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Pilgrimage to SME parishes in the Philippines

Submitted by: regina
On: 03/05/2012

Good Shepherd Sisters in Quezon City and Tagaytay had their pilgrimage in the St. Mary Euphrasia parishes recently. 

There are two parishes in the country that are named after St. Mary Euphrasia, foundress of the Good Shepherd congregation: St. Mary Euphrasia parish in Dasmarinas, Cavite in the Diocese of Imus and Sr. Mary Euphrasia parish in Batangas City in the Archdiocese of Lipa.

Photo: St. Mary Euphrasia parish in Cavite.

Before the April 24 feast of St. Mary Euphrasia, sisters made a pilgrimage to the SME parishes.

SME parish in the Diocese of Imus, St. Mary Euphrasia parish was established in 1990. Sr. Angelina Sanchez who was helping in pastoral work in Cavite said that the people of now St. Mary Euphrasia parish had to vote who will be the patron saint of Dasmarinas: Christ the King, Sacred Heart or St. Mary Euphrasia.

Photo: Good Shepherd Sisters before the statue of St. Mary Euphrasia and the stained glass window of the Good Shepherd.

Several years later, in 1996, the Bicentennial year of the birth of St. Mary Euphrasia, another parish was established and named after St. Mary Euphrasia. It is located in Batangas where the first Good Shepherd foundation in the country was founded.

On the occasion of the centennial of Good Shepherd Sisters' presence in the Philippines, Good Shepherd Sisters, and lay mission partners are encouraged to visit the parishes.


St. Mary Euphrasia Parish

Dasmariñas, Cavite

Diocese of Imus

Founded: 1990


Dasmariñas 4115

Parish Priest: Fr. Claro Sumague

St. Mary Euphrasia Parish
Batangas City

Archdiocese of Lipa

Founded: 1996


Kumintang 4200
Batangas City

Tel. (043) 723 2381

Population: 57,697; Catholic 56,397

Parish Priest: Fr. Johannes Arada

(Source: 2010-2011 Catholic Directory of the Philippines)