Roman Catholic Diocese of Antipolo

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Diocese of Antipolo

Dioecesis Antipolensis

Diyosesis ng Antipolo
Diócesis de Antipolo
Diocesan Seal.jpg
Ad Iesu per Mariæm
Location
Country Philippines
Territory
Ecclesiastical provinceManila
MetropolitanManila
Statistics
Area1,828 km2 (706 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2015)
3,650,000
3,280,000 (96%)
Information
DenominationRoman Catholic
Sui iuris churchLatin Church
RiteRoman Rite
EstablishedJanuary 24, 1983
CathedralCathedral-Parish of the Immaculate Conception
Patron saint
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
BishopFrancisco Mendoza de Leon
Metropolitan ArchbishopLuis Antonio Tagle
Auxiliary BishopsNolly Camingue Buco
Bishops emeritusCrisostomo Yalung (2001-2002)
Gabriel V. Reyes (2003-2016)
Website
Website of the Diocese

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Antipolo (Lat: Dioecesis Antipolensis; Filipino: Diyosesis ng Antipolo; Spanish: Diócesis de Antipolo) is a diocese of the Latin rite of the Roman Catholic Church in the Philippines that comprises the Province of Rizal and the city of Marikina in Metro Manila.

On January 24, 1983, during his Angelus message, Pope John Paul II announced the creation of the Diocese of Antipolo, which would encompass the whole province of Rizal, the entire Marikina City, and part of Pasig City (Barangays Dela Paz, Santolan, Manggahan, Rosario, and Santa Lucia, which altogether formed the Vicariate of Santo Tomas de Villanueva, now belonging to the Diocese of Pasig). It is an area that was previously known in the Archdiocese of Manila as the Ecclesiastical District of Eastern Rizal. The diocese was canonically established on the June 25, 1983 and is a suffragan of the said archdiocese.

The first bishop of Antipolo was the late Most Rev. Protacio G. Gungon. On December 3, 2001, he was succeeded by Most Rev. Crisostomo Yalung as the second bishop, followed by Most Rev. Gabriel V. Reyes, former Bishop of Kalibo in Aklan, as the third bishop. Bishop Reyes was assisted by the then-auxiliary and later coadjutor bishop, Most Rev. Francisco M. De Leon, who was named his successor and fourth bishop effective September 10, 2016.

The diocese had its First Diocesan Synod in 1993 held at Saint Michael's Retreat House in Antipolo City. The diocese has experienced some jurisdictional changes since the time the Diocese of Pasig was created, whereby six parishes within the civil boundaries of Pasig City were given to the new local church, together with seven diocesan priests serving in them.

At present, the Diocese of Antipolo is considered to be one of the largest local churches in the Philippines in terms of its Catholic population. Among the 86 ecclesiastical jurisdictions present in the Philippines today, the diocese is the third largest local church in terms of its Catholic population after the Archdioceses of Cebu, and the Diocese of Malolos (Bulacan and Valenzuela City). The population of the whole area covering the diocese is 3,650,000, of which 3,280,000 (or 90%) are Catholics. The seat or center of the diocese is the Antipolo Cathedral, one of the most popular Marian shrines in the country where the historic Canonically image of Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage (Nuestra Señora de la Paz y Buen Viaje) (the Virgin of Antipolo) is enshrined.

Ordinaries[edit]

Auxiliary Bishops[edit]

Vicars-General[edit]

  • Jose B. Cruz, PA † - 1983-1986
  • Mariano T. Balbago, Jr.., PC (Ministering in the Archdiocese of Washington, D.C.) - 1986-1999
  • Rigoberto S. de Guzman, PC, STL - 1999–present
  • Francisco M. De Leon, D.D. - 2007-2016
  • Generoso A. Mediarito, PC - 2018–present
  • Nolly C. Buco, JCD, D.D. - 2018–present

Vicariates and Parishes[edit]

Below is the list of 75 parishes - arranged from the seat vicariate and then from north to south, and from the year of canonical erection of the given parish (as of December 2018)

