Calungsod arrives in Cebu today

The three-foot wooden statue of San Pedro Calungsod will return to Cebu City from Talibon, Bohol at noon today, Tuesday, at the end of a national pilgrimage that began shortly after the teenage martyr’s canonization last month. From the Cebu City Pier 1, San Pedro’s image will be brought to his shrine at the Archbishop […]

Calungsod thanksgiving mass site’s tab reaches P16 million

Expenses for the development of the San Pedro Calungsod thanksgiving mass site at the South Road Properties (SRP) have reached P16 million. With barely a week to go until November 30, SM Prime Holdings Inc. reported Friday that work on the mass site is 83 percent complete. Read the rest of this entry

Crowds urged: Brace for mud during Calungsod thanksgiving

Mud and large puddles marred a big portion of the 27-hectare venue for a national thanksgiving mass for Pedro Calungsod’s sainthood on November 30, after last Tuesday’s rains. The situation, if repeated next week, would pose a problem for at least 500,000 pilgrims expected to attend the 5 p.m. mass that will be presided by […]

Cebu offers shelter for Calungsod devotees

The Cebu City Government decided to put up a pilgrim shelter for devotees who will attend the national thanksgiving mass for the sainthood of Pedro Calungsod on November 30. Unlike what was earlier planned, Councilor Roberto Cabarrubias said the pilgrim shelter will not be like the Devotee City the City organizes each January for the […]

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 […]

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 […]