A Visit to the Parish of the Hearts of Jesus and Mary in Quezon City

An unplanned visit was arranged by distant relative who lives within Barangay West Triangle near Examiner street in Quezon City.

The distant relative wanted to show their garden because they are planning to re-landscape their garden with flowering plants and native plants which they are planning to buy at the weekend market or in the province.

Cymbidium finlaysonianum

Cymbidium finlaysonianum and a pocket garden near the parish

We were given a short tour within the parish, park and their garden.

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facade

Parish of Hearts of Jesus and Mary History

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interior

The Chapel of the Nativity initially was makeshift altar,was built upon the initiative of the employees of DBP Housing area, led by Mr. and Mrs. Delfin Palacios.

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side view interior

It was later administered by Msgr. Alfredo Reyes, parish priest at Sta. Rita in the Philamlife Village. He was assisted by guest priests, notably Frs. Ben Villote, Israel Nacu, Dick Freiss, and Dave Veihland.

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commemorative marker

The Chapel of the Nativity community was made by Jaime Cardinal Sin, a new parish, renamed “Parish of the Hearts of Jesus and Mary,” on February 27, 1988. Fr. Gio G. Evangelista was designated as the first parish priest.

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Through the persistent efforts of barangay captain Atty. Arturo De Leon and Fr. Dave Veihland, the Quezon City government, through mayor Brigido Simon, awarded a contract of lease of the church site to the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Manila. Built on the site was a beautiful church, which was formally consecrated and dedicated by Jaime Cardinal Sin, D.D, on May 3, 1992.

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statues of jesus and mary

Garden and Park

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garden with all purpose community center

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Trichoglottis rosea

There is a mini park, columbary area, playground, covered community court, manicured lawn, fruit trees like mangoes, manila palm, orchids planted within the area.

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garlic vine flower or Mansoa alliacea

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garlic vine growing on a cement trellis

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variegated agave

The parish is also famous for their beautiful baptismal front, manicured garden and wedding place.

gumamela

gumamela

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 schedule of daily mass

 homeowners have a nice garden and ornamental plants like gumamelas, variegated agave, herbs, mini- vegetable garden, orchids.

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tropical zen garden with Buddhist statues

Mass and Confession Schedule

Confession schedule: 6:00pm to 7:00pm Wednesdays and Fridays or by appointment

Weekday masses at 6:30am and 6:00pm Mondays to Saturdays; anticipated mass at 7:15PM Saturday

Address: Daily Mirror street corner Bulletin street, Barangay West Triangle, Quezon City

Contact: (02) 371 9102 /Fax 371-9102

Sources and References:

Parish of the Hearts of Jesus and Mary – marker

Archdiocese of Cubao

Personal interview with homeowners

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Big Winners at the Urban Jungle in SM Sucat

National Cactus and Succulent Organization of the Philippines, Incorporated  (NCSOPI) in partnership with SM City Sucat, Atrium area, Parañaque have a week-long show called “Urban Jungle.

Urban Jungle Winners

The winners were given ribbon and the 1st place also got trophy and gift certificate from SM, Prizes includes Php 1000, Php 500, Php 300 for mini and table top. For all cactus dish Php 2000, Php 1000 and Php600 worth of gift certificates.

Category: Mini Dish Garden

1stplace

1st Place – (Blue Ribbon)
by Mr. Kiko Villalba

2nd Place – Red Ribbon
by Ms. Dorothy Mercado

3rd Place – White Ribbon
by Mr. Michael Angelo Ragasa

Category: All Cactus Dish Garden

1st Place – Blue Ribbon
by Mr. Francis Karl Calica

2nd Place – Red Ribbon
by Mr.Lanz Bernal

3rd Place – White Ribbon
by Mr. Francis Karl Calica

BENGUET GROWN CACTUS CATEGORY

1st Place and Best in Show – Blue Ribbon
Plane Owned by Ms. Rose Balmes

2nd Place – Red Ribbon
Plant Owned by – Ms. Sarah Pia Santos

3rd Place – White Ribbon
Plant Owned by Sintiqui Tenias

BENGUET GROWN SUCCULENT (2 winners only)

1st Place – Blue Ribbon
Plant Owned by Chester Cupido

2nd Place – Red Ribbon
Plant Owned by Michael Co

Note : Photo credit goes to the organization,  Mr.Francis Karl Calica and Mr. Wilson Simuangco Angel

Urban Jungle at SM Sucat, Parañaque

National Cactus and Succulent Organization of the Philippines, Incorporated  (NCSOPI) in partnership with SM City Sucat, Atrium area, Parañaque have a week-long show called “Urban Jungle” from August 2 to 9, 2019.
Talks and Lecture Series

Talks and Lecture Series

Talks and Lecture Series

Just like the previous event, there will be stalls selling cactus, succulents, plant, fertilizers, ornamental plants among others.

