Hello to my dear readers! I missed blogging so much but here I am again sharing useful info and at the same time documenting our family activities.
If you were a bride or currently preparing for your wedding, you must know Fernbrook Gardens. It is the “South-branch” of Fernwood Gardens (in Quezon City). No, we didn’t have our reception here (too expensive for us!). Fernbrook Gardens is located along Daang Reyna Rd. (the road just before the Petron Gas Station along Daang Hari Rd. in somewhat the boundary of Las Pinas and Bacoor, Cavite).
Every time we come from Las Pinas and Alabang to our home in Cavite, we always see the big dome from afar and mesmerized by the bright lights at night. Or admire it more when we go to Muntinlupa/SLEX via San Pedro (Yes, there is a shortcut passing thru Victoria Homes).
We’ve known for so long that aside from having wedding events, the venue also holds Sunday mass in Fernbrook Gardens at their Notre Dame de Vie Chapel. Sunday mass is at 7:00 AM and 10:30 AM.
We attended the 10:30 AM two Sundays ago. This was a perfect time for us since we wake up late on Sundays. Sunday mass in our village is at 8 AM. It’s too early for us. But in Fernbrook, it gave us time to have breakfast at home. We arrived before 10:30 AM but the place was already full of parishioners.
We were already standing at the back. We were warned by our friends that less people go to mass at 7 AM compared to the 10:30 AM mass. Aside from this time not being too early, there is always a baptism at 11:30 AM so the ones to be baptized and their guests might have been attending the mass too.
The place is air-conditioned and seats are Tiffany chairs. Since we were at the back and there were too many people also standing, it is advisable to bring a fan.
Aside from the beautiful place because of the garden that surrounds the chapel, we enjoyed hearing mass here because of the parish priest. He’s a young priest known as Rev. Fr. John Paul “Raprap” del Rosario of the Madonna del Divino Amore Quasi-Parish. His homily was not boring at all. Unlike other priests (with due respect) who are monotonous and reads from their cue cards which sometimes makes mass-goers sleepy. But here, all were very attentive.
After mass, if you’re a little thirsty or need a quick snack, there’s a tent where a merchant called Frost and Tops was selling drinks, pastries, chocolates, etc.
Well, we bought some chocolates for Kelsea. The big ones were Php5 each while the small ones were Php10 for 5.
It was still nice to stay in the area to pose and take some pics but there was a hint of rain pouring soon so I just took a quick shot of Kelsea with her C2 🙂
We’ll definitely go back here to attend Sunday mass 🙂
Thank you for letting us know the mass’ schedule during weekends. We have been wanting to check out the place din. Hehehe.
You have a dalaga na, sis! 🙂
Glamma Momma says
You’re welcome Em. I hope we’ll bump into each other. Arrive early so you can still sit inside. Dami talaga tao eh. Or if it’s full inside and no choice but stay outside, it’s better to stand at the left side after the bridge. Mas mahangin 🙂
Si Akira malapit na rin! 🙂
Dew @ MomsterTeacher says
Fernbrook bride here!!! One of the first brides, actually. 😉
Really may mass na talaga dun? I remember na nanghihinayang talaga ako kasi if hindi Catholic ang wedding ceremony hindi pwede gamitin yung chapel dati.
Last summer I got the chance to return to Fernbrook because it was one of our UPCAT Review venues. Ganda-ganda na ng Fernbrook ngayon ‘no?
Glamma Momma says
Dew, sabi ko kay hubby, pwede kami sa Fernbrook mag renewal of vows. Pero sa labas lang kasi wala kaming pambayad LOL!
The parish priest said that they will be building a parish church. I didn’t get nga lang the info on where exactly it will be built. So I guess if there is one, tatanggalin na ang usual Sunday mass in Fernbrook.
jeff M says
Hi! Ask ko laang po if the chapel accepts sunday wedding schedule? Di komkasi naabutan ang office nila after work e :'(
Hi Jeff! Are you planning to get married soon? 🙂 You can contact them at:
Hi! I inquired in fernbrook for my son’s baptism kya lang pang residents lang around the place ung pwede like ayala southvale, portofino etc. Unless may kakilala na resident sa said subdivisions. I’m living at Molino IV na di sakop ng fernbrook. Gustong gusto ko tlga sya dun pabinyagan. Is there someone na resident sa exclusive subdivisions around fernbrook who can help me? Thanks in advance!