Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cagayan de Oro

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Archdiocese of Cagayan de Oro

Archidioecesis Cagayana

Arkidyosesis sa Cagayan de Oro
Arkidiyosesis ng Cagayan de Oro
Arquidiócesis de Cagayán de Oro
Coat of arms of the Archdiocese of Cagayan de Oro
Location
CountryPhilippines
TerritoryMisamis Oriental
Camiguin
Malitbog, Bukidnon
Ecclesiastical provinceCagayan de Oro
Deaneries10
HeadquartersArchbishop's House
Fernandez Street, Barangay 1, Cagayan de Oro City 9000
Statistics
Area3,799 km2 (1,467 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics (including non-members)
(as of 2019 [1])
1,505,820
1,128,800 (75.0%)
Parishes68
Information
DenominationRoman Catholic
Sui iuris churchLatin Church
RiteRoman Rite
EstablishedJanuary 20, 1933 (as diocese)
June 29, 1951 (as archdiocese)
CathedralSaint Augustine Metropolitan Cathedral
Patron saintSt. Augustine of Hippo
Our Lady of the Rosary
Secular priests109
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
Metropolitan ArchbishopJosé A. Cabantan
SuffragansButuan
Malaybalay
Surigao
Tandag
Vicar GeneralFr. Perseus P. Cabunoc, S.S.J.V.
Msgr. Rey S. Monsanto, S.S.J.V.
Bishops emeritusAntonio J. Ledesma, S.J.
Map
Jurisdiction of the metropolitan see within the Philippines.
Jurisdiction of the metropolitan see within the Philippines.
Website
Official website
All current statistics are based from updated data taken by Catholic-Hierarchy.org.

The Archdiocese of Cagayan de Oro (Latin: Archidioecesis Cagayana) is an archdiocese of the Roman Catholic Church in the Philippines.

It is a metropolitan see on the island of Mindanao, which comprises the civil provinces of Misamis Oriental and Camiguin, as well as the municipality of Malitbog, Bukidnon.

Its seat is located at the Saint Augustine Metropolitan Cathedral[2] in Cagayan de Oro City, located beside the Cagayan River.

History[edit]

Early history[edit]

During the Spanish era, only the Province of Misamis existed, which included the present Provinces of Misamis Oriental and Misamis Occidental, run by the civil government in Cebu. The Recollect missionaries arrived from Cebu and started a new mission in the province.

A civil government of its own only started in 1901, but because one part of it was separated by the Iligan Bay, the government decided to divide the province into two.

Today, the Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint Augustine is one of twelve founded by the Order of Augustinian Recollects in the Philippines.

The whole of Mindanao and Sulu were part of the Diocese of Cebu until 1865, when the western half of the island came under the jurisdiction of the Diocese of Jaro, based in Panay.

Pope Leo XIII then established the Diocese of Zamboanga, separating it from Jaro and making it the first diocese in Mindanao, though Pope Pius X executed this in 1910. From that year on, Cagayan de Oro became a part of the Diocese of Zamboanga.

Establishment[edit]

On January 20, 1933, Pope Pius XI, through the Papal bull "Ad maius religionis", divided Mindanao between the Diocese of Zamboanga in the south and a new "Diocese of Cagayan de Oro" in the north, to which he appointed an American Jesuit, James T.G. Hayes of New York City, as its first bishop.[3]

More than a year later, on April 28, 1934, Pope Pius XI promulgated an apostolic constitution with the incipit "Romanorum Pontificum semper", separating the dioceses of Cebu, Calbayog, Jaro, Bacolod, Zamboanga, and Cagayan de Oro from the Ecclesiastical Province of Manila. The same constitution also elevated the diocese of Cebu into an archdiocese while placing all the newly-separated dioceses under a new ecclesiastical province, with Cebu as the new metropolitan see.[4]

