VICARIATE OF STO. NIÑO

OUR LADY OF MT. CARMEL PARISH
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ADDRESS: Road 8 cor. Road 2, Proj. 6, Quezon City
CONTACT NUMBER: (02) 927-5496
FEAST DAY: July 16
TITULAR: Our Lady of Mount Carmel

BOUNDARIES:

North: Culiat River, northward thru the north-western limits of Metro Heights Subd. and Sanville Subd. Until the Junction of Creek and Tandang Sora Avenue

 

 

 

PARISH PRIEST:
  • REV. FR. EMMANUEL O. SAREZ
    Parish Priest
FORMER PARISH PRIESTS:
  • Fr. Julito Tungol (1961-1969)
  • Msgr. Eugenio Robles (1969-1989)
  • Fr. Tranquilino Cruz (1989-3 months)
  • Msgr. Ramon Arguelles (1989-6 months)
  • Fr. Eugene Castañeda (1990-1997)
  • Fr. Simplicio R. Apalisok, Jr. (1997-2006)
  • Fr. Enrique Aloysius Ma. S. Aliño (2006-2012)
SCHEDULE OF MASSES:
  • Monday to Saturday
    6:00 am, 6:00 pm
  • Sunday
    6:00 am - 8:00 am, 10:30 am,
    9:00 am (Youth Mass once a month),
    12:00 nn (Charistmatic Mass),
    2:00 pm (Children catechism),
    3:00 pm (Mass with children),
    4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
BAPTISM:
  • Daily by appointment and Sunday 12:00 nn
WEDDINGS:
  • By Appointment except Monday and Sunday at OLMC
CONFESSIONS:
  • Wednesday, and Friday
    5:30 pm
HISTORY:

The parish was started in 1955, when Project 6 was developed as the site of the People’s Homesite and Housing Corporation (PHHC).  Masses were then celebrated by priests from Sta. Rita Parish at the Philamlife Homes.  The first masses were celebrated under the shade of Sampaloc tree, which still stands in what is now the Project 6 Elementary School.  Later a makeshift visita was constructed where church activities were held.

When community members initiated a move for the construction of a church, Fr. Pedro Bantigue organized a construction committee.  On June 28, 1958, the Archbishop of Manila signed a deed of sale with the PHHC for the purchase of a 3,150-square-meter lot on Road 8.  That same year, the construction of the church went full swing.

While the church was being built, the faithful moved for the declaration of the community as a parish.  After the church community met the requirements for a parish, Cardinal Rufino Santos signed, on August 3, 1961, a decree creating the Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish.  Solemn dedication in July 16, 1982 by His Eminence Jaime Cardinal Sin.

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