Roman Catholic Diocese of Imus

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Diocese of Imus
Dioecesis Imusensis
Diyosesis ng Imus
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 78
Churches 100+
Congregations 150+
Schools 43
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.weebly.com/

The Diocese of Imus' (Latin: Dioecesis Imusensis) comprises the entire province of Cavite. The diocese was canonically erected on November 25, 1961, when it was excised from the Archdiocese of Manila.[1] Imus Cathedral, located along General Castañeda Street in the poblacion of Imus, serves as the see of the diocese. It is one of twelve cathedrals founded by the Order of Augustinian Recollects in the Philippines.

The diocese is home to around 2,210,000 Roman Catholics spread across four episcopal districts, eleven vicariates, 56 parishes, four quasi-parishes, eight pastoral centers, a Catholic community, a national shrine (Our Lady of La Salette), and three diocesan shrines. There are 184 priests in the diocese, 95 of which are diocesan and 89 are religious.

In 2011, the Diocese of Imus celebrated the Golden Jubilee of its establishment. 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. The image of Our Lady was canonically crowned by Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle, the Archbishop of Manila and former Bishop of Imus, 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, 56 parishes, 4 quasi-parishes, 8 pastoral centers, a catholic community, a national shrine (Our Lady of La Salette), and 3 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]

Coat of Arms Name From Until No.
Artemio G. Casas December 11, 1961 September 4, 1968 1
Felix P. Perez February 25, 1969 February 29, 1992 2
Manuel C. Sobreviñas February 25, 1993 October 22, 2001 3
Coat of arms of Luis Antonio Tagle.svg Luis Antonio G. Tagle October 22, 2001 October 13, 2011 4
Coat of arms of Reynaldo Evangelista.svg Reynaldo G. Evangelista, O.F.S. June 5, 2013 Incumbent 5

Diocese of Imus - Jurisdiction[edit]

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

Province of Cavite
Vicar General: Rev. Msgr. George Morales

Episcopal District of St. Matthew - North Cavite[edit]

Episcopal Vicar: Rev. Fr. Reuel Castañeda

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

Vicar Forane: Rev Fr. Oliver Genuino

  • Holy Trinity Parish, San Nicolas 2
    - Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Honorato Naty
  • Our Lady Queen of Peace Parish, Salinas
    - Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Alex Varias
  • Our Mother of Perpetual Help Parish, Perpetual Village VII
    - Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Benito de Castro
  • San Lorenzo Ruiz Parish, Aniban
    - Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Rodolfo Pascual
  • St. Martin de Porres Parish, Andrea Village
    - Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Ariel Lisama
  • St. Michael, the Archangel Parish, Poblacion
    - Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Oliver Genuino
    Parochial Vicar: Rev. Fr. Dionisio Vargas Palingping

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

Vicar Forane: Rev. Fr. Calixto Lumandas

  • Inay Maria ng Magnificat Parish, Camella Springville
    - Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Antonio Roxas
  • Nuestra Senora dela Paz y Buen Viaje Parish, Addas 2, Molino II
    - Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Danilo Paraiso Jr.
  • Our Lady of Fatima Parish, Soldiers Hills 4, Molino VI
    - Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Efren Bugayong
  • Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Parish, Citihomes, Molino IV
    - Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Ginu Pathiyakam, MSFS
  • Our Lady Queen of Peace Parish, Queen’s Row
    - Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Calixto Lumandas
  • Our Mother of Perpetual Help Parish, Springville Heights
    - Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Carlito Laureta
  • Sto. Nino de Molino Parish, Bahayang Pag-Asa, Molino V
    - Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Reuel Castañeda
    Parochial Vicar: Rev. Fr. Renato Alegre
    Attached Priest: Rev. Fr. Sharkey Brown Jr.

