Roman Catholic Diocese of San Pablo

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Diocese of San Pablo
Dioecesis Sancti Pauli in Insulis Philippinis
Diyosesis ng San Pablo
Diócesis de San Pablo
Official Logo of the Roman Catholic Diocese of San Pablo.jpeg
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 86
Schools 37
Information
Denomination Catholic Church
Sui iuris church Latin Church
Rite Roman Rite
Established November 28, 1966
Cathedral Saint 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

Jerry V. Bitoon

Reynaldo C. Hayag
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.

Location[edit]

The diocese covers the entire province of Laguna. It is bordered southwest by the Archdiocese of Lipa in Batangas, north by the Diocese of Antipolo in Rizal and the Laguna de Bay, west by the Diocese of Imus in Cavite, east by the Prelature of Infanta and southeast by the Diocese of Lucena in Quezon, and northwest by the Diocese of Parañaque in Metro Manila.

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, Santa Rosa City
  • Episcopal vicar: Fr. Isagani Q. Pasawa
  • Number of vicariates: 4
  • Number of shrines: 1
  • Number of parishes: 31

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. Fr. Melchor A. Barcenas

Vicariate of San Pedro Apostol[edit]

City Parish Address Feast day Parish priest Parochial vicar
San Pedro City San Pedro Apostol Parish Nueva, San Pedro City February 22 Fr. Pablo T. Bugay, Jr. Fr. Jefree E. Lorico
Santo Sepulcro Parish Landayan, San Pedro City May 29 Fr. Melchor A. Barcenas Fr. Ernani S. Carillo
Sto. Rosario Parish Pacita I, San Pedro City Third Sunday of October Fr. Jose Thor R. Villacarlos Fr. Ray-an Jerico R. Jabay
San Lorenzo Ruiz Parish Guevarra Subd., San Lorenzo Ruiz, San Pedro City September 28 Fr. Romulo O. Ponte
Our Lady of Lourdes Parish United San Pedro Subd., San Antonio, San Pedro City February 11 Fr. Luisito R. Maritana
Our Lady's Assumption Parish Maria Aurora Heights Subdivision, San Antonio, San Pedro City August 15 Fr. Lauro A. Ramos III
Our Lady of Fatima Parish Elvinda Village, Fatima, San Pedro City May 13 Fr. Delbert Jardinaso, OSJ Fr. Joseph Santiago, OSJ

Vicariate of the Holy Family[edit]

  • City: San Pedro City
  • Vicar Forane: Fr. Ricardo M. Pajutan, Jr.
City Parish Address Feast day Parish priest Parochial vicar
San Pedro City Holy Family Parish Sampaguita Village, San Pedro City Sunday after Christmas Fr. Ricardo M. Pajutan, Jr.
Mother of Good Counsel Parish Chrysanthemum, San Pedro City Last Sunday of April Fr. Danilo M. Carido, OSA Fr. Richard L. Pido, OSA

Fr. Aimark P. Asor, OSA

Christ the King Parish GSIS, San Pedro City Sunday before First Sunday of Advent Fr. Felipe Gagatiga, OSJ
San Martin de Porres Parish Adelina Village I, San Antonio, San Pedro City Second Sunday of November Fr. Jessie G. Somosierra, Jr.
Most Holy Name of Jesus Parish Narra, San Pedro City January 3 Fr. Jaime S. Niego
Saint Joseph the Worker Parish Calendola, San Pedro City May 1 Fr. Reginald A. Mamaril
Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Parish Rosario Complex, Rosario, San Pedro City Second Sunday of October Msgr. Reynaldo F. Agramon
Saint Joseph the Patriarch Parish St. Joseph Subd., Langgam, San Pedro City March 19 Fr. David O. Reyes, Jr.

Vicariate of San Isidro Labrador[edit]

