Wednesday, February 19, 2014

The Chapel of St. Michael the Archangel in Trinoma

The Chapel of St. Michael the Archangel in Trinoma is situated in between restaurants...sometimes its actually hard to spot it when the entrance is covered by people, you will assume that it is one of those "trendy spots" in the mall...but no...heavenly food is served here...the bread of life...

Similar to the Chapel inside SM Megamall a lot go to mass here, in the many times I have been in this mall, whenever there is a mass schedule it is always full. I think it's only in the Philippines wherein we have conceptualized one stop shops, a catholic church more reason why it's more fun in the Philippines. Putting chapels or churches or even parishes inside malls is a good decision for the Church because 1) it remains true to Jesus' mission of reaching out to everyone most especially people who tend to forget their Sunday obligations 2) the church is made accessible. Sunday is also "family day" so with a church, plus all the shops/stores in the mall and other leisure activities made available, Sunday's at the mall can be truly fulfilling-- no guilt feelings and no excuses as well...

The "santo" or the religious images at the altar of the chapel are the "must see" when inside the chapel, sculpted by none other than Willie Layug. The interior is relatively simple, no baroque altars, no fancy lighting and fixtures etc; further emphasizing how beautiful these images are:

St. Michael the Archangel, the Patron Image

St. Michael the Archangel,
defend us in battle.
Be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the Devil.
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray,
and do thou,
O Prince of the heavenly hosts,
by the power of God,
thrust into hell Satan,
and all the evil spirits,
who prowl about the world
seeking the ruin of souls. Amen..

O glorious prince St. Michael,
 chief and commander of the heavenly hosts,
 guardian of souls, vanquisher of rebel spirits,
servant in the house of the Divine King
and our admirable conductor...

you who shine with excellence
and superhuman virtue deliver us from all evil
, who turn to you with confidence
and enable us by your gracious protection
 to serve God more and more faithfully every day.

The Crucifix

Lord Jesus Christ, you let yourself be nailed to the Cross, accepting the terrible cruelty of this suffering, the destruction of your body and your dignity. You allowed yourself to be nailed fast; you did not try to escape or to lessen your suffering. May we never flee from what we are called to do. Help us to remain faithful to you. Help us to unmask the false freedom which would distance us from you. Help us to accept your "binding" freedom, and, "bound" fast to you, to discover true freedom.

Lord Jesus Christ, you stretched your arms of love on the hard wood of the cross that we all might know your saving embrace. Help us to bring those who do not yet know you, to Your love.

Beautiful in every detail...

New Mass Schedules as of January 6th 2014


  1. Mass schedule for 2015?

  2. can we have baptismal I this chapel? how? TIA!
    so we can also have the reception in on of restaurants in trinoma. thanks!