Reynaldo G. Evangelista
|The Most Reverend
Reynaldo G. Evangelista
|Bishop of Imus|
as Bishop of Imus
|Appointed||April 8, 2013|
|Installed||June 5, 2013|
|Predecessor||Luis Antonio Tagle|
|Ordination||June 19, 1986
by Most Rev. Mariano G. Gaviola, D.D.
|Consecration||January 26, 2005
by Most Rev. Antonio Franco, D.D.
|Birth name||Reynaldo Gonda Evangelista|
May 8, 1960 |
Brgy. San Jose, Mabini, Batangas
|Parents||Benjamin C. Evangelista,
Rufina G. Gonda
|Previous post||Bishop of Boac (2004-2013)|
|Education||St. Francis de Sales Regional College Seminary, Lipa City
St. Alphonsus School of Theology, Lucena City
|Motto||"Mitis Et Humilis Corde" (Gentle and Humble of Heart)|
|Coat of arms|
Reynaldo G. Evangelista, OFS, DD, is the current bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Imus, appointed by Pope Francis on April 8, 2013, his first appointment in the Philippines. He replaced Bishop Luis Antonio G. Tagle after he was installed as the Archbishop of Manila in December 2011. Bishop Evangelista was installed as the fifth Bishop of Imus on June 5, 2013. He previously served as the third Bishop of Boac in Marinduque province from December 11, 2004 until his recent appointment.
Bishop Evangelista was born on May 8, 1960 in Brgy. San Jose in Mabini, Batangas province. His father, Benjamin C. Evangelista, of Brgy. San Jose, and his mother, Rufina G. Gonda, of Brgy. Talaga, both originated from Mabini, Batangas. Reynaldo is the fifth among the nine siblings: his only brother Antonio, and his seven sisters Teresita (Roga), Melba (del Espiritu Santo), Evelyn (Llanes), Gloria (Sanchez), Rosita (Atienza), Cecilia (Ferrer) and Lea (Aspi). His father died on January 18, 1983.
The young Reynaldo attended primary school in 1967 at the Anilao Elementary School in Anilao, Batangas. He attended intermediate school in 1970 at the Mabini Central Elementary School. He went on to continue his high school education at the St. Francis de Sales Minor Seminary in Lipa City.
After high school, Reynaldo entered the seminary in 1977 majoring in Philosophy at the St. Francis de Sales Regional College Seminary in Brgy. Marawoy, Lipa City. He majored in Theology in 1981 at the St. Alphonsus School of Theology in Lucena City in Quezon province. After his ordination in 1986, he took Pastoral Counseling in 1987 at the Summer Institute of the Ateneo de Manila University. He traveled in 1998 to Rome, Italy, to attend the Course on Seminary Formation at the Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum.
|Ordination history of Reynaldo G. Evangelista|
|Ordained by||Most Rev. Ruben T. Profugo, D.D. (Lucena)|
|Date of ordination||February 26, 1986|
|Place of ordination||Carmel of St. Joseph Monastery, Lucena City|
|Ordained by||Most Rev. Mariano G. Gaviola, D.D. (Lipa)|
|Date of ordination||June 19, 1986|
|Place of ordination||San Sebastian Cathedral, Lipa City|
|Principal consecrator||Most Rev. Antonio Franco, D.D. (Apostolic Nuncio to the Philippines)|
|Date of consecration||January 26, 2005|
Bishop Evangelista was ordained a deacon on February 26, 1986 at the Carmel of St. Joseph Monastery in Lucena City by the Most Rev. Ruben T. Profugo, D.D., Bishop of Lucena. He was ordained a priest on June 19, 1986 at the San Sebastian Cathedral in Lipa City by the Most Rev. Mariano G. Gaviola, D.D., Archbishop of Lipa.
Father Evangelista was appointed Bishop of Boac on December 11, 2004. On January 26, 2005, at the San Sebastian Cathedral in Lipa City, he was consecrated bishop by the Most Rev. Antonio Franco, D.D., the Apostolic Nuncio to the Philippines. He was installed on February 22, 2005.
