Pilgrim churches in Metro Manila for the 500 years of Christianity in PH

Published March 3, 2021, 9:50 AM

by Leslie Ann Aquino

Know the pilgrim churches in some dioceses in Metro Manila for the celebration of the 500 years of the arrival of Christianity in the Philippines.


These pilgrim churches are to be the “centers of prayer, forgiveness, and charitable works during this jubilee year.” In the Archdiocese of Manila, these churches are the following:

  • Manila Cathedral
  • Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarene / Quiapo Church
  • Archdiocesan Shrine of Nuestra Señora de Guia
  • Archdiocesan Shrine of Sto. Niño de Tondo
  • San Pablo Apostol Parish
  • Santa Clara de Montefalco Parish
  • National Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe
  • Sts. Peter and Paul Parish
  • San Felipe Neri Parish
  • St. John the Baptist Parish
  • Immaculate Conception Parish (San Agustin Church)
  • Minor Basilica of San Lorenzo Ruiz (Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Parish)

Diocese of Novaliches:

  • Saint Peter Parish: Shrine of the Leaders Church
  • Sanctuario De San Vicente De Paul Church
  • Our Lady of the Annunciation Parish and Shrine of the Incarnation Church
  • Our Lady of Consolation Church
  • San Bartolome De Novaliches Church
  • Diocesan Shrine and Parish of Our Lady of Mercy Church
  • Saint Maximillian Mary Kolbe Church
  • Our Lady of Fatima Church
  • Holy Cross Church
  • Mary, the Queen Parish Church
  • Saint Paul the Apostle Parish and Shrine for New Evangelization Church
  • Cathedral Shrine and Parish of the Good Shepherd Church
  • Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church
  • Santo Niño de Congreso

Diocese of Cubao:

  • San Pedro Bautista
  • Sto. Domingo
  • National Shrine of our Lady of Lourdes
  • St. Joseph Diocesan Shrine
  • Mt. Carmel National Shrine
  • Holy Sacrifice Church
  • Christ the King Church (Greenmeadows)
  • Sto Nino Bago Bantay
  • Sacred Heart Parish

Apostolic Administrator of the Archdiocese of Manila Bishop Broderick Pabillo will open the jubilee door of the Manila Cathedral on April 4, 2021, Easter Sunday. He will open the jubilee doors of the other pilgrim churches during Easter Week.

Cubao Bishop Honesto Ongtioco will declare the Jubilee churches in his diocese on Easter Sunday.

Last month, the Archdiocese of Manila said the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) requested the Apostolic Penitentiary for the granting of indulgences in these churches.

Jubilee churches will also be designated in other dioceses and archdioceses in the country.

The Jubilee Year will open on April 4, 2021, and will close on April 18, 2022, with the Second National Mission Congress in Cebu.