Black Nazarene Traslacion to be “localized” again for 2022

The Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarene or Quiapo Church will suspend for the second year the procession of the image of the Black Nazarene for 2022 because of the continued surge of COVID-19 pandemic in the country.

According to Fr. Douglas Badong, Parochial Vicar of Quiapo Church, the parish is preparing to localize the celebration of Nazareno Fiesta. Just like last year, instead of the devotees going to Quiapo Church, the image of the Nazareno will be brought to various places in the Archdiocese of Manila and neighboring dioceses. The purpose of which, according to Fr. Badong is to avoid the influx of the devotees in Quiapo Church to help prevent the spread of the virus.

In a video message posted on the social media page of Quiapo Church, Fr. Danichi Hui who is also the Parochial Vicar of Quiapo Church reiterated that the traditional Traslacion of Poong Nazareno from Quirino Grandstand to Quiapo Church will still be postponed. He then encouraged the faithful to come to the parish on the fiesta day and make sure that they are already vaccinated against COVID-19 and followed the safety health protocol set by the government.

“Kung makikiisa sa kapistahan dapat ay fully vaccinated at laging dalhin ang vaccination card or ID; patilihin ang pagsusuot ng facemask at face shiled at magdala ng sariling hand sanitizer,” Fr, Hui said.

Here is the list of places and dates that the image of the Black Nazarene will visit:

DECEMBER 27 – 29, 2021

  • Atimonan Catholic Church – Atimonan, Quezon

DECEMBER 29, 2021 – JANUARY 2, 2022

  • St. Ferdinand Cathedral, Lucena City

DECEMBER 28 – 30, 2021

  • The Baguio Cathedral of Our Lady of the Atonement o Baguio Cathedral

DECEMBER 30, 2021 – JANUARY 2, 2022

  • Birhen ng Antipolo – Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage o Antipolo Cathedral

DECEMBER 31, 2021 – JANUARY 1, 2022

  • Caritas Manila

JANUARY 1-2, 2022

  • Chapel of St. Lazarus o San Lazaro Hospital
  • Shrine of Our Lady of Namacpacan, La Union

JANUARY 2-3, 2022

  • National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO)
  • St. John the Evangelist Cathedral, Lingayen, Dagupan
  • Cathedral Parish of Saint Paul the First Hermit o San Pablo Cathedral
  • San Roque Cathedral – Diocese of Kalookan

JANUARY 3-4, 2022

  • Manila Public Information Office o Manila City Hall
  • St. Nicholas of Tolentine Parish Cathedral / Historic Cabanatuan Cathedral Cabanatuan City
  • Metropolitan Cathedral of San Sebastian – Archdiocese of Lipa
  • Novaliches Cathedral

JANUARY 4-5, 2022

  • Greenbelt Chapel, Ayala Center
  • San Sebastian Cathedral Parish Tarlac, Poblacion, Tarlac City
  • The Roman Catholic Parish Church of Saint John the Baptist City of Calamba, Calamba City
  • The Immaculate Conception Cathedral of Cubao

JANUARY 5-6, 2022

  • Bureau of Fire Protection – Main Office
  • Katedral ni San Jose, Nueva Ecija
  • Diocesan Shrine and Parish of Our Lady of the Pillar – Imus Cathedral – Imus Cathedral
  • Immaculate Conception Cathedral of Pasig

JANUARY 6-7, 2022

  • DZRV 846 / adyo Veritas 846
  • Metropolitan Cathedral of San Fernando, Pampanga
  • The Cathedral Parish of St. Andrew, Parañaque
  • The Manila Cathedral – Minor Basilica of the Immaculate Conception

JANUARY 7-8, 2022

  • San Carlos Seminary – Archdiocese of Manila, Guadalupe, Makati
  • Malolos Cathedral – Immaculate Conception Parish Cathedral & Minor Basilica
  • Baclaran Church – National Shrine of Our Mother of Perpetual Help, Parañaque

JANUARY 8, 2022

  • The Nazarene Catholic School (OFFICIAL), Hidalgo St., Quiapo, Manila

The celebration of the feast of the Nazareno will commence with the nine-day novena mass from Dec. 31, 2021, to Jan. 8, 2022. It will be presided by priests who are devotees of the Nazareno.

According to Fr. Badong, the “pahalik” or the kissing of the image of the Nazareno is not allowed but will be replaced with “pagtanaw” or the viewing of the image. 

There will also be a blessing of the replica or image of the Black Nazarene every after the celebration of the Holy Mass.

Quiapo Church will also provide LED screens so that devotees can watch and participate in the mass. It can be watched on the social media accounts of Quiapo Church as well as on the Facebook pages of the RCAM SOCOM platforms namely TV Maria, Radio Veritas and Archdiocese of Manila Office of Communications (AOC).

The theme for Traslacion 2022 is “Bakit kayo natatakot? Wala pa ba kayong pananalig?” which is taken from the gospel of St. Mark 4:40 while the catechism of meditation is taken from the Eighth Commandment, “Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor” (Ex. 20:16). (Jheng Prado/RCAM-AOC)


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