Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cebu

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Archdiocese of Cebu
Archidiocesis Nominis Iesu o Cæbuanus
Artsidiyosesis sa Sugbo
Coat of Arms of the Archdiocese of Cebu.jpg
Location
Country  Philippines
Territory Cebu
Ecclesiastical province Cebu
Statistics
Area 5,088 km2 (1,964 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2013)
4,609,590
3,679,738 (80.5%)
Parishes 164
Information
Denomination Roman Catholic
Sui iuris church Latin Church
Rite Roman Rite
Established

- April 14, 1521 (Established by baptism of the natives)

- April 28, 1565 (re-established as an Abbey nullius)

- February 6, 1579 (Abbey exemptio passiva, retains jurisdiction around the monastery even under the Diocese of Manila)

- August 14, 1595 (Diocese)

- April 28, 1934 (Archdiocese)
Cathedral Cathedral of Saint Vitales, Cebu City
Patron saint Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe de Cebú
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Metropolitan Archbishop Jose Serofia Palma
Auxiliary Bishops Dennis Villarojo
Oscar Jaime Llaneta Florencio
Emeritus Bishops Ricardo Vidal Cardinal Archbishop-Emeritus
Antonio Rañola Auxiliary Bishop-Emeritus
Emilio Bataclan Auxiliary Bishop-Emeritus[1][2]
Map
Jurisdiction of the metropolitan see.
Jurisdiction of the metropolitan see
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Website
Website of the Archdiocese

The Metropolitan Archdiocese of Cebu (or of the Most Holy Name of Jesus) is one of the ecclesiastical provinces of the Roman Catholic Church in the Philippines. It is composed of the entire civil province of Cebu (Cebu and the nearby islands of Mactan, Bantayan and Camotes). It is the mother church of the Philippines.[3][4][5][6] Cebu is considered as the fount of Christianity in the Far East.[3][7][8][9]

The seat of the archdiocese is Saint Vitales Metropolitan Cathedral-Parish. The current archbishop is the Most Reverend José S. Palma, DD, STh.D, who was installed on January 13, 2011.

The archdiocese honors Our Lady of Guadalupe de Cebú as its patroness while the second Filipino saint St. Pedro Calungsod as its secondary patron saint.

Most prelates of the archdiocese since after raising into archiepiscopal rank were Presidents of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines:(Cardinal Julio Rosales in 1961–1966 and re-elected 1974–1976, Cardinal Ricardo Vidal in 1985–1987, and Archbishop Jose Palma in 2011-2013), also Archbishop Gabriel Reyes served as the first chairman of its predecessor the Catholic Welfare Organization (1945-1949 and 1950-1952).

As of 2013, the archdiocese registered a total of 4,609,590 baptized Catholics.[10] It is currently the largest archdiocese in the Philippines and in Southeast Asia having the most number of Catholics, seminarians and priests.[11]

Ecclesiastical province[edit]

Its Ecclesiastical province comprises the Metropolitan's own Archbishopric and the following Suffragan sees :

History[edit]

Antecedents[edit]

  • The Mother-Church of Cebu

The history of the future Archdiocese of Cebu began with the arrival of Ferdinand Magellan in Cebu in 1521.[12] The Church anchored in that year[13] by the native Cebuanos' profession of faith in Christ,[14] baptism,[15] the daily celebration of the Mass,[16] and the chaplain of the expedition, Fr. Pedro Balderrama being the legitimate pastor for their spiritual needs.

