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Philippine Catholic Online Site for the Dead

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The Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) has created a website designed to service Filipinos away from the country who would like to seek prayers and requests for masses for their departed loved ones. This is in line with the annual All Saints Day and All Souls Day ritual where Filipinos congregate at cemeteries and columbariums to honor their dead, the tradition known as “Undas.”

The site lists news and resources, prayers, requests for masses (the offering of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass for the repose of souls) and a FAQ page. When one sends a mass request for their departed loved one, the name of the person will be included in the masses that will be celebrated at the CBCP Chapel in Intramuros, Manila, from November 1 to 8, 2011, at 11:30 in the morning.

Sources: Undas Online | Manila Bulletin | Vancouver Sun

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Written by Raffy Pekson II

November 1, 2011 at 6:07 am

2010 Long Weekend Schedules in the Philippines

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If you’re planning a trip to the Philippines, besides the tourist spots, food places and festivals, you may want to check out the long weekends that allow your Filipino friends and acquaintances free time during these holidays.

February 21-23 (Sunday – Monday) – Anniversary of the EDSA Revolution

April 1-4 (Thursday-Sunday) – Holy Week

April 9-11 (Friday-Sunday) – Day of Valor (Araw ng Kagitingan)

June 12-14 (Saturday-Monday) – Philippine Independence Day

August 21-23 (Saturday-Monday) – Ninoy Aquino Day

September 10-12 (Friday-Sunday) – Eid’l Fitr

October 30-November 1 (Saturday-Monday) – All Saints Day

November 27-29 (Saturday-Monday) – Bonifacio Day

December 24-27 (Friday-Monday) – Christmas and Rizal Day

December 31-January 2 (Friday-Sunday) – New Year’s Day