BAPTISM FOR ADULTS. An old woman receives the sacrament of baptism from a bishop in special rites at the National Shrine of the Our Lady of the Rule in Lapu-Lapu City on Tuesday (April 13, 2021). The event was conducted on the third day of Triduum in preparation for the 500th anniversary of the First Baptism that happened in Cebu on April 14, 1521, to be celebrated on Wednesday at the Plaza Sugbu near the historic Basilica Minore del Sto. Niño de Cebu and the Magellan’s Cross. (Screengrab from an Archdiocese of Cebu video)

Catholic church welcomes new members

 April 13, 2021

CEBU CITY– The Roman Catholic Church in Cebu on Tuesday welcomed 100 new members in baptismal rites for adults during the third day of Triduum leading to the 500thanniversary of the First Baptism in the country.

Prelates led by Cebu Auxiliary Bishop Midyphil Billones baptized the 100 adults in  the presence of their parents and godparents at the National Shrine of the Our Lady of the Rule in Lapu-Lapu City.

Safe physical distance was maintained among churchgoers to avoid coronavirus disease (Covid-19) transmission.

Other church officials present in the solemn Christian ritual were Archbishop Jose Palma, Cotabato Archbishop Orlando Cardinal Quevedo, Bishop Antonio Rañola, Maasin Bishop Preciosio Cantillas and Talibon Bishop Daniel Patrick Parcon.

The mayor of Lapu-Lapu City, Junard Chan and its lone district congresswoman, Paz Radaza also graced the occasion. Read More

Philippines tops countries with most number of baptisms

 April 14, 2021

MANILA – The Philippines topped the list of countries with the most number of baptisms of young children.Citing data from the Catholic News Service, the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) news website reported on Wednesday that the country recorded more than 1.6… Read More

CONFIRMATION RITES. Palo, Leyte Archbishop John Du administers the chrism oil to a Roman Catholic faithful during the confirmation rites for 100 young members of the church, at the National Shrine of St. Joseph in Mandaue City, Cebu on Monday (April 12, 2021). Du, in his homily, highlighted the friendliness and hospitality of the Filipinos’ ancestors as early expression of Christian values. (Screengrab from Archdiocese of Cebu video)

100 Cebu youths join confirmation rites as part of ‘Triduum’

Some 100 young members of the Roman Catholic Church in Cebu City on Monday received the sacrament of confirmation in rites to mark the second day of “Triduum” as part of the 500th Year of Christianity celebration in the Philippines.

“Triduum” means three days of preparation prior to the big day on Wednesday (April 14), when the country marks the 500th year anniversary of the First Baptism  which happened in Cebu City. READ MORE

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