Santacruzan Procession 2010
Filipinos in Jersey City gathered in Downtown, Jersey City for the 32nd Annual Santacruzan to recognize Virgin Mary. The event started at 10AM with street fair, but the highlight was the Santacruzan Procession – a religious parade celebrating the month of May — Virgin Mary’s month.
Continue reading Photos: 32nd Santacruzan in Downtown, Jersey City
[UPDATE May 30, 2010] Follow the link to view the photos of the 32nd Santacruzan in Jersey City
[Original Post: april 24, 2010] The month of May is near, which means Santacruzan in Jersey City is just around the corner. Santacruzan is one of the most celebrated religious events in the Philippines which Filipino-Americans have been celebrating in Jersey City for 32 years now. The president of Catholic Action of Mary, Deacon Cesar Sarmiento, would like to invite everyone to join this joyful event.
More details after the jump …
Continue reading 32nd Filipino Santacruzan in Jersey City
On Sunday, April 11, 2010, hundreds of Filipinos in Jersey City went to Stockbridge, Massachusetts to join the thousands of other religious nationalities in the celebration of the Divine Mercy Shrine. This annual tradition is extra-special as it marks the Golden Jubilee Anniversary of the National Shrine of the Divine Mercy. During this event, the Filipino pilgrims also prayed for their petitions at the Immaculate Conception Candle Shrine and Lourdes Grotto located down the hill.
Read the rest for more pictures ….
Continue reading Pilgrimage to the Divine Mercy Shrine in Stockbridge, MA
Santacruzan is one the most popular traditions in the Philippines. It is a parade during the month of May which is also known as Flores de Mayo (Flowers of May), a festival honoring the Virgin Mary.
In the Philippines, the Santacruzan parades last for a month, with different Hermanas/Hermanos and Reynas for each night. Here in Jersey City, though, the festival only lasts for a day, with various activities and festivities before the grand finale (procession).
So if you’re a long time Filipino resident here in Jersey City, you probably know about this event already. First-time Pinoys here, make sure you don’t miss the fun! Mark your calendar for the 31st Annual Santacruzan and Street Fair – May 24, 2009. Details below.
31st Annual Santacruzan 2009 and Street Fair
Date: Sunday, May 24, 2009
Where: Second St. btwn Manila Ave. and Marin Blvd., Jersey City, New Jersey
Sponsors: The Catholic Action of Mary (CAM), Resurrection Parish in association with Pan-American Concerned Citizen Action League (PACCAL)
Street Fair – 10am – 9pm
Performances – 12pm – 9pm
Mass at St. Mary’s Church – 2:30pm (Second St. corner of Erie St.)
Santacruzan Procession – 4:30pm
Full press release inside this post…
Continue reading Filipino Culture in Jersey City: Santacruzan 2009
View Larger Map
Looking for religious activities for the coming Holy Week? Below you will find the Holy Week Schedule at Saint Aedan Church in McGinley Square area of Jersey City.
Continue reading Holy Week Schedule at Saint Aedan Church