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You Report: Traditional Masses around the World - VIII
Cubao, in the Philippines

A reader reports from the diocese of Cubao, in the Manila Metropolitan Area, in the Philippines:

I'd like to share with you the following photographs shot in the Parish of the Lord of the Divine Mercy in the Diocese of Cubao, a suffragan of the Archdiocese of Manila, Philippines celebrated by the parish priest, Fr. Michell Joe Zerrudo .

Prior to Summorum Pontificum, the community was granted an indult by the late Jaime Cardinal Sin to have TLMs [Traditional Latin Masses] every Sunday. After the jurisdiction of the indult church, the Most Holy Redeemer Parish, was transferred to the newly formed Diocese of Cubao in June 23, 2003, the bishop of the new diocese, Bishop Honesto Ongtionco, continued permitting the TLMs.

In early 2007, the community was transferred to the Parish of the Lord of the Divine Mercy and after Summorum Pontificum of Pope Benedict XVI took effect, the Sunday TLMs continued and Fr. Zerrudo has now been celebrating private TLMs daily every since. Around 70 to 100 people assist the Traditional Latin Mass every Sunday and has continued to attract young people.

The community, Ecclesia Dei of St. Joseph, is now in the process of forming a more regular and formal choir and altar servers. Another activity of the community is the weekly Apologetics Round Table discussions by the Defensores Fidei Foundation that started last January 12, 2008.

Thank you, Gerald, and congratulations to Fr Zerrudo.

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