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

Vicar Forane: Rev. Fr. Melencio Sandoval

  • Holy Family Parish, Landcaster, Alapan
    - Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Engelbert Bagnas
  • Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, Bucandala
    - Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Bernardo Gacelo
    Parochial Vicar: Rev. Fr. Herald Mart Arenal
  • Mary Mother of God Parish, Malagasang II
    - Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Teodoro Bawalan
  • Our Lady of Fatima Parish, Anabu I
    - Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Benjamin Francisco
  • Our Lady of Fatima Parish, Anabu II
    - Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Teodorico Santiago
  • Our Lady of the Pillar Cathedral-Parish, Poblacion
    - Parish Priest: Rev. Mgsr. George Morales
    Parochial Vicars: Rev. Fr. Reinier Dumaop, Rev. Fr. Mayolene Joseph Mayola, Rev. Fr. Ned Nazareno
  • St. James the Greater Parish, Buhay na Tubig
    - Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Danilo Tiong
  • St. Martha Parish, Greengate, Malagasang II
    - Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Melencio Sandoval

Episcopal District of St. John - North-West Cavite[edit]

Episcopal Vicar: Rev. Fr. Leoben Peregrino

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

Vicar Forane: Rev. Fr. Dominador Medina

  • Nuestra Senora de la Soledad Parish, Sta. Isabel, Kawit
    - Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Alfredo Maramara
  • Our Lady of Fatima Parish, Binakayan, Kawit
    - Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Leonardo R. Bagos
  • San Antonio de Padua Parish, San Antonio, Cavite City
    - Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Ferdinand Leaño
  • San Pedro Apostol Parish, San Pedro, Cavite City
    - Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Hector Arellano
  • San Roque and Nuestra Señora dela Soledad de Porta Vaga Parish, San Roque, Cavite City
    - Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Dominador Medina
  • St. Mary Magdalene Parish, Poblacion, Kawit (Town Proper)
    - Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Armando Manaog
    Parochial Vicar: Rev. Fr. Dominador Duroy Jr
  • The Holy Cross Parish, Noveleta (Town Proper)
    - Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Paul De Leon

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

Vicar Forane: Rev Fr. Virgilio Mendoza

  • Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Parish, Amaya, Tanza
    - Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Gilberto Urubio
  • St. John Paul II Parish, Paradahan, Tanza
    - Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Ronel Ilano
  • San Isidro Labrador Parish, Ligtong, Rosario
    - Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Monico Tagulao
  • The Holy Cross Parish and Diocesan Shrine of Saint Augustine, Tanza (Town Proper)
    - Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Virgilio Mendoza
    Parochial Vicar: Rev. Fr. Ryan Serafin Sasis
  • The Most Holy Rosary Parish, Rosario (Town Proper)
    - Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Leoben Peregrino
    Parochial Vicar: Rev. Fr. Armando Timajo
  • The Resurrection Parish, Julugan, Tanza
    - Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Elorde Gomez

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

Vicar Forane: Rev Fr. Mario De Leon

  • Diocesan Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Naic (Town Proper)
    - Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Nestor Isagani Aviñante
    Parochial Vicar: Rev. Fr. Daniel Polzer
  • Nuestra Señora de Guia Parish, Magallanes (Town Proper)
    - Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Jerry Belen
  • Our Lady of the Assumption Parish, Maragondon (Town Proper)
    - Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Mario De Leon
  • San Antonio de Padua Parish, Bucal, Margondon
    - Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Samuel Lubrica
  • San Isidro Labrador Parish, San Roque, Naic
    - Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Lordencio Honrada
  • Sto. Nino de Bancaan Parish, Bancaan, Naic
    - Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Frederick Tacderas
  • Sto. Nino de Ternate Parish, Ternate (Town Proper)
    - Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Nestor Chavez

Episcopal District of St. Luke - East Cavite[edit]

Episcopal Vicar: Rev. Fr. Agustin Baas

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

Vicar Forane: Rev Fr. Inocencio Poblete Jr.

  • Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish, Gateway, Javalera, Gen. Trias
    - Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Jose Demoy
  • San Gabriel Arkanghel Parish, San Francisco, Gen. Trias
    - Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Maximo Pangilinan
  • St. Francis of Assisi Parish, General Trias (Town Proper)
    - Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Inocencio Poblete
    Parochial Vicar: Rev. Fr. Gilberto Villas
  • St. Jude Thaddeus Parish, Trece Martires City (City Proper)
    - Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Agustin Baas
    Parochial Vicar: Rev. Fr. Glenn Dela Peña
    Resident Priest: Rev. Fr. Alain Manalo
  • St. Vicente Ferrer Parish, Manggahan, Gen. Trias
    - Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Hermiginildo Asilo
  • The Annunciation Parish, Pasong Camachile, Gen. Trias, Cavite
    - Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Doroteo Andres

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

Vicar Forane: Rev. Fr. Manuelito Villas

  • Ang Mabuting Pastol Parish, Pala-Pala
    - Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Antonio Perez Jr.
  • Immaculate Conception Parish, Poblacion (City Proper)
    - Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Orlando Santos
    Parochial Vicar: Rev. Fr. Eric Orcullo
  • Our Lady of Fatima Parish, Salitran
    - Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Gilbert Reyes
  • Our Lady of Miraculous Medal Parish, Amuntay Rd
    -Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Jesus Nasinopa
  • San Lorenzo Ruiz Pastoral Center, Burol (Summerwind 4)
    - Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Henrico Tagalog
  • St. Paul Parish, Langkaan I
    - Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Manuelito Villas

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

Vicar Forane: Rev. Fr. Percival Sapin

  • Hesus Nazareno Parish, Luzviminda IV
    - Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Ronnie Crisostomo, SVD
    Parochial Vicar: Rev. Fr. Romeo Castro, SVD
  • Kristong Hari Parish, Paliparan
    - Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Claro Sumague
  • Mary Immaculate Parish, Salawag
    - Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Alan Ybañez, SHMI
  • Our Mother of Perpetual Help Parish, DBB-A
    - Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Lino De Castro
    Parochial Vicar: Rev. Fr. Ryan Baltazar
  • Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish, DBB-C
    - Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Percival Sapin
  • Pope St. John XXIII Parish, San Marino City, Salawag
    - Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Miguel Concepcion III
  • St. Mary Euphrasia Parish, DBB-E
    - Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Francis Frane

Episcopal District of St. Mark - South Cavite[edit]

Episcopal Vicar: Rev. Fr. Conrad Amon

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

Vicar Forane: Rev Fr. Marino Limbag

  • Diocesan Shrine of Divine Mercy, Biluso, Silang
    - Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Efren Aracacap Jr.
  • National Shrine of Our Lady of La Salette, Biga II, Silang
  • Nuestra Señora del Santissimo Rosario Parish, Lantikan, Carmona
    - Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Orlando Jimenez
  • Our Lady of Candelaria Parish), Silang (Town Proper)
    - Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Marty Dimaranan
    Parochial Vicar: Rev. Fr. Julius De Sagun
  • San Antonio de Padua Parish, Pook, Silang
    - Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Luisito Gatdula
    Parochial Vicar: Rev. Fr. Eric Orcullo
  • Santa Teresita ng Batang Hesus Parish, Olaes, GMA
    - Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Guiseppe Carrara, PIME
  • St. Joseph Parish, Carmona (Town Proper)
    - Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Maximo Bermudez
  • St. Benedict Parish, Westgrove, Silang
    - Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Conrad Amon
  • St. Joseph the Worker Parish, San Jose, GMA
    - Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Agapito Feniz, OFMCap.
    Parochial Vicar: Rev. Fr. Danilo Dela Peña OFMCap.
  • St. John Marie Vianney Parish, Lalaan II, Silang
    - Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Arnel Valderama
  • The Holy Family Parish, GMA
    - Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Marino Limbag
  • The Risen Christ Parish, Bulihan, Silang
    - Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Eleomer Dendiego

