Sacred Heart Parish Kamuning

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Coordinates: 14°22′31″N 121°13′19″E / 14.3753°N 121.222°E / 14.3753; 121.222

Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish Church - Kamuning
(Kamuning Church)
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"Sacred Heart of Jesus"
Basic information
Location
  1. 28 Scout Ybardolaza St., Brgy. Sacred Heart, 1103 Kamuning, Quezon City , Philippines
Affiliation Roman Catholic
Year consecrated 1941,
Ecclesiastical or organizational status Suffragan Diocese
Leadership Bishop
Website www.sacredheartparishqc.com
Architectural description
Architectural type Baroque Church
Architectural style Baroque
Completed 1941
Materials Sand, gravel, cement, mortar and steel

The Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish - Kamuning is a Catholic parish in the Kamuning District of Quezon City in the Philippines. It was established on October 3, 1941. The parish has been in the pastoral care and administration of the Society of the Divine Word since even before its founding. Kamuning was a government housing project of then Philippine Commonwealth President Manuel Luis Quezon. Kamuning was known then as Barrio Obrero II.

The Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish parish center is located at the intersection of Scout Ybardolaza Street, Scout Fuentebella Street and Scout Fernandez Street. The parish is part of the Diocese of Cubao.

The parish celebrates its annual fiesta on the movable feast Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart according to the liturgical calendar of the Catholic Church, the Friday right after the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ, also known as Corpus Christi.

History[edit]

Kamuning, formerly known as Barrio Obrero II, was a housing project site for government employees and their families. Late in 1939, the Kamuning Residents' Association sought pastoral care from the Society of the Divine World (SVD). The First Mass was celebrated where the Kamuning Public Market now stands, on that year's Christmas Eve. In the early 1940s, the parish boundaries reached as far east toward Loyola Heights and westward up to the Mabuhay Rotonda. About a year later, on October 1, 1941, the Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish was established, and it has been in the care of the SVD missionaries since then. Today, the parish covers five barangays – Kamuning, Sacred Heart, South Triangle, Kristong Hari, Kalusugan, and part of Obrero. According to Philippines 2000 Census, the parish jurisdiction has a resident population of 43,074 people.

The Society of the Divine Word (SVD) was founded on September 8, 1875 by St. Arnold Janssen in Steyl, Netherlands. The SVD is one of the largest Ad Gentes Catholic religious male congregations in the world with over 6,000 members (priests and brothers) worldwide. The current Superior-General of the SVD is Rev. Fr. Antonio Pernia, SVD. The Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish - Kamuning is in the SVD Philippine Central Province, which is headed by a Provincial Superior. The current Provincial Superior of SVD PHC is Rev. Fr. Nielo Cantilado, SVD and he holds office at the provincialate in Tayuman, Manila.

A recent significant development in the history of the parish is the canonical dedication of the Shrine of the Divine Word, which is the chapel in the Christ the King Mission Seminary located along E. Rodriguez Sr. Avenue. The chapel became the Shrine on December 25, 2006 and Bishop Honesto F. Ongtioco of the Diocese of Cubao presided over the dedication rites. The Christ the King Mission Seminary is of the Society of the Divine Word and was established in 1933.

Former Parish Priests[edit]

  • Fr. Theodore Buttenbruch (1941-1944)
  • Fr. Johann Simon (1944-1946)
  • Fr. Antonio Albrecht (1946-1958)
  • Fr. Fernando de Pedro (1961-1969)
  • Fr. Adeodato Malabanan (1969-1979)
  • Fr. Restituto A. Lumanlan (1969-1981)
  • Fr. Virgilio S. Mascardo (1981-1985)
  • Fr. Manuel B. Bongayan (1985-1990)
  • Fr. John O' Mahony (1990-1996)
  • Fr. Romeo M. Castro (1996-2002)
  • Fr. Manuel B. Bongayan, SVD (2002-2008)
  • Fr. Eduardo L. Guarin, SVD (2008-2011)

The current Parish Priest is the Very Reverend Father Jerome Marquez, SVD, who also serves as the Vice-Provincial of the Philippine Central Province of the Society of the Divine Word. His assistant priests are Father Benigno Beltran, SVD, and Father Lino Nicasio, SVD.