However, immediately after its inception during the aftermath of Battle of Mactan, the Church of Cebu experienced decadence due to lack of shepherds to enforce and edify the natives on the faith. Most of the natives materially apostatized, while others clung unto the image of the Santo Niño (the first Christian icon in the Philippines given as a baptismal gift by Magellan). The unintended negligence lasted for 44 years until it was re-established in 1565 by the arrival of Miguel López de Legazpi and Fray Andrés de Urdaneta. The remnant of the Cebuano Church in 1521, as evident in the person of Rajah Tupas, was resuscitated by the Augustinians as an Abbey nullius (an equivalent of a diocese)[17] when the formal evangelization of the Philippines commenced with Fr. Urdaneta as the first prelate.[18][19][20] The oversight of the natives was then succeeded to Fray Diego de Herrera who would later re-baptized Tupas and his servants in 1568. Adalentado Miguel Lopez de Legazpi established his government in Cebu, thus the first capital of the Philippines.

The Church expanded from Cebu when the remaining missionaries led by Fr. Diego de Herrera when they were forced northwest temporarily due to conflict with the Portuguese and laid the foundations of the Christian community in the Panay in around 1569.[3][21]

In 1570 the second batch of missionaries reached Cebu. The island became the ecclesiastical "seat" as it was the center for evangelization. A notable missionary was Fr. Alfonso Jimenez, O.S.A., who travelled and penetrated the Camarines region through the islands of Masbate, Leyte, Samar, and Burias and founded the Church there. He was called the first apostle of the region.[3][22]

By 1571, Fr. Herrera who was assigned as chaplain of Legazpi, from Panay advanced further north and founded the local Church community in Manila. There Legazpi transferred the seat of government to the territory. Though, Cebu remained the spiritual capital of the country.[3][23]

On 1572 the Spaniards led by Juan de Salcedo marched from Manila further north with the second batch of Augustinian missionaries and pioneered the evangelization to the communities in the Ilocos (starting with Vigan) and the Cagayan regions.[3][24]

  • Asia

After Christianity in Cebu rippled throughout the Philippines, the Spanish mendicant orders and the natives extended their missions to Amboina (Indonesia), Macao, Formosa, Hokkien (China), Nagasaki (Japan), Malacca (Malaysia), Borneo, and the Micronesian nations.[25]

Diocese of Cebu[edit]

On February 6, 1579, the Philippines first diocese, the Diocese of Manila had been established as a suffragan of the See of Mexico. On August 14, 1595, Pope Clement VIII in his Papal Brief "Super specula militantis ecclesiae" elevated the Diocese of Manila to Metropolitan Archdiocese and established three new dioceses as its suffragans : the Diocese of Cebu, the Diocese of Caceres and the Diocese of Nueva Segovia.[26] The Diocese of Cebu's first bishop was Pedro de Agurto, an Augustinian.[3][26]

As a diocese, Cebú had a very extensive territory which then included the whole of the Visayas, Mindanao[12] and "more southern islands";[27] also it extended farther to the Pacific such as the Marianas,[28] Carolines, and Palau.[29]

However it lost territory repeatedly :

On April 28, 1934, it was elevated to a Metropolitan Archdiocese with last suffragan bishop Gabriel M. Reyes promoted as its first Archbishop. On November 8, 1941, it lost territory to establish Diocese of Tagbilaran as its suffragan.

The Archdiocese was visited by Pope John Paul II in 1981.

Titular Honors[edit]

Cebu's Basilica del Sto. Niño: Mother and Head of All Churches[edit]

In the Apostolic Letter Ut Clarificetur, on the conferring the titles and privileges of the basilica, Pope Blessed Paul VI in 1965 described the Cebu's now Basilica del Santo Niño as the "Mother and Head of all Churches in the Philippines" (mater et caput... omnium ecclesiarum Insularum Philippinarum).[30] The same Blessed Paul VI also named the basilica the "symbol of the birth and growth of Christianity in the Philippines."[31]

Seat of Philippine Christianity[edit]

Pope St. John Paul II, in his Homily for Families in Cebu (February 19, 1981), called the island as the birthplace of the faith:

Finding myself in this important city known as the cradle of Christianity in the Philippines, I want to express my deep joy and profound thanksgiving to the Lord of history. The thought that for 450 years the light of the Gospel has shone with undimmed brightness in this land and on its people is cause for great rejoicing.[32]

