Come and join us at the Black Nazarene Novena/Feast Day on December 31, 2023 to January 9, 2024

Sunday, December 31, 4:30 PM
Monday, January 1, 5:30 PM
Tuesday, January 2, 5:30 PM
Wednesday, January 3, 5:30 PM
Thursday, January 4, 5:30 PM
***followed by “Pabihis” Changing of Vestment***
Friday, January 5, 5:30 PM
***followed by “Pahalik” Kissing of the Feet & Distribution of Relics***
Saturday, January 6, 4:30 PM
Sunday, January 7, 4:30 PM
Monday, January 8, 5:30 PM

Tuesday, January 9, 2024
6:30 PM Procession
7:00 PM Holy Mass (Bilingual)
***followed by a Reception in the Parish Hall***

The Black Nazarene (Spanish: El Nazareno Negro, Nuestro Padre Jesús Nazareno, Filipino: Poóng Itím na Nazareno, Hesus Nazareno) is a life-sized image of a dark-skinned, kneeling Jesus Christ carrying the Cross. It is venerated by many devotees.
The Black Nazarene was originally carved by an unknown Mexican artist from dark wood in the 16th century and then brought to the Philippines in 1606. It depicts Jesus en route to his crucifixion. Pope Innocent X granted recognition to the lay Confraternity of Santo Cristo Jesús Nazareno in 1650 for the promotion of the devotion to Jesus through the icon.

At Mary, Star of the Sea, Catholic Church, we continue this devotion.
Let us all follow our Lord, Jesus Christ.

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