Event Name

Santacruzan and Flores de Mayo


Event Location

St. Peter’s Church and St John Neumann Shrine


Start Date and Time:

May 19, 2018 at 12 Noon


End Date and Time

May 19, 2018 at 5 pm


Event Description

The Filipino-American Community of St John Neumann Shrine celebrates May Flower Offering to our Blessed Mother. Santacruzan commemorates the finding of the Holy Cross by St. Helena.

Holy Mass starts at 12 noon, followed by a procession of several icons of the Blessed Mother, a Reyna Elena (Empress Helena) flanked by King Constantine (the Child King) and Archbishop Macarius (Bishop of Jerusalem). Young maidens escorted by young men follow the icons.

After the procession, a Barrio Fiesta celebrates Filipino food, dances and entertainment. FREE to all attendees. Address: 1019 North 5th St., Philadelphia, PA. (5th St. and Girard Ave).