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

Vicar Forane: Rev Fr. Allan Valero

  • Ina ng Laging Saklolo Parish – Sungay, Tagaytay City
    - Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Jefferson Agustin, OFMCap.
    Parochial Vicar: Rev. Fr. Serafin Pamaong, OFMCap.
  • Our Lady of Lourdes Parish – Lourdes, Tagaytay City
    - Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Roberto San Diego, OFMCap.
    Parochial Vicar: Rev. Fr. Sergio Arenga, OFMCap.
  • St. Augustine Parish – Mendez (Town Proper)
    - Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Allan Valero
    Parochial Vicar: Rev. Fr. Michael Dulnuan
  • St. Gregory the Great Parish – Indang (Town Proper)
    - Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Alex Melchor Tupas
    Parochial Vicar: Rev. Fr. Marco Cyril Convento
  • St. John Nepomucene Parish – Alfonso (Town Proper)
    - Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Ariel Delos Reyes
  • St. Joseph Parish – Bailen/General Aguinaldo (Town Proper)
    - Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Christian Borabo
  • St. Joseph Parish – Kaytitingga, Alfonso
    - Parish Priest: Canossian Son of Charity Fathers
  • St. Mary Magdalene Parish – Amadeo (Town Proper)
    - Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Alvin Chavez
    Parochial Vicar: Rev. Fr. Adrian Nicolas Rañola
  • St. Vincent Ferrer Parish – Lumampong, Indang
    - Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Geoffrey Ebalobo

Seminaries[edit]

Diocesan Seminaries[edit]

  • Our Lady of the Pillar Seminary, Buhay na Tubig, Imus City, 4103 Cavite; Tel. (046) 686-1369
    Rector: Rev. Fr. James Andes
    Spiritual Directors: Rev. Fr. Randy De Jesus and Rev. Fr. Geoffrey Zacarias
  • Tahanan ng Mabuting Pastol Seminary, Mag-asawang Ilat, 4120 Tagaytay City; Tel. (046) 4131-329
    Rector: Rev. Fr. Michael Cron
    Spiritual Directors: Rev. Fr. Randel Marero

Seminaries run by Religious Congregation[edit]

  • Divine Word Seminary, SVD Rd., San Jose, 4120 Tagaytay City; Tels. (046); 4131-253; 413-0280
  • Fr. Jordan Formation House, Salvatorian Fathers and Brothers, 189A Purok 3, Talon, Amadeo, 4119 Cavite; Tel. (046) 483-0734; Fax. (046) 483-0735
  • La Salette College Seminary, National Shrine of Our Lady of La Salette, Biga, Silang, 4118 Cavite; Tels. (046) 414-2146; 414-0257
  • Mission Society of the Philippines Seminary, SVD Road, Mag-asawang Ilat, 4120 Tagaytay City; Tel (046) 413-1381
  • 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
  • PIME Seminary, Pontifical Institute for Foreign Mission (PIME), Magallanes Drive, Sta. Rita, Silang Crossing West, 4120 Tagaytay City; Tel. (046) 413-3752
  • San Pablo Theological Formation House, SVD Road, San Jose, 4120 Tagaytay City; Tel. (046) 413-1386
  • San Ricardo Pampuri Formation House, Order of Hospitaller Brothers of St. John of God, Bo. Salaban, Amadeo, 4119 Cavite; Tel. (046) 413-1737
  • Somascan Fathers Major Seminary, Sta. Rita, Kaybagal, 4120 Tagaytay City; Tel. (046) 413-1501
  • 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. Augustine Major Seminary (SASMA), Apostolic Vicariate of Calapan, SVD Road, San Jose, 4120 Tagaytay City; Tel. (046) 413-1319
  • St. Gaspar Bertoni Seminary, Stigmatine Fathers & Brothers, Bo. Mabuhay, Carmona, 4116 Cavite; Tels.: (046) 430-1831; 430-2026
  • 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

