Immaculate Conception Parish, Angeles, Pampanga

Patrich and I went to the Hot Air Balloon Fiesta at Clark on the 24th of February, and it was a Sunday, and of course, we needed to go to Church. We had searched Google for churches and mass times beforehand, but we didn’t end up going to the Church that we initially wanted to visit. There were several reasons for that: (1) even with Google Maps, the directions going to the Church were iffy; (2) we had a change of plans that messed up our schedule a bit; and (3) we asked around and the people we asked said that there were several churches nearby.

We ended up going to the Immaculate Conception Parish in Balibago, Angeles, which was just a short ways to the right once you exit Clark Freeport Zone. (Don’t trust me on this! This is what it seemed to me, but I’m no good with directions!)

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The people we asked called the church “Santa Maria.” On the sides of the Church, there are designated parking lots, but they’re easily filled up. On the left side of the Church, towards the back are the parish offices, smaller chapels, and the comfort rooms.

From the outside, the Church looks moderately adorned, plainly painted, stained glass windows on the side, an image of the Virgin Mary at the front, atop a permanent concrete canopy. Inside, the detail is breathtaking — against the white walls were details in gold. Along the sides, near the top, were the mysteries of the Holy Rosary depicted in stained glass. From the ceiling hung chandeliers.

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Their official Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/ImmaCon.OfficialPage/info

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