Roman Catholic Diocese of Imus

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Diocese of Imus
Dioecesis Imusensis
Diyosesis ng Imus
Logo Diocese of Imus.png
Official seal
Location
Country  Philippines
Territory Cavite
Ecclesiastical province Manila
Metropolitan Manila
Statistics
Area 1,427.06 km2 (550.99 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2011)
3,306,000+
2,512,560+ (76%)
Parishes 57
Churches 72
Congregations 150+
Information
Denomination Roman Catholic
Sui iuris church Latin Church
Rite Roman Rite
Established November 25, 1961
Cathedral Cathedral of Our Lady of the Pillar (Imus Cathedral)
Secular priests 189+
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Reynaldo G. Evangelista
Metropolitan Archbishop Luis Antonio Tagle
Vicar General George A. Morales
Emeritus Bishops Manuel C. Sobreviñas Bishop Emeritus (1993-2001)
Map
Map of the province of Cavite, which forms the entire jurisdiction of the Diocese of Imus
Map of the province of Cavite, which forms the entire jurisdiction of the Diocese of Imus
Website
http://www.imusdiocese.net/

The Diocese of Imus (Latin:Dioecesis Imusensis) comprises the entire province of Cavite. The diocese was established and canonically erected as a separate diocese from the Archdiocese of Manila on November 25, 1961.[1] The diocesan Cathedral of Our Lady of the Pillar, better known as the Imus Cathedral, located along Gen. Castañeda St. in the poblacion of the City of Imus, serves as the seat of the diocese. It is one of the 12 cathedrals founded by the Order of Augustinian Recollects in the Philippines.

The diocese is home to around 2,210,000 Roman Catholics dispersed across two episcopal districts, 11 vicariates, 57 parishes, 4 quasi-parishes, 8 pastoral centers, a catholic community, a national shrine (Our Lady of La Salette), and 2 diocesan shrine. There are a total of 184 priests in the diocese, 95 of which are diocesan and 89 are religious.

In 2011, the Diocese of Imus celebrated its Golden Jubilee since its establishment as a diocese in 1961. Activities were held within the diocese to mark the momentous event. Prior to the occasion, the celebration of the 5th Asian Youth Day in 2009 was also held in the diocese.

The diocese is under the patronage of the Our Lady of the Pillar, whose feast day is celebrated on October 12 of every year. The image of Our Lady was canonically crowned by Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle in a solemn ceremony held in 2012.

History[edit]

Through the zeal of the first missionaries of spreading the Catholic faith, they also helped in founding most of the towns of Cavite province. Among the religious orders that Christianized the Caviteños were the Franciscans, the Recollects, the Dominicans and the Jesuits. They established their first center of faith in Cavite Puerto (now Cavite City). The Catholic faith first came to Imus in 1571, then in Silang in 1581, in Cavite Viejo (now Kawit) in 1587, in Maragondon in 1611, Indang in 1655, Ternate in 1700 and in San Francisco de Malabon (now General Trias) in 1758. As early as 1614, Cavite became a politico-military province.[2]

The province of Cavite is rich with historical significance. It had been the site of many battles and uprisings against Spain, one of which was that of 1872, which resulted in the execution of three priests: Gomez, Burgos and Zamora (Gomburza). Cavite is also where General Emilio Aguinaldo proclaimed the Philippine Independence from Spanish rule on June 12, 1898, in the town of Kawit.[2]

The province is named after its shape, that of a hook – hence Kawit, meaning hook, in Tagalog. It is geographically situated at the very entrance to Manila Bay, a location which has made it, along with Bataan on the north, the scene of many battles in the past. It is bounded on the northwest by the Bay, on the northeast by the provinces of Rizal and Laguna, on the southwest by the province of Batangas. Its capital city is Imus, with the seat of the provincial government located in Trece Martires City.[2]

Early in the American regime, a U.S. naval garrison was stationed at Sangley Point in Cavite City after a civil government was established in 1901. Because of mutual defense agreements, this base remained in Cavite long after the country was granted its independence in 1946.[2]

