Wedding Prep: How I Received Kumpil or the Sacrament of Confirmation in Quiapo Church

We received a list of requirements when we booked our church for the wedding. Among the requirements are the certificates for Baptism and Confirmation (Kumpil). I easily obtained a copy of my Baptismal Certificate. What’s missing, unfortunately, is my Confirmation Certificate.

I asked my parents about it and even inquired with our parish but to no avail. I couldn’t find my certificate because I discovered that I didn’t receive the Sacrament of Confirmation in the first place! My parents forgot about it.

Unfortunately, the rite of confirmation in our parish only happens once a year. I totally missed it and I might even miss (or move) our wedding because of it.

“Why bother with Kumpil in the first place and mess your wedding?”, some of you might ask. The answer is that we really want to have a church wedding. Me and My Beloved Wife will not settle for less (read: civil wedding) because we believe in the importance of this ceremony in our life. If the Church says that Kumpil is important then we will obey her no matter what.

Quiapo Church


Good thing that Quiapo Church has a weekly schedule for Kumpil. This is where I availed of this sacrament.

The actual rite is just a small part of Quiapo Church's Confirmation program that runs from 8 AM to 12 noon every Sunday. The rite is just one hour or less depending on the number of confirmants. What ate up the whole half day of the program is the seminar prior to the rite. The lecturers of that seminar taught us about the teachings of the Church.

Some of you might be wondering why there is a Sacrament of Confirmation. According to the Catechism:

“Confirmation perfects Baptismal grace; it is the sacrament which gives the Holy Spirit in order to root us more deeply in the divine filiation, incorporate us more firmly into Christ, strengthen our bond with the Church, associate us more closely with her mission, and help us bear witness to the Christian faith in words accompanied by deeds”.

In short, the Kumpil help us grow spiritually because it gives us plenty of graces. Thus, the Church wants every couple to receive this sacrament because it will strengthen them in their married life.

Painting of kumpil by Vander Weyden
(Source: Wikipedia)
Those who want to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation in Quiapo Church should register first to get a schedule for the rite. You need to submit your Baptismal Certificate with a note “For Marriage Purposes” and then fill-up a form. You must also bring a valid ID. The fee for Kumpil is 380 pesos.

Quiapo Church is very strict that's why confirmants must come on time. Latecomers will be asked to register again (and pay another 380 pesos). Only one ninong or ninang are allowed inside. Friends and family members will be prevented from entering.

Confirmants should also go to confession prior to Kumpil.

The certificate of Confirmation can be obtained 1 week after the rite. The certificate costs 50 pesos.

I am glad that Qiuapo Church offers Kumpil. It solved my problem about Confirmation requirement for our wedding.

If you're in the same predicament as me, then I highly suggest that you go to Quiapo Church for kumpil. I think that there other churches that have regular schedule for kumpil. 12Eighteen mentioned in blog post that the National Shrine of St. Michael and the Archangels offers kumpil every Thrusday and Sunday.

If you know of other churches that offer kumpil, please share it with us.

92 comments:

  1. Here, every Catholic family has a Family Register, a little booklet. Everything recorded in there and we keep our certificates of Baptism and Confirmation in it. Those long ago, no problem. We could get at the church office - they have the details on computer, just let them know what we can remember and they can trace the rest of the information and issue new certificates.

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    1. It's the same system here in the Philippines. Many parishes, especially those located in the cities, have their records saved in the computer. The little booklet that you mentioned is alien to me. Maybe I should have that for my family.

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  2. I remember when I had my Kumpil. When everybody knew about it, they said the same thing "ilang taon ka na ba? magpapakasal ka na ba?" hahaha. I guess it's a tradition to us, Filipinos that we only have our confirmation if we will get married. HAHAHA.

    Oh well.. thank goodness they have that weekly confirmation. Great info, Kuya Ish!

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    1. Uy napabisita sa Tine. ;-)

      Magpapakasal ka na nga ba Tine?

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  3. Hi, Ish. Sorry, long time no visit.. Still remember me? formerly claire2kitty of blogger. Anyway, I'm happy to learn that you're getting married. Congratulations! I wish you all the best in the new chapter of your life. Stay happy always!

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    1. Hello Ate Claire. Yeah. It's been a long time na nga po. :-) I am glad that you visited again. I hope you're doing fine.

      I'm married na nga po and staying happy.

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  4. Hi! :) yung confession po ba same day lang sa confirmation or prior pa? Thanks!