  • City: Biñan City
  • Vicar Forane: Fr. Jeremias O. Oblepias, Jr.
City Parish Address Feast day Parish priest Parochial vicar
Biñan City San Isidro Labrador Parish Poblacion, Biñan City May 15 Fr. Buenaventura C. Ubarco Fr. Raymond Owell M. Sadian
Nuestra Señora dela Paz y Buenviaje Parish Dela Paz, Biñan City January 24 Fr. Isagani Q. Pasawa
San Vicente Ferrer Parish San Vicente, Biñan City April 5 Fr. Jeremias O. Oblepias, Jr.
Parish of the Risen Lord Town & Country Southville Subd., Sto. Tomas, Biñan City Third Sunday of Easter Fr. Juvenal Anthony S. Leonardo Fr. Fidel M. Opulencia
San Antonio de Padua Parish San Antonio, Biñan City June 13 Fr. Gary N. Almoneda
Blessed Sacrament Parish South City Homes, Sto. Tomas, Biñan City Corpus Christi Sunday Fr. Gerry Yabyabin, OSJ Fr. Nemuel Ebite, OSJ
Santo Niño de Cebu Parish Juana Complex, San Francisco, Biñan City Last Sunday of January Fr. Armando M. Dayao, OSA Fr. Jose Francisco L. Teves, OSA
San Pedro Apostol Parish St. Rose Village II, Malaban, Biñan City August 1 Fr. Erwin S. Sanchez
Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Parish Ireneville Subdivision IV, San Francisco, Biñan City November 27 Fr. Alberto I. San Jose, Jr.
Saint Joseph the Worker Parish Olivarez South Subd., Sto. Tomas, Biñan City May 1 Fr. Joseph B. Dela Rosa

Vicariate of Santa Rosa de Lima[edit]

City Parish Address Feast day Parish priest Parochial vicar
Santa Rosa City Santa Rosa de Lima Parish Kanluran (Pob.), Santa Rosa City August 23 Msgr. Licerio S. Taguilaso Fr. Rommel R. dela Cruz
Chair of Saint Peter Parish Santa Rosa Commercial Complex, Balibago, Santa Rosa City February 22 Fr. Reine B. Eriga Fr. Philip James A. Baided
Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Parish Golden City Subd., Dila, Santa Rosa City October 7 Fr. Eduardo E. Arupo
Saint Lorenzo Ruiz Parish San Lorenzo Village, Malitlit, Santa Rosa City September 28 Msgr. James A. Contreras
Saint John Bosco Parish and Center for Young Workers Sta. Rosa Village I, Laguna Technopark, Don Jose, Santa Rosa City Sunday nearest January 31 Fr. Roger Tamares, SDB Fr. Romeo Agustin Miciano Jr., SDB

Fr. Richard Varela, SDB

Fr. Remo Bati, SDB

Our Mother of Perpetual Help Parish Laguna Bel-Air Subd., Don Jose, Santa Rosa City June 27 Fr. Rex Maharlika P. De Los Angeles

Episcopal District II[edit]

  • Cities: Cabuyao City, Calamba City
  • Municipalities: Bay, Calauan, Los Baños
  • Episcopal vicar: Msgr. Jose D. Barrion
  • Number of vicariates: 3
  • Number of shrines: 3
  • Number of parishes: 23

Shrines[edit]

City Shrine Address Feast day Rector
Cabuyao City Diocesan Shrine of San Vicente Ferrer Mamatid, Cabuyao City April 5 Fr. Roy G. Reyes
Calamba City Diocesan Shrine of Mary Help of Christians Don Bosco Pre-Novitiate Seminary, Canlubang, Calamba City May 24 Fr. Gerry Martin, SDB
Los Baños, Laguna Diocesan Shrine of Saint Therese of the Child Jesus UPLB, Los Baños, Laguna October 1 Fr. Luis A. Tolentino

Vicariate of Saint Polycarp[edit]

City Parish Address Feast day Parish priest Parochial vicar
Cabuyao City Saint Polycarp Parish Poblacion I, Cabuyao City February 23 Fr. Ireneo A. Oliver Fr. Christopher R. Baldemor
San Vicente Ferrer Parish Mamatid, Cabuyao City April 5 Fr. Roy G. Reyes Fr. Gerardo R. Basa
Saint Francis of Assisi Parish Pulo, Cabuyao City October 4 Fr. Jefferson M. Agustin, OFM Cap. Fr. Deo Quinto, OFM Cap.
Saint Joseph the Worker Parish Bigaa, Cabuyao City May 1 Fr. Armin G. Genota
Mary Help of Christians Parish Southville 1, Niugan, Cabuyao City May 24 Fr. Dennis Fidel I. Estrella (Parish Administrator)
Calamba City Saint Michael the Archangel Parish Villa Palao Subd., Banlic, Calamba City September 29 Fr. Richard V. Buenaventura

Vicariate of Saint John the Baptist[edit]

