Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Saint Anthony's Relics To Visit Philippines April 20 - May 2, 2016

This year Saint Anthony of Padua has decided that he has been away far too long from his beloved devotees in the Philippines. The relics were last there in February 1996, exactly 20 years ago, in conjunction with the 800th centenary of his birth. Our Saint has therefore decided to come from April 20th. to May 2nd. this year in the form of two relics. Fr. Mario Conte will bring two precious relics of our Saint from the Basilica in Padua, Italy. One of these reliquaries contains the Saint’s floating rib. This is the very same reliquary that was kissed by Sister Lucia of Fatima when it was taken to the nuns at the Monastery of Carmelite sisters in Coimbra, Portugal, in January 1995, also during the commemorations for the 800th anniversary of the Saint’s birth. Below please find the schedule for the relics of St. Anthony visits in the Philippines - at least one Holy Mass will be celebrated in each venue listed, with ample time set aside for veneration:
20 April (morning):
The Shrine of St. Therese of the Child Jesus, Newport Blvd, Pasay, Metro Manila – Opening Mass
20 April (afternoon):
St. Anthony de Padua Parish, Valley 1, Parañaque City
21 April (morning):
St. Anthony of Padua Parish, Singalong, Manila
21 April (afternoon):
San Lazaro Chapel (for the sick & hospital patients) Sta Cruz, Manila
21 April (evening) & 22 April (morning):
San Augustin Parish, Moonwalk, Parañaque City
22 April (noon):
Makati Medical Center (for doctors, medical staff & the sick); Makati City
22 April (afternoon):
National Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish, Makati City
23 April (morning):
St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Mandaluyong City
23 April (afternoon):
St. Anthony Parish, Silang, Cavite
24 April: (morning):
St. Joseph Formation House, Tagaytay City
25 April (morning):
Archdiocese of Palo
25 April (afternoon):
St. Anthony Shrine Parish, Sulangan, Guiuan, Eastern Samar
26 April (afternoon):
St. Anthony of Padua Friary, Dolores, Eastern Samar
28 April (morning):
St. Maximilian Mary Kolbe Parish, Novaliches, Quezon City
28 April (evening) & 29 April (morning):
St. Anthony of Padua Parish, Batasan Hills, Quezon City
29 April (afternoon):
San Francisco de Assisi Parish, Binangonan, Rizal
30 April (morning):
Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage, Antipolo City, Rizal
30 April (afternoon):
St. Anthony de Padua Shrine, Pila, Laguna
1 May:
San Antonio de Padua Parish, Tonsuya, Malabon;
Immaculate Concepcion Parish, Concepcion, Malabon
(Diocese of Kalookan)
2 May (morning):
San Juan City of the Archdiocese of Manila
2 May (afternoon):
St. Ezekiel Monero Oratory (Diocese of Parañaque) – Concluding Mass

For more information and updates regarding Mass times, veneration, and addresses:
-PLDT Manila telephone lines: (02) 5565201 & (02) 8294979;
-call or send text messages to OFMConv PLDT Plus lines: 6325336411 & 6325336403
-visit https://www.facebook.com/CONVENTUALS/