JARO CATHEDRAL | MASS SCHEDULE 2020

JARO METROPOLITAN CATHEDRAL | OUR LADY OF CANDLES NATIONAL SHRINE | MASS SCHEDULE | ILOILO CITY

Jaro Cathedral

JARO  CATHEDRAL | OUR LADY OF CANDLES NATIONAL SHRINE | MASS SCHEDULE | ILOILO CITY

The Our Lady of Candles National Shrine (Santuario Nacional de Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria) or commonly known as the Jaro Cathedral serves as the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Jaro. It is one of the oldest churches in Iloilo that is visited by many tourists.

JARO CATHEDRAL HISTORY

The cathedral is rich in history that started as a parish, later on, a cathedral, and over time it became a national shrine. Here are the most notable occurrences in Jaro Cathedral history since it was structured:

Present Cathedral Structure

The present cathedral was built in 1874 with the leadership of the first Bishop of Jaro, Mariano Cuartero, O.P. Before the current cathedral was established in 1874, the Parish of Jaro was built in La Paz district (previously Alangan), Iloilo City on 1587. The parish patron saint is Saint Elizabeth of Hungary.

Earthquake of 1948

The earthquake called Lady Caycay destroyed the cathedral in January 1948.

Restoration in 1956

The cathedral was later restored in 1956 by His Excellency Jose Maria Cuenco, the first Archbishop of Jaro.

Historical Landmark

In 1976, Jaro Cathedral was declared as a historical landmark by the National Historical Institute of the Philippines.

The Visit of Pope and Saint John Paul II

During the Pope’s visit on February 21, 1981, he canonically crowned the statue of Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria. This event led the Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria to become the official Roman Catholic patron of Western Visayas and Romblon.

National Shrine of Our Lady of Candles

Formally declared as a national shrine by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines on February 2012. It is the second national shrine in Visayas and Mindanao, after the Basilica del Santo Niño in Cebu.

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JARO CATHEDRAL ARCHITECTURE AND OTHER FEATURES

Romanesque Revival Style

The architecture used a Romanesque Revival Style that can be seen in the intricate designs and red-roofed dome of the church. It also diverges from semi-circular arches. Over the main entrance of the church, there are stairs attached on the front facade of the church. These directly leads to a shrine that features Our Lady of the Candles in front of the church. Below the shrine is the main entrance to the church.

Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria

The shrine of Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria can be easily seen in the front façade of the church. Encased in a glass shrine, the stone image of Our Lady of Candles is always visited by a huge number of devotees. It is said that the limestone is alive and growing. Because of this, the image did not fit its original casing and was later moved to its present location.

All-Male Ensemble of Saints

The main pillars inside the church are lined with an ensemble of male saints. The only female icon in the church is the image of Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria. This all-male ensemble of saints complements the all-female group that can be found in Molo Church.

Campanario de Jaro

The belfry of the cathedral is called Campanario de Jaro. Unlike typical belfries that are located next to their church, the Campanario de Jaro can be found on Jaro Plaza which is across the street from the cathedral. It used to be adjacent to a church, but it was destroyed by an earthquake. According to history, the belfry was used as a watchtower to defend against any intruders.

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JARO CATHEDRAL | FIESTA DE LA CANDELARIA

The Fiesta de la Candelaria or Feast of Our Lady of Candles is held every February 2. The focus of the feast is the image of Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria that is more than 400 years old. During the feast, there are masses held in honor of Our Lady of Candles, processions, and blessings of candles.

The belfry accross the church

HOW TO GET THERE

The cathedral is located along Plaza Rizal St. in Jaro, Iloilo City on the island of Panay. If you are coming from Manila, you can take a plane that is bound for Iloilo. You can ride a shuttle from the airport to the city of Iloilo which takes less than hour travel time. Upon reaching the city, you can ride a tricycle or jeepney that can drop you off in front of the church.

The Jaro Cathedral holds great history for Roman Catholics. If you find yourself visiting Iloilo, this is one of the places that you must visit. The picturesque beauty of the church will definitely hold your attention.

