BATANGAS CHURCH: Sto. Domingo de Silos Parish (Mass Schedule + How to Get There)

Batangas is one of the most accessible destinations from Metro Manila for those looking for a beach or mountain getaway. Many make a quick stop here over the weekend or during the holidays. However, the province also has a number of churches that are either decades or even more than a century old.

The Sto. Domingo de Silos Parish Archdiocese of Lipa is a church to consider visiting because of its history and beauty. You’ll find it in Calatagan, Batangas. The church has a history that spans more than a century. It was initially constructed in 1913 and has been a landmark in Calatagan since then. The church has a simple interior and exterior with the typical religious icons inside. However, you don’t go to church just to admire the architecture, but to seek enlightenment and deepen your faith.

Mass Schedule and Other Info

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

  • M,T,Th – 6:00 AM
  • W,F,Sat – 5:00 PM / 5:00 PM
  • Sunday – 6:00 AM / 8:00 AM / 10:00 AM

FIESTA: The church celebrates its fiesta day on April 30. You can join the festivities if you are here during this date.

CHURCH WEDDING RATE: The Sto. Domingo de Silos Parish Archdiocese of Lipa church is also a possible wedding venue. Here are the rates:

  • Ordinary Wedding: P2,500
  • Special Wedding: P3,500

How to Get There

  1. Calatagan is an accessible destination from Metro Manila. There is a van that travels from Metropoint Mall in Pasay to Calatagan. The van fare is approximately P180 and may take up to 3 hours or more depending on traffic. You can also take the buses that depart near the MRT Taft Station along EDSA. The buses depart from 4:00 AM to 4:30 PM.
  2. Once in town, you can hire a tricycle to take you to the church.

Attractions Near the Church

  • Calatagan is a popular beach destination. After your trip to the church, you have a number of guesthouses and resorts to choose from. Manuel Uy and Stilts are popular choices for those who want to spend the night.
  • If you prefer hiking, you can travel north to the mountains in Nasugbu such as Mt. Talamitam and Mt. Batulao for easy day hikes.
  • You can also head to Taal Lake and Tagaytay for scenic views, fresh air, and good food.

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