Finally got the time to post a new entry here. Here comes the last part of my Las Piñas pilgrimage tour although I still have couple of churches I want to visit here in Las Piñas soon. After the Shrine of the Five Wounds of our Lord Jesus Christ Parish, we headed to another church which is just few kilometers away! The church is located at Veraville Homes I, Almanza Uno, Las Piñas and it is very easy to locate it since it was just few blocks away from SM Southmall. The image above is the phase of the church facing the road and it doesn’t really look like a church at all but what you can see outside is way too different on what it offers inside.
Here’s the church’s facade which is accessible through Veraville Homes I Subdivision. The facade features four rectangular columns that form three tunnel-shape arches much like Shrine of Our Lady of Caysasay in Antipolo but in a larger scale and without the two bell towers on both sides. A marker outside the church. Here’s a brief history about the church. The structure was the chapel built for San Isidro Labrador, the patron saint of farmers. Almanza is consist of two barangays, the Almanza Uno and Almanza Dos respectively. With the creation of the Holy Family Parish in BF Almanza on September 18, 1970, masses were held often, and much later were celebrated regularly on Sundays. Rev. Fr. Tom Flores, proposed the creation of another parish for Almanza Uno. Unfortunately, Almanza Uno fell short of the requirements of a parish. On April 15, 1997, Rev. Fr. John Morota was assigned as the Parish Priest of Holy Family. He made the same proposal. The site for the new parish was awarded to GM Homes and was named after their patron saint, San Isidro Labrador.On March 26, 1999, his Eminence Jaime L. Cardinal Sin signed a decree establishing the San Isidro Labrador Parish, with jurisdiction over 6 communities and 18 mission areas. Bishop Jesse E. Mercado with other guest priests officially installed on July 3, 1999 the new parish and its parish priest, Rev. Fr. Elmer B. Ilao. Since the location of the present Parish church has very limited space for expansion, the search for the future site was made .Since Veraville Homes I complied with all the requirements , aside from its accessibility to the Parish’s area of responsibility, Veraville Homes 1 was finally decided to be the site of the parish church. The construction of the church and its interior was completed on On September 9, 2005. Check out the church’s lavish interior and magnificent altar. On May 15, 2009, the Dedication of the Church was done on the Parish’s tenth year anniversary.
The main altar with the image of San Isidro Labrador on the center. Icon of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
Stained glass windows located on the choir loft with images depicting the life of San Isidro Labrador What I really like the most here is their Chapel of Saints. The construction of the Chapel of Saints was initiated by Rev. Fr. Don Einar S. Cambe who was assigned in the parish on July 1, 2011. Here are some images you can find inside the Chapel of Saints
The Holy Family The Black Nazarene
Sto Niño San Pedro Calungsod
San Lorenzo Ruiz San Ezekiel Moreno
St Anne With Mary A closer shot to Saint Anne
San Isidro Labrador Sacred Heart of Jesus.
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