10,000 seats set for Calungsod pilgrims during mass

About 10,000 pilgrims from various dioceses outside Cebu Province are expected to attend the national thanksgiving mass at the South Road Properties (SRP) at the end of the month. Fr. Jake Reyes, committee chairman on local pilgrims, said they are unable to provide accommodations for the pilgrims, but they were referred to travel agencies. Read […]

Priests, Cebu City scramble to finish work for Nov. 30 Calungsod mass

THE national thanksgiving mass for San Pedro Calungsod at the end of the month is open to the public. “There are no restrictions, no tickets needed,” said Msgr. Dennis Villarojo, Cebu celebration coordinator. He warned, though, that parking spaces will be limited and that the organizing committee will be distributing four passes for buses and […]

Mass site 70% ready; Calungsod tour starts Friday

CEBU CITY — About P10 million has been spent on preparations for a nationwide celebration in honor of a newly proclaimed Filipino saint, Pedro Calungsod, at the South Road Properties (SRP) in Cebu City. The expenses for the site development include grading, backfilling and compacting, said Maria Teresa Mempin, SM City Cebu mall manager and […]

Churches all over Philippines celebrate a day of great joy

The names of San Pedro Calungsod, Filipino lay catechist, and six new saints were included Sunday in the list of those the Catholic Church has declared intercessors in heaven. It was a day of joy for thousands of Cebuanos who attended the canonization mass that lasted for more than three hours, and millions of others […]

Pilgrims say Calungsod canonization was ‘awesome’

Long waits that lasted three hours or more failed to dampen the excitement felt by thousands of Cebuanos who witnessed Sunday the mass where Pedro Calungsod became a saint. Toledo City Vice Mayor Arlene Espinosa-Zambo said she felt inspired and fulfilled at the rite of canonization, and expressed hope that it will draw the youth […]