Tagapo Mission Chapel Restoration Project

The Old Roman Mission Chapel of St Dominic, Rizal Blvd, Santa Rosa, Laguna, Philippines

The Chapel desperately needs repairs, including a new roof, electrical rewiring, plastering and painting. The sanctuary in the Chapel requires complete renovation decoratively, a new altar and gradine, and restored statues of the patron saint, St Dominic and of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

The cost of the repairs and restoration is beyond the capability of the faithful and loyal congregation who rely on the Chapel to receive the sacraments and attend the Traditional Mass. Likewise the Chapel is a focus for local community poverty relief efforts and a chaplaincy for the Marian Hospital next door. It is a much needed resource for the local people for whom it provides solace, relief and assistance materially and spiritually.

In the first phase, we seek a deposit for the restoration works, focusing initially on the roof and electrical rewiring to make the Chapel serviceable for Masses and funerals. The faithful would like the roof repaired in time for mid-Advent so that the traditional Filipino Simbáng Gabi (Misa de Gallo) or “night Masses” can be offered in the run-up to Christmas, an essential and significant and much-cherished custom for the Filipinos.

If all the restoration work is completed in time, the Chapel will be re-dedicated by Archbishop Jerome of Selsey during his pastoral visitation in February 2023.

Click below to make a safe and secure donation to this appeal and help bring the light of Christ to the people of Tagapo this Christmas!

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