A special commemorative mass will be celebrated at 6 p.m. on Saturday (August 22) at the Mary the Queen Parish in Greenhills, San Juan City,
The mass is a solemn observance of the Feast of the Queenship of Mary, a corollary of the Marian Dogma of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, which was observed last Aug. 15.
Only 50 persons or 10 percent of the church capacity will be allowed inside the church. A loud speaker will be positioned at the church yard for those who cannot be accommodated inside the church.
Eucharistic celebrations will also be held in several Catholic churches and Marian shrines across the country.
There will be praying of the holy rosary, including the Litany of the Blessed Mother, which proclaims her queenship in twelve instances. The Church encourages the faithful to include in their intentions prayers for an end to the pandemic.
Pope Pius XII, in his encyclical letter Ad Caeli Reginam (To the Queen of Heaven), instituted the feast on Oct. 11, 1954.
“The Blessed Mother is the Queen of Heaven and Earth because she is the Mother of God and because of her preeminent perfection and her intercessory power. Mary is queen by grace, by divine relationship, by right of conquest, and by singular election,” the late Pontiff said.