ROBINSONS Magnolia recently opened the Capilla de San Lorenzo, the first chapel in Quezon City named after Filipino saint Lorenzo Ruiz.
The chapel was blessed by Cubao Bishop Reverend Honesto Ongtioco on Sept. 28, which was the feast day of St. Lorenzo Ruiz.
“Fr. Dennis Soriano suggested the name because there was no chapel in Quezon City named after San Lorenzo Ruiz. It is also a tribute to the first Filipino saint,” Jasmin Lucio, regional operations manager of Robinsons Land Corp., said in a statement.
Located on the 5th floor mezzanine of the mall’s new wing, the chapel can accommodate 350 seated and 100 standing churchgoers. Anticipated Mass is celebrated every Saturday at 6 p.m., while regular Sunday Masses are at 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Masses are also held every First Wednesday and First Friday of the month.
Staring 2020, there will be daily masses at 12:15 noon and an additional 6 p.m. mass every Sunday.
“We are looking at the possibility of celebrating Mass in other languages, like Chinese,” Ms. Lucio said, noting that as of now the masses are in English.
The chapel was designed by Jonathan Gan, inspired by the Immaculate Conception Parish Church.
For the Christmas season, Capilla de San Lorenzo will hold anticipated Simbang Gabi Mass at 8 p.m. beginning Dec. 15, in addition to the regular Mass schedule.