Visita Iglesia: Saint Jude Thaddeus Shrine Alijis, Bacolod City

Saint Jude Thaddeus Shrine is located along the highway of Barangay Alijis, Bacolod City. For those who don’t know, St. Jude Thaddeus is the patron saint of the hopeless, a lot of devotees offers novena prayers here. This is just a walking distance from our place at Olympia Village.

St. Jude Thaddeus Shrine Alijis

I can still remember how this shrine was built, it took almost three years for this shrine to finish with an initial budget of Php 150,000 only. It was just a small chapel located at Olympia Village and Fr. Felix P. Pasquin was the assigned chaplain. Fr. Felix P. Pasquin is so kind to the people of Alijis, he is so close to our family because my late grandmother is a devotee and a member of the church’s organization.

St. Jude Shrine

The church was constructed using the people’s resources. Engineer Mario S. Macainan and his brother, Fr. Marcito S. Macainan, MSC, donated the 5,396 square-meter lot; Architect Ramiro L. Garcia, Jr., volunteered for the design of the church, and several donations were gathered and as far as i know some donations were from former President Joseph Estrada who personally attended the inauguration of the church. The church has a high ceiling painted with murals as that of seen in the Vatican’s Sistine Chapel.

St.Jude Church

Today, St. Jude Thaddeus Shrine continues to attract patrons. There are a lot of people from nearby barangays or with in the city who scheduled for their weddings and baptismal in this shrine. Visit this Shrine to experience serenity and solemnity.

For me, visiting Bacolod will never be complete without going into this place.

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