Vicariate of Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage[edit]

the Canonically Crowned image of the Virgin of Antipolo
Teresa Church
Name of Church Founded Administered Address Feast Day Parish Priest
National Shrine of Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage and Cathedral-Parish of the Immaculate Conception 1578 P. Oliveros Street, Barangay San Jose, Antipolo City First Tuesday of May and December 8 Rev. Fr. Reynante U. Tolentino
Saint Rose of Lima Parish 1903 M.L. Quezon Street, Barangay San Gabriel, Teresa, Rizal August 23 Rev. Fr. Romarico V. Hilario
Saint Anthony of Padua Parish 2000 San Antonio Village, Antipolo City June 13 Rev. Fr. Felipe L. Pedraja
Saint Isidore the Farmer Parish 2002 Duhat corner Atis Streets, Antipolo Hills, Barangay San Luis, Antipolo City May 15 Rev. Fr. Aladin C. Alisbo, Jr.
Transfiguration of Christ Parish 2002 M.L. Quezon Extension, Barangay San Roque, Antipolo City August 6 Rev. Fr. Arnel S. Vitor
Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish 2003 Taktak Road, Barangay Dela Paz, Antipolo City June or July (Movable) Rev. Fr. Jose Victor D. Nepomuceno
Saint Joseph the Worker Parish 2014 Order of Servants of Mary (Servites) Marigold Street, Phase III, Grand Valley Subdivision, Barangay Mahabang Parang, Angono, Rizal May 1 Rev. Fr. Rolly Ma. Daquigan, OSM
Saint Joseph Marello Parish 2017 Oblates of St. Joseph Marigman Road, Barangay San Roque, Antipolo City May 30 Rev. Fr. Mario B. Holmina, OSJ
Saint Pedro Calungsod Parish 2017 Sumulong Highway, La Veranda Estate, Barangay Santa Cruz, Antipolo City April 2 Rev. Fr. Alexander V. Enhaynes

Vicariate of Our Lady of Aranzazu[edit]

San Mateo Church
The canonical coronation of the Virgin of Aranzazu led by Cardinal Quevedo, then-Archbishop of Cotabato in 2017
Rodriguez Church
Name of Parish Founded Administered Address Feast Day Parish Priest
Diocesan Shrine and Parish of Our Lady of Aranzazu 1596 General Luna Street, Barangay Gitnangbayan 1, San Mateo, Rizal September 9 Rev. Fr. Lopito P. Hiteroza
Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Parish 1877 135 J.P. Rizal Street, Barangay Balite, Rodriguez, Rizal October 7 Rev. Fr. Rodrigo R. Eguia
Saint Cecilia Parish 1992 2 Santa Cecilia Street, Barangay Maly, San Mateo, Rizal November 22 Rev. Fr. Alan V. Oresca
Saint Joseph the Worker Parish (San Jose de Ampid Parish) 2002 General Luna Street, Ampid 1, San Mateo, Rizal May 1 Rev. Fr. Virgilio C. Lachica, Jr.
Saint Anthony Mary Zaccaria Parish 2003 Clerics Regular of St. Paul (Barnabites) Tierra Monte Phase 4-A, Barangay Silangan, San Mateo, Rizal Sunday nearest to July 5 Rev. Fr. Clyd Ma. Autentico, CRSP
Saint Raphael the Archangel Parish 2003 P. Rodriguez Street, Barangay San Rafael, Rodriguez, Rizal September 29 Rev. Fr. Noeh E. Elnar
Santo Niño Parish 2003 Missionaries of Jesus Sampaguita Street, Barangay Modesta, San Mateo, Rizal Third Sunday of January Rev. Fr. Benedicto Lagarde, MJ
Our Lady of Peace Parish (Maria, Ina ng Kapayapaan Parish) 2004 Block 31 Phase 1-A Kasiglahan Village, Barangay San Jose, Rodriguez, Rizal February 22 Rev. Fr. Bonifacio V. Chavez, Jr.
Saint Isidore the Farmer Parish (San Isidro Labrador Parish) 2015 Congregation of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Block 33 Lot 46, Southville 8, Barangay San Isidro, Rodriguez, Rizal May 15 Rev. Fr. Romeo G. Nimez, CICM
Saint Joseph the Worker Parish (San Jose Manggagawa Parish) 2016 Rodriguez Highway, Barangay San Jose, Rodriguez, Rizal May 1 Rev. Fr. Paul V. Mérida

Vicariate of the Immaculate Conception[edit]

