The Santissima Trinidad Parish in Malate has been newly renovated and dedicated.
The parish had it's dedication of the church and consecration of the altar last Saturday, March 26 officiated by His Eminence Cardinal Jose Advincula, Archbishop of Manila. This was a day after the church’s 28th anniversary.
The structure was first built in 1935 as a church of the Iglesia Independendista de la Santisima Trinidad, a breakaway sect of the Aglipayan Church. However, the late Manila Archbishop Jaime Cardinal Sin established it as a Catholic church on March 25, 1994.
Santisima Trinidad Parish Priest Fr. Jojo Buenafe said that the new dedication of the church is truly memorable and meaningful because over the years, the parish had several challenges, including a land dispute, renovation funding issues and most recently, the COVID-19 pandemic. "Yet we were reminded that even in the midst of crisis, the people did not forget about God. All the more they clung to God,” he said.
In the rite of dedication presided by Cardinal Advincula, the Manila Archbishop likened the rites to baptism, wherein the faithful are not only welcomed to the church but also begin service to the Lord. He reminded the faithful that the beauty of the church should also be reflected in the actions of its people: “Sa parokyang ito wala sanang makakaramdam katulad ni Zaqueo na mag-isa lang siya sa buhay. Sa simbahan, bukas ang mga pintuan at puso natin upang yakapin at tanggapin ang lahat.”
Watch his full homily here:
Our prayers and congratulations to the Santissima Trinidad Parish!