Its original territory included the provinces of Surigao, Agusan, Bukidnon, Misamis Oriental, Misamis Occidental, Lanao, and the island of Camiguin. A series of divisions, however, gradually reduced this territory, with the creation of the Diocese of Surigao in 1939 and the Diocese of Ozamiz in 1951.[3]

During the episcopacy of Bishop Hayes, he founded two secondary schools, which are later raised into colleges: the Lourdes Academy for Girls in 1928 (run by the R.V.M. Sisters and raised into College status as Lourdes College in 1947) and the Ateneo de Cagayan for Boys in 1933 (run by the Jesuits and raised into University status as Xavier University – Ateneo de Cagayan in 1958).[5][6]

Archdiocese[edit]

On June 29, 1951, during the thirteenth year of Pope Pius XII, the Papal bull "Quo Phillipina Republica" was decreed in order to serve better and more easily the spiritual needs of the Lord's flock in the Philippine Republic. The bull contained the Pope's decision to create new Dioceses and to constitute new Ecclesiastical Provinces in the Philippines.[3]

The Dioceses of Lingayen, Cáceres (Naga City), Nueva Segovia (Ilocos), Tuguegarao, Legazpi, and Sorsogon, as well as the Prelature Nullius of Batanes and Babuyanes were withdrawn from the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Manila, while the Dioceses of Bacolod, Cagayan de Oro, Capiz, Jaro, Surigao, and Zamboanga, as well as the Prelatures Nullius of Cotabato and Sulu, Davao, and Ozamiz were withdrawn from the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Cebu.

From these Dioceses, four new Ecclesiastical Provinces were constituted, namely: Nueva Segovia, Cáceres, Jaro, and Cagayan de Oro. The Episcopal seats of these dioceses were elevated to the rank and dignity of Metropolitan Archbishops. Thus, Hayes became the first Metropolitan Archbishop of Cagayan de Oro.

Later on, the Apostolic Prefecture of Sulu, the Prelatures Nullius of Marbel, Tagum, Malaybalay, and Iligan, as well as the Dioceses of Butuan and Tandag became suffragans of the newly-elevated "Archdiocese of Cagayan de Oro".

Eventually, four other archdioceses were established: Zamboanga in 1958, Davao in 1970, Cotabato in 1979, and Ozamiz in 1983. At present, there are five ecclesiastical provinces in Mindanao.

The Columban mission and Patrick Cronin[edit]

In 1952, the first Columban missionaries arrived in Cagayan de Oro as a response to the Archbishop's invitation, because he felt the dearth of priests who would care for his flock.

In 1956, in order to respond to the growing number of priests in the diocese, the San Jose de Mindanao Seminary was opened, with Fr. Theodore A. Daigler, S.J., as its first rector.[7]

In 1958, the Maria Reyna Hospital was opened and directed by the Sisters of Saint Paul of Chartres.

After long years of service to the people of Cagayan de Oro and with so much effort to put up the foundations of the Archdiocese since his arrival in 1926, Archbishop Hayes, the modest and humble shepherd of Cagayan de Oro for almost half a century, retired in 1971.

On January 12, 1971, Patrick H. Cronin, an Irish Columban missionary and the former Bishop-Prelate of Ozamiz, was installed as the second Archbishop of Cagayan de Oro.

In 1976, through the initiatives of Archbishop Cronin, the House of Friendship, located amidst the slums of Santo Niño in Barangay Lapasan, was opened in order to cater to the needs of the orphans, neglected children, aged, unwed mothers, physically handicapped, refugees, stranded persons, transient indigents, and victims of calamities. It would later be run by the Canossian Daughters of Charity in 1984 and was renamed Balay Canossa.[8]

At the age of 74, after serving the people of Cagayan de Oro with utmost love and care, Archbishop Cronin decided to retire due to old age and settled at St. Patrick's House on Seminary Hill in Barangay Camaman-an, which he intentionally built as a retirement home and, at the same time, a home for the aged, sick, and incapacitated diocesan priests of the Archdiocese. To this day, priests get together there on Mondays for games, meetings, and prayers.

