(PNA file photo)
MANILA – The Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarene, commonly known as the Quiapo Church, has released the schedule of visits of the image to different parts of the country.
In a video message released by the basilica late Tuesday afternoon, Fr. Douglas Badong, parochial vicar, said the “localized Traslacion” has been expanded to prevent the influx of devotees on the feast day of the Black Nazarene on January 9.
The image of the black Jesus Christ will visit the following areas from Dec. 27, 2021 to Jan. 8, 2022:
Dec. 27 to 29, 2021: Atimonan Catholic Church, Atimonan, Quezon
Dec. 28 to 30, 2021: The Baguio Cathedral of Our Lady of the Atonement (Baguio Cathedral)
Dec. 29, 2021 to Jan. 2, 2022: St. Ferdinand Cathedral, Lucena City
Dec. 30, 2021 to Jan. 2, 2022: Birhen ng Antipolo - Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage (Antipolo Cathedral)
Dec. 31, 2021 to Jan. 1, 2022: Caritas Manila
Jan. 1 to 2, 2022: Chapel of St. Lazarus (San Lazaro Hospital); and the Shrine of Our Lady of Namacpacan, La Union
Jan. 2 to 3, 2022: National Capital Region Police Office; St. John the Evangelist Cathedral, Lingayen, Dagupan; Cathedral Parish of Saint Paul the First Hermit (San Pablo Cathedral); and San Roque Cathedral - Diocese of Kalookan
Jan. 3 to 4, 2022: Manila Public Information Office (Manila City Hall); St. Nicholas Of Tolentine Parish Cathedral / Historic Cabanatuan Cathedral Cabanatuan City; Metropolitan Cathedral of San Sebastian - Archdiocese of Lipa; Novaliches Cathedral
Jan. 4 to 5, 2022: Greenbelt Chapel, Ayala Center; San Sebastian Cathedral Parish Tarlac, Poblacion, Tarlac City; the Roman Catholic Parish Church of Saint John the Baptist City of Calamba, Calamba City; and the Immaculate Conception Cathedral of Cubao
Jan. 5 to 6, 2022: Bureau of Fire Protection – main office; Katedral ni San Jose, Nueva Ecija; Diocesan Shrine and Parish of Our Lady of the Pillar (Imus Cathedral); and the Immaculate Conception Cathedral of Pasig
Jan. 6 to 7, 2022: DZRV 846 / Radyo Veritas 846; Metropolitan Cathedral of San Fernando, Pampanga; the Cathedral Parish of St. Andrew, Parañaque; and the Manila Cathedral - Minor Basilica of the Immaculate Conception
Jan. 7 to 8, 2022: San Carlos Seminary - Archdiocese of Manila, Guadalupe, Makati; Malolos Cathedral - Immaculate Conception Parish Cathedral and Minor Basilica; and Baclaran Church - National Shrine of Our Mother of Perpetual Help, Parañaque
Jan. 8, 2022: The Nazarene Catholic School, Hidalgo St., Quiapo, Manila
The traditional Traslacion of the Black Nazareno from the Quirino Grandstand in Luneta Park to the Quiapo Church along Quezon Boulevard, will not push through again next year due to the threat of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) Omicron variant.
Devotees planning to go to Quiapo Church on January 9 are also urged to ensure that they are vaccinated against the virus and to strictly follow safety health protocol.
"If you are joining the festivities, you must be fully vaccinated and always bring your vaccination card or ID, keep wearing a face mask and face shield, and bring your own hand sanitizer," Quiapo Church social communications ministry head, Fr. Danichi Hui, said in a separate advisory.
The basilica also ensured the continuous live streaming of masses for the devotees at home to be able to take part in the feast of the Black Nazarene.
The last time the annual procession from Luneta to Quezon Boulevard was held was in January 2020.
The procession lasted 16 hours and 35 minutes, with about 3.3 million attendees. (PNA)