6 Important Highlights of TernoCon 2018 in SM Clark, Pampanga

TernoCON 2018 open with a big splash in the activity area of SM Clark field in Pampanga province. The terno exhibit covers 28 finalists and winners at the recently held TernoCon competition in 2018.

different ternos

It also coincide with “Buwan ng Wika” month of August where promotion of Filipino language, arts and culture is emphasized.

Preparation

From May 8-10, 2018 a mentoring and preparatory workshop was conducted at the CCP. The Project’s Artistic Director Gino Gonzales together with Ternocon Chief Mentor Inno Sotto, regional mentors JC Buendia (Luzon), Cary Santiago (Visayas), and Len Cabili (Mindanao) shared their respective philosophies and design processes with 30 participants.

6 Important Highlights of TernoCon 2018 in SM Clark

SM Clark Field, Pampanga crowd in attendance

This is the second leg of its SM Super malls tour, the first one was held last June in SM Mall of Asia, Pasay City

Ms. Bea Alonzo

Ms. Maria Margarita Moran ( Miss Universe 1973 and CCP chairperson)

cultural performers

Ms. Maria Margarita Moran address the crowd

Mr. Ben Chan together with the performer

ternos

6.) Promotion of Philippine Ternos– Ternos which is an epitome of modern Filipina takes it roots from Pre-hispanic era, Spanish colonial era, American, Japanese and post war era.

Terno” was derived from the English word for “matching,” or ” to match”  has evolved over centuries. The dress also evolve from one colonial master to another. According to some fashion authorities, the design was from the baro’t saya and through the decades saw it innovative designs and modern interpretations, whether in structure, materials, or coloration evolving into what we see today.

Terno designed by Mr. Jerome Marcos from Sarangani province

5.) Use of of Indigenous Weaves or Textiles– Several of the terno on display use regional, local fabrics like abaka, jusi, abel iloko even old rags were use in making terno and evening gown.

4.) Collaborative Efforts – several well known companies, designers and cultural groups like  Slim’s Fashion and Arts School, Steven Tan of SM-MOA, SM Super Malls, Cultural Center of the Philippines, Bench and celebrities worked to make this project highly successful.

Maestro J.C. Buendia with some of his ternos on display

3.) Mentorship – Well known Filipino fashion designers like J.C Buendia, Inno Sotto, Cary Santiago and Len Cabili  who serves as mentor for the new designers on how to create a beautiful work of art.

2.) New Designs–  Twenty-eight designers were finally chosen and asked to create one cocktail version of a balintawak and one formal evening terno each as entries to the competition.  Unlike the old terno, all the terno exhibited at the TernoCon 2018 were design and created by these new generation of artist.

Mr. Marlon Tuazon ( Gold ) with his award winning white terno

1.) Home Grown Talent– Mr. Marlon Tuazon which won the “GOLD” award, hails from the province of Pampanga. This is like a homecoming exhibition for the Kapampangan artist as well as many of designers who hails from this region.

ribbon cutting ceremony

TernoCon 2018 exhibit is from August 2 to 9, 2019 at the Activity Area of SM Clarkfield, Pampanga province. Do not miss this exhibit. There are no entrance fees and one will be proud to see the modern design concept by these artists.

Note: Met some familiar faces ,people and friends which are actively involve in the fashion, culture , art and heritage.

A roving exhibition tour in other regions which will happen between August to November 2019!

7th Marian Exhibit at Santuario de San Pedro Bautista in Quezon City

7th Marian Exhibit with the theme “Inang Maria: Liwanag at Patnubay ng Kabataan sa Pagharap sa Hamon ng Panahon” from July 25 until August 4, 2019. The marian exhibit will be held at San Pedro de Bautista Parish in Quezon City.

Activities and schedules are as follows:

Opening of the Exhibit
July 25, 2019 (Thursday) | after the 6:00 pm Mass

Novena Masses
July 25 – August 2, 2019 | 6:00 PM

Fiesta Solemn Mass and Procession
August 3, 2019 | 5:00 PM

Exhibit hours will be from 8:00 AM – 12:00 NN and 2:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

For more information, you may contact our Parish Office at Tel. Nos. 415-7235 loc. 8001 or 373-2971