National Shrine

of

Our

Mother

of

PERPETUAL

HELP

Redemptorist, Baclaran, Philippines

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is a novena?

  • How do I do a novena?

  • Why is the novena held on a Wednesday?

  • How do I write a thanksgiving letter?

     

  • Can I make the novena at home?

  • How do I prepare for a novena?

  • Why is the shrine not a parish?

    It is the policy of the Vice-Province not to take parishes, but to co-operate with the local parishes and to continue to provide for the needs of the people.

  • Why is there no wedding at the shrine?

  • How can I donate to the shrine?

  • How can I volunteer for the shrine?

  • How big is the shrine?

    The church has a seating capacity of 2000 persons, with another 9000 standing. On each Wednesday, seven sessions of the Novena with benediction along with three novena Masses and two sung Masses are held. About 120,000 devotees visit Baclaran each Wednesday to pray the Novena. Far larger crowds attend on the first Wednesday of the month. Devotees arrive from 4.00 am and are still entering the church past midnight.

  • When is the feast of the shrine?

    The Feast day of the Mother of Perpetual Help is celebrated on June 27. A Novena of nine consecutive days precedes the annual celebration of the feast.

  • Why is the Shrine sometimes called the Redemptorist church?

  • What is the fastest way of getting to the Shrine?

 

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