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    1. Hindi same day yung confirmation at confession. Dapat before the confirmation po kayo mag-confess. Pwedeng gawin ninyo iyon the day before sa kahit anong simbahan. Nasa konsensya na ninyo iyon kung nagumpisal kayo o hindi.

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    2. Ano po ba ginagawa sa kumpil?

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    3. Ang ginagawa sa kumpil ay pinapahiran ng chrism oil sa noo yung kinukumpilan at tinatapik sa pisngi.

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  5. Gaano po katagal ung binibigay na scheduled date after magparegister?.. Kasama narin ba yung ninong/ninang on the day of the seminar?.. Thnkyou

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    1. Binibigay agd sa iyo yung schedule once na maipasa mo na lahat ng requirements. Usually sa weekend na darating ang magiging schedule mo.

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    2. Dapat may kasama kang 1 ninong o ninang sa araw ng seminar.

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  6. ilang oras po ung seminar? thank u po sa reply

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    1. Halos buong half-day morning ang ilalagi mo sa Seminar at sa mismong kumpil. Yung kumpil ay ginagawa agad pagkatapos mismo ng seminar.

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  7. kapag po ba mgpaparegster ksama na agad ninong at ninang ?

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    1. Hindi pa kasama ang Ninong at Ninang. Sa araw mismo ng kumpil sila kasama. Pwedeng ikaw lang mag-isa ang magpa-rehistro.

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  8. Pwed po b ung day na magreregister is yong day na kukumpilan ka?what if wala kang kasama na ninong at ninang?

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    1. Hindi pwede. Ang registration ay Monday to Friday bago yung Sunday na kukumpilan ka. Required po yung ninong o ninang. Isa lang naman ang isasama mo. It's either ninong o kaya ninang.

      Ako, ang isinama ko ay ninang lang.

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    2. Hi just a quick question, sa ibang church may 2-3months seminar every sunday..eto bang sa quiapo on the day ng kumpil lang ang seminar?pls rply asap.thanks and God Bless

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    3. Hi po.. ung seminar po ba is ginagawa on the day of the confirmation?bale hours prior to the ceremony?pls reply.thanks

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    4. Sa mismong araw ng kumpil ginaganap yung seminar kaya isang beses ka lang pupunta ng Quiapo Church.

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  9. Hi Ish. Kailangan na yung magpapakumpil mismo magparegister?

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    1. Sorry sa late reply Kuya. Yung mismong magpapakumpil yung magre-register kasi may pipirmahan sya.

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  10. hi hindi po b pwede na ibang tao (family member) magpapareg sa kukumpilan? and hindi po b pwede mamili ng date (other sundays) ng fit s sched nung kukumpilan? nasa abroad kc ako and uuwi lang pra magpkasal..papasuyo ko nlang sana s kpatid ko ungnpagpapareg then pagkadating ko pinas derecho na s church.

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    1. Ang alam ko ay dapat kung sinong kukumpilan ay siya dapat ang magpa-rehistro. Pero sa tingin ko pwede naman paki-usapan yung staff ng Quiapo Church.

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  11. Thanks po for the info!!very informative!!

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  12. Hi! Requred ba talaga na may annotation na for marriage purpose sa ba ptismal cert.? Nung nagrequest kasi ako sa church namen hindi nilagyan ng anotation na for marriage purpose. Thank you!

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    1. Depende po iyan sa simbahan kung saan kayo ikakasal. DUn kasi sa Shrine of St. Therese of the Child Jesus kung saan kasi kinasal ay required na may annotation na for "marriage purposes".

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  13. Hi, ask ko lang po if puwede ung representative ko ang magpaparegister para sa Schedule ng Kumpil ko? right now kasi nasa abroad ako.

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    1. Hi. Sa pagkakaalam ko ay yung mismong magpapakumpil ang dapat magpalista. Anyways, itanong ko na lang kapag nadaan ako sa Quiapo Church.

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  14. San pa po ba may ibang simbahan near sm north edsa ang may kumpil lht hndi fiesta

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    1. Pasensya na po dahil hindi ko alam ang sagot sa tanong nyo.

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  15. Hi ask lang po requirement ng kumpil? Weekdays po ba yung parehistro? Thanks po

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    1. Ang requirement ay birth certificate mo and then form galing sa Quiapo Church. Required ka rin mangumpisal before ng kumpil. Dapat magdala ka ng isang ninong or ninang sa araw ng kumpil. May babayran ka rin palang fee.

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    2. Ang alam ko po baptismal certificate hindi po birth certificate. :)

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    3. Ang alam ko po baptismal certificate, not birth certificate. :)

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    4. Tama ka DJ. I apologize for the error. Baptismal certificate nga.