The topography of the province is gentle upward sloping towards the south, peaking in Tagaytay Ridge and Mts. Palay-Palay - Mataas-na-Gulod Range, at the border with Batangas province. Areas near the coast are flat where rice is an important crop. Fishing is another major industry in the coastal towns. The language spoken is Tagalog, which is the basis for Filipino, the national language of the country. More than 60 per cent of the inhabitants live in urbanized areas because of its proximity to Manila. Today, Cavite is witnessing a more radical urbanization as factories, subdivisions, golf courses, resorts and an Export Processing Zone (EPZA) have sprung up in the province. Tagaytay City, with its cool climate and a scenic view of Taal Lake and Taal Volcano, draws many tourists each year.[2]

The Diocese of Imus was created on November 12, 1961. It comprises the civil province of Cavite and covers a land area of 1,287 km2 (497 sq mi), with a population of 1,643,549 of which 76 per cent are Catholics. Its titular patroness is Nuestra Señora del Pilar. The diocese is a suffragan of the Archdiocese of Manila.[2]

There are two episcopal districts in the diocese, with 11 vicariates, 57 parishes, 4 quasi-parishes, 8 pastoral centers, a catholic community, a national shrine (Our Lady of La Salette), and 2 diocesan shrine served by a total of 180 priests. Among the religious organizations are the Legion of Mary, Catholic Women's League, Adoracion Nocturna, El Shaddai, Knights of Columbus, Catholic Youth Movement and Couples for Christ.[2]

On April 8, 2013, Reynaldo Gonda Evangelista was appointed by Pope Francis as the fifth bishop of Imus.[3] He is the first appointee of Pope Francis on the Catholic hierarchy of the Philippines.[4] He was installed last June 5, 2013.

Ordinaries[edit]

The list of the assigned bishops of the diocese since its establishment are as follows:[1]

  • Artemio G. Casas, D. D. (deceased) - (December 11, 1961, appointed – September 4, 1968, appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Manila)
  • Felix P. Perez, D. D. (deceased) - (February 25, 1969, appointed – February 29 1992, died)
  • Manuel C. Sobreviñas, D. D. (Bishop Emeritus of Imus) - (February 25, 1993, appointed - October 22, 2001, retired)
  • Luis Antonio G. Tagle, D.D., S.T.D. (Cardinal-Archbishop of Manila) - (October 22, 2001, appointed – October 13, 2011, appointed Archbishop of Manila)
  • Reynaldo G. Evangelista, D.D. - (June 5, 2013, installed Bishop of Imus - )
Most Rev. Reynaldo Gonda Evangelista, D.D
COAT OF ARMS Most Rev. Reynaldo G. Evangelista, D.D

Jurisdiction[edit]

Diocese of Imus[edit]

Province of Cavite

Vicar General: Rev. Msgr. George Morales

Episcopal District 1[edit]

Episcopal Vicar: Rev. Fr. Romeo Ner

Vicariate of St. Michael, the Archangel (City of Bacoor)[edit]

Vicar Forane: Rev Fr. Conrado N. Amon

Vicarial Representative: Rev. Fr. Jose S. Demoy

  • Our Lady Queen of Peace Parish – Salinas
  • Our Mother of Perpetual Help Parish – Perpetual Village VII
  • San Lorenzo Ruiz Parish – Aniban
  • St. Martin de Porres Parish – Andrea Village
  • St. Michael, the Archangel Parish (Jubilee Church) – Tabing Dagat (City Proper)
  • The Holy Trinity Parish – San Nicolas

Vicariate of Sto. Nino (City of Bacoor)[edit]

Vicar Forane: Rev Fr. Percival L. Sapin

Vicarial Representative: Rev Fr. Emmanuel B. Colmenar

  • Nuestra Senora dela Paz y Buen Viaje Parish – Addas 2, Molino
  • Our Lady of Fatima Parish – Soldiers Hills 4, Molino
  • Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Parish - Citihomes, Molino
  • Our Lady Queen of Peace Parish – Queen’s Row
  • Sto. Nino de Molino Parish – Bahayang Pag-Asa, Molino

Vicariate of Our Lady of the Pillar (City of Imus)[edit]

Vicar Forane: Rev Fr. Geofffrey E. Ebalobo

Vicarial Representative: Rev. Fr. James M. Andes

Our Lady of the Pillar Cathedral in Imus, the seat of the diocese

Vicariate of St. Mary Magdalene (Kawit, Cavite City, and Noveleta)[edit]

