Jaro Fiesta Candelaria Guide 2024

Jaro Fiesta 2024 is here. After the Dinagyang 2024 Festival, religious celebrations in the Queen City of the South does not eventually conclude. Devotees not only from the City of Love but also coming from the different corners of the world, flock to Jaro every second day of February in order to visit the miraculous Blessed Virgin atop her shrine, attend masses, and light candles in her honor.

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NATIONAL SHRINE OF OUR LADY OF CANDLES
Jaro Metropolitan Cathedral
Jaro, Iloilo City

SCHEDULE OF LITURGICAL ACTIVITIES 2024
JANUARY 24 – FEBRUARY 1, 2024

NOVENARIO MASSES – CELEBRANTS

JANUARY 24, 2024 & 5:30PM (WEDNESDAY) English Mass
REV. FR. JULIUS A. REVESENCIO
Jaro Archdiocesan Youth Commission – Director
Jaro, Iloilo City

JANUARY 25, 2024 & 5:30PM (THURSDAY)
English Mass
REV. FR. LESTER P. VILLA
Parish Priest – St. Joseph the Worker Parish
Fundidor, Molo, Iloilo City

JANUARY 26, 2024 & 5:30PM (FRIDAY)
English Mass
REV. FR. RONALD C. DE LEON
Parish Priest – Our Lady of the Pillar Parish
M.H. del Pilar, Jaro, Iloilo City

JANUARY 27, 2024 & 5:30PM (SATURDAY)
English Mass
REV. FR. JOSE GERARDO A. CABALUNA
Parish Priest – The Immaculate Conception Parish
Tanza, Iloilo City

JANUARY 28, 2024 & 5:00PM (SUNDAY)
Hiligaynon Mass
REV. FR. ARIS JAMES G. JAVA
Priest Team Ministry – National Shrine of Our Lady of Candles
Jaro, Iloilo City

JANUARY 29, 2024 & 5:30PM (MONDAY)
English Mass
REV. FR. MARK JOSEPH D. HORMIGOSO
Procurator/Dean of Seminarians
St. Joseph Regional Seminary

JANUARY 30, 2024 & 5:30PM (TUESDAY)
English Mass
REV. FR. RON MICHAEL L. ALQUISADA
Parish Priest – St. Joseph Parish
Lebas, San Lorenzo, Guimaras

JANUARY 31, 2024 & 5:30PM (WEDNESDAY) English Mass
REV. FR. FREMAR P. SILVA
Parochial Vicar – St. Catherine of Alexandria Parish
Leon, Iloilo

VESPERS and CORONATION OF OUR LADY OF CANDLES
FEBRUARY 01, 2024

FEBRUARY 1, 2024 & 5:30PM (THURSDAY)
English Mass
MOST REV. MIDYPHIL B. BILLONES, DD
Auxiliary Bishop of Cebu

CORONATION OF OUR LADY OF CANDLES
6:30PM
REV. FR. JOSE ALBERTO E. GUILLEN &
MOST REV. JOSE ROMEO O. LAZO, DD

FEBRUARY 02, 2024

MAIN ALTAR – MASS CELEBRANTS
04:00AM – REV. FR. REY G. ZERRUDO, SSL Hiligaynon Mass
Rector – St. Joseph Regional Seminary
Jaro, Iloilo City

06:00AM – REV. FR. JOSE ALBERTO E. GUILLEN English Mass
Priest Team Moderator – National Shrine of Our Lady of Candles
Jaro, Iloilo City

08:00AM – SOLEMN PONTIFICAL MASS
Hiligaynon Mass
BLESSING OF CANDLES
MOST REV. JOSE ROMEO O. LAZO, DD
Archbishop of Jaro

10:00AM – RT. REV. MSGR. HIGINIO C. VELARDE, JR., JCD – Hiligaynon Mass
Commission on Clergy – Chairman
Archdiocese of Jaro

12:00NN – REV. MSGR. MELITON B. OSO
English Mass
Jaro Archdiocesan Social Action Center – Director
Jaro, Iloilo City

