Welcome, dear visitors, to this website.
While this page is still being improved, kindly visit our OLMMNSP Aerial Directory. Please click here.
This particular Directory helps you find exact locations, foremost of which is the Parish Office. The office of the Parish Priest is also found here.
So far, gathering places for different functions at the Shrine Parish are the following:
1. VMH - or the Virgin Mary Hall. For small church meetings which can accommodate a maximum of 50 persons. With air-conditioning, tables, chairs and a long table for food and other materials. See No. 8 in the aerial directory;
2. St. Joseph Hall. Similar in size with the VMH. With 2 split-type airconditioning, restrooms, tables and chairs. Perfect for meetings, closed-group recollections, retreats and seminars. See No. 10 in the aerial directory;
3. Counselling Room. Air-conditioned room for small groups of up to 10 people. See No. 6 in the aerial directory, located right next to the Parish Office;
4. Pastoral & Pilgrim Center. Can accommodate up to 200 people. A favorite venue for PREX - Parish Renewal Experience - seminars, with dining hall and rest rooms. See No. 13 in the aerial directory;
5. MMFCI Multi-Purpose Hall. Regular formation sessions of the MMFCI and the Shrine Parish are usually held here where even 250 people can be accommodated. With fresh air and open windows. Pilgrims of large numbers even use this for eating - as they are serenaded by the chirping of birds! See No. 9 in the aerial directory;
6. Shrine Parish. While the church building is the center of worship of the community, at times to accommodate more than 500 people, talks, recollections, retreats, baccalaureate services, and similar activities are held inside the church. See No. 3 in the aerial directory;
7. Picnic Garden. Favorite hang-out for outdoor people. Provided with a shaded place and tables for eating, programs and other functions. See No. 5 in the aerial directory.
Parishioners, pilgrims, visitors and friends, also visit the Shrine Parish to pray, relax and enjoy serenity. The following places are the favorite destinations:
1. Mary's Garden. Located in the quietest corner of the property, the Blessed Mother quietly waits for her visitors. A favorite destination for those who want to pray the rosary, reflect or simply sit still with the Blessed Mother. See No. 11 in the aerial directory;
2. Four Pocket Gardens. See No. 3 in the aerial directory. Located around the Shrine itself. the two pocket gardens fronting the church depict the first two apparitions of the Blessed Mother to St. Cathering Laboure in Paris, France in 1830. (The third and final apparition is depicted inside the sanctuary or altar area of the Shrine where people pay homage to the Blessed Mother after mass.)
The remaining two pocket gardens at the back portion of the church are where the statues of two great Vincentian, French priest-martyrs to China, St. John Gabriel Perboyre CM and St. Francis Regis CM, are found.
3. St. Catherine Laboure Adoration Chapel. Located right at the entrance to the Mary's Garden, the chapel receives adorers of the Blessed Sacrament on a regular basis. See No. 12 in the aerial directory;
4. Stations of the Cross. All stations are neatly placed and distributed around the perimeter fence of the entire Shrine Parish property starting near the statue of St. Vincent de Paul (see No. 4 in the aerial directory) and ending at St. Catherine Laboure Adoration Chapel. Not only during Holy Week, pilgrims and ordinary people do the stations every now and then, communing with God.
O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee.
O Mariang ipinaglihing walang sala, ipanalangin mo kaming dumudulog sa iyo.