A photo of Greenbelt Chapel as taken from one of the two bridges connecting Greenbelt 3 and Greenbelt 5. Greenbelt Chapel is possibly one of the very few houses of worship in the Makati Central Business District (CBD) and the one that is for Roman Catholic Christians.
The chapel was established in 1983. The site where it stands was formerly occupied by an aviary. The use of the land as site for a place of worship was granted by Jaime Zobel de Ayala, the land owner, to Fanny del Rosario-Diploma, the founder of Greenbelt Chapel, after presenting a proposal and coordinating with Fr. Edgar Saginsin and Archbishop Jaime Cardinal Sin.
The chapel is surrounded by five Greenbelt malls and very accessible to those working in Makati CBD via Greenbelt and via footbridges along Dela Rosa St. It’s schedule is somehow different from other Roman Catholic Christian parishes in that it has whole day confession (there’s always a priest in the confessional box during weekdays 7:00 am to 8:00 pm) and two evening weekday masses (5:30 pm and 7:00 pm) to accomodate the working schedule of those working at Makati, while parishes usually have only one (6:00 pm).
Posted on February 23, 2010 under Scenery. Last updated on 04 Aug 2013. .