Immaculate Conception Parish of Concepcion Uno, Marikina City
Name of Parish Founded Administered Address Feast Day Parish Priest
Immaculate Conception Parish 1958 Bayan-Bayanan Avenue, Barangay Concepcion Uno, Marikina City December 8 Rev. Msgr. Generoso A. Mediarito, PC, VG
Holy Family Parish 1984 C.M. Recto Street, Barangay Parang, Marikina City Sunday after Christmas Rev. Fr. Ferdinand C. Delatado
Saint Isidore the Farmer Parish 1993 Buenmar Avenue, Phase 1, Greenland Subdivision, Barangay Nangka, Marikina City May 15 Rev. Fr. Jeffrey B. Quintela
Saint Gabriel of Our Lady of Sorrows Parish 2003 Congregation of Discalced Clerks of the Most Holy Cross and Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ (Passionists) 143 Narra Street corner East Drive, Barangay Marikina Heights February 27 Rev. Fr. Jeffty M. Mendez, CP
Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish 2009 Xaverian Missionaries Bulelak Street, Barangay Malanday, Marikina City December 12 Rev. Fr. Emanuele Borelli, SX

Vicariate of Our Lady of the Abandoned[edit]

Marikina Church
The Canonically Crowned Image of Our Lady of Abandoned
Name of Parish Founded Administered Address Feast Day Parish Priest
Diocesan Shrine and Parish of Our Lady of the Abandoned 1690 V. Gomez corner J.P. Rizal Streets, Barangay Santa Elena, Marikina City Second Sunday of May Rev. Msgr. Pedro C. Cañonero, PC
Saint Joseph the Worker Parish (San Jose Manggagawa Parish) 1975 General Julian Cruz corner Chorillo Streets, Barangay Barangka, Marikina City May 1 Rev. Fr. Roland M. Alcones
Saint Paul of the Cross Parish 1975 Sapphire corner Sandalwood Streets, SSS Village, Barangay Concepcion Dos, Marikina City October 19 Rev. Fr. Peter Ymari C. Balatbat
Nativity of Our Lady Parish 1992 Major Dizon Street, Barangay Industrial Valley Complex, Marikina City September 8 Rev Fr. Christopher P. Gonzales
Saint Anthony of Padua Parish 2002 76 J.P. Rizal Street, Barangay Calumpang, Marikina City June 13 Rev. Fr. Jose C. Bautista
Saint Isidore the Farmer Parish 2012 Atis corner Katipunan Streets, Balanti, Barangay San Isidro, Cainta, Rizal May 15 Rev. Fr. Fernando A. Cornejo
Immaculate Conception Parish 2013 Mary Mount Street corner Saint Mary Avenue, Provident Villages, Barangay Jesus dela Peña, Marikina City December 8 Rev. Fr. Michael A. Pacag

Vicariate of Saint Francis Xavier[edit]

  • Northern Part of Antipolo City
  • Vicar Forane: Rev. Fr. Bienvenido C. Miguel, Jr.
St. Francis Xavier Parish in Mayamot, Antipolo City
Diocesan Shrine and Parish of St. Therese of the Child Jesus near SM Masinag, Mayamot, Antipolo City
Name of Parish Founded Administered Address Feast Day Parish Priest
Saint Francis Xavier Parish 1978 Cadena de Amor Street, Greenheights Newton Subdivision, Barangay Mayamot, Antipolo City December 3 Rev. Fr. Bienvenido C. Miguel, Jr.
Saint John Mary Vianney Parish 1994 Marcos Highway corner Sevilla Street, Barangay Mambugan, Antipolo City August 4 Rev. Fr. Lourdesto C. Garcia
Diocesan Shrine and Parish of St. Therese of the Child Jesus 2003 Marcos Highway (near SM Masinag), Barangay Mayamot, Antipolo City October 1 Rev. Fr. Aly A. Barcinal
Saint Anthony of Padua Parish 2003 Oblates of Saint Joseph Saint Anthony Street, Barangay Inarawan, Antipolo City June 13 Rev. Fr. Rex P. Alday, OSJ
Santo Niño de Praga Parish 2003 GSIS Avenue, Cogeo Village, Barangay Bagong Nayon, Antipolo City Third Sunday of January Rev. Fr. Luisito S. Atanacio
Nuestra Señora de la Anunciata Parish 2004 Ministers of the Infirm (Camillians) Sitio Old (Lower) Boso-Boso, Barangay San Jose, Antipolo City March 25 Rev. Fr. Evan Paul Villanueva, MI
Our Lady of Fatima Parish 2009 Order of the Discalced Augustinians Sitio Tanza II, Barangay San Jose, Antipolo City May 13 Rev. Fr. Emmanuel Judilla, OAD
Saint Lodovico Pavoni Parish 2012 Sons of Mary Immaculate (Pavonians) Ground Floor, Pavonian Center, 3 Agnesville Subdivision, Sumulong Highway, Barangay Mambugan, Antipolo City May 28 Rev. Fr. Odair Novais, FMI

