Mabolo, Cebu City
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20 February 2009
The last stop for the "Laag ta sa Cebu" pilgrimage tour was the St. Joseph Church in Mabolo. According to Wikimapia.org, "Mabolo church traces its origins to the town called Talamban, now part of Cebu City. Talamban became a town in 1600. A chapel was built there under the patronage of San José.
In 1850, Talamban (Mabolo) became an independent parish. That year a new church of wood on a masonry base was built. A convent of wood and stone in 1866 but together with the church was badly damaged by a typhoon in 1877 and an earthquake in 1882.
The present convento traces to the 1866 structure but the church has been rebuilt and the facade altered. The present church combines Neo-gothic and Classical elements."
It was getting late, and we all have to be in the conference site by 5PM, so we gave the church a quick look, said our prayers and left. A few pictures I took:
The image of St. Joseph, the church’s Patron Saint.
The aisle leading to the altar.
The altar, taken from the sides of the church.
Zooming on the stained glass window.
Mondays to Saturdays - 5:30 AM, 6:30AM, 7:00AM, 10:00AM (Friday only), 12:15PM, 4:00PM, 5:15PM, and 6:00PM.
Sundays - 5:30AM, 6:30AM, 8:00AM, 9:30AM, 11:00AM, 12:15PM (Funeral Mass), 1:30PM, 4:00PM, 5:00PM, 6:30PM, 7:30PM, 8:30PM.
From here, we all went to the SM City Cebu parking area, where the conference was held. Shae, brother, and I went back to the hotel to change clothes, while Gigi stayed in the conference site as she still has to meet up with her choir-mates. By dinner time, all of us met with our SFC brothers and sisters for the Singles For Christ International Conference.
*** Jenn ***