Reynaldo G. Evangelista
|Reference style||The Most Reverend|
|Spoken style||Your Excellency|
Bishop of Imus
Evangelista was installed as the fifth Bishop of Imus on June 5, 2013. The installation mass was led by the Apostolic Nuncio to the Philippines, Archbishop Giuseppe Pinto, at the Imus Cathedral. Present Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle, Evangelista's predecessor, along with Manila Archbishop-Emeritus Gaudencio Cardinal Rosales and Cebu Archbishop-Emeritus Ricardo Cardinal Vidal, witnessed the installation.
Ministries as a priest
- 1986-1995 – Professor at the St. Francis de Sales Minor Seminary in Lipa City
- 1986-1987 – Assistant Prefect of Discipline, St. Francis de Sales Minor Seminary, Lipa City
- 1987-1990 – Assistant Spiritual Director, St. Francis de Sales Minor Seminary, Lipa City
- 1987-1993 – Moderator, Association of Lipa Archdiocesan Seminarians
- 1988-1990 – Assistant Director, Archdiocesan Youth Commission
- 1990-1991 – Vice Rector, St. Francis de Sales Minor Seminary, Lipa City
- 1991-1995 – Rector, St. Francis de Sales Minor Seminary, Lipa City
- 1991-1995 – Ex Officio Member, Archdiocesan Council of Priests (Presbyteral Council)
- 1992-1997 – Member, Archdiocesan Board of Consultors
- 1994-2000 – Ordinary Confessor, Missionary Catechists of the Sacred Heart (MCSH), Sabang, Lipa City
- 1995-2000 – Rector of St. Francis de Sales Regional College Seminary, Marawoy, Lipa City
- 1995-2000 – Ex Officio Member – Archdiocesan Council of Priests (Presbyteral Council)
- 1997 – Member, Commission on Clergy, Archdiocese of Lipa
- 1998 – Board Member – Kapisanan ni San Francisco de Sales
- 1999 – Director – Kapisanan ni San Francisco de Sales
- 2000-2004 – Parish Priest, San Guillermo Parish, Talisay, Batangas
- 2000-2004 – Director and Chaplain, San Guillermo Academy, Talisay, Batangas
- 2001-2003 – Elected Member of the Archdiocesan Council of Priests, Archdiocese of Lipa
- 2004 – Rector of St. Francis de Sales Regional College Seminary, Marawoy, Lipa City
- 2004 – Chairman of the Commission on Clergy, Archdiocese of Lipa
- 2004 – Elected Member of the Archdiocesan Council of Priests, Archdiocese of Lipa
Ministries as bishop
- 2005–present – Member of the Board of Trustees of St. Alphonsus Regional Seminary, Lucena City
- 2005–present – Honorary chairman of the Marinduque Council For Environmental Concerns (MACEC)
- 2005-2009 – Member of the Office on Women, Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines (CBCP)
- 2005–present – Member of the Episcopal Commission on Seminaries, Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP)
- 2009–present – Member of the Board of Directors of the Dechant Foundation in Dodge City, Kansas, U.S.A.
- 2009-2011 – Member of the Episcopal Commission on Clergy, Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP)
- 2009–present – President of Commission on Vocations, Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP)
- 2011–present – Member of the Permanent Council, Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP)
- 2012–present – Member, Board of Trustees, Pondo ng Pinoy Community Foundation, Inc.
- "Pope Francis names new Imus bishop". CBCP News. Retrieved on 2013-05-17.
- (2013-04-08). "Pontifical Acts - 8 April". The Vatican Today. Retrieved on 2013-06-11.
- "Bishop Reynaldo Gonda Evangelista". Catholic Hierarchy. Retrieved on 2013-06-11.
- New Cavite bishop installed retrieved June 13, 2013
- "Most Reverend Reynaldo G. Evangelista". CBCP Online. Retrieved on 2013-06-12.
|Catholic Church titles|
Luis Antonio Tagle
|Roman Catholic Bishop of Imus
June 5, 2013–present
|Roman Catholic Bishop of Boac
Marcelino Antonio Maralit, Jr.