National Shrine of Our Mother of Perpetual Help

Shrine of Devotion, Shrine of Mission


Baclaran, Philippines

Social Mission   |  Mission

Social Mission: Help Becomes Perpetual in the Shrine

Over the years, the shrine has established various social services and programs. The social services were a growing response to the diverse material and human needs that churchgoers and church volunteers brought to the shrine. It began with responding to immediate needs—food, medicine, hospitalization, travel, and funeral. Gradually it evolved into developmental, educational and transformative services like skills training, livelihood, scholarship, community organizing, counselling and finance management.


The Social Services ministry flows from and complements the Shrine apostolate. The social services essentially flow from the shrine’s ministry.   The proclamation of the Word from the pulpit is complemented by social services which try to address the concrete day to day problems of the people, especially the abandoned poor. The social services and community building mission were a clear actualization of Marian devotion and liturgical- sacramental ministry of the shrine. The programs’ chief beneficiaries are those who are truly alienated and marginalized. Deeper appreciation of the social dimension of the sacraments and worship. The consciousness of the churchgoers is aroused towards their social and missionary responsibilities.


Inquire about the various social mission services and programs of the shrine. Find out what, where, when and how you can avail of these services. Find out also how you can support, participate and contribute to these services.