Church of St. Jerome Emiliani
Parish in Ayala, Alabang
• When this parish was entrusted to the
care of the Somascan Fathers by the late
Jaime Cardinal Sin, the legendary
Cardinal considered as a hero and
prophet of the nation, the area was still
poor. The land area was surrounded by
small hills covered by trees or tall weeds
and squatters inhabiting the place. But
now it transformed into a blooming
business and shopping center with the
village for the rich and the famous nearby.
The driveway right in front of the
Church's main entrance
• The Church, being at the center of the
Town Center, is much appreciated by the
people. It's about 6 masses every Sunday
is well attended even its daily Masses. As
the surrounding places are dominated by
shops, malls, skycrapers and affluent
villages the St. Jerome Emiliani Parish
splendidly proclaims The Cross of Christ
as the only and only means of Salvation
• It's beautiful Baroque architecture exudes serenity, grace
and beauty inviting people from all walk of life, rich and
poor, to a genuine worship of God and in silent prayer.
It's architecture harmonizes with that of the Town Center
and the Ayala Museum adjacent to it.
• The success of St. Jerome Emiliani Parish is of course
attributed to the Lord who made it His Temple and to St.
Jerome Emiliani whose continuous intercession in
heaven enlivens the faith of the Somascan Fathers and
its parishioners. But we cannot forget as well the
magnificent leadership and the hard works dedicated to
it by its Parish Priests: Rev. Fr. Cesare de Santis, CRS
and the current pastor, Rev. Fr. Grato Germanetto, CRS.
Our Parish Mission Statement
• St. Jerome Parish follows the Lord Jesus in the Roman
Catholic tradition. We strive to live His Way under the
guidance of the Holy Spirit.
• Worship together is the source and summit of our
discipleship. From liturgy flow our devotional prayer and
our commitment to lifelong faith formation through
catechesis for all age levels, including our parish
• From liturgy flows our service to the Lord in the charity
we share to meet human needs and advance the cause
of peace through justice in our world.