Recent history[edit]

Pope John Paul II later accepted Cronin's resignation as Archbishop, which took effect on January 5, 1988. Jesus B. Tuquib, then-Coadjutor Archbishop, succeeded as the third Archbishop of Cagayan de Oro.

On March 4, 2006, Pope Benedict XVI accepted the resignation of Archbishop Jesus Tuquib and at the same time, nominated Antonio J. Ledesma, then the Bishop-Prelate of Ipil, to succeed Tuquib and was installed as the fourth Archbishop of Cagayan de Oro on May 30, 2006.[9][10]

During Ledesma's term, he has led the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines as Chairman of the Episcopal Commission on Inter-religious Dialogue.[11][10] He has convened local religious leaders in inter-religious dialogues on different social issues.[12]

On June 23, 2020, Pope Francis accepted the resignation of Archbishop Ledesma and appointed Bishop José A. Cabantan of Malaybalay as the fifth Archbishop of Cagayan de Oro. His installation took place on August 28, 2020, during the Feast Day of Saint Augustine.[13][14]

Coat of arms[edit]

The flaming heart represents Saint Augustine, bishop of Hippo and Doctor of the Church, the patron saint of the cathedral. The gold wavy band symbolizes the Cagayan de Oro River after which the city gets its name. The smoking mountain is Hibok-Hibok, a well-known active and destructive volcano on Camiguin Island, which is within the territory of the archdiocese.[15]

Former coats of arms[edit]

Community[edit]

Priests[edit]

As of 2019,[1] there are a total of 158 priests (109 diocesan and 49 religious) serving within the jurisdiction of the archdiocese.

Most of them are in the 68 parishes, but there are also others without a parish, either in the seminary or carrying out diocesan or apostolate tasks. Some are outside the archdiocese, either on study-leave, on mission, working in other dioceses, or on-leave from the ministry, and some are retired.

Most of the diocesan priests are members of a society founded by the Venerable Teofilo Camomot: the Society of Saint John Vianney (S.S.J.V.).

There are nine (9) male religious congregations in the archdiocese:

Nuns[edit]

Of the 18 religious institutes of women in the archdiocese, one of them is an "institute of contemplative life".

Pious associations[edit]

These are the groups of women on the way of becoming religious institutes of diocesan right:

  • Missionary Sisters of the Holy Family (M.S.H.F.)
  • Theresian Missionary of Mary (T.M.M.)
  • Sisters of Social Apostolate (S.S.A.)

The M.S.H.F. and the T.M.M. are outgrowths of the original group founded by Camomot and brought by him to Cagayan de Oro: the Daughters of St. Teresa (D.S.T.), which later moved to Cebu. There is also one lay association, the Teresiana.

The religious sisters engage in various fields of apostolate, such as: running or administering schools, campus ministries, parish work, catechism, family life, hospital work, running orphanages, taking care of young ladies, and others.

Vicariates and Parishes[edit]

There are ten vicariates within the Archdiocese, each composed of parishes that tend to the faithful in the localities, forming Basic Ecclesial Communities.[16]

Vicariate of Saint John Paul II[edit]

  • Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage Parish (Lugait, Misamis Oriental)
  • San Antonio de Padua Parish (Manticao, Misamis Oriental)
  • Christ the King Sub-Parish (Manticao, Misamis Oriental)
  • San Isidro Labrador Parish (Naawan, Misamis Oriental)
  • Saint Francis Xavier Parish (Initao, Misamis Oriental)
  • San Vicente Ferrer Parish (Libertad, Misamis Oriental)

Vicariate of the Divine Mercy[edit]

