Every year since its dedication in 2007, the Church of Mary Coredemptrix in Talamban, Cebu City celebrates its Feast on September 15, the liturgical feast of Our Lady of Sorrows. It is the time of the year when the friars invite the faithful to reconsider, through their novena Masses, the role of Mary in the plan of salvation. The friars believed, together with the whole range of Catholic Tradition, that Mary has, by divine decree, essentially shared and participated in the work of man’s redemption brought about by her divine Son.
In other words, the liturgical feast of Our Lady of Sorrows and Mary Coredemptrix with its preparatory nine day novena are an opportunity to acknowledge the truth of Mary Coredemptrix, and by doing so, receive graces, from Mary who shared and participated in Christ’s passion.
The theme of this year’s celebration is : ”Mary Coredemptrix makes us worthy to contemplate the face of God the Father’s Mercy.”
As for this year’s Novena Mass which will begin on September 6, the following celebrants are designated:
Sept. 6 (Tuesday): Fr. Doling Tabudlong, FI
Sept. 7 (Wednesday): Fr joshua delos Santos, FI
Sept. 8 (Thursday): Fr. John Anthony Napulis, FI
Sept. 9 (Friday): Fr. Paschal Sarayba, FI
Sept. 10 (Saturday): Fr. John Anthony Napulis, FI
Sept. 11 (Sunday): Fr. Martin Fonte, FI
Sept. 12 (Monday): Fr. Illuminato Lumbab, FI
Sept. 13 (Tuesday): Fr. Maximilian Ciar, FI
Sept. 14 (Wednesday): Msgr Quintana – San Isidro parish priest.
September 15, (Thursday) Feast day Mass, the main celebrant is Bishop Emilio Bataclan
All novena Masses will be at 5:30PM preceded by the Rosary of the day at 5:00PM. However, on Sunday, September 11, the Mass will be at 5:00PM