BATANGAS CHURCH: San Roque Parish Church (Mass Schedule + How to Get There)

Batangas is a beautiful province blessed with fetching shores and mountains with stunning vistas. These characteristics have made it a go-to weekend or holiday destination of many city dwellers. It also has several churches that many include in their Visita Iglesia itineraries during Holy Week or use these as venues for their wedding.

One such church that should be in your itinerary when you visit Batangas is San Roque Paris Church in Lemery. Lemery used to be part of Taal, but it later became a separate town in 1862. The first church of San Roque began construction in 1867 and finished more than a decade after in 1880. The church barely survived World War II and the eventual liberation that took place in 1945. The local government decided to demolish the old church in the late 1960s and had a completely new facade and towers built.

Mass Schedule and Other Info

For those who want to attend mass here, the schedules are as follows:

  • M-T & Th-F – 6:00 AM
  • W & Sat – 6:00 AM / 5:00 PM
  • Sunday – 5:30 AM / 7:00 AM / 8:30 AM / 10:00 AM / 4:30 PM / 6:00 PM

FIESTA: The church celebrates its fiesta on August 16. Be sure to join the festivities if you are in Lemery during that date.

CHURCH WEDDING RATE: San Roque Church is also a possible wedding venue. Here are the rates:

  • Ordinary Wedding: P4,850
  • Special Wedding: P6,350

How to Get There

  1. It is easy to reach different parts of Batangas from Metro Manila. JAM Liner buses travel frequently from either LRT Buendia or Cubao to Lemery. From Cubao the first trip is at 3:30 AM and the last one departs at 7:00 PM. The fare is P220. Meanwhile, from LRT Buendia, the fare is P211. The first trip is at 3:00 AM and the last one leaves at 9:00 PM.
  2. Once in Lemery, you can hire a tricycle to take you to San Roque Parish Church.

Attractions Near the Church

  • After San Roque, you have a couple of options as a next destination. One of which is the Taal Basilica. This beautiful church has a beautiful facade and interior. You can also see traditional houses near the basilica.
  • Going on a short hike to Taal Volcano to see the lake is also a possible side trip during your trip.
  • Anilao, Mabini is also a possible alternative, especially if you want to try scuba diving.

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