  • Santo Niño Parish (Gitagum, Misamis Oriental)
  • Santa Cruz Parish (Laguindingan, Misamis Oriental)
  • Holy Cross Parish (Alubijid, Misamis Oriental)
  • Our Lady of the Snows Parish (El Salvador City, Misamis Oriental)
  • Archdiocesan Shrine of the Divine Mercy (El Salvador City, Misamis Oriental)
  • Our Lady of Consolation Parish (Opol, Misamis Oriental)
  • Mother of Perpetual Help Sub-Parish (Opol, Misamis Oriental)

Vicariate of Saint Jerome[edit]

  • San Guillermo de Maleval Parish (Iponan, Cagayan de Oro City)
  • Immaculate Conception Parish (Bulua, Cagayan de Oro City)
  • San Isidro Labrador Parish – Eco Church (Kauswagan, Cagayan de Oro City)
  • Our Lady of Fatima Parish (Balulang, Cagayan de Oro City)
  • Archdiocesan Shrine of the Holy Eucharist – Santuario Eucaristico (Kauswagan, Cagayan de Oro City)
  • Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish (Carmen, Cagayan de Oro City)
  • Saint Joseph the Worker Parish (Carmen, Cagayan de Oro City)

Vicariate of Saint John Vianney[edit]

  • Señor Jesus Nazareno Chaplaincy (Dansolihon, Cagayan de Oro City)
  • Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Parish (Lumbia, Cagayan de Oro City)
  • Saint Michael the Archangel Sub-Parish (Taglimao, Cagayan de Oro City)
  • Saint Francis Xavier Chaplaincy (Carmen, Cagayan de Oro City)
  • Saint John Marie Vianney Sub-Parish (Balulang, Cagayan de Oro City)
  • Saint Joseph the Worker Parish (Canitoan, Cagayan de Oro City)
  • Sacred Heart Chaplaincy (Canitoan, Cagayan de Oro City)

Vicariate of Saint Philomena[edit]

  • Saint Augustine Metropolitan Cathedral (Barangay 1, Cagayan de Oro City)
  • San Antonio de Padua Parish (Nazareth, Cagayan de Oro City)
  • Nuestra Señora Virgen del Rosario Parish (Consolacion, Cagayan de Oro City)
  • Our Lady of Fatima Parish (Camaman-an, Cagayan de Oro City)
  • Santo Niño de Oro Parish (Lapasan, Cagayan de Oro City)
  • Immaculate Conception Parish (Macasandig, Cagayan de Oro City)

Vicariate of Saint Pedro Calungsod[edit]

  • Archdiocesan Shrine of the Black Nazarene – Jesus Nazareno Parish Church (Lapasan, Cagayan de Oro City)
  • Chair of Saint Peter Chaplaincy (Macabalan, Cagayan de Oro City)
  • San Nicolas de Tolentino Chaplaincy (Puntod, Cagayan de Oro City)
  • San Lorenzo Ruiz Filipino-Chinese Community and Parish (Gusa, Cagayan de Oro City)
  • San Isidro Labrador Parish (Gusa, Cagayan de Oro City)
  • San Vicente Ferrer Parish (Cugman, Cagayan de Oro City)
  • Most Holy Rosary Parish (Agusan, Cagayan de Oro City)
  • Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish (Bugo, Cagayan de Oro City)

Vicariate of Saint Francis of Assisi[edit]

  • Santa Maria de la Candelaria Parish (Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental)
  • Santa Ana Chaplaincy (Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental)
  • Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish (Villanueva, Misamis Oriental)
  • Immaculate Conception Parish (Jasaan, Misamis Oriental)
  • Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish (Jasaan, Misamis Oriental)
  • Our Lady of Lourdes Parish (Claveria, Misamis Oriental)
  • San Pablo Apostol Parish (Malitbog, Bukidnon)

Vicariate of Santo Niño[edit]

