THE Archdiocese of Cebu is set to open its Holy Doors in various parishes to commemorate the 500th year of the arrival of Christianity in the country.
In a statement, church officials said they will kick off the activities on April 4, 2021 with a solemn liturgical rite of opening the Holy Door of the Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral.
Similar celebrations will also be observed in eight other churches, including the oldest and farthest parishes of the Archdiocese—Sts. Peter and Paul Parish in Bantayan town, Bantayan Island in northern Cebu; Nuestra Señora del Patrocinio de Maria Parish in Boljoon, San Guillermo de Aquitania Parish in Dalaguete, St. Michael the Archangel Parish in Argao, St. Catherine de Alexandria Parish in Carcar City and St. Anne Parish in Barili in the southern Cebu; San Nicolas Parish in Cebu City; and National Shrine of St. Joseph Parish in Mandaue City.
Other strategic churches will also be declared as pilgrim sites—Sto. Tomas de Villanueva Parish in Danao City; St. Vincent Ferrer Parish in Bogo City; St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Balamban and the National Shrine of Our Lady of Rule in Lapu-Lapu City.