Sunday has been considered the Family Day for most. The time we got to spend moments with our loved ones, go out and eat, and attend the mass.
Lipa, a city situated in the province of Batangas is considered as the 3rd coldest city in the Philippines next to Baguio and Tagaytay.
This city has a lot to offer to every tourist. Having astonishing resorts and vacation spots, good food from well-known restaurants, and hospitable people, you cannot ask for more. The city as well has amazing history written in books and magazines.
But aside from those mentioned, Lipa City had captured every Catholic’s heart because of the many churches located in it — reason why this city has been called as the “Little Rome of the Philippines”.
Back in the early days, the Philippines has been colonized by numerous countries. This is the main reason why we got a lot of similar beliefs and doings from foreign regions.
According to a study, 86% of the Filipinos are Roman Catholics. If you have visited the country, you will be seeing a lot of churches embedded with amazing history.
Among the many cities and places in the Philippines, Lipa got the most beautiful and astonishing ones wherein people can visit from to time to time or even during special religious events.
One of mentioned is the famous Parish of Our Lady Mary Mediatrix of All Grace situated at Antipolo Del Norte, Lipa City. This is just a kilometer away from the popular Mt. Carmel Church wherein the National Pilgrimage is being held. This parish has an amazing and great architectural design which was from the bright mind of Fr. Alex Bautista, a priest and an architect. His beautiful creation is evidently seen on below photos captured last June 30 when I attended the mass.
The land (1.2 hectare) wherein this church is currently located was donated by a kind-hearted man named Danny Dolor.
As you entered the church, you will be delighted on how astonishing the church is as you will be greeted by pathways with benches (wherein you can sit and rest as well) and lights (which are open at night).
There are a lot of people who attend the mass on this church. If you are a Filipino residing in the Philippines, it is a must to visit. Below are the mass schedules (if you’ve decided to):
- Monday to Friday – 6:30 AM
- Saturday, 6:30 AM (except first Saturday, no Mass at 6:30 AM) and 5:00 PM (Sunday Mass)
- Sundays, 6:30 AM and 10:00 AM, 4:00 PM (English Mass) and 5:30 PM
You do not need to worry about the parking spaces since there are allotted areas for cars along the vicinity of the church.
You can also see a huge statue of the Mary Mediatrix of All Grace inside the church’s area.
Offering peaceful and solemn vibe, you can really feel the presence of the Lord as you pray.
If you would want to know more about this parish, feel free to visit their Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/marymediatrixofallgraceparishlipacity/
The people behind this parish also perform community services and events from time to time. They would love to receive donations, both goods and financial, as long as will help accomplish their mission. If you are one of those with kind hearts, go ahead and check the page mentioned above.
May we all be blessed forever! 🙂