  • Santa Rita de Cascia Parish (Balingasag, Misamis Oriental)
  • San Nicolas de Tolentino Sub-Parish (Claveria, Misamis Oriental)
  • Mother of Perpetual Help Parish (Balingasag, Misamis Oriental)
  • Saint John the Baptist Parish (Lagonglong, Misamis Oriental)
  • Saint Joseph the Worker Parish (Salay, Misamis Oriental)
  • Our Lady of Lourdes Parish (Binuangan, Misamis Oriental)
  • Saint Peter Parish (Sugbongcogon, Misamis Oriental)
  • Holy Child Parish (Kinoguitan, Misamis Oriental)

Vicariate of Santa Rita de Cascia[edit]

  • San Alonzo de Rodriguez Parish (Balingoan, Misamis Oriental)
  • Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish (Talisayan, Misamis Oriental)
  • San Isidro Labrador Parish (Medina, Misamis Oriental)
  • Santa Rita de Cascia Parish (Gingoog City, Misamis Oriental)
  • San Vicente Ferrer Sub-Parish (Gingoog City, Misamis Oriental)
  • Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish (Gingoog City, Misamis Oriental)
  • San Roque Parish (Magsaysay, Misamis Oriental)

Vicariate of Saint John XXIII[edit]

  • Saint Michael the Archangel Parish (Mahinog, Camiguin)
  • Our Lady of Consolation Parish (Guinsiliban, Camiguin)
  • Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Parish (Sagay, Camiguin)
  • San Roque Parish (Catarman, Camiguin)

Educational institutions[edit]

Seminaries[edit]

There are two seminaries in the Archdiocese: a college seminary and a theological seminary.

San Jose de Mindanao Seminary[edit]

Founded by Archbishop Hayes in 1955, the college seminary, named the San Jose de Mindanao Seminary, is mainly for the seminarians of the Archdiocese, although it continues to receive seminarians from other ecclesiastical jurisdictions. It has a pre-college year and four main years of college. The seminarians used to study within the halls of the seminary. However, due to lack of personnel and other reasons, they now take their courses in Xavier University – Ateneo de Cagayan. It was first administered by the Jesuits, then by the Columban priests, and now by the diocesan clergy.

St. John Vianney Theological Seminary[edit]

The St. John Vianney Theological Seminary, opened in 1985, caters mainly to the seminarians of the Ecclesiastical Province of Cagayan de Oro, although it also accepts seminarians from other aforementioned jurisdictions. It has a Spiritual Pastoral Formation Year and four years of Theology. In consortium with Xavier University – Ateneo de Cagayan, it also offers a master's degree in Pastoral Theology. It is run mainly by the Jesuit Fathers, though there are also many diocesan priests teaching in the seminary. Construction was started by Archbishop Cronin and finished by Archbishop Tuquib.

While older priests are products of other institutions, such as the UST Central Seminary in Manila, the San Jose Major Seminary at the Ateneo de Manila University in Quezon City, the San Carlos Seminary in Makati, and the St. Francis Xavier Regional Major Seminary of Mindanao (REMASE) in Davao City, most of the younger clergy were educated at the St. John Vianney Theological Seminary.

Universities, colleges, and schools[edit]

Within the Archdiocese, there are two Catholic universities (Xavier University – Ateneo de Cagayan, run by the Jesuits; and Father Saturnino Urios University, run by the Diocese of Butuan) and four colleges (Lourdes, St. Rita's, and Christ the King, run by the R.V.M. Sisters; and Fatima College in Mambajao, run by the Religious Sisters of Mercy). Most of them were either founded by Archbishop Hayes himself or founded during his time.

There are also 18 Catholic schools, most of which are run by Sisters. A group of Sisters, the Hijas de Jesus, administers the only Chinese Catholic school in Cagayan de Oro, the Kong Hua School (now under the Lorenzo Ruiz Mission Society). The R.V.M. Sisters run St. Mary's Academy of Carmen.

