[dropcap]I [/dropcap]had a late lunch at Jollibee RD Plaza the other day when I chanced upon a poster on one of their glass walls near the cashier counter. Upon closer look, I found out that it was the Mass Schedules of the nearby downtown churches of General Santos City.
Why they had to publish this was beyond me but then I had to admit that it’s a good guide for their walk-in customers who needed to be reminded to keep holy the Sabbath Day (depending on their religion, or sect).
Downtown General Santos especially the area near Plaza Heneral Santos is cramped with churches of all denominations, an idea hatched during the 40s when the officials of what was then Rajah Buayan District was conceptualizing its zoning masterplan.
TRIVIA: From above, downtown central looks like a giant chalice with Pedro Acharon Sr. Boulevard serving as its base, Pioneer Avenue as the node and both Pendatun and Roxas Avenues as the boundaries/edges of the cup. The local government center of GenSan is right in the center of the chalice and above it is Notre Dame of Dadiangas University. The National Highway represents the rim of the cup. Along the bottom part of the cup are the various houses of worship, representing the very “foundation” of mankind.
Here now is that poster of the Mass Schedules of the Downtown Churches of GenSan including the Our Lady of Peace & Good Voyage Parish, the Iglesia ni Kristo, the United Church of Christ in the Philippines, the Seventh Day Adventist and the City Alliance Church.
Thank you Jollibee RD Plaza!
hello brothers & sisters, i just wonder if u can help me find out if PREX (Parish Renewal Experience) is still existing. I am from batch 110 and since I left Gensan, i have no contact anymore to any member of the group. If so, is there any contact info or website to surf? I really need to reconnect with my fellow prex members. I am currently here in Saudi Arabia. anyone can help? it will be very appreciated. anyone can post in my FB wall at Gel Tuba Julian. thanx in advance.
By the way your Trivia Kuya Avel is a bit interesting. I learned something how our city was planned and created. Some say, Gensan is one of the most planned city in the Philippines in terms of urban and zoning planning. Probably because our city is still “young” compared to other cities that has been for centuries old already.
Well, thanks Jollibee RD Plaza for the Ecumenical Worship Schedule. Pero sana pina check nila first on respective churches before finalizing the foster. For OLPGV, Sunday Mass Schedule, i think the correct one is Morning : 5:45AM; 7:15AM; 8:30AM which follows rightafter the baptismal and Afternoon : 3:00PM; 4:15PM; 5:30PM; 6:45pm. Afternoon Daily Mass Except Tuesday : 5:15PM and Noon Daily Mass : 12:00NN. Anticipated Mass (Saturday) : 5:15PM. Burial Mass : Saturday and Sunday 12:00NN, if i’m not mistaken.
Salamat sa pag-post ani nga schedule Avel… At least kabalo na ko unsa oras ko muhawa sa balay para maka-start jud sa mass. Kasagaran, tunga-tunga na sa mass ko mag-abot. Thanks! 🙂
@Budoy, baka nga. Pero baka wala na rin talagang 4:15pm mass. 🙂
@Nelly, way sapayan. 🙂
hindi nila sinali yung Sunday Mass 4:15 p.m, Jollibee time ba yun? L-O-L-S!
English mass schedule for our visitors?
thank you jollibee RD plaza and kuya avel! 🙂 at least we could hear mass at OLPGV if we’re late for masses at St. Michael’s 🙂
@lynette, i myself didn’t know that there are 10:00am and 1:00pm masses. 😀
@Sonny, for Sunday and the Saturday anticipated mass, other than the 5:45am Cebuano mass, the 7:30am Tagalog mass and the 3:00pm Cebuano mass, all are in English.