish, if any.