Santuario de San Jose

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Coordinates: 14°36′01″N 121°03′11″E / 14.6002°N 121.05312°E / 14.6002; 121.05312

Santuario de San José
(Shrine of Saint Joseph the Patriarch)
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Basic information
Location Buffalo corner Duke Streets, East Greenhills, Mandaluyong, Philippines
Affiliation Roman Catholic
Country Philippines
Year consecrated 1966
Ecclesiastical or organizational status Suffragan Diocese
Leadership Bishop
Website www.santuariodesanjose.com
Architectural description
Architectural type Modern Church
Architectural style Modern
Groundbreaking 1964
Completed 1966
Materials Sand, gravel, cement, mortar and steel

Santuario de San José (Sanctuary of Saint Joseph) is a parish church found inside the Green Hills East Village in Mandaluyong, Philippines. It is designated as the Shrine of Saint Joseph the Patriarch. It is run by the Oblates of St. Joseph (OSJ). It is the home parish of different chapels: the Holy Family Chapel (inside the Greenhills Shopping Center) and the two chapels of Crame, Immaculate Conception and Sacred Heart.

It is named after its principal patron, St. Joseph, husband of Mary. Secondary patron saints include St. Joseph Marello, founder of the Oblates of St. Joseph, and the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

Its principal feast day is on March 19, the Solemnity of St. Joseph, Husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Secondary feasts include the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the feast day of St. Joseph Marello.

History[edit]

During the 1960s, the Ortigas Company donated 5,030 square meters of land to the Archdiocese of Manila in a hilly and green place called Greenhills for the building of a semi-concrete church. Fr. Guido Coletti, OSJ was given the task to build the church. He would travel all the way from Batangas City, where he was assigned, to look for financial support so that he could build the church. For the first few months, Fr. Guido was not able to produce money even from those who pledged.

But in March 1964, Fr. Guido’s prayers were answered. Fr. Guido was able to gather P827,000.00. The construction began. It took 25 months to finish the church. Architect Manuel Mañosa, Jr. visualized the splendid building and Nemesio Montenegro of Taal, Batangas gave it structural form and substance.

The newly built church, with the seminary and rectory behind it, was blessed on April 2, 1966. The first Misa del Gallo and all Sunday masses were held inside the unfinished church.

In March 1967, it became a parish with the initial population of 3,500 parishioners coming from the Wack-Wack and White Plains subdivisions and from some areas near Camp Crame. Fr. Guido was assigned the parish priest. People began to flock the parish for weddings and baptisms.

In June 1989, Fr. Constantino Conti, OSJ was assigned as Parish Priest. Fr. Guido served as the assistant parish priest with the help of the other priests from the Oblates of St. Joseph in Batangas. When Fr. Guido died on November 1996, he was replaced by Fr. Napoleon G. Jinon, OSJ.

Santuario de San Jose now has more than one hundred thousand parishioners. The laymen and the birth of different religious organizations gave significant contribution in the propagation of faith through their evangelization, catechism, charitable projects and other various activities.

Parish Administration[edit]

As of June 1, 2010, the following comprise the administration of Santuario de San Jose:
Rev. Fr. Maximo Sevilla, Jr., OSJ - Parish Priest
Rev. Fr. Ariel Celeste, OSJ - Assistant Parish Priest
Rev. Fr. Alex Carandang, OSJ - Attached Priest
Rev. Fr. Adonis Mamuyac, OSJ - Attached Priest
Br. Lorenzo Moneva, OSJ - Economo

From April 26, 2007 to May 31, 2010, the following comprised the administration of Santuario de San Jose:
Rev. Fr. Noel Magtaas, OSJ - Parish Priest
Rev. Fr. Napoleon Jinon, OSJ - Assistant Parish Priest and Economo
Rev. Fr. Allen Vic Cartagena, OSJ - Attached Priest
Rev. Fr. Nathaniel Mariano, OSJ - Attached Priest
Rev. Fr. Adonis Mamuyac, OSJ - Attached Priest
Rev. Fr. Christian Saminal, OSJ - Attached Priest

From July 2004 to April 25, 2007, the following comprised the administration of Santuario de San Jose:
Rev. Fr. Venancio Silva, OSJ - Parish Priest
Rev. Fr. Peter Fancubilla, OSJ - Assistant Parish Priest
Rev. Fr. Allen Vic Cartagena, OSJ - Attached Priest
Rev. Fr. Rolan Indicio, OSJ - Attached Priest
Rev. Fr. Noel Magtaas, OSJ - OSJ Provincial Superior

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