03:00PM – VERY REV. MSGR. JOSE MARIE AMADO S. DELGADO – Hiligaynon Mass
Priest Team Moderator – St. Anne Parish
Molo, Iloilo City

04:00PM – SOLEMN PROCESSION – Traditional Route
MINISTER: REV. FR. JOSE ALBERTO E. GUILLEN
Priest Team Moderator – National Shrine of Our Lady of Candles
Jaro, Iloilo City

05:30PM – SOLEMN CONCELEBRATED MASS English Mass
MOST REV. VICTOR B. BENDICO, DD
Archbishop of Capiz

07:00PM – REV. FR. RANDY G. DOROMAL Hiligaynon Mass
Parish Priest – The Holy Child Parish
Lemery, Iloilo

08:00PM – REV. MSGR. ELY RAFAEL D. FUENTES – English Mass
Parish Priest – Diocesan Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima Parish
Alta Tierra Village, Jaro, Iloilo City

POPE JOHN PAUL II GYM – MASS CELEBRANTS

04:30AM – REV. FR. NATHANIEL G. GENTIZON Hiligaynon Mass

05:30AM – REV. FR. PAUL PATRICK A. ALIPAO English Mass

06:30AM – REV. FR. GREMAR S. LACSON Hiligaynon Mass

07:30AM – REV. FR. BUNNIE REDEL T. AMBAO English Mass

08:30AM – REV. FR. JOE MARIE D. VILLALOBOS Hiligaynon Mass

09:30AM – REV. FR. PHILIP VINCENT S. SINCO English Mass

10:30AM – REV. FR. PETER JOHN A. GUARIN Hiligaynon Mass

11:30AM – REV. FR. JOAPER G. GERANEO English Mass

03:30PM – REV. FR. CHRISTOPHER P. VILLA Hiligaynon Mass

06:30PM – REV. FR. ARIS JAMES G. JAVA English Mass

07:30PM – REV. FR. JULIUS G. JACOBRES Hiligaynon Mass

BAPTISM

8:00AM – 11:00AM
Venue: LA ISABELITA HALL
REV. FR. ARIS JAMES G. JAVA
REV. FR. JOHN N. TADIFA
REV. REDAN T. TABAT

Source: Jaro Metropolitan Cathedral

[IN PHOTOS] The Feast of the Nuestra Senora de la Candelaria solemn procession.

Viva la Virgen! Nuestra Sra. de la Candelaria.

Nuestra Sra. de la Candelaria

Nuestra Sra. de la Candelaria

Nuestra Sra. de la Candelaria

Nuestra Sra. de la Candelaria

Traffic Rerouting Guide (Candelaria Opening Salvo)

FIESTA CANDELARIA OPENING SALVO
JANUARY 31, 2024-1PM

The Parade will start from their assembly area at Robinson Jaro

will pass thru Rizal Street in front Jaro Cathedral going to Libertad Street
turn RIGHT to Fajardo Street, turn RIGHT Lopez Jaena Street straight towards Commission Civil
turn RIGHT to M.Jayme Street, turn RIGHT to E.Lopez Street back Robinson Jaro

ROUTE OF VEHICLES (PUJ’s) for Opening Salvo

UNGKA ITGSI / PAVIA LAPAZ PUJ’s

All UNGKA ITGSI / PAVIA LAPAZ PUJ’s coming from the direction of Ungka or those PUJ’s coming from Lopez Jaena Street in going City proper shall pass Benigno Aquino Avenue then U TURN in front of Plazuela 2 (u-turn slot) and pass service road towards Jalandoni Street Turn Right Magsaysay Road to (sport complex) turn RIGHT to E.Lopez Street and proceed to their normal route towards their place of destination.While Pavia La Paz PUJ’s shall proceed to Commission Civil towards Plaza LaPaz to their place of destination.In going back, they shall pass through Commission Civil Turn Right to Javellana Turn Left MH Del Pilar toward Benedicto, turn RIGHT to Washington, turn LEFT to Democracia towards Ma.Cristina / Sto.Domingo, turn RIGHT Lopez Jaena and proceed to their normal route to their place of origin.

