VICARIATE OF SAN PEDRO BAUTISTA

SANTO DOMINGO PARISH
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ADDRESS:  #537 Quezon Ave., Quezon City
CONTACT NUMBER: (02)743-7756, (02)743-2124, fax (02)740-8422
FEAST DAY: August 8
TITULAR: Santo Domingo de Guzman

BOUNDARIES:

Whole of Tatalon St., portions of Barangays Josefa, Lourdes & Sto. Domingo. Quezon Ave. right to D. Tuazon Ave., right to Ma. Clara St., right to San Juan River, right to E. Rodriguez Ave., left to Kabignayan St., right to Cordillera St., then left to Quezon Ave., G. Araneta Ave. & E. Rodriguez Ave., & Banawe St.


PARISH PRIEST:
  • REV. FR. GEORGE O. MORENO, O.P.
    Parish Priest
FORMER PARISH PRIESTS:
  • Fr. Amador Ambat, OP (1972-1974)
  • Fr. Rafael Quejada, OP (1974-1980)
  • Fr. Benjamin San Juan, OP (1980-1983)
  • Fr. Quirico Fedregoza, OP (acting Parish Priest: February-June 1983)
  • Fr. Pablo M. Encinas, OP (1983-1985)
  • Fr. Joseph R. Raguid, OP (1985-1989)
  • Fr. Bienvenido F. Trinilla, OP (1989-1995)
  • Fr. Greg Gregory, OP (1995-1999)
  • Fr. Regino Cortes, OP (2000-2002)
  • Fr. Gerard C. Zabala, OP (2002-2008)
  • Fr. George O. Moreno, OP (2008-2012)
MASSES:
  • Monday to Saturday
    5:45 am, 6:30 am, 7:15 am, 8:00 am,
    12:15 pm, 6:00 pm
  • Sunday
    5:00 am - 12:00 nn
    4:00 pm (Misa ng Bayan),
    5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
BAPTISM:
  • Tuesday to Friday (By Appointment)
  • Saturday 11:00 am
  • Sunday 10:00 am & 11:00 am
WEDDINGS:
  • Tuesday - Saturday
    9:00 am, 10:00 am, 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm
    3:00 pm, 4:00 pm
CONFESSIONS:
  • Tuesday to Saturday
    5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

 

HISTORY:

In 1964, a newly built Sto. Domingo Church stood magnificent and imposing against the background of rice fields and a sparse landscape of residence in Quezon City.  It became the new national Shrine of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary of La Naval de Manila, under the care of Spanish Dominicans, whose convent was built beside the church

Since it is a shrine accessible to many residence of the city, the Sto. Domingo Church became a melting pot of devotees from near and far.  It received an enormous amount of request for wedding and baptisms, although it was then not yet a parish church.  Residents in the surrounding areas had adopted the church as their own, and for years celebrated the Feast of La Naval on every second Sunday of October.

On December 8, 1971, the autonomous Philippines Dominican Province was created, and the Sto. Domingo Church was placed under the care of the Filipino Dominican priests, who formally accepted the responsibilities of the parish two and a half months later.  On February 23, 1972, the Sto. Domingo Parish was canonically established, and the Sto. Domingo Church was declared a parish church where wedding Masses, baptisms, and Sunday masses (now called Misa ng Bayan) are celebrated.  From among the priests assigned to the Sto. Domingo Convent, a parish priest is elected and recommended to the local bishop for appointment.

Upon its foundation, the parish acquired its own identity separate from the convent.  The priors of the Sto. Domingo Convent, however, were also the parish priests from 1972 until 1983.  The heavy workload and the necessity of a parish priest’s visibility to its more than 100,000 parishioners necessitated the separation of the two roles.  On February 1983, Fr. Quirico Pedregosa, Jr. O.P. (acting parish priest from February to June 1983) became the first of assignees to the post of pastor without the title prior.

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