Roman Catholic Diocese of Kalookan

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Diocese of Kalookan
Dioecesis Kalookana
Diyosesis ng Kalookan
Diocese of Kalookan Coat of Arms.jpg
Coat of Arms of the Diocese
Location
Country Philippines
Territory Caloocan City - South, Malabon City, Navotas City
Ecclesiastical province Manila
Metropolitan Manila
Coordinates 14°35′9″N 120°58′22″E / 14.58583°N 120.97278°E / 14.58583; 120.97278Coordinates: 14°35′9″N 120°58′22″E / 14.58583°N 120.97278°E / 14.58583; 120.97278
Statistics
Area 55 km2 (21 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2011)
1,348,689
1,200,334 (89%)
Information
Denomination Catholic Church
Sui iuris church Latin Church
Rite Roman Rite
Established June 28, 2003
Cathedral Cathedral of St Roque
Patron saint Saint Roch
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Sede Vacante
Metropolitan Archbishop Luis Antonio Tagle
Emeritus Bishops Deogracias S. Iñiguez Bishop Emeritus (2003-2013)
Website
http://kalookandiocese.org

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Kalookan (Lat: Dioecesis Kalookanus) is a Roman Rite diocese of the Latin Church of the Catholic Church in the Philippines. The diocese was erected in 2003 from the Archdiocese of Manila. The diocese comprises Caloocan City-South, Malabon City, and Navotas City. Appointed as first bishop was Most Rev. Deogracias S. Iñiguez, then Bishop of Iba, Zambales. His early resignation due to his deteriorating health was approved by Pope Benedict XVI on January 25, 2013. Upon Bishop Iñiguez's resignation, Diocese of Antipolo Auxiliary Bishop Francisco M. De Leon was appointed Apostolic Administrator of the diocese, and will continue to serve such appointment until a residential bishop is appointed by the Pope.

Msgr. Alex V. Amandy, HP was appointed Vicar general in 2008, after the retirement of Msgr. Boanerges Lechuga, who had served from 2003 as the diocese's first Vicar-General.

Statistics[edit]

There were about 1,220,000 people in the diocese as of December 2005, 89 percent of them, or 1,090,000, baptized Catholics, the rest members of other Christian denominations. The average number of baptisms in a year between the years 2003-2005 was 680. There are 36 diocesan and religious priests serving 26 parishes.

The two prominent Christian religions in the diocese next to Catholicism are the Philippine Independent Church (IFI, Aglipayan) and Iglesia ni Cristo (Church of Christ).

There are 37 full-time salaried church workers, all at the diocesan level including bishop's office, chancery, and full-time paid workers in certain ministries or special projects

Diocesan and religious priests[edit]

  • Diocesan Priests: 21
  • Religious Priests: 15
  • Guest priests: 14

Religious brothers and sisters[edit]

  • Religious Brothers: 17
  • Religious Sisters: 53

Lay missionaries, catechists[edit]

  • Catechists: 105 (49 salaried, 56 volunteers)

Vicariates/parishes[edit]

Vicariate of Our Lady of Grace
  • Diocesan Shrine of Our Lady of Grace (Grace Park)
  • Sagrada Familia Parish (Caloocan)
  • San Jose de Agudo Parish (Caloocan)
  • San Pancrasio Parish (La Loma Cemetery Compound)
  • Hearts of Jesus and Mary Parish (Grace Park)
Vicariate of Sacred Heart of Jesus
  • St. Francis of Assisi & Sta. Quiteria Parish (Baesa, Caloocan)
  • Birhen ng Lourdes Parish (Bagong Barrio, Caloocan)
  • Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish (Morning Breeze, Caloocan)
  • Sts. Peter and John Parish (Potrero, Malabon)
  • Saint Gabriel the Archangel Parish (Caloocan)
  • Birhen ng Lujan at Sta. Lutgarda Quasi Parish (Gen. Malvar Ext., Bagong Barrio, Caloocan)
Vicariate of San Bartolome
  • Exaltation of the Holy Cross Parish (Hulong Duhat, Malabon)
  • Immaculate Conception Parish (Concepcion, Malabon)
  • San Antonio de Padua Parish (Tonsuya, Malabon)
  • San Bartolome Parish (Malabon)
  • Santa Cruz Parish (Tanza, Navotas)
  • Santo Rosario Parish (Malabon)
Vicariate of San Jose
  • San Exequiel Moreno Parish (Kaunlaran Village, Caloocan)
  • San Lorenzo Ruiz & Companion Martyrs Parish (Dagat-Dagatan, Navotas)
  • Sta. Clara Mission Community
  • San Ildefonso Parish (Navotas East)
  • San Jose de Navotas Parish (San Jose, Navotas)
  • San Roque Parish (Navotas)
Vicariate of San Roque
  • Mary Help of Christians Parish (Maypajo, Caloocan)
  • St. Joseph the Workman Parish (Sampalukan, Caloocan)
  • San Roque Cathedral (Caloocan)
  • Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish (Tugatog, Malabon)
  • Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish (Maysilo, Caloocan)

See also[edit]