JARO CPU PUJ’s

All JARO CPU PUJ’s in going to City Proper shall pass Lopez Jaena turn RIGHT to Sto.Domingo / Arguelles Turn Right Arguelles Extension, turn LEFT to Cuartero, turn RIGHT to EL 98, turn LEFT to Benigno Aquino Avenue then U-TURN in front Plazuela 2 (u-turn slot) and pass service road towards Jalandoni Street, turn RIGHT Magsaysay Road to (sport complex) Turn Right E. Lopez Street proceed to their normal route towards their place of destination. In going back, coming from E.Lopez they shall pass Turn Right to Javellana Turn Left MH Del Pilar toward Benedicto,turn RIGHT to Washington, turn LEFT to Democracia towards Ma.Cristina / Sto.Domingo, turn RIGHT Lopez Jaena and proceed to their normal route to their place of origin.

JARO LIKO NFA / TAGBAK / LEGANES LAPAZ PUJ’s

All JARO LIKO NFA / TAGBAK / LEGANES LAPAZ PUJ’s coming from the direction of McArthur Drive in going to LaPaz and City Proper shall pass Simon Ledesma, turn RIGHT to Ma.Cristina, turn LEFT to Sto.Domingo Street towards Arguelles Extension, turn LEFT to Cuartero Street, turn RIGHT to EL 98 turn LEFT to Benigno Aquino Avenue, then U-TURN in front of Plazuela 2 (U-turn slot) and pass service road towards Jalandoni Street , turn RIGHT Magsaysay Road to (sport complex) Turn Right E. Lopez Street proceed to their normal route towards their place of destination. While Leganes La Paz PUJ’s shall proceed to Commission Civil towards Plaza LaPaz to their destination.In going back, they shall pass through Commission Civil Turn Right to Javellana Turn Left MH Del Pilar toward Benedicto, turn RIGHT to Washington, towards McArthur drive to their point of origin.

LEGANES HIGHWAY PUJ’s

All LEGANES HIGHWAY coming from the direction of McArthur Drive in going to City Proper, shall pass via Quintin Salas Road turn LEFT to C1 road – Ungka – Benigno Aquino Avenueand in going back shall pas same route towards Ungka-C1 road – Quintin Salas – McArthur Drive to their place of origin.

MANDURRIAO PUJ’s via JARO

All MANDURRIAO PUJ’s via Jaro coming from the directionof Q.Abeto Street Mandurriao in going to Jaro Big Market shall pass Spur Road, turn RIGHT Benigno Aquino Avenue and U-TURN in front of Jiga, proceed to service road towards Brgy.Dungon A road, turn RIGHT to Cuartero Street, turn RIGHT EL 98 Street, going to Jaro Big Market. In going back, shall pass to their normal route towards their point of origin.

NO ENTRY STREETS

Following are declared NO ENTRY STREET to all types of vehicle during the PROCESSION.

a. From corner BENEDICTO STREET to COMMISSION CIVIL / RIZAL STREET.
• M.Jayme
• Lincoln
• Scott
• Smith