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    5. boss tanong ko lang ano requirements ng ninang o ninong?

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  16. Ilan days po bagong makuha ung certificate?

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    1. Makukuha mo yung certificate right after ng kumpil.

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  17. tanong ko lang po,, yung ninang or ninong na idadala ko kailangan ano requirements niya need ba kumpil din yung ninang or ninong ?

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    1. Ang requirements para sa ninong or ninang ay dapat Katoliko sila at dapat hindi mo sila parents, kapatid or yung future husband or wife mo.

      Ang kailangan mo lng isama ay isa lang. Ninong or ninang.

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  18. Good morning!!ask q lng poh monday to friday lng poh ung registration hanggang anung oras lng poh b pwede magparegister..?

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    1. Monday to Friday po yung registration tapos 8 AM to 5PM po bukas yung opisina ng Quiapo Church

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  19. Hi po, ask ko lang if kinukuha ba ng church yung original copy of baptismal certificate? or photocopy lang? Thanks

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    1. Kinukuha po nila yung original kaya ang requirement ng Quiapo Church ay dapat may nakasulat sa baptismal certificate na "for marriage purposes" magpapakumpil ka dahil sa kasal.

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  20. hi po, ask ko lang every weekdays po ba ang registration para sa kumpil? then ung mismong kumpil at seminar po weekends?

    tapos po ung sa baptismal certificate bale dalawa po ba ang kakailanganin kapag nagpakasal ka? for kumpil po and for the requirement of the church na napili nyong church kung saan kau magpapakasal thank you po for answering.

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  21. hi po, ask ko lang every weekdays po ba ang registration para sa kumpil? then ung mismong kumpil at seminar po weekends?

    tapos po ung sa baptismal certificate bale dalawa po ba ang kakailanganin kapag nagpakasal ka? for kumpil po and for the requirement of the church na napili nyong church kung saan kau magpapakasal thank you po for answering.

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    1. Hi Liezel.

      Yes. Every weekdays yung palisata sa kumpil then sa weekend yung seminar at mismong kumpil.

      Sa kumpil kailangan talaga yung baptismal certificate. Yung sa kasal naman ay depende na po iyon sa simbahan kung saan kayo ikakasal.

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  22. bale dalawang baptismal po ba ang kakailangan kapag nagpakasal? isa sa pag kukumpilan tsaka isa sa simbahan na pagkakasalan?

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    1. Yes po. Dalawang baptismal certificate. Well, I suggest na maagtanong kayo sa simbahan kung saan kayo ikakasal.

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  23. How much fee for the wedding?? In quiapo church??

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    1. Hindi po yata llowed yung wedding sa Quiapo CHurch.

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  24. hello po good day!! sobrang mahal ako ng mapapangasawa ko, na hangang sa pag nininang sa kumpil gusto nya sya nlang din..pwede ba sya nlang isama ko as ninang? :)

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    1. Hindi po kayo papayagan ng Quiapo Church. Maghanap ka na lang po ng ibang tao na pwede mag ninong or ninang.

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  25. Kelangan ko pa ba mangumpisal? Nakasulat kasi sa papel na binigay sakin mangumpisal bago ang araw ng kumpil .Galing kasi ako quiapo church eh nagpalista ako para sa kumpil . Tyaka 1wik na daw bago makuha ang confirmation cert ..

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    1. Requirement yung kumpisal pero hindi ka naman bibigyan ng certificate after mo mangumpisal. Nasa konsenya mo na yon.

      I suggest na mangumpisal ka para sa paghahanda mo sa kumpil.

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  26. Galing akong quiapo church nagpalista ako kanina .. Yung papel na binigay sakin may nakasulat na mangumpisal bago ang araw ng kumpil .. Ikaw pu ba nangumpisal pa ? Tyaka 1wik daw bago mkuha yung confirmation cert.. Ang bayad sa palista ay donation lang .. Nagbigay ako 50.

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  27. Original baptismal po ba pinasa ninyo or photocopy lang?

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  28. Original baptismal certificate po ba ang ipinasa ninyo?

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  29. Hi ish..
    Ask ko lang may nabasa kasi ako thursday 2:30 at sunday 10:00am n schedule ng kumpil pede ba Thursday nlang din ako mgparegister agahan ko nlang punta..

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    1. Hindi ko alam na may Thursday na pala na sched ng kumpil. Magtanong na lang po kayo sa opisina ng Quiapo Church.

