Calungsod devotees told to brace for traffic

Devotees attending the national thanksgiving mass for San Pedro Calungsod were advised to prepare for traffic due to re-routing, road closures and a large number of participants from Cebu and other provinces. The security and safety task force is preparing for 500,000 to one million people to attend the event, which is a celebration of […]

San Pedro Calungsod’s help sought for son’s recovery

THE family of Cebu Provincial Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) leader Aladdin Caminero prayed to San Pedro Calungsod for his complete recovery after his operation last Tuesday at South General Hospital in the City of Naga. The SK leader was involved in a car accident last week in Barangay Binlod, Argao, Cebu. He suffered fractures in his […]

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 […]

Pedro Calungsod parish in Cebu wants to be shrine

Renaming a Toledo parish as National Shrine of San Pedro Calungsod is being considered after at least 15,000 pilgrims and devotees went to the church last Sunday. “This (church) is the center of pilgrimage for devotions to San Pedro Calungsod,” Fr. Russell Sungcad, Blessed Pedro Calungsod parish priest, told Sun.Star Cebu. Read the rest of […]

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 […]