I. Historical Background
The enterprise to set up a parish on Retiro Street began in 1941. with the petition of the Capuchins in the Philippines to the Rev. Michael ODoherty. Archbishop of Manila. On March 28. 1942. a edict was issued set uping the Sta. Teresita del Nino Jesus Parish. the original name of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish. Construction of the church. nevertheless. was delayed because of World War II. Enshrined within the impermanent church was the image of our Lady of Lourdes. To maintain the image safe during the war. it was moved from topographic point to topographic point. until it rested for a long clip in the chapel of Sta. Teresita on Mayon Street. On February 10. 1951. the image was brought back to Sta. Teresita Parish on Retiro. In 1997. on the 45th foundation day of remembrance. Our Lady of Lourdes parish was declared a national shrine. with the blessing of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines. It has its ain parochial school offering instruction from pre-school to high school.
II. Activities/Programs of the Church
Agenda OF MASSES:
Monday to Saturday: 5:30. 6:30. 7:30 am and 6:00 autopsy
Sunday: 5:00. 6:00. 7:00. 8:00. 9:00. 10:00. 11:00. 12:00 am and 3:30. 5:00. 6:00. 7:00 autopsy
A. Umbrella of all youth organisations of the National Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes. Composed of 13 young person organisations ( Basic Ecclesial Community ( BEC ) . Catholic Womens League Jr. ( CWL Jr. ) . Coro de Angeli. Franciscan Youth Movement ( FYM-NSOLL Fraternity ) . Knights of the Altar ( KOTA ) . Lectors and Observers for Childrens Mass ( LCCM ) . Host of Mary ( LOM ) . Salvacion Choir ( SC ) . Singles for Christ ( SFC-NSOLL Chapter ) . Squirettes of Mary Immaculate ( SMI ) . Young Artists for Culture Arts and Advocacy ( YAFCA-NSOLL Repertory ) . NSOLL Youth Choir ( YC ) and Youth for Christ ( YFC-NSOLL Chapter ) .
B. Regular Activities
Advent Recollection. Youth Night. Organization Fair. Lenten Retreat. Jersey Selling. Barya Para Sa Kabataan. Sportsfest. Youth Mass SA BEC. Youth Camp. PYM election and initiation. Harana kay Maria and General Assembly
III. Plan of Action/Realizations
Bing cognizant with what is go oning in our Parish and cognizing the Activities and Programs of the Church are the things that I developed after I did my research. I learned that we must function our Parish foremost before anything else so that we can widen our gratitude to them. I besides learned that there are so many things and ways that we can make to go closer to God and to beef up our religion in God. We must larn to pass clip to function God and to bond with our neighbours. With that. we became closer and bonded as a Christian Community to function and to beef up our religion in God.