Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish - Barásoain Church is a Roman Catholic church built in 1888 in Malolos, Bulacan. Having earned the title as the "Cradle of Democracy in the East, the most important religious building in the Philippines", and the site of the First Philippine Republic, the church is proverbial for its historical importance among Filipinos.
SCHEDULE OF MASSES
WEEKDAYS AND SATURDAYS
5:00 AM - first Fridays only (with live stream)
6:00 AM - morning mass (with live stream)
6:00 PM - evening mass / anticipated mass on Saturdays (live stream only on Saturdays)
6:00 AM (with live stream)
6:00 PM - English mass (with live stream)
PARISH OFFICE SCHEDULES
MONDAYS TO SUNDAYS
8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
NEWS AND UPDATES
Schedule of Activities for Ash Wednesday
The following are the activities and list of masses for Ash Wednesday this year:
21 February 2023 (Shrove Tuesday)
6:00 PM - Holy Mass
7:00 PM - Palm Burning Rite
22 February 2023 (Ash Wednesday)
Ash Wednesday is considered as a day of abstinence and fasting and Catholics who are at the right age and do not have health issues are to observe these sacrifices during the day. The day also marks the beginning of the Lenten season.
People are encouraged to bring their last year's palms to be burned during the palm burning rite.
Barasoain Church Hosts Festivities for 124th Philippine Republic Day
The church again hosted the Philippine Republic Day (Fiesta Republica) celebrations on 23 January 2023 on its 124th anniversary. The said event was attended by high ranking provincial and city officials of Malolos and Bulacan. This year, the guest of honor is the former city mayor of Malolos and the current congressman of the First Congressional District of Bulacan, Hon. Danilo A. Domingo.
List of Masses for Simbang Gabi, Christmas and New Year
The parish has now released the complete schedule of masses for Simbang Gabi, Misa de Gallo, Christmas and New Year celebrations.
SIMBANG GABI (15 - 23 DECEMBER 2022)
6:00 PM - Anilao and Catmon
7:00 PM - Barasoain Church and Caingin
MISA DE GALLO (16 - 24 DECEMBER 2022)
4:30 AM - Barasoain Church
23 December 2022. 8:00 PM - Modern and Musical Panuluyan (Ang Pagsilang ng Mesiyas)
24 December 2022. 8:30 PM - Traditional Panuluyan
24 December 2022. 8:00 AM
MISA DE AGUINALDO (CHRISTMAS EVE MASS; 24 DECEMBER 2022)
9:00 PM - Barasoain Church
CHRISTMAS DAY MASSES
FEAST OF THE HOLY FAMILY (30 DECEMBER 2022)
NEW YEAR'S EVE MASSES (31 DECEMBER 2022)
NEW YEAR'S DAY MASSES / SOLEMNITY OF MARY, MOTHER OF GOD (1 JANUARY 2023)
The entire faithful is encourage to personally participate in the celebrations for this year's Christmas seasons.
The original Facebook post can be seen here.
List of Masses for Solemnity of Immaculate Conception
Here is the list of masses for the Feast of Immaculate Conception on 8 December 2022:
6:00 AM (with live stream)
The feast day is regarded as a Holy Day of Obligation and as such Catholics are required to attend mass.
Diocesan Guidelines Concerning Social Media in Post-Pandemic Era
In a diocesan bulletin posted on 9 November 2022, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Malolos has issued guidelines for those parishes currently live streaming their masses. It specifically grants, on a limited basis, the continuation of live streaming in parishes with equipment and capacity to do so.
In line with these guidelines, the parish is adjusting its live streaming schedule accordingly. The new schedule of live streaming are as follows:
SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS
6:00 PM (Anticipated mass on Saturdays; English mass on Sundays)
The pastoral guidelines may be downloaded here.