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All you need to know about Antipolo Cathedral in Rizal, Philippines.



The International Shrine of Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage informally known as the Cathedral of Antipolo is a Roman Catholic cathedral in Antipolo, Philippines. It enshrines a venerated Black Madonna image of the Blessed Virgin Mary as Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage (Spanish: Nuestra Señora de la Paz y Buen Viaje), and serves as the seat of the Bishop of Antipolo.

Antipolo Cathedral facade

The shrine attracts millions of pilgrims annually, especially during the pilgrimage season which commences with the believers walking from the Quiapo Church on April 30 to May.

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Antipolo Cathedral in Details

Name: 
  • International Shrine of Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage
  • Pandaigdigang Dambana ng Birhen ng Kapayapaan at Mabuting Paglalakbay
  • Immaculate Conception Parish
  • Parokya ng Kalinis-linisang Paglilihi


Antipolo Cathedral
national history marker
Location: Antipolo, Rizal
Country: Philippines
Denomination: Roman Catholic
Status: Cathedral
Founded: 1632
Founder(s): Father Juan de Salazar, S.J.
Dedication: Virgin Mary under the title of Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage
Functional status: Active
Architect: José L. de Ocampo
Architectural type: Church building
Style: Modern
Completed1954
Number of domes1
Number of spires1
MaterialsCement
DioceseAntipolo
ParishImmaculate Conception Parish



Antipolo Cathedral History

The first missionaries of Antipolo were the Franciscans. The first church in Antipolo was built by the Society of Jesus under Rev. Juan de Salazar. The Jesuits administered the church from 1591 to 1768. The church was prepared for the image of Nuestra Señora dela Paz y Buen Viaje in 1632. However, the church structure was greatly damaged during the 2nd Sangley Rebellion (1639) and the earthquakes of 1645, 1824 and 1863.

The church, meant to house the image of Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage brought by then-Governor General Juan Niño de Tabora, was supposed to be built on a different plot of land. The church's present location was the site of the tipolo (Artocarpus blancoi), top which the image was found after mysteriously vanishing several times.

Antipolo church in early 1900's

The church was completed in 1632, but suffered severe damage in 1639 when the Sangley (Chinese) set fire to the church in a revolt. It was restored afterwards though it was damaged by the 1645 Luzon earthquake, and other earthquakes in 1824 and 1863. Nevertheless, the church became a popular pilgrimage site as many devotees paid reverence to Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage, including Philippine national hero and polymath José Rizal, who visited the shrine as a boy with his father, Francisco Mercado, on 6 June 1868. The pair went on pilgrimage to fulfill a vow Rizal's mother, Teodora Alonso, had made when she and the boy survived his delivery.

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Towards the end of World War II in 1945, the church was destroyed by Allied bombardment meant to liberate the area from the Japanese imperial control. After the war, a campaign was organized to build a new church, with the fundraising committee headed by former First Lady Aurora Quezon and Antipolo parish priest, Francisco Avendano. Architect José L. de Ocampo was commissioned to design the new shrine. The construction began in 1948 and completed in 1954.

On 14 January 1954, the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines declared the new Antipolo Church as declared the National Shrine to Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage. The church was elevated to the status of cathedral on 25 June 1983, upon the canonical erection of the Diocese of Antipolo.

High altar, with the image of Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage enshrined behind glass

On June 18, 2022, the Holy See declared the Antipolo Cathedral as an international shrine, making it the 11th international shrine in the world and the third in Asia after the St. Thomas Church Malayattoor in India, and the Haemi Martyrdom Holy Ground together with the Seoul Pilgrimage Routes in South Korea. It is also the first Marian international shrine in Asia.



Pilgrimage Season

The Pilgrimage Season of the cathedral is initiated yearly by the "Pagdalaw ng Ina sa Anak" (Mother's Visit to her Son), which is the temporary transfer of Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage from Antipolo Cathedral to Quiapo Church, where the Black Nazarene is enshrined.

A welcome Mass is held in Quiapo Church at 9:00 in the morning. At 6:00 p.m., the farewell Mass is celebrated, after which the Penitential Walk from Quiapo Church to Antipolo Cathedral commences, with a distance close to 33 kilometers.

Pilgrimage Season in 2017

On the first of May each year, the return of the image of Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage at the cathedral is celebrated by a Mass at 5:00 in the morning. Every first Tuesday of May, a procession of the image starts at 7:00 a.m. from the cathedral to Pinagmisahan Hill where, at the end, a Mass is celebrated. It was here on May 3, the Feast of the Holy Cross, that a wooden cross was blessed and erected.

Since 1947, a commemorative thanksgiving Mass is celebrated on the very first Tuesday of May, inaugurating the start of the Pilgrimage Season which ends on the first Tuesday of July.


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How to get to Antipolo Cathedral

Antipolo is a large city, but many of the major tourist attractions are accessible from the city center via a tricycle ride.