Vicar Forane: Rev Fr. Teodoro B. Bawalan

Vicarial Representative: Rev. Fr. Cornelio L. Matanguihan

  • Nuestra Senora de la Soledad Parish – Sta. Isabel, Kawit
  • Our Lady of Fatima Parish – Binakayan, Kawit
  • San Antonio de Padua Parish – San Antonio, Cavite City
  • San Pedro Apostol Parish – San Pedro, Cavite City
  • San Roque and Nuestra Señora dela Soledad de Porta Vaga Parish (Jubilee Church) – San Roque, Cavite City
  • St. Mary Magdalene Parish (Jubilee Church) – Poblacion, Kawit (Town Proper)
  • The Holy Cross Parish – Noveleta (Town Proper)

Vicariate of The Holy Cross (Tanza and Rosario)[edit]

Vicar Forane: Rev Fr. Calixto C. Lumandas

Vicarial Representative: Rev Fr. Gilberto D. Urubio

  • Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Parish – Amaya, Tanza
  • San Antonio de Padua Parish, Catholic-Community – Paradahan, Tanza
  • San Isidro Labrador Parish – Ligtong, Rosario
  • The Holy Cross Parish (Jubilee Church) – Tanza (Town Proper)
  • The Most Holy Rosary Parish – Rosario (Town Proper)
  • The Resurrection Parish – Julugan, Tanza

Episcopal District 2[edit]

Episcopal Vicar: Rev. Fr. Agustin Baas

Vicariate of Our Lady Of Assumption (Naic, Magallanes, Maragondon, and Ternate)[edit]

Vicar Forane: Rev Fr. Orlando A. Jimenez

Vicarial Representative: Rev. Fr. Benito D. de Castro

  • Diocesan Shrine of the Immaculate Conception (Jubilee Church) – Naic (Town Proper)
  • Nuestra Señora de Guia Parish – Magallanes (Town Proper)
  • Our Lady of the Assumption Parish – Maragondon (Town Proper)
  • San Antonio de Padua Parish– Bucal, Margondon
  • San Isidro Labrador Parish – San Roque, Naic
  • Sto. Nino de Bancaan Parish – Bancaan, Naic
  • Sto. Nino de Ternate Parish (Jubilee Church) – Ternate (Town Proper)

Vicariate of St. Francis of Assisi (General Trias and Trece Martires)[edit]

Vicar Forane: Rev Fr. Ariel M. Lisama

Vicarial Representative: Rev Fr. Miguel R. Concepcion III

  • Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish – Gateway, Javalera, Gen. Trias
  • St. Francis of Assisi Parish – General Trias (Town Proper)
  • St. Jude Thaddeus Parish – Trece Martires City (City Proper)
  • St. Vicente Ferrer Parish – Manggahan, Gen. Trias
  • The Annunciation Parish – Pasong Camachile, Gen. Trias, Cavite

Vicariate of Immaculate Conception (City of Dasmariñas)[edit]

Vicar Forane: Rev. Fr. Danilo B. Paraiso

Vicarial Representative: Rev. Fr. Engelbert A. Bagnas

  • Ang Mabuting Pastol Parish – Pala-Pala
  • Immaculate Conception Parish – Poblacion (City Proper)
  • Our Lady of Fatima Parish – Salitran
  • San Lorenzo Ruiz Parish – Burol (Summerwind)
  • St. Paul Parish – Langkaan I

Vicariate of Our Mother of Perpetual Help (City of Dasmariñas)[edit]

Vicar Forane: Rev. Fr. Leoben O. Pergrino

Vicarial Representative: Rev. Fr. Rodolfo A. Pascual

  • Hesus Nazareno Parish– Bautista
  • Kristong Hari Parish, – Paliparan
  • Mary Immaculate Parish – Salawag
  • Our Mother of Perpetual Help Parish – DBB-A
  • Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish – DBB-C
  • St. Mary Euphrasia Parish – DBB-E

Vicariate of Our Lady of Candelaria (Silang, Carmona, and General Mariano Alvarez)[edit]

Vicar Forane: Rev Fr. Ariel A. delos Reyes

Vicarial Representative: Rev. Fr. Isagani P. Aviñante

  • Diocesan Shrine of Divine Mercy – Biluso, Silang
  • National Shrine of Our Lady of La Salette – Biga II, Silang
  • Nuestra Señora del Santissimo Rosario Parish – Lantikan, Carmona
  • Our Lady of Candelaria Parish (Jubilee Church) – Silang (Town Proper)
  • San Antonio de Padua Parish – Pook, Silang
  • St. Joseph Parish – Carmona (Town Proper)
  • St. Benedict Parish - Westgrove, Silang
  • St. Joseph the Worker Parish – San Jose, GMA
  • St. John Marie Vianney Parish – Lalaan II, Silang
  • The Holy Family Parish – GMA
  • The Risen Christ Parish – Bulihan, Silang

