Parish of the Immaculate Conception – Oton, Iloilo
One of Iloilo’s modern churches in design, the Parish of the Immaculate Conception offers a glimpse to Oton’s ability to rise from its challenges. With its beautiful church crumbled upon the destructive force of the 1948 earthquake, Ogtonganons worked together to build a new church that would embody their spirit of bayanihan.
Today’s church of the Immaculate Conception incorporated opposing yet complementing arches and sharp angles in its design. Its bluish walls emphasize the big yellow cross at the center of the church’s facade, with beautifully crafted stained glass windows adding sophistication and colorful tone in its appearance. On top of the church is the image of Immaculate Concepcion, upon which Ogtonganons attribute miracles. One local story recalls the image moved on the direction of the sea to stop an incoming wave big enough to devastate the town of Oton.
Inside the church, a solemn atmosphere is felt due to the simplicity of the design, and abundance of soft light due to its high windows. On the middle of the altar is an image of the Christ the King, back lit by a reddish glow. The altar is supplemented by stained windows illustrating the Holy Eucharist.
Minor altars include the images of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary located at the right side of the major altar, and the Sto. Nino near the entrance.
A grotto of the Virgin Mary is found at the site of the old church wall. It is also used during the Lenten season as the Stations of the Cross. Candles of the devotees are seen at the right lower side of the photo.
Parish of the Immaculate Conception Oton, Iloilo
Schedule of Services
6:30 AM (Mon-Tues)
7:00 AM (1st Monday – Cemetery)
4:30 PM (1st Friday)
5:00 PM (Wednesdays)
5:45 AM / 4:30 PM
5:00 AM / 6:30 AM / 7:00 AM (Botong) / 8:00 AM
12:00 NN / 4:30 PM / 6:00 PM
Baptism – Saturday and Sunday 11:00 AM (By appointment on other days)
Ordinary: Thursday (5:45 AM)
Special: By Appointment
Free Wedding – Every 4th Thursday of the month at 8:00 AM
Confession – Wednesday, 1st Friday and Saturday – 4:00 PM
Novenas and Devotions
5:30 Am – Monday – All Souls
4:30 PM – Wednesday – Our Lady of Perpetual Help
4:00 PM – 1st Thursday – Holy Hour
5:30 AM – Friday – Sacred Heart
Seminars – Pre-Jordan: Saturday 9:00 AM
Pre-Cana: 2nd and 4th Saturday – 9 AM and 3:30 PM
Free Funeral Mass: Every Tuesday, 2:00 PM
Tags: Church, Metro Iloilo - Guimaras, Oton, Visita Iglesia
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