Roman Catholic Diocese of San Pablo

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Diocese of San Pablo
Dioecesis Sancti Pauli in Insulis Philippinis
Diyosesis ng San Pablo
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Location
Country Philippines
Territory Laguna
Ecclesiastical province Manila
Metropolitan Manila
Statistics
Area 1,203 km2 (464 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2010)
3,005,785
2,632,244 (87.4%%)
Parishes 85
Schools 37
Information
Denomination Catholic Church
Sui iuris church Latin Church
Rite Roman Rite
Established November 28, 1966
Cathedral St. Paul the First Hermit Cathedral
Patron saint Saint Paul the First Hermit
Secular priests 124
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Buenaventura M. Famadico
Metropolitan Archbishop Luis Antonio Tagle
Vicar General Melchor Barcenas
Emeritus Bishops Leo M. Drona
Website
www.dioceseofsanpablo.com

The Diocese of San Pablo (Filipino: Diyosesis ng San Pablo, Latin: Dioecesis Sancti Pauli in Insulis Philippinis) is a Roman Catholic diocese which is a suffragan of the Archdiocese of Manila. Its patron saint or titular head is Saint Paul the Hermit. This is the only diocese in the province of Laguna.

Location[edit]

The diocese is composed of San Pablo City and the entire province of Laguna, of which it is the only diocese. It is bordered by the Archdiocese of Lipa in Batangas and the Diocese of Lucena in Quezon.

History[edit]

Augustinian priests in 1586 erected a parish known as the "Parish of San Pablo delos Montes". In 1910, Catholics in the current diocese became part of the Archdiocese of Lipa, and on November 28, 1966 the current dioceses was erected as a suffragan of the Archdiocese of Manila. Pedro Bantigue y Natividad was installed as its first bishop on April 18, 1967, and becoming its Bishop Emeritus in 1995 until his death in 2012.

List of Parishes[edit]

Episcopal District I[edit]

  • Cities: San Pedro City, Biñan City
  • Episcopal Vicar: Rev. Fr. Isagani Q. Pasawa
  • Number of Vicariates: 3
  • Number of Shrine: 1
  • Number of Parishes: 25

Shrine[edit]

City Shrine Address Feast Day Rector
San Pedro City Diocesan Shrine of Jesus in the Holy Sepulchre Landayan, San Pedro City May 29 Rev. Msgr. Melchor A. Barcenas

Vicariate of San Pedro Apostol[edit]

City Parish Address Feast Day Parish Priest
San Pedro City San Pedro Apostol Parish Poblacion, San Pedro City February 22 Rev. Fr. Pablo T. Bugay, Jr.
Santo Sepulcro Parish Landayan, San Pedro City May 29 Rev. Msgr. Melchor A. Barcenas
Sto. Rosario Parish Pacita Complex I, San Vicente, San Pedro City 3rd Sunday, October Rev. Fr. Jose Thor R. Villacarlos
San Lorenzo Ruiz Parish Guevarra Subd., Pacita Complex II-A, San Vicente, San Pedro City September 28 Rev. Fr. Romulo O. Ponte
Our Lady of Lourdes Parish United San Pedro Subd., San Antonio, San Pedro City February 11 Rev. Fr. Luisito R. Maritana
Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Parish Maria Aurora Heights Subdivision, San Antonio, San Pedro City December 8 Rev. Fr. Larry A. Ramos

Vicariate of the Holy Family[edit]

  • City: San Pedro City
City Parish Address Feast Day Parish Priest
San Pedro City Holy Family Parish Sampaguita Village, San Pedro City Sunday after Christmas Rev. Fr. Ricardo M. Pajutan, Jr.
Mother of Good Counsel Parish Chrysanthemum Village, San Pedro City Last Sunday, April Rev. Fr. Agustin S. Ty, O.S.A.
Christ the King Parish* GSIS Village, San Pedro City Last Sunday, November Rev. Fr. Regie Piad, OSJ
San Martin de Porres Parish Adelina Village I, San Antonio, San Pedro City 2nd Sunday, November Rev. Fr. Jessie G. Somosierra
Most Holy Name of Name of Jesus Parish Upper Village, Narra, San Pedro City January 1 Rev. Fr. Jaime S. Niego
Saint Joseph the Worker Parish Molave St., Calendola, San Pedro City May 1 Rev. Fr. Reginald A. Mamaril
Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Parish Rosario Complex, San Pedro City 2nd Sunday, October Rev. Msgr. Reynaldo F. Agramon
Saint Joseph the Patriarch Quasi-Parish St. Joseph Subd., Langgam, San Pedro City March 19 Rev. Fr. David O. Reyes, Jr.