Herald of Philippine Christian Tradition[edit]

In Cebu the first baptism was made (April 14, 1521), hence, Rajah Humabon and the rest of the natives became the very first Filipino Christians. In the island also was the first Mass was participated by Filipino converts. Also in the territory the first resistance against the Mohammedan advance from the south.[33] The first Philippine Christian feast dedicated to the Sto. Niño was instituted and celebrated there. The first recorded confession and the last rites of an accused inhabitant transpired.[34] The very first temples were erected (the Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral and Basilica del Santo Niño) in the Philippines.[35] The first Christian Marriage transpired with Isabel, the niece of Rajah Tupas and Andres, the Greek caulker of Legazpi, and their children baptized representing the first infant baptisms.[36]

Episcopal Ordinaries[edit]

The Cebu Cathedral

(all Roman Rite)

Suffragan Bishops of Cebu
  • Pedro de Agurto, Augustinians (O.S.A.) † (30 August 1595 Appointed - 14 Oct 1608 Died)
  • Pedro de Arce, O.S.A. † (17 Sep 1612 Appointed - 16 Oct 1645 Died)
  • Father Juan Velez † (26 Jan 1660 bishop elect - 1662 Died)
  • Juan López † (23 April 1663 Appointed - 14 Nov 1672), later Metropolitan Archbishop of Archbishop of Manila (Philippines) (1672.11.14 – death 1674.02.12)
  • Diego de Aguilar, Dominican Order (O.P.) † (16 Nov 1676 Appointed - 1 Oct 1692 Died)
  • Miguel Bayot, Friars Minor (O.F.M.) † (13 May 1697 Appointed - 28 Aug 1700 Died)
  • Pedro Sanz de la Vega y Landaverde, Mercedarians (O. de M.) † (26 Jan 1705 Appointed - 17 Dec 1717 Died)
  • Apostolic Administrator Sebastián Foronda, O.S.A. † (2 March 1722 Appointed - 20 May 1728 Died)
  • Manuel de Ocio y Campo † (20 Jan 1734 Appointed - 21 July 1737 Died)
  • Protacio Cabezas † (29 Aug 1740 Appointed - 3 Feb 1753 Died)
  • Miguel Lino de Ezpeleta † (18 July 1757 Appointed - 1771 Died)
  • Mateo Joaquin Rubio de Arevalo † (13 Nov 1775 Appointed - 1788 Died)
  • Ignacio de Salamanca † (24 Sep 1792 Appointed - Feb 1802 Died)
  • Joaquín Encabo de la Virgen de Sopetrán, Augustinian Recollects (O.A.R.) † (20 Aug 1804 Appointed - 8 Nov 1818 Died)
  • Francisco Genovés, O.P. † (21 March 1825 Appointed - 1 Aug 1827 Died)
  • Santos Gómez Marañón, O.S.A. † (28 Sep 1829 Appointed - 23 Oct 1840 Died)
  • Romualdo Jimeno Ballesteros, O.P. † (19 Jan 1846 Appointed - 17 March 1872 Died); previously Titular Bishop of Ruspæ (1839.08.02 – 1846.01.19) & Coadjutor Apostolic Vicar of Eastern Tonking (Vietnam) (1839.08.02 – 1845.06.20), Coadjutor Bishop of Manila (Philippines) (1845.06.20 – 1846.01.19)
  • Benito Romero, O.F.M. † (28 Jan 1876 Appointed - 4 Nov 1885 Died)
  • Martín García y Alcocer, O.F.M. † (7 June 1886 Appointed - 30 July 1904 Resigned); emeritate as Titular Archbishop of Bostra (1904.07.30 – 1926.05.20)
  • Thomas A. Hendrick † (17 July 1903 Appointed - 29 Nov 1909 Died)
  • Juan Bautista Gorordo † (2 April 1910 Appointed - 19 June 1931 Resigned), succeeded ad former Titular Bishop of Nilopolis (1909.04.29 – 1910.04.02) & Auxiliary Bishop of Cebu (1909.04.29 – 1910.04.02); emeritate as Titular Bishop of Tacapæ (1931.06.19 – 1934.12.20)
  • Gabriel M. Reyes † (29 July 1932 Appointed - 1934.04.28 see below)
Metropolitan Archbishops of Cebu
  • Gabriel M. Reyes † (see above 1934.04.28 - 25 Aug 1949), Chairman of the Catholic Welfare Organization (precursor to the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines) (1945 – 1949 and 1950 – 1952), later Coadjutor Archbishop of Manila & Titular Archbishop of Phulli (1949.08.25 – 1949.10.13), succeeded as Metropolitan Archbishop of Manila (1949.10.13 – death 1952.10.10)
  • Julio Cardinal Rosales y Ras † (17 Dec 1949 Appointed - 24 Aug 1982 retired), previously Bishop of Tagbilaran (Philippines) (1946.06.29 – 1949.12.17); later President of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (C.B.C.P.) (1961 – 1966 and 1974 – 1976), created Cardinal-Priest of S. Cuore di Gesù agonizzante a Vitinia (1969.04.30 – death 1983.06.02)
  • Ricardo Cardinal Vidal (24 Aug 1982 Succeeded - 15 Oct 2010 Retired), also President of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (C.B.C.P.) (1985 – 1987), created Cardinal-Priest of Ss. Pietro e Paolo a Via Ostiense (1985.05.25 – ...); previously Titular Bishop of Claterna (1971.09.10 – 1973.08.22) & Coadjutor Bishop of Malolos (Philippines) (1971.09.10 – 1973.08.22), Metropolitan Archbishop of Lipa (Philippines) (1973.08.22 – 1981.04.13), Coadjutor Archbishop of Cebu (1981.04.13 – 1982.08.24), succeeding
  • Jose S. Palma (15 Oct 2010 Appointed, 13 Jan 2011 Installed – ...), also President of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (C.B.C.P.) (2011.12.01 – 2013.12.01); previously Titular Bishop of Vazari-Didda (1997.11.28 – 1999.01.13) & Auxiliary Bishop of Cebu (1997.11.28 – 1999.01.13), Bishop of Calbayog (Philippines) (1999.01.13 – 2006.03.18), Metropolitan Archbishop of Palo (Philippines) (2006.03.18 – 2010.10.15)