Vicariate of Our Lady of Light[edit]

Cainta Church
The Canonically Crowned Image of Our Lady of Light of Cainta
Name of Parish Founded Administered Address Feast Day Parish Priest
Diocesan Shrine and Parish of Our Lady of Light 1760 A. Bonifacio Avenue, Barangay San Andres, Cainta, Rizal December 1 Most Rev. Nolly C. Buco, JCD, DD
Saint Lorenzo Ruiz Parish 1992 Poor Servants of Divine Providence Road 6 corner Ejercito Avenue, Barangay Santa Ana, Taytay, Rizal September 28 Rev. Fr. Eleazar R. Matulin, PSDP
Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish 1998 Belmont Street, Brookside Hills Subdivision, Barangay San Isidro, Cainta, Rizal June or July (Movable) Rev. Fr. Jaime Padilla
Holy Trinity Parish 2002 Village East Avenue, Village East, Barangay Santo Domingo, Cainta, Rizal Sunday after Pentecost Rev. Fr. Francisco Louie M. Deang
Immaculate Conception Parish 2003 Alfonso Street, Phase 7, Vista Verde Executive Village, Barangay San Isidro, Cainta, Rizal December 8
Our Lady of Fatima Parish 2003 5 Hyacinth Street, Greenpark Village, Barangay San Isidro, Cainta, Rizal May 13 Rev. Fr. Giovanni Osias O. Yago
Saint Andrew the Apostle Parish 2009 Block 6 Lot 1 Palmetto Street, Phase 1, Greenwoods Executive Village, Barangay San Andres, Cainta, Rizal November 30 Rev. Fr. Antonio Gerardo R. Sanchez
Saint Francis of Assisi Parish 2011 Poppy Street, Cambridge-Midtown Village, San Juan Floodway, Barangay San Andres, Cainta, Rizal October 4 Fr. Roy B. Crucero
Saint Joseph the Worker Parish 2015 Gladiola Street, Greenland Subdivision, Barangay San Juan, Cainta, Rizal May 1 Rev. Fr. Jose Rock C. Berdos
Saint Oscar Romero Quasi-Parish 2018 Missionary Disciples of Jesus Gloria Street, Marick Subdivision, Barangay Santo Domingo, Cainta, Rizal March 24 Rev. Fr. Kirby Bagaslao, MDJ

Vicariate of the Saint John the Baptist[edit]

Taytay Church
Diocesan Shrine and Parish of St. Arnold Janssen in San Juan, Taytay
Angono Church
Name of Parish Founded Administered Address Feast Day Parish Priest
Saint John the Baptist Parish 1579 L. Sumulong Street, Barangay San Isidro, Taytay, Rizal June 24 Rev. Fr. Pedrito Noel L. Rabonza III
Saint Clement Parish 1933 Doña Aurora Street, Barangay Poblacion Ibaba, Angono, Rizal November 23 Rev. Fr. Gervacio C. Evarola
Christ the King Parish 1984 Dela Cuesta Hills, Barangay Muzon, Taytay, Rizal November (Movable) Rev. Fr. Rowie R. Reyes
Saint Anthony of Padua Parish 1996 Narra Street, Saint Anthony Subdivision, Barangay San Isidro, Taytay, Rizal June 13 Rev. Fr. Albert Thomas B. Tan
Mary the Queen Parish 2002 Dollar Street, Meralco Village, Barangay San Juan, Taytay, Rizal August 22 Rev. Fr. Joselito R. Rocero
Diocesan Shrine and Parish of Saint Arnold Janssen 2003 Society of the Divine Word Suburban Drive, Janssenville Subdivision, Barangay San Juan, Taytay, Rizal January 15 Rev. Fr. Willie Escalante, SVD
Saint Philip Neri Parish 2016 Sons of Charity Block 6, Guyabano Street corner East Bank Road, Sitio Sapang Putol, Floodway, Barangay San Juan, Taytay, Rizal May 26 Rev. Fr. Jhonas F. Enopia, FC

