Wednesday, 16 January 2019 09:47

Santo Niño Parish in Tondo now an archdiocesan shrine


The Santo Niño Parish in Tondo, Manila has been declared an archdiocesan shrine and will be officially erected on February 5, 2019, during the celebration of the Holy Eucharist to be presided by Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle.

Cardinal Tagle made the announcement on January 12, 2019, during the third-day Novena Mass for the feast of Santo Niño on January 20, 2019.

Photo Credit: Sto. Niño de Tondo Facebook Page

According to the decree signed by Cardinal Tagle, the erection of Sto. Niño Parish as an archdiocesan shrine arose from the petition of Fr. Estelito Villegas, parish priest of Sto. Niño Parish in Tondo and the parish community.

“By the Decree of Erection, We shall likewise grant to the said Archdiocesan Shrine of Sto. Niño all the rights and privileges embodied in the Statutes which we also approve at the same time”.

In his homily during the third-day Novena Mass for the feast of Santo Niño, he challenged the parishioners to be prepared as they embrace their new identity and mission.

“Kung iyan ang identity, yan ang misyon. Kasama sa identity ay pagiging misyonera ng ebanghelisasyon,” Cardinal Tagle said. (Jheng Manalang Prado/RCAM-AOC)

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