By public transportation: Hop aboard an Antipolo-bound van or jeepney from Cubao or Edsa-Shaw. Get off at your destination or the Antipolo Cathedral. From the church area, there are plenty of tricycles that can take you to where you want to go.

By private car: Drive to Antipolo via Sumulong Highway or Ortigas Extension.

See map for details and driving directions:


Antipolo Cathedral

Address: Dela Paz St, Antipolo, 1870 Rizal
Phone Number: (02) 8571 7347
Email Address: info@birhenngantipolo.ph

The cathedral's interior and high altar, 2019

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Antipolo Cathedral Mass Schedule & Other Services


Sunday
  • A.M. Mass: 5:00, 6:00, 7:00, 8:00, 9:00, 10:00, 11:00
  • P.M. Mass: 3:00, 4:00 (Children’s Mass), 5:00, 6:00, 7:00, 8:00 (English Mass)

Monday
  • A.M. Mass: 5:00, 6:00, 7:00, 8:00, 9:00, 10:00, 11:00
  • P.M. Mass: 3:00, 4:00 (Children’s Mass), 5:00, 6:00, 7:00, 8:00 (English Mass)

Monday to Friday
  • A.M. Mass: 6:00, 7:00, 8:00, 9:00
  • P.M. Mass: 5:00, 6:00

First Saturday
  • Novena to Our Lady of Antipolo: 4:30 PM
  • Novena Mass: 5:00 PM
  • Novena Procession: 6:00 PM
  • Mass for Family & Life: 7:00 PM

Second Saturday
  • Mass for Youth: 7:00 PM

Third Saturday
  • Mass for Vacation: 5:00 PM

Last/Fourth Saturday
  • Healing Mass: 7:00 PM

Wednesday
  • Mass | Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help: 6:00 PM

First Friday
  • Holy Hour: 4:00 PM

Baptism
  • Monday to Saturday: 11:00 AM & 4:00PM

Funeral Mass
  • Monday to Sunday: 2:00 PM

Car Blessings
  • Monday to Sunday: 7:30-11:30 AM

House blessings and counseling
  • BY APPOINTMENT

Confession Time
  • Wednesday & Friday: 5:00 to 6:00 PM




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ANTIPOLO CATHEDRAL: International Shrine of Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage (History & Mass Schedule)


All you need to know about Antipolo Cathedral in Rizal, Philippines.



The International Shrine of Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage informally known as the Cathedral of Antipolo is a Roman Catholic cathedral in Antipolo, Philippines. It enshrines a venerated Black Madonna image of the Blessed Virgin Mary as Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage (Spanish: Nuestra Señora de la Paz y Buen Viaje), and serves as the seat of the Bishop of Antipolo.

Antipolo Cathedral facade

The shrine attracts millions of pilgrims annually, especially during the pilgrimage season which commences with the believers walking from the Quiapo Church on April 30 to May.

Loading...

Antipolo Cathedral in Details

Name: 
  • International Shrine of Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage
  • Pandaigdigang Dambana ng Birhen ng Kapayapaan at Mabuting Paglalakbay
  • Immaculate Conception Parish
  • Parokya ng Kalinis-linisang Paglilihi


Antipolo Cathedral
national history marker
Location: Antipolo, Rizal
Country: Philippines
Denomination: Roman Catholic
Status: Cathedral
Founded: 1632
Founder(s): Father Juan de Salazar, S.J.
Dedication: Virgin Mary under the title of Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage
Functional status: Active
Architect: José L. de Ocampo
Architectural type: Church building
Style: Modern
Completed1954
Number of domes1
Number of spires1
MaterialsCement
DioceseAntipolo
ParishImmaculate Conception Parish



Antipolo Cathedral History

The first missionaries of Antipolo were the Franciscans. The first church in Antipolo was built by the Society of Jesus under Rev. Juan de Salazar. The Jesuits administered the church from 1591 to 1768. The church was prepared for the image of Nuestra Señora dela Paz y Buen Viaje in 1632. However, the church structure was greatly damaged during the 2nd Sangley Rebellion (1639) and the earthquakes of 1645, 1824 and 1863.

The church, meant to house the image of Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage brought by then-Governor General Juan Niño de Tabora, was supposed to be built on a different plot of land. The church's present location was the site of the tipolo (Artocarpus blancoi), top which the image was found after mysteriously vanishing several times.

Antipolo church in early 1900's

The church was completed in 1632, but suffered severe damage in 1639 when the Sangley (Chinese) set fire to the church in a revolt. It was restored afterwards though it was damaged by the 1645 Luzon earthquake, and other earthquakes in 1824 and 1863. Nevertheless, the church became a popular pilgrimage site as many devotees paid reverence to Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage, including Philippine national hero and polymath José Rizal, who visited the shrine as a boy with his father, Francisco Mercado, on 6 June 1868. The pair went on pilgrimage to fulfill a vow Rizal's mother, Teodora Alonso, had made when she and the boy survived his delivery.