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  30. Hi ish..
    Ask ko lang may nabasa kasi ako thursday 2:30 at sunday 10:00am n schedule ng kumpil pede ba Thursday nlang din ako mgparegister agahan ko nlang punta..

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  31. Magkano yung fee sa araw nang kumpil?

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    1. 50 pesos po yung binayaran ko noong nagpakumpil ako.

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  32. Hello pwede po ba na parents ang mag parehistro? May pasok po kasi kami sa trabaho ng monday to friday. And pwede ba na di na mag confession? Thank you..

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    1. Kailangan nyo pong mangumpisal bago magpa-kumpil. Please consider the fact that kumpil is not just a requirement for your wedding. Kumpil is a sacrament at dapat ihanda mo ang iyong sarili to receive it.

      You will be sinning against God if you accept this sacrament unworthily.

      As for your other question, I suggest na magtanong na lang po kayo sa opisina ng Quiapo Church.

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  33. Pwede po b n yun papakasalan nlng paregister ng kumpil? kc sabay npo sana kmi magpapakumpil?

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  34. Kailangan po personal mag pa register.

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  35. hello po again, just got my confirmation cert. Thanks for your blog, great help indeed:)
    Ask ko lang po if my dry seal yung certificate na issued sainyo? ngayon ko lang kasi napansin na wla dry seal yung binigay sken, dapat ba meron? Salamat

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    1. Hi. Sa pagkakaalala ko ay walang ring dry seal yung Confirmation Certificate ko.

      You're welcome po. I am glad na may natulungan ako.

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  36. Thank you sa blog na to. Very informative. Sa mga magtatanong, please magbackread din naman tayo ng previous comments. Paulit ulit e.
    Anyways, so kailangan ko talaga kumuha ng two copies ng baptismal cert ko.
    May ideas kayo kung doble din ang bayad kung 2 copies ang irequest kong baptismal cert?

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    1. Hi. Yung bayad po is doble since dalawang kopya ng certificate ang kukunin mo.

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  37. ask ko lang kung ano requirements sa pagkuha ng confirmation / kumpil

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    1. Pakibasa na lang po yung post sa taas. Nakasulat po doon yung requirements.

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  38. Hi yung kumpil po ginagawa sa elementary school diba..kasi ikakasal na ako this april 8 at kulang ko yung kumpil ang alam ko nakumpilan na ako noong elem. ako pero noong pumunta sila sa simbahan walang records.

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    1. Yes po. Sa elementary school age pwede na magpa-kumpil. Baka hindi po kumpil yung naalala ninyo. Baka first communion or baka recollection yun.

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  39. Yung kumpil po diba ginagawa sa elementary ka palang?kasi sakin walang records sa simbahan.kulang pa naman akung kumpil april 8 na yung kasal ko

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  40. hello po, pwede po ba magpakumpil sa ibang bansa?

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    1. Pwede po lalo na kung residente na kayo sa ibang bansa. Just talk to the parish na nakakasakop sa inyo abraod regarding sa proseso ng kumpil sa kanilang parokya.

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  41. hi.. pwede po ba parents as ninong/ninang??

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  42. Hi.. Kung pupunta po ako ng Sunday dapat po Kasama na ung mga mining/ninang. After po ng seminar and confession, magkukumpil na po, ganun PO ba? Naghahanap PO kc ko ng 1day process dahil po sched ng work ko.

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    1. Hi.

      Kailangan mong magpa-register within the week ng araw ng kumpil. Pwede ka na ring magkumpisal after mong magparehistro since tuloy-tuloy naman yung kumpisal sa Quiapo Church.

      Sa mismong araw ng kumpil dapat kasama mo na yung ninong o ninang.

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  43. Hi.. Kung pupunta po ako ng Sunday dapat po Kasama na ung mga mining/ninang. After po ng seminar and confession, magkukumpil na po, ganun PO ba? Naghahanap PO kc ko ng 1day process dahil po sched ng work ko.

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  44. Hi, puwede po kayang magpa-kumpil kung ang reason po e for job requirements? Salamat po sa sasagot. :)

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    1. Pwede naman. Yung kumpil naman ay Sakramento so dapat tanggapin iyon ng lahat ng Katoliko.

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  45. Kailangan po ba kasama yung parents sa kumpil? Yun kasi yung sinabi sa simbahan dito sakin last inquire namin

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    1. Kung menor de edad ka ay baka kailangan mong isama yung parents mo. Pero sa Quiapo Church ang kailangan mo lang isama ay yung ninong o ninang mo sa kumpil.

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