An Andrean Prayer

Prayer to St. Andrew the Apostle
Feast Day: November 30

O Glorious St. Andrew, you were the first to recognize and follow the Lamb of God. With your friend St. John, you remained with Jesus for that first day, for your entire life, and now throughout eternity. As you led your brother St. Peter to Christ and many others after Him, draw us also to Him. Teach us to lead others to Christ solely out of love for Him and dedication in His service. Help us to learn the lesson of the cross and to carry our daily crosses without complaint so that they may carry us to Jesus. AMEN.


Prayer to Nuestra Señora del Buen Suceso (Our Lady of the Good Event)
Feast Day: August 10

Oh Queen of Angels, Mother of Jesus Christ, my Lord! You are the Virgin of Buen Suceso, loving mother and patroness of the town of Paranaque. You willed to be called such and six times that name was drawn when your image was first seen. You are the refuge of your afflicted and sorrowful children and through you, we obtain God’s mercy and blessings. Look down on us as we prostrate ourselves before you to pray for our needs. (Silently pray for your petitions.)

Dear Mother, we are aware that oftentimes, we take for granted the blessings and graces we have received. Teach us to be thankful for every good thing and happening in our lives. Help us to follow your example of living and proclaiming the Good News of your Son. In the end, we hope to be united with you in praising God in His everlasting kingdom. AMEN.


Prayer for the 20th Anniversary of DOPPSA
December 7, 2022 - December 7, 2023

Heavenly Father, source of every blessing, we praise and thank you for your goodness and love.

As we celebrate the twentieth founding anniversary of the Diocese of Parañaque Parochial Schools Association Inc., may your Holy Spirit inspire us to walk together toward our common goal; to seek Your presence in all that we do; and to work for the building up your Kingdom through Catholic education, bearing witness to the Gospel.

Help us to become faithful stewards of all your graces; to be the instruments of peace and love; and to do your divine will as we fulfill the mission you entrusted to us.

Fill our bodies with strength, our hearts with love, and our minds with wisdom as we journey together as One DOPPSA family. May you find us faithful and wise stewards deserving to enter the joy of your kingdom.

This we ask in the name of your son, Jesus Christ, our Lord. AMEN.

Nuestra Señora del Buen Suceso, pray for us.


Date/s to remember:

January 25, 2003 - Dedication as the Cathedral

January 28, 2003 - Installation of Most Rev. Jesse E. Mercado, D.D., Bishop of Parañaque

May 11, 1580 - Establishment of the Parish of St. Andrew

August 10, 1625 - Feast Day and Enthronement Anniversary of Nuestra Señora del Buen Suceso

August 10, 2012 - Declaration as a Diocesan Shrine of Nuestra Señora del Buen Suceso

September 08, 2000 - Canonical Coronation of Nuestra Señora del Buen Suceso

November 30 - Feast Day of St. Andrew the Apostle

December 07, 2002 - Establishment of the Diocese of Parañaque

December 07, 2002 - Establishment of the Diocese of Parañaque Parochial Schools Association, Inc.