Outsiders’ Use of Main Chapel and Lobby

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Thank you very much for your request to use the Pontificio Collegio Filippino facilities. You are most welcome to our humble abode. To help us maintain our home, kindly note the following, in coordination with your Collegio contact person.

1. Email to the Collegio the following information:

  • DATE (Sundays, outside exam period only): __________
  • TIME (7:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m. only): __________
    cel no: __________
  • CONTACT PERSON: __________
    cel no.: __________
    cel no.: __________
  • MASS CELEBRANT: __________
  • PROGRAM SCHEDULE: __________

2. Please note that your reservation is always tentative.

  • The facilities might be needed last minute by the Bishops or for some other priorities, and we might inform you of the cancellation of your reservations a week before or less.
  • (Such cancellation has not yet happened in the past, and we hope this will never happen, but we wish to inform you of this possibility.)

3. Presentations

  • Please be discerning in your presentations (song, dance, plays, jokes, dress, etc.), so that they would be uplifting; please refrain from whatever could be considered as improper, such as those that might hurt some people or groups, are indecent, etc.
  • Please avoid excessive noise (loud music, conversations, singing, etc.) before 9:00 a.m., when the priests are praying.
  • Considering that the Collegio priests need to pray, study and rest, kindly have the premises brought back to order towards 5:00 p.m. and vacated by 6:00 p.m.

4. Access to the Collegio

  • You may come as early as 7:30 a.m. on the day of the activity to decorate the venue, but not between 8:00-8:45 a.m. as there is a Mass and no one will open the doors for you.
  • (Decorating the day before is not possible, to assure the priests of silence, so they can pray, study and rest. Saturday is their day of rest, having classes Mondays to Fridays, and pastoral work on Sundays.)
  • Since we do not have a porter outside work hours, kindly ask at least two of your own community members to be ready to open the gate and the lobby glass door whenever other members come (ask your Collegio contact person how to do these). Keep the gates and doors closed whenever no one enters – do not leave them open for long (especially the entrance glass doors during winter, to save on heating costs).
  • Guests may access the Main Chapel and lobby. All other areas are reserved for the Collegio residents: the left and right corridors, and up or down the elevator and stairs.

5. Kindly assign someone in charge of care for facilities

  • Take pictures of the furniture’s original position before setting up, so they can be returned exactly the way they were before your activity. The person(s) taking pictures should also be present at the end of the activity to direct the others in putting back the furniture.
  • Plastic chairs and tables are available from the back part of the Main Chapel, to the right as you enter the door. Please do not get chairs and tables from the hall, refectory and other areas.
  • Please do not transfer the piano, as it goes out of tune when moved.
  • Be creative in setting up your decors, but without using tapes (even the non-sticky type), tacks, paints, glues, nails, etc., or any other material attached to the walls, posts, picture frames, tables or other furniture or fixture. You may, for example, hang them on existing nails, bring stands, or put them on the floor or chairs (again, w/o tapes or pins).
  • Keep chairs, sofas, tables, decors, speakers, props, sports equipment, etc. away from walls, to avoid scratching them.
  • Please bring cleaning materials (Collegio does not supply them), such as wiping cloths, mop & pail, floor detergents, broom & dustpan, plastic garbage bags, etc.

6. After using the facilities, please:

  • Return all furniture to their original positions, as directed by the person assigned to be in charge of care for facilities, and referring to the pictures taken earlier, before the start of the activities.
  • Bring home all your decors, equipment, etc.
  • Pick up any trash, wipe all wet or dirty surfaces, and mop the floors(including toilets).
  • Replace garbage bins’ plastic bags with fresh ones.
  • Please bring all trash to the garbage bins outside the Collegio. They are located to the right as you exit the Collegio gate: cross the first pedestrian lane to the other side of Via Aurelia, and go to the right of the Clinica Pio XI gate. It is illegal and extremely dangerous to cross the road with garbage; the Collegio is not responsible for any accident or damage caused by such actions (e.g., if a bag is dropped or some contents fall, causing a vehicular or motorcycle accident, and injuries and death).
  • For the Main Chapel in particular, please stack the chairs (six stacks of 15 chairs each, placed side by side by the spiral stairs) and return the plastic tables into the cabinet, as seen here:

Once again, our gratitude, and welcome to the Collegio!