Vicariate of The Seven Archangels (Tagaytay City, Mendez, Indang, Amadeo, Alfonso, and General Aguinaldo)[edit]

Vicar Forane: Rev Fr. Luisito C. Gatdula

Vicarial Representative: Rev. Fr. Hermenegildo M. Asilo

  • Ina ng Laging Saklolo Parish – Sungay, Tagaytay City
  • Our Lady of Lourdes Parish – Lourdes, Tagaytay City
  • St. Augustine Parish – Mendez (Town Proper)
  • St. Gregory the Great Parish (Jubilee Church) – Indang (Town Proper)
  • St. John Nepomucene Parish – Alfonso (Town Proper)
  • St. Joseph Parish – General Aguinaldo (Town Proper)
  • St. Joseph Parish – Kaytitingga, Alfonso
  • St. Mary Magdalene Parish – Amadeo (Town Proper)
  • St. Vincent Ferrer Parish – Lumampong, Indang

Seminaries[edit]

Diocesan Seminaries[edit]

  • Tahanan ng Mabuting Pastol, Mag-asawang Ilat, 4120 Tagaytay City; Tel. (046) 4131-329
  • Our Lady of the Pillar Seminary, Buhay na Tubig, Tanzang Luma, Imus, 4103 Cavite; Tel. (046) 686-1369

Seminaries run by Religious Congregation[edit]

  • St. Augustine Major Seminary (SASMA), Apostolic Vicariate of Calapan, SVD Road, San Jose, 4120 Tagaytay City; Tel. (046) 413-1319
  • Mission Society of the Philippines Seminary, SVD Road, Mag-asawang Ilat, 4120 Tagaytay City; Tel (046) 413-1381
  • Divine Word Seminary, SVD Rd., San Jose, 4120 Tagaytay City; Tels. (046); 4131-253; 413-0280
  • Somascan Fathers Major Seminary, Sta. Rita, Kaybagal, 4120 Tagaytay City; Tel. (046) 413-1501
  • San Pablo Theological Formation House, SVD Road, San Jose, 4120 Tagaytay City; Tel. (046) 413-1386
  • St. Anthony's Boys Village - Cavite, Rogationists of the Heart of Jesus Km. 52 Aguinaldo Hi-way Lalaan 2, Silang, 4118 Cavite; Tel. (046) 414-0448
  • St. Lawrence de Brindisi House of Studies, Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, 4120 Tagaytay City; Tel. (046) 413-1260
  • St. Paul Seminary Foundation, Lalaan I, Silang, 4118 Cavite; Tel. (046) 414-2281
  • La Salette College Seminary, National Shrine of Our Lady of La Salette, Biga, Silang, 4118 Cavite; Tels. (046) 414-2146; 414-0257
  • St. Gaspar Bertoni Seminary, Stigmatine Fathers & Brothers, Bo. Mabuhay, Carmona, 4116 Cavite; Tels.: (046) 430-1831; 430-2026
  • San Ricardo Pampuri Formation House, Order of Hospitaller Brothers of St. John of God, Bo. Salaban, Amadeo, 4119 Cavite; Tel. (046) 413-1737
  • PIME Seminary, Pontifical Institute for Foreign Mission (PIME), Magallanes Drive, Sta. Rita, Silang Crossing West, 4120 Tagaytay City; Tel. (046) 413-3752
  • MSFS Formation House, Missionaries of St. Francis de Sales (MSFS), Lalaan I, Silang, 4118 Cavite, P.O. Box 041, Silang, Cavite; Tel. (046) 414-2360

Religious Congregtions and Organizations[edit]

Religious Men[edit]

