San Guillermo Parish Church Bacolor Pampanga

| December 29, 2012 | 0 Comments

The San Guillermo Parish Church of Bacolor Pampanga was named after the town’s Patron Saint, San Guillermo. The Church was originally constructed by the Augustinian Friars in 1576 – also the town’s founding – with Fr. Diego Ochoa, OSA, as the town’s first parish priest having been installed as such two years after.  In 1880, the church was destroyed by an earthquake only to be built by Fr. Eugene Alvarez in 1886. On September 3, 1995, Lahar flow from the slopes of Mt. Pinatubo which erupted into the world notice on June 15, 1991, buried the church at half its 12-m height prompting of its more than 50,000 town residents to evacuate to safer grounds in resettlement areas.

San Guillermo Parish ChurchSan Guillermo Parish Church

San Guillermo Parish Church

San Guillermo Parish Church

San Guillermo Parish Church

San Guillermo Parish Church

San Guillermo Parish Church

San Guillermo Parish Church

 

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