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.
Dates to remember:
May 11, 1580 - Establishment of the Parish of St. Andrew
January 25, 2003 - Dedication as the Cathedral
January 28, 2003 - Installation of Most Rev. Jesse E. Mercado, D.D., Bishop of Parañaque
August 10, 2012 - Declaration as the Diocesan Shrine of Nuestra Señora del Buen Suceso
September 08, 2000 - Canonical Coronation of Nuestra Señora del Buen Suceso
December 07, 2002 - Establishment of the Diocese of Parañaque
December 07, 2002 - Establishment of the Diocese of Parañaque Parochial Schools Association, Inc.