Vicariate of San Isidro Labrador[edit]

City Parish Address Feast Day Parish Priest
Biñan City San Isidro Labrador Parish Poblacion, Biñan City May 15 Rev. Fr. Reynaldo C. Hayag
Nuestra Señora dela Paz y Buenviaje Parish 481 Mabini St., Dela Paz, Biñan City January 24 Rev. Fr. Isagani Q. Pasawa
San Vicente Ferrer Parish San Vicente Road, San Vicente, Biñan City April 5 Rev. Fr. Jeremias O. Oblepias, Jr.
Risen Lord Parish Town & Country Southville Subd., Sto. Tomas, Biñan City Third Sunday of Easter Rev. Fr. Juvenal Anthony S. Leonardo
San Antonio de Padua Parish San Antonio, Biñan City June 13 Rev. Fr. Gary N. Almoneda
Blessed Sacrament Parish South City Homes, Sto. Tomas, Biñan City Corpus Christi Sunday Rev. Fr. Felipe O. Gagatiga, O.S.J.
Santo Niño de Cebu Parish Juana Complex, San Francisco, Biñan City Last Sunday, January Rev. Fr. Danilo C. Dagsaan,O.S.A.
San Pedro Apostol Parish St. Rose Village II, Malaban, Biñan City August 1 Rev. Fr. Erwin S. Sanchez
Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Parish Ireneville Subdivision IV, San Francisco, Biñan City November 27 Rev. Fr. Alberto I. San Jose, Jr.
Saint Joseph the Worker Parish Olivarez South Subd., Sto. Tomas, Biñan City May 1 Rev. Fr. Joseph B. Dela Rosa

Episcopal District II[edit]

Shrines[edit]

City Shrine Address Feast Day Rector
Cabuyao City Diocesan Shrine of San Vicente Ferrer Barangay Proper, Mamatid Road, Mamatid, Cabuyao City April 5 Rev. Fr. Roy G. Reyes
Calamba City Diocesan Shrine of Mary Help of Christians Canlubang, Calamba City May 24 Rev. Fr. Elmer Sicat, SDB

Vicariate of Saint Polycarp[edit]

City Parish Address Feast Day Parish Priest
Cabuyao City Saint Polycarp Parish P. Burgos St., Poblacion I, Cabuyao City February 23 Rev. Fr. Ireneo A. Oliver
San Vicente Ferrer Parish Barangay Proper, Mamatid Road, Mamatid, Cabuyao City April 5 Rev. Fr. Roy G. Reyes
Saint Francis of Assisi Parish National Highway, Pulo, Cabuyao City October 4 Rev. Fr. William Bustamante, OFM Cap.
Saint Joseph the Worker Parish Bigaa, Cabuyao City May 1 Rev. Fr. Armin G. Genota
Saint Michael the Archangel Parish Villa Palao Subd., Banlic, Calamba City September 29 Rev. Fr. Rodolfo C. Carabuena
Mary Help of Christians Quasi-Parish Southville 1, Marinig, Cabuyao City May 24 Rev. Fr. Salve M. Llona
Santa Rosa City Santa Rosa de Lima Parish Kanluran (Poblacion), Santa Rosa City August 23 Rev. Msgr. Licerio S. Taguilaso
Chair of Saint Peter Parish Balibago Complex, Balibago, Santa Rosa City February 22 Rev. Fr. Rene B. Eriga
Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Parish Golden City Subd., Dila, Santa Rosa City October 7 Rev. Fr. Eduardo E. Arupo
Saint Lorenzo Ruiz Parish San Lorenzo Village, Balibago, Santa Rosa City September 28 Rev. Msgr. James A. Contreras
Saint John Bosco Parish and Center for Young Workers Sta. Rosa Village, Laguna Technopark, Santa Rosa City January 31 Rev. Fr. Bobby Mac Roxas, SDB
Our Mother of Perpetual Help Parish Laguna Bel-Air Subd., Santa Rosa City June 27 Rev. Fr. Rex MP De Los Angeles

Vicariate of Saint John the Baptist[edit]