Boundaries[edit]

  • North: EDSA-Quezon Ave. to Timog Ave.
  • East: EDSA-Diliman Creek-Kamuning Road to Quezon Ave.
  • South: Diliman Creek from EDSA to T. Gener St. & Kamuning Public Market Area
  • West: Timog Ave. to Morato Ave. and Scout Chuatoco Road along boundary with Roxas District to Diliman Creek and the San Juan River - E. Rodriguez Sr. Ave. to Judge Jimenez

Facilities[edit]

Schools:

  • Christ the King Mission Seminary 101 E. Rodriguez Ave., Q.C.
  • St. Joseph's College 295 E. Rodriguez Ave., Q.C.
  • PAREF-Northfield School 107 Sct. Gandia St., Q.C.
  • PAREF-Rosefield School 102 Sct. Fuentabella St., Q.C.
  • Cradle of Joy Center for Learning 14 11th Jamboree St., Q.C.
  • Tomas Morato Elementary School T. Gener St., Quezon City
  • Don Alejandro Roces Sr. Science-Technology High School A. Roces Avenue, Quezon City
  • Quezon City High School Sct. Ybardolaza St., Quezon City
  • Marcelo H. del Pilar Elem. School K-3rd St., Quezon City
  • Kamuning Elementary School Sct. Torillo St., Quezon City

Hospitals:

  • E. Delos Santos Hospital 201 E. Rodriguez Ave., Q.C.
  • Dr. Jesus C. Delgado Memorial Hospital 7 Kamuning Rd., Quezon City
  • St. Luke's Medical Center 279 E. Rodriguez Sr. Blvd., Q.C.

Mortuary:

  • Sacred Heart Parish Mortuary

Charitable and Social Institutions:

  • Liliane Foundation St. Joseph College Compound 295 E. Rodriguez Ave., Q.C.

Religious Congregations[edit]

Religious Men:

  • Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament (SSS) 20 Sunnyside Dr., New Manila, Q.C.
  • Monfort Missionaries (SMM) 47 Sct. Madriñan St., Q.C.
  • Society of the Divine Word (SVD) 101 E. Rodriguez Ave., Q.C.
  • Missionaries of the Sacred Heart (MSC) 10 17th St., New Manila, Q.C.
  • Congregation of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Mary (SS.CC) 104 Sct. Limbaga St., Q.C.
  • Congregation of Sons of Charity (FdCC) 7 17th St., New Manila, Q.C.

Religious Women:

  • Francisca Sisters of the Immaculate Conception (SFIC) St. Joseph College 295 E. Rodriguez Blvd., Q.C.
  • Carmelite Missionary Sisters (CM) 19 Sct. Madriñan St., Q.C.
  • Carmelite Missionary of Sisters of St. Therese of the Child Jesus (CMSSTCJ) 22 Sct. Ignaciana St., New Manila, Q.C.
  • Congregation of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Mary (SS.CC) 104 Sct. Limbaga St., Q.C.
  • Faithful Companions of Jesus (FCJ) 46-B Sct. Borromeo St., Q.C.
  • Religious of the Sacred Heart (RSCJ) 53 K-4th St., Kamuning, Q.C.
  • Missionary Sisters of St. Charles Scalabrinians (MSCS) 132 Panay Ave., Q.C.

References[edit]

Two commemorative books contain details of the history of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish - Kamuning: Age of Gold (Golden Jubilee) and Sanlakbay 2001 (Diamond Jubilee). Limited copies of the two books were published and a few copies are with the parish office for reference use.

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