Address |Contact Number

Jaro, Iloilo City, 5000 Philippines
(033) 320-9505 & (033) 329-1625

JARO METROPOLITAN CATHEDRAL | OUR LADY OF CANDLES NATIONAL SHRINE | MASS SCHEDULE | ILOILO CITY

JARO CATHEDRAL MASS SCHEDULE, SACRAMENTS AND DEVOTIONS (NOVENAS)

 

Jaro Cathedral  Daily Masses

5:30 AM – Hiligaynon Mass
6:00 AM – English Mass
6:30 AM – Hiligaynon Mass
12:15 NN – (Mon. To Fri.) English Mass
5:30 PM – English Mass

Sunday Masses

5:30 PM – Saturday Anticipated Mass in English
5:00 AM – Hiligaynon Mass
6:30 AM – English Mass
8:00 AM – Hiligaynon Mass, Missa Pro Populo
9:30 AM – English Mass
12:00 NN – English Mass
3:00 PM – English Mass
4:30 PM – Hiligaynon Mass
6:00 PM – Hiligaynon Mass
7:30 PM – English Mass

Jaro Cathedral Holy Week Services

Palm Sunday
5:00 AM – Hiligaynon Mass
6:30 AM – English Mass
7:30 AM -Solemn Blessing of Palms and Procession (Grotto) Hiligaynon Mass
9:30 AM – English Mass
12:00 NN – English Mass
3:00 PM – English Mass
4:30 PM – Blessing of Palms, Hiligaynon Mass
6:00 PM – Hiligaynon Mass
7:30 PM – English Mass

Holy Monday
5:30 AM – Hiligaynon Mass
6:00 AM – English Mass
6:00 AM – Confessions
6:30 AM – Hiligaynon Mass
12:15 PM – English Mass
4:30 PM – Confessions
5:30 PM – Hiligaynon Mass
6:00 PM – Confessions

Holy Tuesday
5:30 AM – Hiligaynon Mass
6:00 AM – English Mass
6:00 AM – Confessions
6:30 AM – Hiligaynon Mass
12:15 PM – English Mass
4:30 PM -Confessions
5:30 PM -Hiligaynon Mass
6:00 PM -Confessions

Holy Wednesday
5:30 AM -Hiligaynon Mass
6:00 AM -English Mass
6:00 AM -Confessions
6:30 AM -Hiligaynon Mass
12:15 PM – English Mass
4:30 PM -Confessions
5:30 PM -Hiligaynon Mass
6:00 PM -Confessions (Kinder School)

Holy Thursday
7:00 AM Chrism Mass; Renewal of Priestly Promises
10:00 to 12:00 NN- Confessions (Kinder School)
5:30 PM -Mass of the Lord’s Supper; Washing of the Feet
7:00 PM to 12:00 MN Visita Iglesia
8:00 PM to 9:00 PM -Confessions (Kinder School)

Good Friday
6:00 AM – Via Crucis (Traditional Route of Procession)
12:00 NN- Siete Palabras (7 Last Words)
4:00 PM -Celebration of the Passion and Death of the Lord
Veneration of the Cross (Cathedral)
6:00 PM -Procession of the Sto. Entierro
9:00 PM -Soledad Procession
9:00 PM to 12:00 MN- Veneration of the Sto. Entierro (Grotto)

Holy Saturday
8:00 PM -Paschal Vigil; Renewal of Baptismal Promises; Blessing of All Things

Easter Sunday
5:15 AM -Easter Procession
6:00 AM -Dampog/Encuentro (Cathedral Main Gate)
6:30 AM -English Mass
8:00 AM -Hiligaynon Mass, Missa Pro Populo
9:30 AM -English Mass
12:00 NN- English Mass
3:00 PM -English Mass
4:30 PM -Hiligaynon Mass
6:00 PM -Hiligaynon Mass
7:30 PM -English Mass

Jaro Cathedral Feast and Holy Days of Obligation 

Immaculate Conception (December 8)