City Parish Address Feast Day Parish Priest
Calamba City Saint John the Baptist Parish Poblacion, Calamba City June 24 Rev. Msgr. Jose D. Barrion
Saints Peter and Paul Parish Aplaya, Calamba City June 29 Rev. Fr. John Derrick I. Manalo
San Jose Manggagawa Parish Canlubang, Calamba City May 1 Rev. Fr. Danilo A. Fernandez
San Vicente Ferrer Parish Real, Calamba City April 5 Rev. Fr. Leandro L. Bariring, Jr.
Saint Augustine Parish Parian, Calamba City August 28 Rev. Fr. Nelson P. Hernandez
Mary Help of Christians Parish Mayapa, Calamba City May 24 Rev. Fr. Elmer Sicat, SDB
Holy Trinity Parish Pansol, Calamba City May 30 Rev. Fr. Gabriel Ma. A. Delfino
Our Lady of Fatima Parish Lawa, Calamba City May 13 Rev. Fr. Noel C. Artillaga
San Isidro Labrador Parish Makiling, Calamba City May 15 Rev. Fr. Frederick R. Yapana
Saint Mary Magdalene Parish Looc, Calamba City July 22 Rev. Fr. Conrado J. Rodriguez

Vicariate of the Immaculate Conception[edit]

Municipality Parish Address Feast Day Parish Priest
Los Baños Immaculate Conception Parish Timugan, Los Baños, Laguna December 8 Rev. Fr. Zaldy C. Fortuno
Saint Therese of the Child Jesus Parish Silangan Road, UPLB Campus, College, Los Baños, Laguna Sunday nearest to October 1 Rev. Fr. Luis A. Tolentino
San Antonio de Padua Parish Junction, Batong Malake, Los Baños, Laguna June 13 Rev. Fr. Larry R. Abayon
Bay San Agustin Parish Poblacion, Bay, Laguna August 28 Rev. Fr. John F. Tabot
Calauan San Isidro Labrador Parish Poblacion, Calauan, Laguna May 15 Rev. Fr. Edgardo R. Consignado

Episcopal District III[edit]

Shrine[edit]

Municipality Shrine Address Feast Day Rector
Pila Diocesan Shrine of San Antonio de Padua Poblacion, Pila, Laguna June 13 Rev. Fr. Edwin D. Lusterio

Vicariate of Saint Paul the First Hermit[edit]

City Parish Address Feast Day Parish Priest
San Pablo City Cathedral Parish of Saint Paul the First Hermit Poblacion, San Pablo City January 15 Rev. Fr. Jerry E. Gaela
Nuestra Señora de los Remedios Parish ADB Subd., Del Remedio, San Pablo City November 26 Rev. Fr. Teodoro T. Real II
San Roque Parish Buncayo Park Subd., San Roque, San Pablo City August 16 Rev. Fr. Marciano R. Dijan
San Gabriel Arkanghel Parish Teomora Village, San Gabriel, San Pablo City September 29 Rev. Fr. Crizaldo G. Punto
Immaculate Conception Parish Concepcion, San Pablo City December 8 Rev. Fr. Manuel R. Manggao
Saint Francis of Assisi Parish Farconville Subd., San Francisco, San Pablo City October 4 Rev. Fr. Emil A. Urriquia
Alaminos Our Lady of the Pillar Parish Poblacion, Alaminos, Laguna October 12 Rev. Fr. Ricardo R. De Luna

Vicariate of San Bartolome Apostol[edit]

Municipality Parish Address Feast Day Parish Priest
Nagcarlan San Bartolome Apostol Parish Poblacion, Nagcarlan, Laguna August 24 Rev. Fr. Modelo N. Del Valle
Rizal San Miguel Arkanghel Parish Poblacion, Rizal, Laguna September 29 Rev. Fr. Felizardo L. Siddayao
Liliw Saint John the Baptist Parish Poblacion, Liliw, Laguna August 29 Rev. Fr. Buenaventura C. Ubarco
Saints Joachim and Anne Parish Calumpang, Liliw, Laguna July 26 Rev. Fr. Raul D. Matienzo
Majayjay Saint Gregory the Great Parish Poblacion, Majayjay, Laguna March 12 Rev. Fr. Robin A. Dagala
Nuestra Señora del Pilar Parish Suba, Majayjay, Laguna October 12 Rev. Fr. Marlu V. Marasigan
Magdalena Santa Maria Magdalena Parish Poblacion, Magdalena, Laguna July 22 Rev. Fr. Andres V. Olaso, Jr.

