Information about St. Joseph the Worker Parish Church
St. Joseph the Worker Parish Church
St. Joseph the Worker Parish Church is a Roman Catholic church found in Pacdal Circle,
Baguio City. It is one of the favorite churches for weddings in the city. As a matter of fact,
Filipino celebrity couple Aga Muhlach and Charlene Gonzales got married in this church. The
church is just a short distance from Wright Park, a vast nature park in Baguio, and can be
accessed easily by public transport. It is a popular alternative to the crowded Baguio Cathedral.
St. Joseph the Worker Parish Church is not as big as the Baguio Cathedral. It welcomes visitors
and tourists with its plain frontage, which is marked by its tall rectangular bell tower standing
next to a pointed and smaller structure. Aside from that, a statue of the church’s patron, St.
Joseph, the Worker, also greets the guests before going inside.
The façade of the building is decorated with traditional stained glass windows. Every time the
sun hits the stained glass windows, it illuminates the interior of the church, giving a more
dramatic setting for weddings.
The most prominent part of the church is the cross at the center over the choir garret that when
viewed from the inside gives a vibrant red color bordered with gold. Moreover, at the entrance of
the church, an atrium serves as a shelter for its visitors.
The ceilings are curved in a slanting way, and holds the golden chandeliers. The exterior that is
painted with white and light brown highlights the heavily contrasting dark wooden design of the
altar, which is striking for its stained glass designs.
The church’s nave is noticeable for its checkered-tile style. On both sides of the nave are pews
lined up in only two columns as the inside of the church is somewhat narrow. In one of the
sanctuaries, one will find an image of the immaculate heart of Mary and on the other side stands
the church’s patron saint.
How to get there
The church is located on Leonard Wood Rd, Baguio, Benguet. In order to get here, ride a taxi or join a guided tour.
Best time to visit
It is an all-year round destination that can be visited anytime of day.