Roman Catholic Diocese of Malaybalay

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Diocese of Malaybalay
Dioecesis Malaibalaiensis
Diyosesis ng Malaybalay
DioceseofMalaybalay seal.png
Seal of the Diocese of Malaybalay
Location
Country Philippines
Territory Bukidnon
Ecclesiastical province Cagayan de Oro
Metropolitan Cagayan de Oro
Statistics
Area 8,293 km2 (3,202 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2010)
1,299,192
888,855 (67.3%)
Information
Denomination Roman Catholic
Sui iuris church Latin Church
Rite Roman Rite
Established November 15, 1982
Cathedral Cathedral of St Isidro the Farmer in Malaybalay
Patron saint St Isidore the Laborer
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Jose Araneta Cabantan
Metropolitan Archbishop Antonio Ledesma
Emeritus Bishops Honesto Chaves Pacana Bishop Emeritus (1994-2010)
Website
Website of the Diocese

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Malaybalay (Lat: Dioecesis Malaibalaiensis) is a diocese of the Latin Rite of the Roman Catholic Church in the Philippines.[1]

Diocesan history[edit]

The diocese was erected on April 25, 1969 as the Territorial Prelature of Malaybalay. On November 15, 1982, the prelature was elevated to a full diocese.[2]

The diocese is a suffragan of the Archdiocese of Cagayan de Oro.

The current Bishop-elect of Malaybalay is Jose Araneta Cabantan, appointed in 2010 by Pope Benedict XVI. The Bishop Emeritus is Honesto Chaves Pacana, S.J.

Area of coverage[edit]

The Diocese of Malaybalay covers the province of Bukidnon except the municipality of Malitbog[disambiguation needed] which is under the Archdiocese of Cagayan de Oro, the municipality of Wao, Lanao del Sur, and Brgy. Buda in Davao City. It covers an area of 8, 294 square kilometers with a population exceeding one million, 80% of which are Roman Catholics.[1]

The diocese has 39 parishes and mission stations grouped together into 7 deaneries.[1]

List of Parishes[3][edit]

Manolo Fortich Deanery[edit]

  • Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Parish, Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon
  • Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Camp Phillips, Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon
  • Santo Niño Parish, Alae, Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon
  • San Isidro Labrador Parish, Baungon, Bukidnon
  • Jesus Nazareno Parish, Crossing Sta. Fe, Libona, Bukidnon
  • Our Lady of All Nations Parish, Gango, Libona, Bukidnon
  • Saint Joseph Parish, Talakag, Bukidnon

Malaybalay Deanery[edit]

  • Saint Isidore the Farmer Cathedral, Malaybalay City
  • Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Sub-Parish, Airport Village, Malaybalay City
  • Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Parish, Impasug-ong, Bukidnon
  • Our Lady of Mercy Parish, Kalabugao, Impasug-ong, Bukidnon
  • Christ the King Parish, Sumilao, Bukidnon
  • Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish, Lantapan, Bukidnon
  • Saint Therese of the Child Jesus Parish, Miarayon, Talakag, Bukidnon

Cabanglasan Deanery[edit]

Valencia Deanery[edit]

Quezon Deanery[edit]

  • Our Lady of the Pillar Parish, Quezon, Bukidnon
  • Saint Isidore the Farmer Parish, Kiburiao, Quezon, Bukidnon
  • Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Parish, Salawagan, Quezon, Bukidnon
  • Saint Roch Parish, Kitobo, Kitaotao, Bukidnon
  • Saint Vincent Ferrer Parish, Buda, Davao City

Don Carlos Deanery[edit]

  • Santo Niño Parish, Don Carlos, Bukidnon
  • Saint Roch Parish, Masimag, Don Carlos, Bukidnon
  • Saint Andrew Parish, Maramag, Bukidnon
  • Our Lady of Fatima Parish, Dagumbaan, Maramag, Bukidnon
  • Saint Isidore the Farmer Parish, Kadingilan, Bukidnon
  • Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Parish, Malipayon, Pangantucan, Bukidnon

Kalilangan Deanery[edit]

Kibawe Deanery[edit]

  • Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Parish, Kibawe, Bukidnon
  • Saint Isidore the Farmer Parish, Natulungan, Kibawe, Bukidnon
  • Santo Niño Parish, Dangcagan, Bukidnon
  • Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Parish, Damulog, Bukidnon
  • Saint Vincent Ferrer Parish, Kitaotao, Bukidnon

Ordinaries[edit]

  • Francisco F. Claver, S.J. † (18 Jun 1969 Appointed - 14 Sep 1984 Resigned)[4]
  • Gaudencio Borbon Rosales (14 Sep 1984 Succeeded - 30 Dec 1992 Appointed, Archbishop of Lipa, Cardinal-Archbishop of Manila)
  • Honesto Chaves Pacana, S.J. (12 Jan 1994 Appointed - 18 Feb 2010 Resigned)
  • Jose Araneta Cabantan (18 Feb 2010 Appointed - )

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Diocese of Malaybalay on CBCP.net". Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines. Retrieved 2008-10-21. 
  2. ^ "Diocese of Malaybalay". Retrieved 2008-10-21. 
  3. ^ [1]. Retrieved on 2013-04-06.
  4. ^ "Bishop Francisco F. Claver, S.J. †". Catholic Hierarchy. catholic-hierarchy.org. Retrieved 4 July 2010.