Our Lady of the Pillar Church

The Our Lady of Pillar Church has a pink and orange facade. It has three large semi-oblong doors in the main entrance and several semi-oblong windows framed with pink concrete arches. Above the main entrance is a small circular glass window made of nine glass panels. Above the circular window is a platform with what looks like a statue of Mary. On the highest part of the front wall above the statue, is a decoration that looks like the blessed sacrament with a small cross on top. On the right of the church (when viewed in front from outside) is a large bell tower with similar orange and pink design and has several semi-oblong windows surrounding it. Its height exceeds that of the main church structure and has a small cross on top. There is also a smaller white bell tower on the left. Its height is lower than the main church structure.

Also known as: Sta. Cruz Parish, Archdiocesan Shrine of the Blessed Sacrament

Address: Plaza Sta. Cruz, Sta. Cruz, Manila [View Map]

Telephone: (02)733-0245

Fax: (02)488-0227

Pastor: Fr. Rudsend P. Paragas, SSS

Office Hours: no info

Mass Schedule

Monday to Friday: 6:30am 8:00am 12:15pm 1:00pm 5:15pm 6:15pm

Additional First Friday Mass: 10:00am 3:00pm

Saturday: 8:00am 12:15pm 1:00pm

Saturday Anticipated Mass: 5:00pm 6:15pm

Sunday: 6:00am 7:00am 8:15am 9:30am 12:00pm 1:00pm 3:30pm 4:45pm 6:00pm 7:15pm

Baptism with Mass: Sunday 10:30am


Tuesday to Thursday:7:00am-8:00am 11:00am-12:10pm 4:00-5:00pm

Friday:7:00am-8:00am 11:00am-12:10pm 4:00-5:30pm

Saturday: 7:30am-8:00am 11:00am-12:10pm 3:30-5:00pm

Sunday: 2:00pm-3:30pm


Our Lady of Perpetual Help: Wednesday 8:30am 10:00am 11:45am 1:30pm 3:00pm 4:30pm 5:00pm 6:00pm 7:00pm

St. Peter Julian Eymard: Thursday 11:30am

Our Lady of the Pillar: Saturday 4:30pm

Photo Gallery

The sanctuary of Our Lady of Pillar Church has a gray marble platform, dark gray altar, and white marble walls. The tabernacle is a goldtone vault at the center. The tabernacle is mounted on a wall with a dark blue color. Above the tabernacle are painted design of rocks and a lamb at the center. On the back of the lamb is a goldtone disc with dark yellow chi-rho. A dark yellow marble lectern, with a surface similar to the altar, is on the left of the front left. On the right are the priest's chair and a statue of resurrected Jesus in white, holding a cross-like staff. A statue of Mary wearing a  crown is on a red shelf with several lights on the far right, while a simpler shelf with a goldtone statue of what looks like a priest (possibly St. Peter Julian Eymard) is on the far left.A white statue of Mary as Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament is inside a small shelf with one white light on top. Four red candles flank the statue two on the left and two on the right. A statue of Pope John Paul II is inside a small shelf framed with maroon wood. The figure depicts the pope as raising his right hand while holding a staff with a crucifix with his left hand. He is wearing a white alb, red chasuble, and white stole decorated with two small black crosses, a black pentagon shield, and what looks like goldtone keys forming X. His brown boots are visible under the alb. A yellow picture frame with a text of Prayer to St. John Paul II is leaning on the wall on his left.A statue of St. Isidore the Farmer inside the Our Lady of Pillar Church. He has curly hair and simple beard and mustache. He is wearing a short brown robe, beige pants, and brown boots. He has a small shoulder bag and is holding a wooden staff. He is flanked by two children, a girl in pink and a boy in white. A calf is standing in front of him.This small brown chamber is one of the several confessionals of Our Lady of Pillar Church. It has three doors: the one at the center is for the confessor, and the ones of the sides are for the penitents. The section for the confessor has a pentagonal decorative roof that looks like a mitre and decorated with two keys forming an X in front. The number 4 is also attached in front of the confessor's door.

Published on September 21, 2019 under categories: Parish Churches.

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