Basilica church, Magellan’s Cross pavilion are national cultural treasures, not Sto. Niño statue 

Morexette Marie B. Erram 04/15/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Augustinian friars of the Basilica Minore del Sto. Niño de Cebu on Thursday, April 15 clarified that the church and the neighboring Pavilion of the Magellan’s Cross are the only cultural icons recently…

What to expect in this year’s Holy Week in Cebu

Morexette Marie B. Erram 04/01/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The entire island of Cebu remained under the most lenient classification of community quarantine this April. With this, devotees are allowed to go to churches, albeit in limited capacity, in observance of this year’s Holy…

Guadalupe officials to ask church to do virtual Masses if…

Morexette Marie B. Erram 01/25/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Local officials of Barangay Guadalupe here are planning to ask churches in the village to hold virtual Masses as the number of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases continues to increase. Michael Gacasan, captain of Barangay Guadalupe, told…

How to attend the Novena Mass online

Marc Cosep 01/08/2021

NOTE: This article was originally published on April 09, 2020 under the headline “Steps to follow at home when religious services are suspended“ As many cities open up and loosen their restrictions especially to non-essential workers and…

Basilica, Cathedral filled up in first day of Misa De Gallo 2020

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 12/16/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines —The Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral and Basilica Minore del Sto. Niño were brimming with people attending the first day of the Misa de Gallo this year.  As early as 3:40 a.m., people began arriving at…

Palma thanks IATF for making Misa de Gallo possible

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 12/16/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma expressed his gratitude to the Interagency Task Force (IATF) for making allowing the Misa De Gallo to be celebrated despite the pandemic. In his homily on the first day of the…

Cebu City gets ready for start of Simbang Gabi season

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 12/15/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) and Cebu City government is deploying over 700 personnel to watch over churches where Simbang Gabi and Misa De Gallo will be celebrated starting on Tuesday evening, December 15,…

Palma: Anticipated mass will be celebrated as Misa De Gallo

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 12/07/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma announced on Monday night, December 7, 2020, that the Archdiocese of Cebu will adapt the mandate of the Catholic Bishop’s Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) to celebrate the Misa…

Misa de Gallo: Dad pushes for parish-brgy coordination

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 12/03/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Councilors David Tumulak and Philip Zafra are recommending that the Misa de Gallo be coordinated properly with the barangays covered by the respective parishes. Tumulak met with certain parishes in Cebu…

Capitol ‘OK’ with Misa de Gallo but will seek Church advice first

Morexette Marie B. Erram 12/03/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines —The Cebu Provincial Government is inclined to allow Misa de Gallo (dawn Masses) amid threats of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). However, Governor Gwendolyn Garcia said she would have to consult and discuss how…

Faithful urged: Heed Christian’s calling, follow health protocols

Rosalie O. Abatayo 07/12/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — As more churchgoers may be accommodated in churches under areas under modified general community quarantine, like in most parts of Cebu province, Catholic faithful are reminded to adhere to health protocols as signs…

Face masks in, air conditioning out in ‘new normal’ for Cebu churches

Morexette Marie B. Erram 05/25/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebuano faithful are advised to brace themselves for the ‘new normal’ as churches in Cebu implement several new policies. The Archdiocese of Cebu on May 25 issued a more comprehensive set of guidelines,…

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