of St.Anthony ofPadua parish (San Andres,Manila)of the century, Singalong hadAt the turnbecome crowded with people expelled fromthe other areas of Manila or coming fromthe provinces. They lived in simple housesconstructed with nipa or wood. There was a“visita” dedicated to St. Anthony of Padua inthe area. Since 1901, Fr. Francisco ofSantibanez and other Capuchins visitedthere on Sundays to celebrate mass, visitthe sick and teach Christian doctrine tochildren.
CHURCH In 1905 Archbishop Michael J. O’Doherty, realizing the need of the people and recognizing the good work of the Capuchins, built a simple convent and in October, asked the capuchins to live there permanently and take care of the people. This was willingly accepted. On November 25, 1905, Fr. Mariano of Olot, as president and parish priest, moved there together with Fr. Vicente of Pamplona and bro. Gabriel of Lizarza. On Dec. 10, 1905, they celebrated their first baptism and the parish of St. Anthony was subsequently erected in an official manner on April 2, 1906.
The Bell tower (construction)In July 16, 1990, a strong earthquake damaged the church bell tower andthe concrete cross, including its foundation. Through the initiative of theparish priest, Fr. Alfred Micua, a fund raising was launched for thereconstruction of the bell tower and the cross. The new bell tower wasfinished just in the time for the “Simbang Gabi” and it was on December16, 1990, at three o’clock early morning that the bell tower was heard bythe Singalong parishioners and it sounded the start of the Yuletideseason.
Activities, etc...Institutional mass/ feast of the Facade during yuletide/adventholy rosary season
Activities, etc...Church garden Inside the church
CHURCHInside thechurchduring mass.“deus, meuset omnia.”- “my godand my all.’’