Vicariate of San Antonio de Padua[edit]

Municipality Parish Address Feast Day Parish Priest
Pila San Antonio de Padua Parish Poblacion, Pila, Laguna June 13 Rev. Fr. Edwin D. Lusterio
San Jose Parish Linga, Pila, Laguna March 19 Rev. Fr. Mauricio A. Llarena
Victoria La Resurreccion Parish Poblacion, Victoria, Laguna Easter Sunday Rev. Fr. Rico V. De Vera
Santa Cruz Immaculate Conception Parish Poblacion, Santa Cruz, Laguna December 8 Rev. Fr. Teodulfo B. Baria, Jr.

Episcopal District IV[edit]

Shrines[edit]

Municipality Shrine Address Feast Day Rector
Pakil Diocesan Shrine of Nuestra Señora de los Dolores de Turumba Poblacion, Pakil, Laguna October 19 Rev. Fr. Mario P. Rivera
Pagsanjan Diocesan Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe Poblacion, Pagsanjan, Laguna December 12 Rev. Msgr. Mario Rafael M. Castillo

Vicariate of Our Lady of Guadalupe[edit]

Municipality Parish Address Feast Day Parish Priest
Pagsanjan Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish Poblacion, Pagsanjan, Laguna December 12 Rev. Msgr. Mario Rafael M. Castillo
Cavinti Transfiguration of Our Lord Parish Poblacion, Cavinti, Laguna August 6 Rev. Fr. Antonio Pablo G. Hidalgo
Luisiana Nuestra Señora del Rosario Parish Poblacion, Luisiana, Laguna October 9 Rev. Fr. Jorge Seldon V. Coronado
Lumban San Sebastian Parish Poblacion, Lumban, Laguna January 20 Rev. Fr. Ricardo B. Basquiñez

Vicariate of Saint James the Apostle[edit]

Municipality Parish Address Feast Day Parish Priest
Paete Saint James the Apostle Parish Poblacion, Paete, Laguna July 25 Rev. Fr. Noel B. Conopio
Kalayaan Saint John the Evangelist Parish San Juan (Poblacion), Kalayaan, Laguna December 27 Rev. Fr. Rizaldy F. Urgena
Saint John the Baptist Parish Longos, Kalayaan, Laguna June 24 Rev. Fr. Leon A. Duran, Jr.
San Antonio de Padua Parish San Antonio, Kalayaan, Laguna June 13 Rev. Fr. Antonio C. Arnaiz
Pakil Saint Peter of Alcantara Parish Poblacion, Pakil, Laguna October 19 Rev. Fr. Mario P. Rivera
Pangil Our Lady's Nativity Parish Poblacion, Pangil, Laguna September 8 Rev. Fr. Gaylord dR. Reyes
Saint Mark the Evangelist Parish Balian, Pangil, Laguna April 25 Rev. Fr. Clifford M. Miras

Vicariate of Saints Peter and Paul[edit]

Municipality Parish Address Feast Day Parish Priest
Siniloan Saints Peter and Paul Parish Poblacion, Siniloan, Laguna June 29 Rev. Fr. Rolando M. Abarca
Famy San Sebastian Parish Poblacion, Famy, Laguna January 20 Rev. Fr. Jose Francis A. Calo
Mabitac Nuestra Señora de Candelaria Parish Poblacion, Mabitac, Laguna February 2 Rev. Fr. Anthony S. Ricafort
Santa Maria Nuestra Señora delos Angeles Parish Poblacion, Santa Maria, Laguna August 2 Rev. Fr. Elden B. Cabuhat
Pakil San Isidro Labrador Parish Kabulusan, Pakil, Laguna May 15 Rev. Fr. Ariel S. Cardino

Seminary[edit]

To train priests, a high school seminary was opened in 1968, but was eventually closed in 1981. At present, there are two seminaries run by the diocese. Saint Peter's College Seminary, established in 1981, currently located in Brgy. Concepcion, San Pablo City and serves as the philosophy college seminary of the diocese, while the other seminary, the San Pablo Theological Formation House, located in Tagaytay City, Cavite, serves as the formation house for the theology seminarians of the diocese.

Ordinaries[edit]

Reference and Source[edit]