City Parish Address Feast day Parish priest Parochial vicar
Calamba City Saint John the Baptist Parish Brgy. 6 (Pob.), Calamba City June 24 Msgr. Jose D. Barrion Fr. Edsel Ivan A. Ramos
Saints Peter and Paul Parish Brgy. Lingga, Calamba City June 29 Fr. John Derrick I. Manalo
San Jose Manggagawa Parish Canlubang, Calamba City May 1 Fr. Danilo A. Fernandez Fr. Bienvenido P. Acuno, Jr.
San Vicente Ferrer Parish Real, Calamba City April 5 Fr. Leandro L. Bariring, Jr.
Saint Augustine Parish Parian, Calamba City August 28 Fr. Nelson P. Hernandez
Mary Help of Christians Parish Mayapa, Calamba City May 24 Fr. Dante Valero, SDB Fr. Eduardo Villanueva, SDB

Fr. Mark Anthony Cerada, SDB

Holy Trinity Parish Pansol, Calamba City Trinity Sunday Fr. Gabriel Ma. A. Delfino Fr. John Ferry B. Reveche
Our Lady of Fatima Parish Lawa, Calamba City May 13 Fr. Noel C. Artillaga
San Isidro Labrador Parish Makiling, Calamba City May 15 Fr. Frederick R. Yapana
Saint Mary Magdalene Parish Looc, Calamba City July 22 Fr. Conrado J. Rodriguez

Vicariate of the Immaculate Conception[edit]

Municipality Parish Address Feast day Parish priest Parochial vicar
Los Baños Immaculate Conception Parish Timugan (Pob.), Los Baños, Laguna December 8 Fr. Zaldy C. Fortuno
Saint Therese of the Child Jesus Parish UPLB Campus, Batong Malake, Los Baños, Laguna October 1 Fr. Luis A. Tolentino Fr. Angelo A. Brosas
San Antonio de Padua Parish Batong Malake, Los Baños, Laguna June 13 Fr. Larry R. Abayon
Bay San Agustin Parish San Agustin (Pob.), Bay, Laguna August 28 Fr. John F. Tabot
San Nicolas de Tolentino Parish Masaya, Bay, Laguna September 10 Fr. Manuel F. Labing
Calauan San Isidro Labrador Parish Silangan (Pob.), Calauan, Laguna May 15 Fr. Edgardo R. Consignado

Episcopal District III[edit]

  • City: San Pablo City
  • Municipalities: Alaminos, Liliw, Magdalena, Majayjay, Nagcarlan, Pila, Rizal, Santa Cruz, Victoria
  • Episcopal vicar: Fr. Jerry E. Gaela
  • Number of vicariates: 3
  • Number of shrines: 1
  • Number of parishes: 18

Shrine[edit]

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

Vicariate of Saint Paul the First Hermit[edit]

City Parish Address Feast day Parish priest Parochial vicar
San Pablo City Cathedral Parish of Saint Paul the First Hermit Brgy. III-B (Pob.), San Pablo City January 15 Fr. Jerry E. Gaela Fr. Jeffrey N. Mecija

Fr. Amadeo DP. Alveyra Jr.

Nuestra Señora de los Remedios Parish ADB Subd., Del Remedio, San Pablo City November 26 Fr. Teodoro T. Real II
San Roque Parish Buncayo Park Subd., San Roque, San Pablo City August 16 Fr. Reynaldo R. Reloj
San Gabriel Arkanghel Parish Teomora Village II, San Gabriel, San Pablo City September 29 Fr. Crizaldo G. Punto
Immaculada Concepcion Parish Concepcion, San Pablo City December 8 Fr. Geminiano B. Formeloza
Saint Francis of Assisi Parish Farconville Subd., San Francisco, San Pablo City October 4 Fr. Emil A. Urriquia Fr. Anthony Raymund R. Apostol
Alaminos Our Lady of the Pillar Parish Brgy. III (Pob.), Alaminos, Laguna October 12 Fr. Ricardo R. De Luna Fr. Mariano A. Villamir

Vicariate of San Bartolome Apostol[edit]