Vicariate of Saint Jerome[edit]

Morong Church
Binangonan Church
Cardona Church
Name of Parish Founded Administered Address Feast Day Parish Priest
Saint Jerome Parish 1586 Turentigue Street, Barangay San Jose, Morong, Rizal First Sunday of February Rev. Fr. Bienvenido M. Guevara
Saint Ursula Parish 1621 Paterno Extension, Barangay Libid, Binangonan, Rizal October 21 Rev. Fr. Aguedo A. Gula
Diocesan Shrine and Parish of Our Lady of the Rosary 1872 Manila East Road, Cardona, Rizal October 7 Rev. Fr. Vicentico C. Flores, Jr.
Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish 1984 National Road, Barangay Tayuman, Binangonan, Rizal June or July (Movable) Rev. Fr. Alejando L. Pestaño, DMD
Our Lady of Lourdes Parish 2003 Barangay Navotas, Talim Island, Cardona, Rizal February 11 Rev. Fr. Moises DC. Villamayor
Saint Dominic of Guzman Parish 2003 Barangay Janosa, Talim Island, Binangonan, Rizal August 8 Rev. Fr. Rommel M. Felizardo
Saint Isidore the Farmer Parish (San Isidro Labrador Parish) 2005 Congregation of St. John the Baptist the Precursor 608 Lambingan-Dl. Francisco Streets, Sitio Gitna, Barangay San Guillermo, Morong, Rizal May 15 Rev. Fr. Celso Bagabaldo, CSJBP
Saint Francis of Assisi Parish 2011 Order of Friars Minor Conventual Cequeña Street, Barangay Macamot, Binangonan, Rizal October 4 Rev. Fr. Edwin (Valerian) A. Castillo, OFM Conv.
Nuestra Señora de los Angeles Parish 2013 Barangay Pila-Pila, Binangonan, Rizal August 2 Rev. Fr. Marc Anthony A. Ramos
Saint Bernard of Clairvaux Parish 2017 National Road, Barangay Pantok, Binangonan, Rizal August 20 Rev. Fr. David Vincent Onilongo
Saint Francis of Assisi Parish 2018 Missionaries of Our Lady of La Salette Barangay Habagatan, Talim Point, Talim Island, Binangonan, Rizal October 4 Rev. Fr. Eugene S. Flores, MS

Vicariate of Saint Ildephonsus[edit]

Pililla Church
Baras Church
Tanay Church
Jala-Jala Church
Name of Parish Founded Administered Address Feast Day Parish Priest
Diocesan Shrine and Parish of Saint Mary Magdalene 1583 J.P Rizal St. Brgy. Imatong, Pililla, Rizal July 22 Rev. Fr. Alfredo E. Meneses, Jr.
Saint Joseph, Husband of Mary Parish 1605 San Jose Street, Barangay San Juan, Baras, Rizal March 19 Rev. Fr. Rodney B. Cruz
Saint Ildephonsus of Toledo Parish 1606 M.H. Del Pilar Street, Tanay, Rizal January 23 Rev. Msgr. Rigoberto S. De Guzman, PC, STh.L, VG
Saint Michael the Archangel Parish 1882 Ciriaco Villaran St., Barangay 1st District, Jala-Jala, Rizal September 29 Rev. Fr. Michael B. Balatbat
Saint Gabriel the Archangel Parish 1996 J.P. Rizal Street, Barangay Malaya, Pililla, Rizal September 29 Rev. Fr. Manuel S. Cuevas
Saint Jude Thaddeus Parish 1996 J.P. Rizal Avenue, Barangay Sampaloc, Tanay, Rizal October 28 Rev. Fr. Demetrio R. Suriben, Jr.
Saint Didacus of Alcala Parish 2012 Barangay Quisao, Pililla, Rizal November 12 Rev. Fr. Rodolfo P. Mejia, Jr.
Holy Cross Parish 2016 Priests of the Sacred Heart Sitio Bukal, Barangay Tandang Kutyo, Tanay, Rizal Second Monday of May Rev. Fr. Marcial Aguirre, SCJ

See also[edit]

Coordinates: 14°35′15″N 121°10′37″E / 14.5876°N 121.1770°E / 14.5876; 121.1770

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