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Towards the end of World War II in 1945, the church was destroyed by Allied bombardment meant to liberate the area from the Japanese imperial control. After the war, a campaign was organized to build a new church, with the fundraising committee headed by former First Lady Aurora Quezon and Antipolo parish priest, Francisco Avendano. Architect José L. de Ocampo was commissioned to design the new shrine. The construction began in 1948 and completed in 1954.

On 14 January 1954, the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines declared the new Antipolo Church as declared the National Shrine to Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage. The church was elevated to the status of cathedral on 25 June 1983, upon the canonical erection of the Diocese of Antipolo.

High altar, with the image of Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage enshrined behind glass

On June 18, 2022, the Holy See declared the Antipolo Cathedral as an international shrine, making it the 11th international shrine in the world and the third in Asia after the St. Thomas Church Malayattoor in India, and the Haemi Martyrdom Holy Ground together with the Seoul Pilgrimage Routes in South Korea. It is also the first Marian international shrine in Asia.



Pilgrimage Season

The Pilgrimage Season of the cathedral is initiated yearly by the "Pagdalaw ng Ina sa Anak" (Mother's Visit to her Son), which is the temporary transfer of Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage from Antipolo Cathedral to Quiapo Church, where the Black Nazarene is enshrined.

A welcome Mass is held in Quiapo Church at 9:00 in the morning. At 6:00 p.m., the farewell Mass is celebrated, after which the Penitential Walk from Quiapo Church to Antipolo Cathedral commences, with a distance close to 33 kilometers.

Pilgrimage Season in 2017

On the first of May each year, the return of the image of Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage at the cathedral is celebrated by a Mass at 5:00 in the morning. Every first Tuesday of May, a procession of the image starts at 7:00 a.m. from the cathedral to Pinagmisahan Hill where, at the end, a Mass is celebrated. It was here on May 3, the Feast of the Holy Cross, that a wooden cross was blessed and erected.

Since 1947, a commemorative thanksgiving Mass is celebrated on the very first Tuesday of May, inaugurating the start of the Pilgrimage Season which ends on the first Tuesday of July.


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How to get to Antipolo Cathedral

Antipolo is a large city, but many of the major tourist attractions are accessible from the city center via a tricycle ride.

By public transportation: Hop aboard an Antipolo-bound van or jeepney from Cubao or Edsa-Shaw. Get off at your destination or the Antipolo Cathedral. From the church area, there are plenty of tricycles that can take you to where you want to go.

By private car: Drive to Antipolo via Sumulong Highway or Ortigas Extension.

See map for details and driving directions:


Antipolo Cathedral

Address: Dela Paz St, Antipolo, 1870 Rizal
Phone Number: (02) 8571 7347
Email Address: info@birhenngantipolo.ph

The cathedral's interior and high altar, 2019

Where to Stay in Rizal?


ACTIVITIES AND TOURS IN MANILA


Antipolo Cathedral Mass Schedule & Other Services


Sunday
  • A.M. Mass: 5:00, 6:00, 7:00, 8:00, 9:00, 10:00, 11:00
  • P.M. Mass: 3:00, 4:00 (Children’s Mass), 5:00, 6:00, 7:00, 8:00 (English Mass)

Monday
  • A.M. Mass: 5:00, 6:00, 7:00, 8:00, 9:00, 10:00, 11:00
  • P.M. Mass: 3:00, 4:00 (Children’s Mass), 5:00, 6:00, 7:00, 8:00 (English Mass)

Monday to Friday
  • A.M. Mass: 6:00, 7:00, 8:00, 9:00
  • P.M. Mass: 5:00, 6:00

First Saturday
  • Novena to Our Lady of Antipolo: 4:30 PM
  • Novena Mass: 5:00 PM
  • Novena Procession: 6:00 PM
  • Mass for Family & Life: 7:00 PM

Second Saturday
  • Mass for Youth: 7:00 PM

Third Saturday
  • Mass for Vacation: 5:00 PM

Last/Fourth Saturday
  • Healing Mass: 7:00 PM

Wednesday
  • Mass | Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help: 6:00 PM

First Friday
  • Holy Hour: 4:00 PM

Baptism
  • Monday to Saturday: 11:00 AM & 4:00PM

Funeral Mass
  • Monday to Sunday: 2:00 PM

Car Blessings
  • Monday to Sunday: 7:30-11:30 AM

House blessings and counseling
  • BY APPOINTMENT

Confession Time
  • Wednesday & Friday: 5:00 to 6:00 PM




IMPORTANT NOTE: The rates, contact details and other information indicated in this post are accurate from the time of writing but may change without IMFWJ's notice. Should you know the updated information, please leave a comment below.


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