Auxiliary bishops[edit]

Special Churches[edit]

Basilica Minore Sto. Niño, Cebu City. The Mother of All Churches in the Philippines.
Magellan's Cross outside of the Basilica del Santo Niño, Cebu City

Cathedral[edit]

Minor Basilica[edit]

National Shrines[edit]

Diocesan Seminaries[edit]

Parishes (as of February 1, 2016)[edit]

District I – METRO CEBU NORTH

I. VICARIATE OF THE MOST HOLY ROSARY (7)

1. Mother of Perpetual Help Parish (Cebu Redemptorist Church), Camputhaw, Cebu City 6000
2. San Vicente Ferrer Parish, Urgello-Sambag, Cebu City 6000
3. Archdiocesan Shrine and Parish of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Jakosalem St., Cebu City 6000
4. Blessed Sacrament Parish, North Reclamation Area, Cebu City 6000
5. Santo Rosario Parish, Kamagayan, Cebu City 6000
6. Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish-Recoletos, USJR-Main, Kalubihan, Cebu City 6000
7. Saint Vitales Metropolitan Cathedral and Parish, P. Burgos St., Cebu City 6000
Basilica Minor del Santo Niño, Osmena Blvd., Cebu City 6000
Archdiocesan Shrine of Saint Pedro Calungsod, Jakosalem St., Cebu City 6000

