The Chapel of San Pedro Calungsod, SM Aura Premiere
7th level of SM Aura Premier
26th Street Corner McKinley Parkway, Taguig City
Monday to Friday: 12:15 pm and 6:00 pm
Saturday: 12:00nn and 6:00 pm (Anticipated Sunday Mass)
Sunday Masses: 10:00 am, 12:00 nn, 3:00 pm, 5:00 pm, 7:00 pm
Mother of Perpetual Help every Wednesday: 5:30 pm
San Pedro Calungsod everyday: 5:30 pm
SM believes in enriching the community’s spiritual needs with the recent launching of the Chapel of San Pedro Calungsod at the mall’s top level.
Surrounded by the Skypark with its lush greens and water features, the chapel is the perfect place to stop, rest, and reflect in this fast paced city. It is named in honor of San Pedro Calungsod, the first Visayan saint, who is considered a role model for the youth. Martyred in Guam for his missionary work in 1672, he was beatified by Blessed Pope John Paul II on March 5, 2000 and canonized by Pope Benedict XVI at Saint Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican City on Oct. 21, 2012.
Located at the mall’s top level, it gives worshippers a feeling of being closer to God. Shaped like an abstract cave, it has a semi-circular opening that evokes images of the cave of the Resurrection. Gracefully designed ribs lead to the backlit altar-front, inviting the faithful inside for reflection and prayer. The wood and marble finishes give the chapel a simple natural feel. It also has 14 stations of the Cross, a statue of San Pedro Calungsod and the Virgin Mary.
The Chapel of San Pedro Calungsod’s dedication ceremony began with the unveiling of the marker by SM Chairman Mr. Henry Sy, Sr, Mrs. Felicidad T. Sy and their family with Taguig City Mayor Lani Cayetano. Bishop Mylo Hubert Vergara, D.D. led the Solemn Dedication within the Mass with members of the Sy family and their guests. The Bishop later presided over the installation of its first chaplain Rev. Fr. Ronnie Samaniego.
Capping the event was a MOA signing by SM Prime Holdings President Mr. Hans T. Sy and SM Hotels and Convention Corporations President Ms. Elizabeth T. Sy with Rev. Fr. Mariano Baranda, chancellor of the Diocese of Pasig. Quietly elegant, the Chapel of San Pedro Calungsod can seat almost 300 people.