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The Shield

The cross surmounts the shield, the symbol of Christ, who heads this parish community.
The upper part of the shield is composed of dominant Marian symbolism: blue background, the moon, the five stars, and the ivory tower. The parish was canonically erected on the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Great Jubilee 2000. The five stars represent the barangays under the patronal tutelage of the Blessed Virgin Mary, namely, Maunong, Saimsim, Camaligan, Puting Lupa, and Milagrosa. The tower of ivory (cf. Song of Songs 7,5) alludes to Mary and the Church, who are simultaneously pertained to as the beloved bride. Although the tower indicates the industrial development of the parish, it accentuates more the maturing of this parish community under the maternal guidance of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
 

Trivia: The field that San Isidro cultivated was part of a suburb of Madrid called “Torrelaguna.”

The golden stole draping from the left upper corner to the right lower part of the shield decorated with laurel leaves represents the nobility of diakonia or service. The parish aspires to follow the diakonia of Christ as its primary goal. “If anyone wishes to be first, he shall be the last of all and the servant of all” (Mark 9,35). It is likewise notable that the stole stands in between industrialization (tower) and agriculture (plow). It serves as a constant reminder to the faithful of this parish that despite the rapid changes of time, the Gospel values will remain constant and will be the standard of everything.

The lower part of the shield has symbols pertaining to its patron saint: San Isidro Labrador. The green background embodies agriculture and abundant harvest. The plow symbolizes San Isidro and the dignity of human work. Before the present development, the parish circumscription was agricultural land, and the primary source of livelihood for the people was farming.

The official seal included the tower and the laurel leaves as a sign of everlasting gratitude to the Torres-Laurena Family, who generously supports this parish community and has gifted it with a church worthy of God’s worship.

The Motto

“Ego sum vitis, vos palmites” (John 15,5). I am the vine and you are the branches. The parish motto was taken from the gospel pericope (John 15,1-7), the reading used as the gospel for the feast of San Isidro Labrador (May 15). The motto has three messages to convey: 1) The parish life will be inutile if not connected to Christ, who is the vine. Thus, the parish will strive to always forge a connection with Christ through the proclamation of the Christian Faith, the sacraments, and pastoral endeavors. 2) As vines, the faithful of this parish will work hard to go out to the periphery and to reach out to their Christian brothers and sisters. 3) The parish will strive always to be united with Christ by living in communion with one another.

 

History of San Isidro Labrador Parish

“Mula noon hanggang ngayon: Sadya ngang itinadhana ka, sadya ngang pinagpala ka, Parokya ni San Isidro Labrador – Makiling.”

History proves that the Parish of St. John the Baptist, Calamba, Laguna, was established in 1632. Therefore, it is undeniable that the establishment of this parish was much earlier than the Diocese of San Pablo which was established on the 26th of January 1967 and Most Rev. Pedro N. Bantigue, D.D. was its first appointed Bishop.

Due to the rapid growth of the population in Calamba, the Bishop decided to establish parishes in this town. One of them is the St. Vicent Ferrer Parish in Barangay Real which was established in February 3, 1992. Then, under the leadership of Most. Rev. Francisco C. San Diego, D.D, Bishop Emeritus of Diocese of San Pablo, St. Vincent Ferrer parish was divided into two due to the continuous increase of population over the years. Thus, it was on December 8, 2000, San Isidro Labrador Parish, Barangay Makiling was established as the new parish of the Diocese of San Pablo.
 

Timeline History

Parish Jurisdiction

San Isidro Labrador Parish

Feast Day: May 15
Brgy. Makiling

Our Lady of Miraculous Medal

Feast Day: November 27
Brgy. Maunong

Immaculate Conception Chapel

Feast Day: December 08
Brgy. Saimsim

Our Lady of Guadalupe Chapel

Brgy. Camaligan
Feast Day: December 12

Our Lady of Visitation Chapel

Feast Day: May 31
Brgy. Puting Lupa

Our Lady of Miraculous Medal

Feast Day: November 27
Brgy. Milagrosa

Our Lady of Miraculous Medal

Feast Day: November 27
Brgy. Maunong

Immaculate Conception Chapel

Feast Day: December 08
Brgy. Saimsim

Our Lady of Visitation Chapel

Feast Day: May 31
Brgy. Puting Lupa

Our Lady of Miraculous Medal

Feast Day: November 27
Brgy. Milagrosa

Our Lady of Guadalupe Chapel

Brgy. Camaligan
Feast Day: December 12