b. From corner Sta.Isabel / Democracia Street going to Lopez Jaena Street

c. From corner Simon Ledesma / Democracia Street going to Lopez Jaena

d. From corner IBC / Ma.Cristina going to Lopez Jaena

e. From corner N.Villa / Ma.Cristina going to Lopez Jaena

f. From corner Lopez Jaena / Sto. Domingo Street going to Rizal / Jaro Plaza

g. From corner Arguelles / Arguelles Extension going to Fajardo Street

h. From corner Fajardo / Cuartero going to Lopez Jaena

i. From corner Sta.Isabel / Cuartero going to Lopez Jaena

j. From corner Villalobos / B.Aquino Avenue going to Cuartero Street

k. From corner Rimas / B.Aquino Avenue going to Cuartero Street

l. From corner El 98 / B.Aquino Avenue going to Rizal / Jaro Plaza

m. From corner Burgos / Castilla going to Rizal / Jaro Plaza

n. From corner Jalandoni / E.lopez going to Jaro Plaza

o. From corner E.Lopez / Javellana going to Rizal / Jaro Plaza

p. From corner Commission Civil / M.Jayme going to Rizal / Jaro Plaza

ONE WAY STREET

a. CUARTERO STREET – From corner Brgy.Dungon A road up to El 98 Street
b. BENEDICTO STREET – From corner M.Jayme Street towards Washington Street
c. MA.CRISTINA STREET – From Simon Ledesma towards Sto.Domingo
d. EL 98 STREET – From corner Cuartero (Jaro 2 Elementary School) towards B.Aquino Avenue

TRUCK NO ENTRY

All trucks coming from the following areas are not ALLOWED to enter during the PROCESSION

a. TRUCKS coming from LAPAZ PLAZA AREA going to Commission Civil
b. TRUCKS coming from MC ARTHUR DRIVE going to JARO
c. TRUCKS coming from BENIGNO AQUINO AVENUE going to Jalandoni Street

Please be guided accordingly.

Source: Iloilo City Traffic Management Unit

Traffic Rerouting Guide (Candelaria Procession)

FIESTA CANDELARIA PROCESSION
FEBRUARY 2, 2024 – 3PM

The Parade will start from their assembly area at

JARO PLAZA fronting Jaro Cathedral and will pass thru E.Lopez Street
turn LEFT M.Jayme Street, turn LEFT Commission Civil towards Lopez Jaena Street
turn LEFT Fajardo Street
turn LEFT Libertad Street back to Rizal / Jaro Cathedral

ROUTE OF VEHICLES (PUJ’s) for Procession

UNGKA ITGSI / PAVIA LAPAZ PUJ’s

All UNGKA ITGSI / PAVIA LAPAZ PUJ’s coming from the direction of Ungka or those PUJ’s coming from Lopez Jaena Street in going City proper shall pass Benigno Aquino Avenue then U TURN in front of Plazuela 2 (u-turn slot) and pass service road towards Jalandoni Street turn RIGHT to E.Lopez Street and proceed to their normal route towards their place of destination.While Pavia La Paz PUJ’s shall proceed to Commission Civil towards Plaza LaPaz to their destination.In going back, they shall pass through Burgos Street Turn Right Javellana Street , turn LEFT MH Del Pilar towards Benedicto, turn RIGHT to Washington, turn LEFT to Democracia towards Ma.Cristina / Sto.Domingo, turn RIGHT Lopez Jaena and proceed to their normal route to their place of origin.

JARO CPU PUJ’s

All JARO CPU PUJ’s in going to City Proper shall pass Lopez Jaena turn RIGHT to Sto.Domingo / Arguelles – Arguelles Extension, turn LEFT to Cuartero, turn RIGHT to EL 98, turn LEFT to Benigno Aquino Avenue then U-TURN in front of Plazuela 2 (u-turn slot) and pass service road towards Jalandoni Street, turn RIGHT to E.Lopez Street and proceed to their normal route towards their place of destination. In going back, coming from E.Lopez, turn Right Javellana Street turn LEFT MH Del Pilar towards Benedicto, turn RIGHT to Washington, turn LEFT to Democracia towards Ma.Cristina / Sto.Domingo, turn RIGHT Lopez Jaena and proceed to their normal route to their place of origin.

JARO LIKO NFA / TAGBAK / LEGANES LAPAZ PUJ’s

All JARO LIKO NFA / TAGBAK / LEGANES LAPAZ PUJ’s coming from the direction of McArthur Drive in going to LaPaz and City Proper shall pass Simon Ledesma, turn RIGHT to Ma.Cristina, turn LEFT to Sto.Domingo Street towards Arguelles Extension, turn LEFT to Cuartero Street, turn RIGHT to EL 98 turn LEFT to Benigno Aquino Avenue, then U-TURN in front of Plzuela 2 (U-turn slot) and pass service road towards Jalandoni Street and proceed to E.Lopez Street and proceed to their normal route towards their place of destination.While Leganes La Paz PUJ’s shall proceed to Commission Civil passing their normal route to their place of destination.in going back, they shall proceed to Burgos Street Turn Right Javellana Street, turn LEFT to MH Del Pilar towards Benedicto, turn RIGHT to Washington towards McArthur drive to their point of origin.