  • Clerics Regular of Somasca (CRS)
  • Clerics Regular of St. Paul - Barnabites (CRSP)
  • Congregation of the Sacred Stigmata of Our Lord Jesus Christ (CSS)
  • Hospitaller Order of the Brothers of St. John of God (OH)
  • Mission Society of the Philippines (MSP)
  • Missionaries of St. Francis de Sales (MSFS)
  • Oblates of St. Joseph (OSJ)
  • Order of Augustinian Recollect (OAR)
  • Order of Friars Minor Capuchin (OFMCap)
  • Order of Friars Minor Conventual (OFMConv.)
  • Pontifical Institute for Foreign Mission (PIME)
  • Religious Tertiary Capuchins of Our Lady of Sorrows (TC)
  • Rogationists of the Heart of Jesus (RCJ)
  • Sons of Holy Mary Immaculate (SHMI)
  • Congregation of the Servants of the Parclete (SP)
  • Society of African Missions (SMA)
  • Society of the Divine Word (SVD)
  • Society of St. Paul (SSP)
  • Society of the Divine Savior (SDS)
  • The Brothers of Christ (BC)

Religious Women[edit]

  • Augustinian Recollect (AR)
  • Augustinian Sisters, Servants of Jesus and Mary (ASSJM)
  • Augustinian Sisters of Our Lady of Consolation (OSA)
  • Canossian Daughters of Charity (FdCC)
  • Carmelite Sisters of Charity - Vedruna (CCV)
  • Catechist Sisters of the Sacred Hearts (CSSH)
  • Compassionist Sisters-Servants of Mary (CSSM)
  • Congregation of Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd (Contemplatives) (CGS)
  • Congregation of the Missionary Sisters of St. Anthony Mary Claret (MC)
  • Congregation of the Sisters of St. John the Baptist (CSSJB)
  • Congregation of the Sisters of Our Lady of La Salette (SNDS)
  • Congregation of the Sister Servants of the Visitation (SSV)
  • Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul (DC)
  • Daughters of St. Dominic (OPDSD)
  • Daughters of St. Francis de Sales (DSFS)
  • Daughters of St. Joseph of Caburlotto (DSJC)
  • Daughters of the Immaculate Conception of Charity (DICC)
  • Dominican Sisters of the Most Holy Rosary (OP)
  • Franciscan Immaculatine Sisters (FIS)
  • Franciscan Missionaries of Mary (FMM)
  • Franciscan Missionary Sisters of Assisi (SFMA)
  • Franciscan Missionary Sisters of the Infant Jesus (FMIJ)
  • Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate (FI)
  • Franciscan Sisters of the Sacred Hearts (SFSC)
  • Fraternidad Misionera Verbum Dei (FMVD)
  • Hospitaler Sisters of Mercy (HSM)
  • Immaculate Sisters of St. Clare (CSCS)
  • Institute of the Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus of Ragusa (SrSC)
  • Merciful Sisters (MS)
  • Missionaries of Charity (MC)
  • Missionary Benedictine Sisters of Tutzing (OSB)
  • Missionary Catechists of the Sacred Heart (MCSH)
  • Missionary Daughters of St. Jerome Emiliani (MS)
  • Missionary Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (CM)
  • Missionary Sisters-Servants of the Holy Spirit (SSpS)
  • Oblate Sisters of the Most Holy Redeemer (OSSR)
  • Oblation Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament (OSBS)
  • Order of the Most Holy Saviour of St. Bridget (OSSS)
  • Order of the Visitation Sisters of St. Mary (Contemplative) OVSM
  • Parochial Handmaids of the Holy Spirit (PHHS)
  • Pious Disciples of the Divine Master (PDDM)
  • Religious of the Good Shepherd (RGS)
  • Religious Missionaries of St. Dominic (OP)
  • Religious of the Virgin Mary (RVM)
  • Reparatrix Sisters of the Sacred Heart (RSC)
  • Siervas de San Jose (SSJ)
  • Sister Handmaids of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul (SMC)
  • Sisters Oblates of the Holy Spirit (OSS)
  • Sisters of Charity of Our Lady of Good & Perpetual Succour (BPS)
  • Sisters of Charity of St. Charles Borromeo (CB)
  • Sisters of Jesus Good Shepherd (SJBP)
  • Sisters of the Divine Savior (SDS)
  • Sisters of St. Paul de Chartres (SPC)
  • Sisters of the Angels (SdA)
  • Sisters of the Holy Family (SSF)
  • Sisters-Servants of the Holy Spirit of Perpetual Adoration (SSpSAP)
  • Sisters of Social Service (SSS)
  • Sisters of the Presentation of Mary Most Holy in the Temple
  • The Sisters of Mary of Banneux) SMB)
  • Ursuline Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Agonizing (ANJ)
  • Veroniche Sisters of the Holy Face (VSHF)
  • Workers of Christ the Worker (WCW)