Suffragan dioceses[edit]

Diocese Bishop Territory Coat of Arms
1. Butuan Cosme Damian R. Almedilla
(since June 25, 2019)
Agusan del Norte and Agusan del Sur Diocese of Butuan Coat of arms.svg
2. Malaybalay Noel P. Pedregosa
(since September 14, 2021)
All of Bukidnon (except Malitbog)
Wao, Lanao del Sur
Barangay Buda, Davao City
Diocese of Malaybalay Coat of arms.svg
3. Surigao Antonieto D. Cabajog
(since July 24, 2001)
Surigao del Norte and Dinagat Islands Diocese of Surigao Coat of arms.svg
4. Tandag Raul B. Dael, S.S.J.V.
(since June 14, 2018)
Surigao del Sur Diocese of Tandag Coat of arms.svg

Ordinaries[edit]

Metropolitan Archbishops[edit]

Archbishop Period in Office Coat of Arms
1. Archdiocese of CDO coat of arms 1950.svg James T. G. Hayes, S.J. 20 January 1933 – 29 June 1951 (as Bishop of Cagayan de Oro)
(18 years, 160 days)
29 June 1951 – 13 October 1970 (as Archbishop of Cagayan de Oro)
(19 years, 106 days)
Coat of Arms of James Thomas Gibbons Hayes.svg
2. Patrick cronin.JPG Patrick H. Cronin, S.S.C.M.E. 13 October 1970 – 5 January 1988
(17 years, 84 days)
Coat of Arms of Patrick Henry Cronin.svg
3. Archdiocese of CDO coat of arms 1950.svg Jesus B. Tuquib 5 January 1988 – 4 March 2006
(18 years, 58 days)
Coat of Arms of Jesus Tuquib.svg
4. Archdiocese of CDO coat of arms 1950.svg Antonio J. Ledesma, S.J. 4 March 2006 – 23 June 2020
(14 years, 111 days)
Coat of arms of Antonio Ledesma.svg
5. Archdiocese of CDO coat of arms 1950.svg José A. Cabantan[17] 28 August 2020 – present
(1 year, 308 days)
Coat of arms of Archbishop Jose Cabantan.svg

Timeline of archbishops[edit]

Jose CabantanAntonio LedesmaJesus TuquibPatrick Cronin (bishop)James Hayes (bishop)

Coadjutor Archbishops[edit]

Bishop Period in Office Coat of Arms Notes
1. Archdiocese of CDO coat of arms 1950.svg Teofilo B. Camomot, O.C.D.S. 10 June 1958 – 17 June 1970
(12 years, 7 days)
Coat of arms of Teofilo Camomot y Bastida as Coadjutor Archbishop of Cagayan de Oro.svg Did not succeed to see
Declared Venerable on May 21, 2022[18]
2. Archdiocese of CDO coat of arms 1950.svg Jesus B. Tuquib 10 June 1958 – 17 June 1970
(3 years, 280 days)
Archb. Jesús Tuquib Arms.svg Succeeded as Archbishop

Auxiliary Bishops[edit]

Bishop Period in Office Coat of Arms Notes
1. Archdiocese of CDO coat of arms 1950.svg Ireneo A. Amantillo, C.Ss.R. 2 January 1976 – 6 September 1978
(2 years, 247 days)
Coat of arms of Ireneo Alisla Amantillo.svg Appointed Bishop of Tandag
2. Archdiocese of CDO coat of arms 1950.svg Jesus A. Dosado, C.M. 4 June 1979 – 29 July 1981
(2 years, 55 days)
Coat of Arms of Jesus Dosado.svg Appointed Bishop (later Archbishop) of Ozamiz
3. Archdiocese of CDO coat of arms 1950.svg Christian Vicente F. Noel 1 October 1981 – 6 September 1986
(4 years, 340 days)
Coat of Arms of Christian Vicente Noel.svg Appointed Bishop of Talibon

Affiliated Bishops[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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Coordinates: 8°28′30″N 124°38′28″E / 8.4749°N 124.6410°E / 8.4749; 124.6410