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Catholic Churches in Quezon City

Are you preparing to visit seven Catholic churches this Holy Week for the traditional Visita Iglesia (Church Visit)? If you are in Quezon City and you don’t have a list yet of churches to visit next week, you can check it here.

Although the churches are accessible by public transport you may still need to wear sigvaris compression stockings to protect you legs as you have to walk most of the time as part of your atonement.

Mabuting Pastol Parish
Rotary Drive, Ngch, Commonwealth Ave.

Kristong Hari Parish
Commonwealth Avenue, National Gov’t Center

St. Peter Parish
Block 44, Lot 7 & 8 Commonwealth Ave.

The Cathedral Shrine And Parish Of The Good Shepherd
Regalado Ave. Cor. Omega St., Fairview Park

Santo Domingo Parish
#537 Quezon Ave.

Mary Queen Of Peace Shrine / Edsa Shrine
Edsa Cor. Ortigas Ave

Christ The King Parish
Greenmeadows Avenue

You can look for other churches here.

The faithful observe the “Visita Iglesia” or “Church Visit”, which usually involves going to seven churches to meditate on the Way of the Cross. (wikipedia)

Pasyon

Do you still remember singing Pabasa or Pasyon, the Lenten tradition of chanting or singing the life, passion, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ? Pabasa is usually sung by a group of elderly people during Holy Week. I’ve experienced joining Pabasa when I was young. The chanters usually use microphone and speakers so the message will be heard in the neighborhood where the Pabasa is held. The chanting sometimes is so loud you can’t hear when a metal floor flange drop on the pavement.

If you miss hearing Pabasa in your area, you can now hear them through a website dedicated to air Pasyon Audio on the Internet. Thanks to the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) for making this possible for old and young people who may not have heard Pasyon in a while.

Activities for the Holy Week

There are a lot of things that you can do during the Holy Week. Those who are practicing the Catholic faith observe some Lenten traditions such as church visit, station of the cross, Pabasa and similar other activities. Some observe fasting and spiritual retreat for healing and spiritual direction. I’m not familiar with retreat houses, which you can visit this Lenten season, maybe you check with your parish priest about retreat houses.

For relatives who are physically unwell to visit different churches can still observe the Lenten activities by watching Visita Iglesia (http://visitaiglesia.net/html/visita_iglesia.html) and Pasyon
(http://visitaiglesia.net/html/pasyon.html) from the following links. Since its holiday next week, you can also surprise them with chocolate get well gifts.