VICARIATE OF SAN PEDRO BAUTISTA

STA TERESITA DEL NIÑO JESUS PARISH
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ADDRESS:  #43 Kanlaon St., Quezon City
CONTACT NUMBER: 731-9227
FEAST DAY: Nearest Sunday to October 1
TITULAR: Saint Therese of Lisieux

BOUNDARIES:

Quezon Avenue, D. Tuazon, Maria Clara, Blumentritt


PARISH PRIEST:
  • REV. FR. RALLY S. GONZAGA, OFMCap
    Parish Priest
FORMER PARISH PRIESTS:
  • Fr. Juan Cruz Gaston, Ofm. Cap. (1977-1980)
  • Fr. Manuel Ramirez, Ofm. Cap. (1980-1982)
  • Fr. Dante Mamiit, Ofm. Cap. (1982-1983)
  • Fr. Domingo Velasco, Ofm. Cap. (1983-1988)
  • Fr. Ernesto Lagasca, Ofm. Cap. (1988-1991)
  • Fr. Sergio Arenga, Ofm. Cap. (1991-1995)
  • Fr. Agapito Feniz, Ofm. Cap. (1995-1995)
  • Fr. Miguel Peralta, Ofm. Cap. (1995-1997)
  • Fr. Roberto San Diego, Ofm. Cap. (1997-1998)
  • Fr. Paulino Velasquez, Ofm. Cap. (1998-1999)
  • Fr. Ramon Atanacio, Ofm. Cap. (1999-2006)
  • Fr. Antonio Yapchiongco, OFMCap (2006-2008)
  • Fr. Rally Gonzaga, OFMCap. (2008-2012)
MASSES:
  • Monday to Saturday
    6:00 am, 7:00 am, 6:00 pm
  • Sunday
    6:00 am, 7:00 am, 8:00 am, 9:00 am,
    10:00 am, 5:00 pm, 6:00 pm, 7:00 pm
BAPTISM:
  • Saturday By Appointment
  • Sunday 11:30 am
ANNOINTING OF THE SICK:
  • Available on call
WEDDINGS:
  • Monday to Saturday
DEVOTIONS:
  • Novena to Perpetual Help
    Wednesday
  • Novena to Theresa of the Child Jesus
    Every Thursday after 6:00 pm Mass
  • Novena of Relic of St. Therese / Blessings of Roses
    Every First Thursday
  • Novena to Sacred Heart
    Every First Friday / Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
  • Marian Dawn Procession
    Every First Saturday / Healing Mass
    6:00 pm Parish Gym
CONFESSIONS:
  • During Mass or if needed

 

HISTORY:

The history of the Sta. Teresita Parish is closely connected to the history of the Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes on Retiro Street.  The original titular name of the parish-shrine was Sta. Teresita del Nino Jesus Parish.  When the parish church was about to be built, World War II broke out.  This led the Capuchin fathers to build a temporary chapel for Sunday masses at the offices of the Araneta family on Mayon Street.  (The Aranetas had donated the lot for the church in Retiro).  After the war and the completion of the beautiful church in Retiro, which enshrines the image of Our Lady of Lourdes, the small church of Sta. Teresita on Mayon Street Parish.

Seeing the need for having a second parish, the Capuchin fathers decided, with the recommendation of Cardinal Sin, to elevate the chapel of Sta. Teresita to a parish church.  Finally, on August 23, 1977, the parish of Sta. Teresita del Nino Jesus was established, with Fr. Juan Gaston as the first parish priest.  By this act also, the name of the parish on Retiro Street was changed from the Sta. Teresita Parish to the Parish of Our Lady of Lourdes.

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