Blessed Sacrament Parish

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Blessed Sacrament Parish

(Founded on May 2, 1966)

Location: Gaisano Street, 6000 Cebu City

Map:

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Titular: Blessed Sacrament, May 2

Contact number: (032) 416 6428

E – mail: blessedsacramentparish@rocketmail.com

Website: https://www.facebook.com/BSPCebu
http://www.bspcebu-msp.ph

             The Blessed Sacrament Parish in Cebu City, Philippines is run by priests from the Missionary Society of the Philippines (MSP). The parish is currently under the guidance of Rev. Fr. Leonilo O. Pacuribot, MSP, the Parish Priest; Rev. Fr. Teodorico E. Tacaisan Jr., MSP, the Assistant Parish Priest, and one residing priest, Rev. Fr. Gorgonio M. Llubit, Jr., MSP.

        The Blessed Sacrament Parish was founded on May 2, 1966 at 10th St., Reclamation Area, Cebu City, Philippines. The parish has the following boundaries: T. Padilla St., Sikatuna St., General Echavez St., Gorordo Avenue, and Archbishop Reyes St. up to the creek that runs through the Club Filipino Golf Course, inclusive of Berths 4, 5, and 6.

              Blessed Sacrament Parish’s patroness is “Our Mother of Perpetual Help”.

HISTORY:

          In 1965, when the Catholic Church in the Philippines celebrated the Fourth Centennial of the Christianization of the country, two monumental projects were undertaken:

             (1) the founding of the Mission Society of the Philippines, and

             (2) the erection of a new parish, the Blessed Sacrament Parish.

          For four centuries, the Philippines was at the receiving end of the missionary thrust from the Universal Church. The country was blessed enough to receive the gift of faith, but it was thought that more blessings will transpire if it is shared with others, especially to the people of Asia. Consequently, the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) established the Mission Society of the Philippines (MSP). The CBCP then unanimously endorsed Bishop Epifanio Surban, D.D., of Dumaguete as the first National Director of MSP, whose initial priest-members were volunteers from various dioceses of the country.

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           On the last day of the celebration of the Fourth Centennial, during the Third National Eucharist Congress in Cebu City held on April 28 to May 2, 1965, the Archbishop of Cebu Julio Cardinal Rosales officially erected the Blessed Sacrament Parish.

        At first, a temporary chapel was constructed on a lot donated by Cebu Development Corporation of the Philippines (CDCP). At that time, May 2 was chosen as the parish feast day.

            Two years later, a bigger widen chapel was built, thus replacing the first one. However, time and weather took their toll over the years. On September 18, 1978, Rev. Fr. Socrates Varga, MSP, the parish priest during the year, Rev. Fr. Nilo Nemeño, the Assistant priest, and their parishioners gathered together to witness the laying of the cornerstone for a new concrete church. A ceremony was then officiated by the Archbishop of Cebu, Julio Cardinal Rosales. The new church served as a new landmark for the 400th year of Christianity in the Philippines.

            On October 12, 2005, Ricardo J. Cardinal Vidal, the late Archbishop of Cebu, decreed that the name of Blessed Sacrament Parish is retained, and that Our Mother of Perpetual Help is enthroned as its Patroness.

MISSION:

Ready to offer himself/herself to:
1. Live a God-centered life
2. Offer each other a brotherly and sisterly service, treating each one as a colleague without the idea of competition
3. Reflect on God’s words and to preach them to everyone through strengthening the Basic Ecclesiastical Community (BEC).
4. Give opportunities to the laities (especially to young ones) through reminding them on their rights in life and in the church.
5. Truly take part and answer the needs of our community.
6. Obey and live the rules of the church.

VISION:

              People of God who are united by love; encountered, lived out, and shard God with His people together with the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Our Mother of Perpetual Help.

MASS SCHEDULES:

SUN

MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT

6:00 AM 

(Cebuano) 

6:00 AM

5:30 PM

6:00 AM

6:00 AM

6:00 AM

1:30 PM 

(Funeral Mass)

8:00 AM

(Cebuano)

         

2:30 PM 

Funeral Mass

 (Common)

1:30 PM

 (Funeral Mass)

           

3:30 PM

 (Children’s Mass)

           

5:00 PM

 (Cebuano)

           
6:30 PM (English)           

 

 

 

OTHER MASSES/ SERVICES:

 

First Saturday Mass

4:30 AM Dawn Mass

Saturday Masses

1:30 PM Funeral Mass
2:30 PM Funeral Mass (Common)

First Thursday Mass

7:30 PM Charismatic Mass

Baptism

09:00 AM Registration
10:00 AM Pre-Jordan Seminar
11:30 AM Baptism Proper

Pre-Cana Wedding Seminar

8:00 – 5:00 PM 4th Sundays

Confessions

4:30 PM Tuesdays
4:00 PM Sundays

 


Sources:

http://www.bspcebu-msp.ph/?s=vision+and+mission
https://www.facebook.com/BSPCebu/info?tab=page_info