June 01, 2016

Churches in Makati for the weary

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  • Most Filipinos are religious by nature. Typically, they don’t let a busy lifestyle get in the way of their faith. However, there comes a time when you either don’t have a weekend or are too tired to go to church when you get home.



    SAN PEDRO MAKATI CHURCH. Also known as Sts. Peter and Paul Church and Poblacion Chuch. Photo courtesy of Nissip via Wikimedia Commons


    Fear not. There are options for the faithful, even in the busy city that is Makati:

    • National Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe. It’s a hotbed for devotees to Our Lady of Guadalupe. You can find the shrine at 1923 Orense St., Guadalupe Nuevo, Makati City.

    • The Chapel of Our Lady of Guadalupe. If the National Shrine is too far, there’s the Chapel of Our Lady of Guadalupe conveniently located at Makati Ave. cor. HV Dela Costa St. It’s only a short walk from Ayala Ave. and is open during workdays, with a schedule fit for Makati workers.

    • Holy Cross Parish. Located along JP Rizal Ave., it’s a way’s away from the Makati Central Business District. This church, however, is perfect for those who work and live around the Globe Circuit Event Grounds.

    • National Shrine of the Sacred Heart. Popular to those who attend first Friday masses, the National Shrine of the Sacred Heart was declared a Jubilee Shrine last 2009. You can find the National Shrine of the Sacred Heart at 4 Sacred Heart St., San Antonio Village.

    • Holy Family Parish. For those that work and live within Brgy. San Isidro, the Holy Family Parish is a good option to keep your faith strong. It’s located at 2777 Faraday St., Brgy. San Isidro.

    • John Bosco Parish Church. It’s the church that students of Don Bosco Technical Institute can proudly call their own, but it’s also frequented by workers and residents within the area. It’s located in front of the Don Bosco Technical Institute at A. Arnaiz Ave. cor. Amorsolo St.

    • Andrew The Apostle Parish. The lone church that residents of Bel-Air and San Miguel in Makati can call their own, it was put up in 1968 and has stood there ever since. You can find the parish at N. Garcia St. cor. Kalayaan Ave., Bel-Air II.

    • Santuario De San Antonio Parish. Feeling like you can’t get a breather in BGC? Then head for the Santuario De San Antonio Parish, conveniently located at 3117 McKinley Road. It’s also an official vicariate of Our Lady of Guadalupe so if you’re a devotee, you’re in luck.

    • San Ildefonso Parish. One of the largest churches in Makati, it’s also one of the most picturesque. You can find the San Ildefonso Parish at A. Arnaiz Ave. cor. M. Reyes St.

    • San Pedro Macati Church. Also known as Sts. Peter and Paul Church and Poblacion Church, it’s located within Poblacion, the cultural and heritage district of Makati. It’s a government-recognized cultural property, being one of the country’s oldest churches. You can find this gem at 5539 D.M. Rivera St., Poblacion, Makati.

    These are just some of your options if you want some quiet time with God and you’re within Makati. Have others you frequent in the area? Let us know in the comments!


    Source: Weddings and Beyond

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