Chaplaincy and Stella Orientis Oratory

The Sancta Maria Stella Orientis Oratory honors Holy Mary, “Star of the Orient,” serving as the visible heart of the University. Fondly called by a shorter name, “Stella Orientis,” the Oratory is housed on the second floor of UA&P’s Development Communication Building, and was blessed on the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, 15 August 1992.

The Oratory’s design considers focus and devotion to Christ, and every detail performs a catechetical function for the faithful.

The Stella Orientis Oratory is administered by the University Chaplaincy, which is entrusted to the Prelature of Opus Dei. Various activities are held at the Oratory.



The Chaplains

Fr. Carlos V. G. Estrada
University Chaplain
Head, Chaplaincy Council
Chaplain in charge of Sancta Maria Stella Orientis Oratory
Chaplain Adviser – Center for Student Affairs, College of Arts and Sciences and JC Program

Fr. Edgar Soria
Assistant Head, Chaplaincy Council
Chaplain in charge of ALB Oratory
Chaplain Adviser – Center for Research and Communications, School of Management

Fr. Alfred Cruz
Secretary, Chaplaincy Council
Chaplain Adviser – Center for Social Responsibility, Office of Alumni Affairs

Fr. Peter Cabreros
Chaplain Adviser – Center for Food and Agribusiness, School of Communication

Fr. Cecilio Magsino
Chaplain Adviser – School of Social Sciences, Law and Governance, School of Sciences and Engineering

Fr. Roque Reyes
Chaplain Adviser – School of Economics, School of Education and Human Development

Schedule of Confessions

Schedule of confessions for the month of July can be viewed here:

Activities and Schedule

Holy Mass (Closed on Sundays and public holidays)

7:45 AM
Monday to Friday

12:05 PM
Monday to Saturday

4:30 PM (on school days)
Friday Eucharistic Adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament
First Fridays at SMSO
Second to Fourth Fridays at ALB Oratory

The Sancta Maria Stella Orientis (SMSO) oratory is open during the celebration of the traditional Liturgical Ceremonies:

Easter Triduum

Holy Thursday | 6:00 pm
Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper

Good Friday | 3:00 pm
Good Friday of the Lord’s Passion

Holy Saturday | 9:00 pm
Easter Vigil in the Holy Night of Easter

Novena Mass to the Immaculate Conception
November 30-December 7 or December 1-9 | 12:05 PM

Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary
December 8 or December 9 | 12:05 PM

Christmas Eve Mass
December 24 | 9:00 pm

Monthly Recollection for Professional Men and Women | Celestino Dizon Auditorium

2nd Saturday – Men
9:30 am – 11:30 am

2nd Wednesday – Women
10:00 am – 12:00 pm

2nd Saturday – Women
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

4th Tuesday – Women
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Monthly Recollection for Professional Men | ALB Oratory

3rd Friday – Men
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Quarterly Recollection for Men and Women of the Prelature
(Every February, May, August, and November of each year) | Celestino Dizon Auditorium

Every 2nd Wednesday – Women
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Every 3rd Wednesday – Men
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Every 3rd Monday – Women
10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Every 4th or last Saturday – Men
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm


Ms. Ana Louisa Abrau
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