LEGANES HIGHWAY PUJ’s

All LEGANES HIGHWAY coming from the direction of McArthur Drive in going to City Proper, shall pass via Quintin Salas Road turn LEFT to C1 road – Ungka – Benigno Aquino Avenueand in going back shall pas same route towards Ungka-C1 road – Quintin Salas – McArthur Drive to their place of origin.

MANDURRIAO PUJ’s via JARO

All MANDURRIAO PUJ’s via Jaro coming from the directionof Q.Abeto Street Mandurriao in going to Jaro Big Market shall pass Spur Road, turn RIGHT Benigno Aquino Avenue and U-TURN in front of Jiga, proceed to service road towards Brgy.Dungon A road, turn RIGHT to Cuartero Street, turn RIGHT EL 98 Street, going to Jaro Big Market. In going back, shall pass to their normal route towards their point of origin.

BALABAGO BITO-ON PUJ’s

All BALABAGO BITO-ON PUJ’s coming from the direction of Mc Arthur Drive shall pass coastal road towards balabago road turn Left Mc Arthur Drive proceed and U-Turn to round about in front barangay hall tabuk suba back to Mc Arthur Drive turn Right Balabago road back to Origin

NO ENTRY STREETS

Following are declared NO ENTRY STREET to all types of vehicle during the PROCESSION.

a. From corner BENEDICTO STREET to COMMISSION CIVIL / RIZAL STREET.
• M.Jayme
• Lincoln
• Scott
• Smith

b. From corner Sta.Isabel / Democracia Street going to Lopez Jaena Street

c. From corner Simon Ledesma / Democracia Street going to Lopez Jaena

d. From corner IBC / Ma.Cristina going to Lopez Jaena

e. From corner N.Villa / Ma.Cristina going to Lopez Jaena

f. From corner Lopez Jaena / Sto. Domingo Street going to Rizal / Jaro Plaza

g. From corner Arguelles / Arguelles Extension going to Fajardo Street

h. From corner Fajardo / Cuartero going to Lopez Jaena

i. From corner Sta.Isabel / Cuartero going to Lopez Jaena

j. From corner Villalobos / B.Aquino Avenue going to Cuartero Street

k. From corner Rimas / B.Aquino Avenue going to Cuartero Street

l. From corner El 98 / B.Aquino Avenue going to Rizal / Jaro Plaza

m. From corner Burgos / Castilla going to Rizal / Jaro Plaza

n. From corner Jalandoni / E.lopez going to Jaro Plaza

o. From corner E.Lopez / Javellana going to Rizal / Jaro Plaza

p. From corner Commission Civil / M.Jayme going to Rizal / Jaro Plaza

ONE WAY STREET

a. CUARTERO STREET – From corner Brgy.Dungon A road up to El 98 Street
b. BENEDICTO STREET – From corner M.Jayme Street towards Washington Street
c. MA.CRISTINA STREET – From Simon Ledesma towards Sto.Domingo
d. EL 98 STREET – From corner Cuartero (Jaro 2 Elementary School) towards B.Aquino Avenue

TRUCK NO ENTRY

All trucks coming from the following areas are not ALLOWED to enter during the PROCESSION

a. TRUCKS coming from LAPAZ PLAZA AREA going to Commission Civil
b. TRUCKS coming from MC ARTHUR DRIVE going to JARO
c. TRUCKS coming from BENIGNO AQUINO AVENUE going to Jalandoni Street

Please be guided accordingly.

Source: Iloilo City Traffic Management Unit

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