Visiting Tata Usteng at Sta Cruz Parish Church in Tanza Cavite

I’ve been very busy with my work lately and I didn’t get enough time to update my blogs. In fact, I got a lot of pending posts to complete and most of them are already outdated. This time, allow me to revisit last years St Augustine’s Feast Day in Tanza Cavite.  The Feast of Saint Augustine is celebrated every 28th of August and I am lucky enough that I was able to visit the Sta Cruz Parish Church in Tanza Cavite for the first time.
Sorry for the watermark, it should be Sta Cruz Parish Church instead of St Augustine. It was actually a very old parish and was established on August 29, 1780.  It was initially a part of  San Francisco De Malabon (Now General Trias Cavite). During this time, Tanza was addressed as Santa Cruz De Malabon.  It became a full-fledged parish on 29 August 1780, which is just a day short after Saint Augustine’s feast day. This is also the reason why he was taken as the town’s patron saint.

The church’s facade with a replica of Saint Augustine of Hippo on top.  It is also nice to note that Sta Cruz Parish church served a historic significance in our independence. In year 1897, Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo and Gen. Mariano Trias took oath as the new leaders of the new government that replaced Katipunan.
After the concelebrated mass, we took the opportunity to go near Tata Usteng. It was a long queue but it’s really worth it.

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