II. VICARIATE OF OUR LADY OF THE SACRED HEART (10)

1. Santo Niño Parish, Guba, Cebu City 6000
2. San Pedro Calungsod Parish, Pulangbato, Cebu City 6000
3. San Isidro Labrador Parish, Talamban, Cebu City 6000
4. Saint John Mary Vianney Quasi-Parish, Maomawan, Babag, Cebu City 6000
5. Archdiocesan Shrine and Parish of Saint Therese, Lahug, Cebu City 6000
6. Saint Joseph the Patriarch Parish, Mabolo, Cebu City 6000
7. Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Parish, Capitol Site, Cebu City 6000
8. Archdiocesan Shrine and Parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe de Cebu, Guadalupe, Cebu City 6000
9. Alliance of the Two Hearts Parish, Banawa, Cebu City 6000
10. Saint Augustine Parish, Santa Rosa, Lapu-Lapu City (Olango Island) 6015
Chapel of the Holy Relics, Tabor Hill, San Jose, Cebu City 6000

III. VICARIATE OF NUESTRA SEÑORA DE LA REGLA (7)

1. National Shrine and Parish of Nuestra Señora de La Regla, Opon-Poblacion, Lapu-Lapu City 6015
2. Our Lady of Fatima Parish, Mustang Road, Pusok, Lapu-Lapu City 6015
3. Santo Niño de Cebu Parish – Mactan, Lapu-Lapu City 6015
4. Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish, Pajac, Lapu-Lapu City 6015
5. Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Parish, Marigondon, Lapu-Lapu City 6015
6. Mother of Perpetual Help Parish, Babag, Lapu-Lapu City 6015
7. San Roque Parish, Cordova, Cebu 6017

IV. VICARIATE OF OUR LADY OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION (4)

1. Saint Francis Xavier Parish, Pilar, Camotes, Cebu 6048
2. Immaculate Conception Parish, Tudela, Camotes, Cebu 6051
3. Santo Niño Parish, Poro, Camotes, Cebu 6049
4. Saint Joseph Parish, San Francisco, Camotes, Cebu 6050

DISTRICT II – METRO CEBU SOUTH

I. VICARIATE OF SANTO NIÑO (12)

1. Saint John the Baptist Parish, Sudlon 1, Cebu City
2. Mary, Help of Christians Parish, Buhisan, Cebu City
3. San Lorenzo Ruiz Parish, Tisa, Cebu City
4. Archdiocesan Shrine and Parish of Our Lady of Lourdes, Punta Princesa, Cebu City
5. Our Lady of Remedies Parish, Labangon, Cebu City
6. Archdiocesan Shrine and Parish of San Nicolas de Tolentino, San Nicolas Proper, Cebu City
7. Santo Niño Parish, Suba-Pasil, Cebu City
8. Archdiocesan Shrine and Parish of San Roque, Mambaling, Cebu City
9. Archdiocesan Shrine and Parish of Saint Arnold Janssen, Alumnos, Basak San Nicolas, Cebu City
10. Holy Cross Parish, Basak Pardo, Cebu City
11. Santo Tomas de Villanueva Parish, Poblacion Pardo, Cebu City
12. Our Lady of Consolation Parish, Laray, Talisay City 6045
Chapel of San Pedro Calungsod, SM City Seaside, Cebu South Road Properties, Cebu City

