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Baguio Cathedral: Mass Schedule, Then and Now Photos
"I visit Baguio cathedral every time I'm in Baguio" claimed by Tutubi's officemate that's why even if it's getting late and "millions" of people crowding the narrow snake roads of Baguio City, they hied off to the hill where The Our Lady of Atonement, the formal name of Baguio Cathedral, stands.
Pictures of Baguio Cathedral, now and then:
Picture of Baguio Cathedral at Night taken using a lamp post to steady the shot (Tutubi is too lazy to drag a tripod in most of his travels)
Our Lady of Atonement, Baguio Cathedral photo (circa 2004) when it was the still "single." You'll readily notice modifications to the church structure. It's not possible to take an uncluttered photo of the church now, thanks to lamp posts and other eyesore structures at the place
Baguio Cathedral Mass Schedules:
Sunday: hourly morning masses start from 5am to 12nn; afternoon masses at 3pm to 7pm. All masses in English except 5am and 9am masses in Ilocano and 10am mass in Tagalog.
Weekdays: 6am, 6:30am, 7am, 12:15pm, 5:15pm (daily novena at 4:30pm)
Saturdays: 6am, 6:30am, 7am, 12:15pm, and anticipated masses at 5pm and 6pm
Expect Baguio Cathedral to be full of people during the Panagbenga Festival as well as summer pilgrims during Holy Week.
this is hard to miss for catholics. although i'm not sure if that covered facade was already there on our last visit back in 2008. wala pa ata; baka last year lang yan... after a mass, we like going to zola, the 24-hr coffee shop at the foot of the cathedral in session road. they serve free flowing brewed coffee once you order a breakfast meal.