Religious Congregations 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 (OFM Cap)
  • Order of Friars Minor Conventual (OFM Conv.)
  • 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)
  • Brothers of the Christian Schools (FSC)

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 (Apostleship of Prayer)
  • Charismatic Movement
  • Cursillo Movement
  • Catholic Women’s League
  • Daughters of Mary Immaculate
  • Divine Mercy Apostolate
  • Holy Name Society
  • Knights of the Altar / Ministry of Altar Servers
  • Knights of Columbus
  • Legion of Mary
  • Mother Butler Guild
  • Neo-Catechumenal Way

Apostolates and Ministries[edit]

Apostolado sa Larangan ng Pagkilala sa Diyos (Apostolate on the Field of Recognizing God)

  • Ministri sa Katekesis (Ministry on Catechesis)
  • Ministri sa Liturhiya (Ministry on Liturgy)
  • Ministri sa Pagbubuo ng Simbahang Pamayanan (Ministry on Basic Ecclesiastical Community)
  • Ministri sa Popular Religiosity (Ministry on Popular Religiosity)

Apostolado sa Larangan ng Pangangalaga sa Tao (Apostolate on the Field of Care to Man)

  • Ministri sa Lingkod-Bayan (Ministry on Public Servants)
  • Ministri sa Kabataan (Ministry on Youth)
  • Ministri sa Paaralan (Ministry on Schools)
  • Ministri sa Paghuhubog sa Pagkapari (Ministry on Formation of Priest)
  • Ministri sa Pagtataguyod ng Bokasyon (Ministry on Vocation Promotion)
  • Ministri sa Pamilya (Ministry on Families)
  • Ministri sa Relihiyoso at Relihiyosa (Ministry on Religious Men and Women)

Apostolado sa Larangan ng Pagtataguyod sa Buhay (Apostolate on the Field of Advocacy on Life)

  • Ministri ng mga Maralitang nasa Kabite (Ministry of the Poor in Cavite)
  • Ministri ng mga Migrante sa Ibayong Dagat (Ministry for Migrants)
  • Ministri sa Bilanggo (Ministry on Jail)
  • Ministri sa Magsasaka (Ministry on Farmers)
  • Ministri sa Manggagawa (Ministry on Workers)
  • Ministri sa Mangingisda (Ministry on Fisherman)
  • Ministri sa Pagkalinga (Ministry on Care to the Sick)
  • Ministri sa Pagtataguyod ng Karapatang Pantao (Ministry on Promotion of Human Rights)

Apostolado sa Larangan ng Pamamahala sa Kalikasan (Apostolate on the Field of the Administration of the Environment)

  • Ministri sa Pamamahala sa Kalikasan (Ministry on the Administration of the Environment)

Apostolado sa Larangan ng Kaayusan (Apostolate on the Field of Orderliness)

  • Ministri sa Pananaliksik at Komunikasyon (Ministry on Research and Communication)
  • Ministri sa Pangangasiwa ng Pananalapi at Pag-aari ng Simbahan (Ministry on Management of Finances and Church Properties)
  • Ministri sa Pangangasiwa sa mga Kumbento at Opisina ng Diyosesis (Ministry on Management of Convent and Offices of the Diocese)

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. The solemn Canonical Coronation of the image of Our Lady of the Pillar of Imus, Patroness of the Diocese concluded the celebration of the Golden Jubilee. The Marian image was crowned by Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle on December 3, 2012.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Diocese of Imus". Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved 21 January 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "Diocese of Imus". CBCP (Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines) Online. Retrieved on 2013-05-10.
  3. ^ "Other Pontifical Acts - Monday, April 8, 2013". Vatican Information Service. Retrieved on 2013-05-10.
  4. ^ [1]. GMA News Online. Retrieved 2013-04-08


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