The Pilgrim’s Passport And The Designated Jubilee Churches In Manila
I’m sure you have heard about the Pilgrim’s Passport right? These are the passports issued by the Manila Archdiocese for the pilgrims in celebration of the Year of Mercy. We should all be grateful that our Pope gave us, Catholics, a chance to receive a blessing and pardon from God by visiting the designated “Jubilee Churches” and enter the so-called Holy Doors. Each diocese nationwide will have their own designated Holy Doors but only the Manila Archdiocese issues the passports. Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle has declared five Jubilee Churches in Metro Manila and the pilgrims may obtain their passports in any of the churches listed below. Please be mindful that just because the Holy Week is over doesn’t mean you can no longer do the pilgrimage. In fact, Pope Francis is encouraging everybody to do so. According to him “The practice of pilgrimage has a special place in the Holy Year, because it represents the journey each of us makes in this life. Life itself is a pilgrimage, and the human being is a viator, a pilgrim travelling along the road, making his way to the desired destination.” The Year of Mercy, on the first place, started last December 8, 2015 and will last until November 2016. Therefore, you still have 4 months to go to visit all the designated Jubilee Churches in your area or you might also visit the main Holy doors in Manila as assigned by Cardinal Tagle.
HOW TO OBTAIN THE PILGRIM PASSPORT
-Obtaining the passport is not that hard at all. It’s not the kind of passport that DFA used to issue. All you need to do is to head over the parish office (any of the five assigned Jubilee churches) and ask for the passport.
-There will be NO fee for the passport! They are being issued for Free but of course, you are also encouraged to give donations (it’s actually one of the activities you can do. Donations will be used for homeless, sick and prison apostolate.
-The Pilgrim Passport is a symbolic document of your spiritual journey of prayer and sacrifice and of your arrival and departure from a holy place of encounter with God.
-The passport includes a guidelines on what every Pilgrims should know and also the list of activities that they can do for each designated church.
THE FIVE DESIGNATED JUBILEE CHURCHES IN MANILAThe Manila Cathedral (The Minor Basilica of The Immaculate Conception)
Add: Cabildo cor. Beaterio St Intramuros, Manila
Tuesday – Saturday: 8am to 11:30am │1:00pm to 4:30 pm
Sunday: 8:00am – 11:30am
Santuario Del Santo Cristo Parish
Add: 183 Blumentritt St, San Juan City
Office Hours :
Tuesday to Sunday: 7:00am – 11:30 am │ 2:30 – 6:00pm
Archdiocesan Shrine of the Divine Mercy
Add: Maysilo Cricle, Boni Avenue Mandaluyong City
Monday: 2:00pm – 6:00pm
Tuesday to Saturday : 8:30am – 12:00nn │2:00pm – 6:00pm
Sunday: 7:00am – 12:00nn │2:00pm-6:00pmOur Lady of Sorrows Parish
Add: 2130 F.B Harrison St, Pasay City
Tuesday to Sunday : 9:00am – 12:00nn │ 2:00pm – 6:00pm
National Shrine of the Sacred Heart
Add: #4 Sacred Heart Cor. Kamagong St, San Antonio Village Makati City
Tuesdays to Sundays : 8:00am to 12:00nn │ 2:00 pm – 6:00pm
-After visiting all the designated churches, a pilgrim may now claim the certificate to the last church he or she visited.
-Like the Passport, the certificate is being issued for free
– Should I visit all the designated churches in one day? No, in fact, it would be more ideal to visit them on different days so you can focus on all the possibly activities in each church. This is a pilgrimage and not a excursion or field trip
-Can I visit other Jubilee churches too? Of course, in every possible way that you encounter a church with Holy door. You don’t need a passport just to conduct a pilgrimage. A pilgrim passport may be a symbolic document but it is just a paper, a document that is only issue to motivate Catholics and make their pilgrimage a lot more exciting.
17 thoughts on “The Pilgrim’s Passport And The Designated Jubilee Churches In Manila”
heard this in the news last lent and good to see that you’re using it already. May those who use this see the real value why the church produced this — to get to know more about our Savior. 🙂
“There will be NO fee for the passport! They are being issued for Free but of course, you are also encouraged to give donations (it’s actually one of the activities you can do to receive your plenery of indulgence.” – Reminds me of the Pre-Reformation when the
Pope badly needed money for the construction of new Saint Peter’s.
Donation or whatever name, it is still selling indulgence.
Good Day sir Joseph, the donations are first of all optional and voluntary and the money that they will be getting here will not go to the church but to Homeless, sick and prison apostolate.. i think i should edit that to avoid misinterpretations
I am no catholic but these are helpful! Maybe I can visit one of the churches and be amazed of their structures 🙂 great pictures sir!
I have absolutely no idea about the pilgrim passport until I read your post. It’s not for me, but for everyone else who is a catholic, it’s good for them to read this post so they would know.
This is the first time that I am hearing about the Pilgrim Passport. Like Robert, this prolly isn’t for me but I think my Mom will find a great deal of interest in this. It’s good to know that it’s free. I was going through the list of churches on your post & I have been to 3 of 5. I’m hoping to see the other 2.
It would be Catholic devotee’s dream (I think). It’s a great way of reconnecting with God but the churches are also distant from each other.
First of all (this is not related to the post) but your blog name reminds me of one of my favorite songs, Blue Dream by Kevin Oh. Anyways, I’ve heard jubilee before when we were tourguiding in Malolos, Bulacan. I’m not really familiar with it because I’m a born again christian. No offence but we may not agree on some beliefs but I admire cultural and heritage events like this one. And I love visiting churches as well just because I can sense a feel of history or something with it. hehe
Only if I live in Manila, it would be nice to be able to secure one. But just to clarify, the pilgrimage can be done without the passport, right?
This was the first I heard of a Pilgrim’s Passport…what a wonderful concept! I’m not Catholic, but I can feel the excitement of having it. Lovely pictures of the churches:)
Oh wow, I didn’t know such a passport existed! I’m not Catholic though, so there’s that. You seem to be very much into tradition and religious activities! Love the church shots as usual, by the way.
Havent heard about the Pilgrims Passport until today. A nice way indeed to visit the house of God with other devotees.
I never heard of the Pilgrims Passport but it seems like an amazing experience for you and your spiritual growth. I love going to churches and seeing the history and joy it brings! Your photos really capture the buildings nicely!
Oh, I didn’t know about this Pilgrim’s Passport. I’m so happy to learn about it from your blog! Thanks a lot! I’ll share this with my husband so we can get one to document our family’s pilgrimage. 🙂
My first time hearing this. Hmm… wonderful idea.
Good day po ☺
Every holy week po ba
Pwedeng gawin ito or ung date lang po na nabanggit nyo
Salamat po sa sagot ?
Good Day Leng,
Thanks for dropping by… nope, the Pilgrim passport is no longer available… it was a special activity for the year of Mercy kasi which concluded last November.. you can still visit these churches naman but there’s no passport or certificate involved though