IN 1899, A BIG CHAPEL MADE OF BAMBOO AND ASBESTOS was constructed and dedicated to the Immaculate Conception of Mary. The convent beside the chapel was the rest house of the Augustinian priests, and while the chapel was under San Bartolome, it was ably administered by the Augustinians.
Although the earthquake of 1879 demolished the chapel, the image of the Immaculate Conception was unbelievably unscathed. The reconstruction of the chapel immediately started, and in 1886, a bigger and stronger structure was completed.
On November 20, 1902, the chapel was seized and occupied by the Aglipayans as a part of their schism. Archbishop Bernardino Nozaleda, OP, defended the right of the Catholic population of Malabon. The Supreme Court, on November 24, 1906, ordered the Aglipayans to surrender the chapel, as the Supreme Court of America later on backed the decision. The chapels of Dampalit, Muzon, and Hulong Duhat were surrendered on January 29, 1909.
The year 1907 turned out to be a year of blessing after the dark years of the Aglipayan Schism, as Immaculate Conception Chapel was declared a parish by the Archbishop of Manila, His Excellency Jeremias Harty, DD. The community was jubilant not only because they had their own pastor, not only because their chapel was elevated to a status of a parish, but because Immaculate Conception Parish was erected on the birthday of our Mother, on September 8, 1907.
Immaculate Conception of Mary
The Immaculate Conception of Mary has always been a beautiful and a dignifying devotion to the Mother of Jesus Christ, who was born free from original sin. The dogma regarding the Immaculate Conception of Mary strengthens the idea that she was pure, virgin externally and internally. The image of the Immaculate Conception is often seen as a beautiful lady wearing a gold crown with the world under her feet.
The devotion to the Immaculate Conception has proven to be a constant interceder for human and God, as several miracles had already been recorded. A person had been saved in the middle of the sea, sicknesses have been cured, sinners have been converted, the war’s damage had been prevented, and several others untold.
The Immaculate Conception of Mary has been a steady inspiration for Christians for more than three centuries. The idea of having a mother who looks after her sons and daughters from up above consoles the human race in the midst of several earthly and diabolical acts.
Monday to Saturday: 6:00 AM; 6:00 PM
Saturdays 6:00 PM (Anticipated Mass)
Sunday Mass: 5:00 AM, 6:00 AM, 8:30 AM, 9:45 AM;
4:00 PM, 5:15 PM, 6:30 PM, 7:45 PM
FUNERAL SERVICES: by Appointment
BAPTISM Every Sunday
CONFESSION Every first Friday
WEDDING by Appointment
Diocesan Shrine and Parish of
the Immaculate Conception
Established: September 8, 1907
Fiesta Day: December 8, 9 & 10
Address: 272 General Luna Street, Concepcion, Malabon City
Parish Priest/Rector: Rev. Fr. Joey C. Enriquez
A canonical coronation is a pious institutional act, wherein the Pope designates a crown or stellar halo to be added to a Marian image under a specific devotional title in a particular diocese.
The centuries old venerated image of La Inmaculada Inmaculada Concepcion de Malabon was canonically crowned through a Papal Bull issued in September 1986, during the papacy of St. Pope John Paul II. The rite of canonical coronation was presided by His Excellency Jaime Cardinal Sin, Archbishop of Manila on December 7, 1986. The Inmaculada Concepcion de Malabon is the only canonically crowned image of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the Diocese of Kalookan.