Municipality Parish Address Feast day Parish priest Parochial vicar
Nagcarlan San Bartolome Apostol Parish Poblacion III, Nagcarlan, Laguna August 24 Fr. Modelo N. Del Valle Msgr. Dalmacio Eusebio, Jr. (Assisting Priest)
Rizal San Miguel Arkanghel Parish West Poblacion, Rizal, Laguna September 29 Fr. Felizardo L. Siddayao
Liliw Saint John the Baptist Parish Pag-asa (Pob.), Liliw, Laguna August 29 Fr. Marciano R. Dijan
Saints Joachim and Anne Parish Calumpang, Liliw, Laguna July 26 Fr. Raul D. Matienzo
Majayjay Saint Gregory the Great Parish Origuel (Pob.), Majayjay, Laguna March 12 Fr. Robin A. Dagala
Nuestra Señora del Pilar Parish Suba, Majayjay, Laguna October 12 Fr. Marlu V. Marasigan
Magdalena Santa Maria Magdalena Parish Poblacion, Magdalena, Laguna July 22 Fr. Andres V. Olaso, Jr.

Vicariate of San Antonio de Padua[edit]

Municipality Parish Address Feast day Parish priest Parochial vicar
Pila San Antonio de Padua Parish Bulilan Sur (Pob.), Pila, Laguna June 13 Fr. Edwin D. Lusterio Fr. John Mark DG. Batu
San Jose Parish Linga, Pila, Laguna March 19 Fr. Mardie J. Maligat (Parish Administrator)
Victoria La Resurreccion Parish San Roque (Pob.), Victoria, Laguna Second Sunday of Easter Fr. Rico V. De Vera
Santa Cruz Immaculate Conception Parish Brgy. III (Pob.), Santa Cruz, Laguna December 8 Fr. Teodulfo B. Baria, Jr. Fr. Rommel R. Cacayorin

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 Fr. Mario P. Rivera
Pagsanjan Diocesan Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe Poblacion, Pagsanjan, Laguna December 12 Msgr. Mario Rafael M. Castillo

Vicariate of Our Lady of Guadalupe[edit]

Municipality Parish Address Feast day Parish priest Parochial vicar
Pagsanjan Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish Brgy. I (Pob.), Pagsanjan, Laguna December 12 Msgr. Mario Rafael M. Castillo
Cavinti Transfiguration of Our Lord Parish Poblacion, Cavinti, Laguna August 6 Fr. Antonio Pablo G. Hidalgo
Luisiana Nuestra Señora del Rosario Parish Brgy. Zone I (Pob.), Luisiana, Laguna October 9 Fr. Jorge Seldon V. Coronado
Lumban San Sebastian Parish Santo Nino (Pob.), Lumban, Laguna January 20 Fr. Michaelangelo Costa, MF Fr. Avelino Cads, MF

Fr. Frederick Torres, MF

Fr. Dennis Maglasang, MF

Vicariate of Saint James the Apostle[edit]

Municipality Parish Address Feast day Parish priest Parochial vicar
Paete Saint James the Apostle Parish Ibaba del Norte (Pob.), Paete, Laguna July 25 Fr. Noel B. Conopio
Kalayaan Saint John the Evangelist Parish San Juan, Kalayaan, Laguna December 27 Fr. Rizaldy F. Urgena
Saint John the Baptist Parish Longos, Kalayaan, Laguna June 24 Fr. Leon A. Duran, Jr.
San Antonio de Padua Parish San Antonio, Kalayaan, Laguna June 13 Fr. Antonio C. Arnaiz
Pakil Saint Peter of Alcantara Parish Baño (Pob.), Pakil, Laguna October 19 Fr. Mario P. Rivera
Pangil Nuestra Señora de la Natividad Parish Natividad (Pob.), Pangil, Laguna September 8 Fr. Gaylord dR. Reyes
Saint Mark the Evangelist Parish Balian, Pangil, Laguna April 25 Fr. Clifford M. Miras

Vicariate of Saints Peter and Paul[edit]

Municipality Parish Address Feast day Parish priest Parochial vicar
Siniloan Saints Peter and Paul Parish Bagumbarangay (Pob.), Siniloan, Laguna June 29 Fr. Rolando M. Abarca Fr. Ritchie R. Fortus
Famy San Sebastian Parish Calumpang (Pob.), Famy, Laguna January 20 Fr. Jose Francis A. Calo
Mabitac Nuestra Señora de Candelaria Parish Masikap (Pob.), Mabitac, Laguna February 2 Fr. Anthony S. Ricafort
Santa Maria Nuestra Señora delos Angeles Parish Brgy. II (Pob.), Santa Maria, Laguna August 2 Fr. Elden B. Cabuhat
Pakil San Isidro Labrador Parish Kabulusan, Pakil, Laguna May 15 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]

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