5:30 PM -Anticipated Mass, Hiligaynon (December 7)
5:00 AM -Hiligaynon Mass
6:30 AM -English Mass
8:00 AM -Hiligaynon Mass, Missa Pro Populo
9:30 AM -English Mass
12:00 NN- English Mass
3:00 PM -English Mass
4:00 PM -Procession
5:30 PM Hiligaynon Mass
7:00 PM -English Mass

Christmas

December 24
5:30 PM -Vespers Mass in English
11:45 PM-Midnight Mass

December 25
6:30 AM -English Mass
8:00 AM -Hiligaynon Mass, Missa Pro Populo
9:30 AM -English Mass
12:00 NN-English Mass
3:00 PM -English Mass
4:30 PM -Hiligaynon Mass
6:00 PM -Hiligaynon Mass
7:30 PM -English Mass

New Year (The Feast of Mary, Mother of God)

December 31
5:30 PM -Anticipated Mass in English

January 1
6:30 AM -English Mass
8:00 AM -Hiligaynon Mass, Missa Pro Populo
9:30 AM -English Mass
12:00 NN-English Mass
3:00 PM -English Mass
4:30 PM -Hiligaynon Mass
6:00 PM -Hiligaynon Mass
7:30 PM -English Mass

Jaro Cathedral  All Souls Days 

November. 1
3:00 to 8:00 PM – Animas – the traditional ringing of the bells (death knell) inviting people to begin praying for the souls of the faithful departed.
4:30 PM – Hiligaynon Mass at the Jaro Cemetery. Common responso follows the prayers
6:00 PM – Hiligaynon Mass at the Jaro Cemetery.

November 2 (if Nov. 2 does not fall on a Sunday)
5:30 AM -Hiligaynon Mass (Cathedral)
6:00 AM -English Mass (Cathedral)
6:30 AM -Hiligaynon Mass (Cathedral)
7:30 AM -Jaro Cemetery Chapel
12:00 NN- English Mass Cathedral (if Nov. 2 falls on a weekday)
4:30 PM -Jaro Cemetery Chapel
5:30 PM -Hiligaynon Mass (Cathedral)

Jaro Cathedral, Solemn Feast Ntra. Sra. de la Candelaria

NOVENA (January 24 to February 2)
Novena Schedules:
After the 6:30 AM Weekday Masses including Saturdays
after the 6:30 AM mass on a Sunday (in Hiligaynon/Dialect)

At 5:10 PM before the 5:30 Mass including Saturdays
after the 4:30 PM mass on a Sunday (In English)

Novena Masses follow the Weekday and Saturday and Sunday Schedule of Masses.

Fiesta Masses

February 1
5:30 PM – Vespers/Mass and Solemn Coronation of the Child Jesus and Our Lady of Candles at the Balcony Shrine

February 2
Inside the Cathedral
4:00 AM -Hiligaynon Mass
5:00 AM Hiligaynon Mass
6:00 AM -English Mass

7:00 AM -Blessing of Candles; Solemn Concelebrated Mass, in Hiligaynon

9:00 AM -English Mass
10:00 AM- Hiligaynon Mass
11:00 AM -English Mass
12:00 NN-English Mass
3:00 PM -English Mass
4:00 PM -Procession

5:30 PM – Solemn Concelebrated Mass, in Hiligaynon

7:00 PM -English Mass
8:00 PM -English Mass

At the Grotto
Masses are held every 30 minutes from 5:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Jaro Cathedral Sacraments

BAPTISM
Saturday
8:30 AM -Registration
11:30 AM- Celebration of Baptism

Sunday
8:30 AM -Registration
12:00 NN- Celebration of Baptism

CONFIRMATION
1st and 3rd Thursdays of the Month
8:00 AM -Registration
10:00 AM- Pre-Confirmation Catechesis
11:00 AM -Confirmation

SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION AND CONFESSIONS
4:30 PM up to 5:30 PM – Tuesday to Friday

MARRIAGE
By appointment
Common weddings (No Arancel) are held every Thursdays at 8:00 AM

SACRAMENT OF THE SICK
By appointment
Anytime in cases of emergency

Jaro Cathedral Funeral Masses
By appointment

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