Religious Organization[edit]

  • Adoracion Nocturna Filipina
  • Apostolado ng Panalangin
  • Charismatic Movement
  • Cursillo Movement
  • Catholic Women’s League
  • Daughters of Mary Immaculate
  • Divine Mercy Apostolate
  • Holy Name Society
  • Knights of the Altar
  • Knights of the Altar - Pioneers Club
  • Knights of Columbus
  • Legion of Mary
  • Mother Butler Guild
  • Neo-Catechumenate Movement

Apostolates and Ministries[edit]

Apostolado sa Larangan ng Pagkilala sa Diyos[edit]

  • Ministri sa Katekesis
  • Ministri sa Liturhiya
  • Ministri sa Pagbubuo ng Simbahang Pamayanan
  • Ministri sa Popular Religiosity

Apostolado sa Larangan ng Pangangalaga sa Tao[edit]

  • Ministri sa Lingkod-Bayan
  • Ministri sa Kabataan
  • Ministri sa Paaralan
  • Ministri sa Paghuhubog sa Pagkapari
  • Ministri sa Pagtataguyod ng Bokasyon
  • Ministri sa Pamilya
  • Ministri sa Relihiyoso at Relihiyosa

Apostolado sa Larangan ng Pagtataguyod sa Buhay[edit]

  • Ministri ng mga Maralitang nasa Kabite
  • Ministri ng mga Migrante sa Ibayong Dagat
  • Ministri sa Bilanggo
  • Ministri sa Magsasaka
  • Ministri sa Manggagawa
  • Ministri sa Mangingisda
  • Ministri sa Pagkalinga
  • Ministri sa Pagtataguyod ng Karapatang Pantao

Apostolado sa Larangan ng Pamamahala sa Kalikasan[edit]

  • Ministri sa Pamamahala sa Kalikasan

Apostolado sa Larangan ng Kaayusan[edit]

  • Ministri sa Pananaliksik at Komunikasyon
  • Ministri sa Pangangasiwa ng Pana­nalapi at Pag-aari ng Simbahan
  • Ministri sa Pangangasiwa sa mga Kumbento at Opisina ng Diyosesis

Golden Jubilee celebration[edit]

In 2011, the diocese celebrated its Golden Jubilee since its separation from the Archdiocese of Manila. The festivities centered on the theme "Tena't Mag-KA-RA-KOL" (Let's do the karakol), a pray-dance procession performed in fiestas in Cavite. The karakol spelled as KA-RA-KOL, is an acronym with "KA" for "KAhapong kay yaman" - an introspective look into the glorious history of the diocese; "RA" for "RAdikal na pagsunod kay Kristo," a call for reconciliation and conversion into the fullness of God's love by following the example of Jesus Christ; and "KOL" for "KOLektibong pagkilos," which envisioned a collective effort on the part of all Catholic faithful in the province to fulfill its mission of spreading God's word.

Prior to the jubilee year, a three-year preparation for the celebration (from 2009 to 2011) was led by then Bishop Luis Antonio Tagle, who was later appointed as the Archbishop of Manila. He led the opening of the jubilee year with a mass held at the Imus Cathedral on the midnight of the foundation day of the diocese, November 25, 2011. Among the highlights of the event was the opening of the cathedral's Jubilee Door, where all the Catholic faithful who passed through the door would be granted plenary indulgences. The Grand Diocesan Procession was also celebrated on the jubilee year on October 16, 2012, also the celebration of the anniversary of the Cathedral dedication, where the patron and patroness of every parish joined the said procession. It was presided by Rev. Bishop Pedro Arigo.

On November 26, 2012, the Imus Cathedral celebrated the closing of Jubilee Door, which was presided by Archbishop Rolando Tirona, Archbishop of Caceres with his co-presiders, Rev. Pedro Arigo, Vicar of Puerto Princesa and Rev. Teodoro Buhain, Auxiliary Bishop-Emeritus of the Archdiocese of Manila, all of those who presided are natives of Cavite. A solemn Canonical Coronation of the Our Lady of the Pillar of Imus concluded the celebration of the Golden Jubilee. The Marian image was crowned by Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle on December 3, 2012.

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