Palma to faithful: Be thankful, pray for your mother!

Mary Rose Sagarino 05/08/2022

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — “Be thankful to God for your mother!” This was Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma’s message at his homily during the celebration of the Mass of the feast of St. Joseph at the National Shrine…

Palma to voters: Choose leaders with character, track record, competence, programs for poor

Mary Rose Sagarino 05/08/2022

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma is asking voters to consider a lot of things when choosing the country’s next leaders such as character, achievements, competence, track record, and programs, especially for the poor. In…

Vendor hopes to recover losses in last 2 years this Palm Sunday

Doris C. Bongcac 04/10/2022

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu — As Catholics look forward to Palm Sunday that marks the official start of the Holy Week celebration now that pandemic restrictions have been eased, vendors like Nerry Vidal also hope to earn more…

Due to closure of cemeteries, Mandaue candle vendors sell near church instead  

Mary Rose Sagarino 10/29/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu—Some candle vendors who were affected by the closure of cemeteries in Mandaue City have transferred to the National Shrine of St. Joseph. The vendors transferred to the church from the St. Joseph Cemetery because…

Police in Mandaue trying to find out if man who destroyed Sto. Niño’s glass case is mentally stable or not

Mae Fhel Gom-os 10/11/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — Police are still trying to determine if the man, who destroyed the glass case of the image of the Señor Sto. Niño inside the National Shrine of St. Joseph in Mandaue City, is…

Palma tells faithful: Be thankful despite the challenges of the pandemic

Mary Rose Sagarino 05/08/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines – The National Shrine of St. Joseph in Mandaue City was able to physically celebrate the feast of St. Joseph the Worker fiesta today, May 8, 2021. Last year, the church celebrated the feast…

100 faithful confirmed as Christians at National Shrine of St. Joseph

Mary Rose Sagarino 04/12/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — About 100 faithful gathered at the National Shrine of St. Joseph here for the Holy Mass and confirmation on Monday, April 12, 2021. Today is the second day of the triduum in celebration…

A garden for St. Joseph

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 04/02/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Saint Joseph, the foster-father of Jesus and the patron saint of fathers and workers, has been an important part of the Christian faith here, particularly for the Catholic faithful. The feast of San…

Public Masses resume at the National Shrine of St. Joseph starting July 12

Doris C. Bongcac 07/11/2020

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – A good news for the Mandauehanons. The National Shrine of St. Joseph will already resume celebrating public Masses starting this Sunday, July 12, 2020. However, only the first 60 churchgoers will be accommodated…

Celebrating faith amid the coronavirus crisis

Rosalie O. Abatayo 05/08/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The seats and the churchyard of The National Shrine of St. Joseph missed the usual large crowd of faithfuls as they celebrated the city’s patronal fiesta on Friday, May 8, 2020, amid the…

Mandauehanons told to follow Novena, fiesta Masses online

Doris C. Bongcac 05/02/2020

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – Because of the threats of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), Mandauehanons who wanted to join the liturgical celebrations in line with the upcoming feast of the Señor San Jose, the city’s patron saint,…

Devotees urged: Let your devotion be the foundation of change

Rosalie O. Abatayo 01/18/2020

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu — Devotees of the Señor Santo Niño and the Virgin Mary filled the National Shrine of Saint Joseph on Friday evening, January 17, 2020. Inside the church, the seats, aisle and even the front…

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