Santa Cruz Parish

Our History

  • June 20, 1619. The Parish of Sta. Cruz officially came into existence on June 20, 1619.  Prior to this, Sta. Cruz was known as a village of the Parish of Quiapo and was under the province of Tondo.  

Father Gregorio Catena, parish priest of Quiapo, signed a document under the authority of Archbishop Arce that paved the way for the spiritual administration of the Chinese tenants in Sta. Cruz by the Jesuits.  It was the Jesuits who named the village Sta. Cruza, after the Holy Cross.

Liturgical services



Monday 6:30am, 8:00am, 12:15pm, 1:00pm, 5:30pm and 6:15pm

Tuesday 6:30am, 8:00am, 12:15pm, 1:00pm, 5:30pm and 6:15pm

Wednesday 6:30am, 8:00am, 12:15pm, 1:00pm, 5:15pm and 6:15pm

Thursday 6:30am, 8:00am, 12:15pm, 1:00pm, 5:30pm and 6:15pm

Friday 6:30am, 8:00am, 12:15pm, 1:00pm, 5:30pm and 6:15pm

Saturday 8:00am, 12:15pm, 1:00pm, 5:00pm and 6:15pm

Sunday 6:00am, 7:00am, 8:15am, 9:30am, 10:30am (Morning) 12:00nn, 1:00pm, 3:30pm, 4:45pm, 6:00pm & 7:15pm (Afternoon)


Other Services

Baptism: every Sunday 10:30am

Confessions:Tuesday 7:00-8:00am, 11:00am-12:00nn and 4;00-5:30pm Wednesday 7:00-8:00am, 11:00am-12:00nn and 4;00-5:15pm Thursday 7:00-8:00am, 11:00am-12:00nn and 4;00-5:30pm Friday 7:00-8:00am, 11:00am-12:00nn and 4;00-5:30pm Saturday 11:00am-12:00nn and 3;30-4:45pm Sunday 2:00-3:30pm

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament: Monday-Saturday after 8:00am, 1:00pm and 6:15pm masses

Novena to the Mother of Perpetual Help: Wednesday 8:30, 10:00, 11:45am, 1:30, 3:00, 4:30, 5:00, 6:00 & 7:00pm

Sick call: anytime

Weddings: by schedule

Love Offering

Love can be a natural endowment, a present, or a gift. If it is not just a donation, it can be a divine talent. Since love is a silver bullet, it can make the unimaginable possible through the power of its inspiration.