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St. Clement’s Church (La Paz, Iloilo City)

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The St. Clement's Church at La Paz Iloilo City

Unlike many churches in the city, St. Clement’s Church boasts its modern design as both appealing and simple. The church’s facade is adorned with white balusters lining the balcony outside. Another exterior feauture is the four-storey high tower located at the right side of the building. On the outside, the garden surrounding the church usually serves as an extra space for mass-goers when the church is full.

The interior of St. Clement’s is also simple, yet elegant. It provides an atmosphere for meditation and prayer as there are few distractions in the design. I find the lines and curves of the altar seem to lead to the big image of Our Mother of Perpetual Help at the center of the altar. I feel like the patterns are designed to lead us to the great image.


Saint Clement’s is managed by the Redemptorists or the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer with their Mother House located at left side of the church. The church was completed on 1931. The first Perpetual Novena to Our Mother of Perpetual Help in the Philippines and Asia was celebrated at the church on May 13, 1946.

The Mother House of the Redemptorists at La Paz; also used as a retreat venue

Saint Clement’s Church is located at La Paz, Iloilo City. From the city center, one can get to the church by riding jeepneys going to Jaro.

Schedule of Church Services
Sunday Masses
(06:30 & 07:30) Ilonggo
(09:00 & 10:30) English
(03:00) Ilonggo
(04:30 & 06:00) English

Daily Masses
(06:00 am) Ilonggo
(105:30 pm) Englsih

Novena masses for Our Mother of Perpetual Help are held at Wednesdays.
Masses are held in the morning (06:00 in Ilonggo and 11:00 in English) and in the afternoon (03:00 & 04:00 in Ilonggo, and 04:00 and 05:00 in English). The novena and benediction follows at 07:00 pm.

If you are interested to be a Redemptorist Missionary (priest or brother), you may text 09283105229 / 0927834652 or call (033) 320-0717. You may also email them at jesum225 {at} yahoo {dot} com.

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