From a vision articulated by Rev. Fr. Nesty Gongon in 1988 to the physical construction of the Church by the late Rev. Fr. Gerardo Tapiador in 1993, to the pastoral shepherding by Rev. Fr. Antonio E. Labiao, Jr., the Parish of St. Peter has had a gradual yet steady, strong development from Simbahang Bato to Simbahang Tao.
In its 20 years, the Parish located in the heart of Commonwealth Avenue, has stood witness to many historic events affecting the country.
The Parish was founded on June 20, 1993. Before this, pastoral leaders of Christ the King Parish in Filinvest II (mother Parish of Immaculate Conception Chapel and later St. Peter Parish), especially those who belong to the Immaculate Conception Chapel in NCE I, were already hoping for a place of worship that could be more accessible to many.
Parish Pastoral Council Chairman Andy Palma and Mr. Paul Pineda, both residents of NCE I, undertook the painstaking process of transferring the lot for the construction of the Church. Finally, the St. Peter Parish was dedicated on August 15, 1999.
In June 2007, Bishop Antonio R. Tobias assigned Rev. Fr. Antonio E. Labiao, Jr. as Parish Priest of St. Peter. Fr. Tony organized the First Pastoral Assembly of Church volunteers to craft the Parish Vision and Mission. The Assembly came up with the three major goals of the Parish on September 29, 2007.
Four years later, the St. Peter Parish received its status as the Shrine of Leaders with the call to lead people and make a positive difference in people’s lives. After the June, 2013 Clergy Reshuffle, Fr. Marlou Lemaire became the Shrine Rector-Parish Priest with the late Msgr. Anselmo Pamintuan as Vice Rector.
The feast day of the Parish is on February 22.
Vicariate: St. Peter
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Daniel Allan Samonte
Preceding Pastor/s: Rev. Fr. Antonio E. Labiao, Jr.; Rev. Fr. Marlou V. Lemaire
Date Established: June 20, 1993
Feast Day: February 22
Address: Blk. 44 Lot 7 & 8, New Capitol Estates I Commonwealth Ave. , 1119 Q.C.
Contact Number: 932.9581, 427.0267 (telefax)