Aki's Green Baptism · Memoirs of a Mummy

Aki’s Baptism: Magallanes Church

CHURCH: St. Alphonsus Mary De Ligiuori Parish (Magallanes Church)

Date: Feb 27, 2010
Time: 9:30 AM – 2:00 PM
Motif : Green
Theme: Frugalicious/Pagtitipid


Hubby and I got married here 14 months ago. Magallanes Church was the only choice for Aki’s baptism because this is our all time favorite church. Much much nicer than Notre Dame and St Patrick’s, if you ask me. The parish office itself has the look and feel of a hotel reception area.

Aside from the impressive architecture, this church gets major plus points because Ms Cathy, the admin officer, is such a darling. We had to resched the baptism 4 times and I did not hear any complaint for her. Just words of concern for the baby. So sweet. We asked permission from her to have our pictures taken inside the church after the rites (the baptism was done at the baptistry). Before going to the reception, we tried to recreate some of our wedding shots this time with Aki.

Another good thing about Magallanes is godparents aren’t required to attend a seminar, a requirement for most churches. We started several minutes late because some godparents were not there yet. Father ( forgot to ask his name) was inside the baptistry sitting quietly and did not pressure us to start immediately.

Rate: PHP 700 for the first pair of godparents. Fifty bucks for each  succeeding godparent.

Baptism Schedules
Saturdays: 9:30am, 10am, 10:30am, 11am
Sundays : 2pm, 2:30pm, 3pm 3:30pm

1. photocopy of birth certificate
2. photocopy of marriage contract
3. parish permit



Inside the Baptistry

From Wedding to Christening

From bouquet to  baby!

More pictures posted here

2 thoughts on “Aki’s Baptism: Magallanes Church

    1. Hello Len! There is clubhouse in the Magallanes Village but you would need to have a sponsor. There are restos too in Paseo de Magallanes. 🙂

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