The Shrine of the Five Wounds of Our Lord Jesus Christ Parish In Las Piñas

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P8141508tIf you drive along Alabang-Zapote Road, just few kilometers away before reaching SM Southmall in Las Piñas,you’ll pass by this unique-looking church. It hs a unique name too! It is known as the “Shrine of the Five Wounds of Our Lord Jesus Christ Parish” and it is probably the most modern-looking church I have seen so far. While mot part of Las Piñas were embracing the old and Spanish-inspired atmosphere, the Shrine of the Five Wounds of Our Lord Jesus Christ Parish delivers a different and futuristic approach P8141539tInterestingly, the construction of the church started out as friendly challenge but the architect took it seriously and now, the church was able to encapsulate what a “millennium church” is all about”. The shape and the concept of the design was interestingly inspired from a marine organism known as “nautilus”. You can check here why the architect chose this unique design for the building. (info here)
P8141541t20150814_114650teThe facade of the church
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Invited by Cardinal Sin, the Stigmatines came to Manila on October 10, 1984. With the task of establishing a new Parish in Talon. Cut down from Mary Immaculate Parish in Moonwalk, the Parish was inaugurated in June 12, 1985 with a unique name of Parish of the Five Wounds of Our Lord Jesus Christ. From the small chapel in front of PLDT, the church was moved to the present site along the main road of Zapote-Alabang. The construction of the majestic church took about fifteen years
20150814_114916teThe long series of Stigmatine Parish Priests with changes and repetitions, made the faithful more attached to Christ than to his representatives. The Parish Evangelization Program (PEP) and the Youth Evangelization Program (YEP) have remained the main pastoral activities with those of the six Commissions. The charitable arm of the Parish is Kasambuhay, a Stigmatine Institution which works mostly for school assistance of more than one thousand pupils and students. P8141512tthe nave of the church
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P8141515tIMG_0016teThe altar and the ceiling
P8141518tThey also got this huge book encased in glass entitled “Friends of the Parish of The Five Wounds of Jesus”. Not sure of the content though. P8141528tImage of Jesu in front of the Chapel of Saints outside the church
P8141527tPeople are also allowed to go upstairs (accible outside the church) to visit the adoration chapel. P8141520tThe adortional chapel and the huge stained glass window.
P8141521tUnlike the typical adoration chapels, this one has no chairs or pews. P8141522I can’t find a Blessed Sacrament either.
P8141523tThey got a replica of Full-length image of the Turin Shroud (a length of linen cloth bearing the image of a man that is believed by some Christians to be the burial shroud of Jesus) P8141524t
P8141525tP8141526tThey got small garden upstairs too! It’ truly a great experience visiting this modern Catholic church

For the church’s mass schedule, you can check the site here to get more details!

Check out other churches in Las Piñas too!

Las Piñas Bamboo Organ Church │Santuario De San Ezekiel Moreno │Notre Dame De Vie Chapel (Palazzo Verde)

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11 Replies to “The Shrine of the Five Wounds of Our Lord Jesus Christ Parish In Las Piñas”

  1. wow, this is impressive!! indeed one very modern looking church it is!! I have to say I like the contemporary design as well as the simplicity inside.. and that huge book is equally impressive, I wonder if it is fully worded on every page inside?? now a trivia time: guess how many pages are there in that giant book?? :p

    1. LOL… with matching James Bond outfit and accompanied by the James bond song haha
      thanks for dropping by sir Fernando

    1. very unique style indeed and that makes this church stands out above the rest in terms of its architecture

  2. This church is indeed very modern and colourful. I always loved to see the stained glasses inside the church when the sun shines all the rays of joyous colours! Mabuhay!

  3. The physical structure of the church that you say is attractive is truly inviting. Why don’t you experience the services offered by this “unique” church? You might be overwhelmed, too!

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