On March 16, 2020, the entire Luzon island, composed of eight administrative regions, was placed under the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) or total lockdown due to Covid-19. Consequently, churches were closed and mass religious gatherings were prohibited, which lasted for a time. The actual Holy Week celebrations in 2020, for example, literally did not happen in the way the Filipino Catholics used to celebrate them in the past.
With such unprecedented situation, many Catholic faithful did experience a kind of intense longing for the actual celebrations of the Holy Eucharist. Online Masses sustained the spiritual life of many believers during the lockdown, but we cannot also deny the deepest desire of many faithful to be intimately connected with Jesus in the Holy Euchar