Sunday, November 14, 2010

St. Peter Parish - Commonwealth Avenue, Quezon City .

Hi there,

I will start with our very own Saint Peter Parish, the church where my wife and I serves as lector and commentator every Sundays and Wednesdays. It also serve as the venue of our MCMC (Missionary Couples of Mary for Christ), Marriage Encounter community, under the Marriage Encounter Foundation of the Philippines - http://www.mefp.net/communities.html

The St. Peter parish is headed by our most reverend parish priest, Fr. Antonio Labiao Jr.

History
The Parish was bounded by Batasan Road on the North; Tandang Sora on the South; Commonwealth Avenue on the West.
St. Peter Parish (SPP), began in 1993 upon her formal erection as a parish like a mustard seed, with no parish church and even without the site for which to build the church.
Equipped only with faith the size of a mustard seed, her first Parish Priest, Rev. Fr. Gerardo R. Tapiador and the First Parish Council were able to acquire the site in 1994 on an installment basis. The construction of the church began in 1995 and the level of the main church was adequately completed in 1999. His eminence,(+) Jaime L. Cardinal Sin, DD, Archbishop of Manila, formally dedicated the Church and consecrated her altar on August 15, 1999.The feast day is on February 22.

Schedule of Masses 





                                 Sacraments and Sacramentals

Confession


Weddings


 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Confirmation
Baptism
 



 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Blessings*
1. House Blessing           
2. Car Blessing
Annointing of the Sick*
Funeral Mass*

*ALL BY APPOINTMENT

SPP Phone Directory
    • Parish Office: 932-9581 || 427-0267
    • Columbary Office: 951-5150
    • Program Office: 409-3948
    • Pastoral Office: 952-4404 || 951-8489
    • Talitha Koum Office: 951-7044

"PALACE OF THE ROCK" - VENUES AND RECEPTION/RESERVATION


Saint Peter Parish Organization


Personal thoughts: 

I believe SPP is the busiest church in the whole Quezon City area or if not in the whole of Luzon. I am not sure about this yet, but I will surely give an update once I verified this information.

The church celebrates 16 masses every Sunday plus 2 off site masses; one in the mall and one at the tricycle terminal near Batasan area and that's a lot of masses in just one day.

The choir music is remarkable, mass service is excellent, cleanliness of the surrounding is superb, audio system is great and the ventilation system of the church is above average.

The seating capacity of the church I guess is about 800 to a thousand including the 2nd level. (To be verified).

It also has a big open parking lot on it's right side, but  you can also park at the nearby basement parking of Convergy's building at P 20.00 for a two hour parking.

Public transportation is also a breeze, because you can catch air-conditioned buses, mini vans and  passenger jeepneys just in front of the church.

Recently, they have plans to construct a "Bell Tower with Carillons" and I believe this will encourage more church goers and religious folks from all parts of the country to visit and attend mass at St. Peter Church.

Directions to St Peter Church:

From the South: Take EDSA going to Quezon City. Turn Right at East Avenue. Its the next street after Kamuning. Please take the inner right lane after Nepa Q. Mart as you don't want to pass the fly over going to Quezon Avenue. In case you miss the right turn at East Avenue, you can also make a right turn at Quezon Avenue. After the right turn, go straight towards Quezon City Circle. When you reach the Quezon City Circle, take the Commonwealth Avenue turn towards the direction of Philcoa, Fairview and the marker on the right side of Commonwealth avenue is the Ayala Techno Hub, to make sure you are in the right direction. Drive along Commonwealth Avenue and when you see Ever Gotesco Mall on your right, just after a few block on your right, you will find St. Peter Parish.


From the North: You can also take EDSA, then head either towards, West Avenue or Quezon Ave.
If you're coming from Novaliches you can either take the stretch of Commonwealth from SM Fairview towards Quezon City circle or Batasang Pambansa and you will see the church to your left side just after the Convergy's building. 

If all things fail, you can call me at 9512104 or consult the Google Map on your internet and just type in St Peter Parish Commonwealth Avenue, Quezon City.

If you need more information about SPP, you can email me at edgardolucena@gmail.com.

Len and me. Photo taken inside the St Peter Parish

God bless you!

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