Santacruzan, Flores de Mayo can only be done in church premises, Cebu City parishes told

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 05/28/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Catholic parishes are reminded that they can only conduct Santacruzan activities within the church premises and no processions are allowed in the barangays. In a text message to the parishes, the…

Probe ongoing for ‘food poisoning’ incident

Morexette Marie B. Erram 05/24/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Local health officials and authorities are looking into the alleged food poisoning incident that downed several performers of a church-related event last Sunday, May 23, 2021. Ramil Ayuman, head of the Cebu City…

Cebu Archdiocesan Youth Commission to hold congress on May 14-16

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 05/11/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Commission on Youth (COY) of the Archdiocese of Cebu will be holding a three-day archdiocesan-wide youth congress on May 14-16, 2021, as part of the Quincentennial Celebrations of the Arrival of Christianity…

New Patria de Cebu breaks ground

Morexette Marie B. Erram 04/20/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Construction for the new Patria de Cebu will begin as it officially broke ground in time with the quincentennial celebrations of Christianity’s arrival here. Developer Cebu Landmasters Inc. (CLI) and the Archdiocese of…

No more than 10 bishops to attend baptism reenactment in Cebu 

Morexette Marie Erram 04/12/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—No more than 10 bishops, including the Papal Nuncio to the Philippines, will be attending the ceremonial reenactment of the first baptism in Cebu this Wednesday, April 14, 2021, church officials announced.  Organizers of the…

500 Years of Christianity and the Quincentennial Cross

Morexette Marie B. Erram 04/02/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – This April, Cebu will be celebrating the quincentenary arrival of Christianity in the Philippines. Aside from the week-long activities and re-enactment of the First Baptism, another highlight for the 500 Years of Christianity…

500 YOC organizers: We are prepared

Morexette Marie B. Erram 03/30/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – “We are prepared.” This was the statement from the organizers of the quincentenary celebrations for the arrival of Christianity in the Philippines, a week before the year-long event kicks off. In a press…

Cebu City reminds public: No ‘activities’ outside churches during Holy Week

Morexette Marie B. Erram 03/29/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The city government here reminded the public on Monday, March 29, 2021, that activities outside churches this Holy Week are strictly prohibited. Mayor Edgardo Labella, in a press briefing, said they have tasked…

Palma reminds churches, devotees no crowd-gathering events for Holy Week

Morexette Marie B. Erram 03/23/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Archdiocese of Cebu on Tuesday, March 23 reminded churches and devotees in the island-province to strictly follow minimum health standards in celebrating Holy Week. During the Chrism Mass and Renewal of Commitment…

Archdiocese of Cebu unveils calendar of events for 500YOC

Morexette Marie B. Erram 03/16/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Archdiocese of Cebu on Tuesday, March 16, has unveiled the schedule of activities and events for the celebration of the 500 Years of Christianity in the Philippines. The Archdiocese, in a post…

Cebuano songs to be featured in Papal Mass for 500YOC

Morexette Marie B. Erram 03/14/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Pope Francis will preside on Sunday, March 14 (5 p.m. Philippine Standard Time), the Holy Mass in celebration of the quincentenary arrival of Christianity in the Philippines. And the Papal Mass today will…

Some restrictions still in place for Holy Week 2021

Morexette Marie B. Erram 03/03/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – As national and local governments relaxed several quarantine restrictions, the Archdiocese of Cebu has started to ease some protocols in line with this year’s observance of Holy Week. The Archdiocese, through its Commission…

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