II. VICARIATE OF THE IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY (14)

1. Saint Joseph the Worker Parish, Tabunok, Talisay City 6045
2. Our Lady of Consolation Parish-Recoletos, San Roque, Talisay City 6045
3. Mother of Perpetual Help Parish, Jaclupan, Talisay City 6045
4. Archdiocesan Shrine and Parish of Santa Teresa De Avila, Poblacion, Talisay City 6045
5. San Isidro Labrador Parish, San Isidro, Talisay City 6045
6. Santo Niño Parish, Mohon, Talisay City 6045
7. San Roque Parish, Lipata, Minglanilla, Cebu 6046
8. Archdiocesan Shrine and Parish of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Minglanilla, Cebu 6046
9. Virgen de Los Remedios Quasi-Parish, Guindarohan, Minglanilla, Cebu 6046
10. Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Parish, Inayagan, Naga City, Cebu 6037
11. Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Parish, Tuyan, Naga City, Cebu 6037
12. San Roque Parish, Uling, Naga City, Cebu 6037
13. Archdiocesan Shrine and Parish of Saint Francis of Assisi, Naga City, Cebu 6037
14. Saint Augustine of Hippo Parish, Langtad, Naga City, Cebu 6037
Archdiocesan Shrine of Mother Thrice Admirable Queen and Vicaress of Schoenstatt, Lawaan III, Talisay City, 6045
Archdiocesan Shrine of the Black Nazarene – Angel of Peace Church, Cansojong, Talisay City 6045

DISTRICT III – SOUTHEAST CEBU

I. VICARIATE OF SAINT CATHERINE OF ALEXANDRIA (6)

1. San Agustin de Hippo, Magsico, San Fernando, Cebu 6018
2. San Isidro Labrador Parish, San Fernando, Cebu 6018
3. San Isidro Labrador Parish, Calidngan, Carcar City, Cebu 6019
4. San Roque Parish, Valladolid, Carcar City, Cebu 6019
5. Archdiocesan Shrine and Parish of Saint Catherine of Alexandria, Carcar City, Cebu 6019
6. Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Ocaña, Carcar City, Cebu 6019
Archdiocesan Shrine of the Theotokos, Perrelos, Carcar City, Cebu 6019

II. VICARIATE OF SAN ANTONIO DE PADUA (4)

1. Our Lady of the Pillar Parish, Sibonga, Cebu 6020
2. Our Lady of Grace Parish, Simala, Sibonga, Cebu 6020
3. Archdiocesan Shrine and Parish of Saint Michael Archangel, Argao, Cebu 6021
4. Santo Tomas de Villanueva Parish, Talaga, Argao, Cebu 6020

III. VICARIATE OF SAN GUILLERMO DE AQUITANIA (6)

1. Our Lady of Consolation Parish, Manlapay, Dalaguete, Cebu 6022
2. San Isidro Labrador, Mantalongon, Dalaguete, Cebu 6022
3. Santa Monica Parish, Cawayan, Dalaguete, Cebu 6022
4. San Guillermo de Aquitania Parish, Dalaguete, Cebu 6022
5. Santa Rosa de Lima Parish, Alcoy, Cebu 6023
6. San Isidro Labrador Parish, Nug-as, Alcoy, Cebu 6023

IV. VICARIATE OF SAINT JOHN MARY VIANNEY (4)

1. Patrocinio de Maria Parish, Boljoon, Cebu 6024
2. Saint Joseph Parish, Nueva Caceres, Oslob, Cebu 6025
3. Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, Oslob, Cebu 6025
4. Saint Gabriel Archangel Parish, Santander, Cebu 6026

DISTRICT IV – SOUTHWEST CEBU

I. VICARIATE OF SAINT ANNE (6)

1. Archdiocesan Shrine and Parish of Saint Anne Parish, Barili, Cebu 6036
2. San Isidro Labrador Parish, Mantalongon, Barili, Cebu 6036
3. Saint John the Baptist Parish, Giloctog, Barili, Cebu 6036
4. Saint Francis of Assisi Parish, Dumanjug, Cebu 6035
5. San Vicente Ferrer Parish, Bitoon, Dumanjug, Cebu 6035
6. Our Lady of the Holy Rosary – Christ the King Parish, Bulak, Dumanjug, Cebu 6035

II. VICARIATE OF OUR LADY OF SORROWS (5)

1. Our Lady of Sorrows Parish, Ronda, Cebu 6034
2. Saint Augustine Parish, Alcantara, Cebu 6033
3. San Juan Nepomuceno Parish, Moalboal, Cebu 6032
4. Saint James the Apostle Parish, Badian, Cebu 6031
5. Santo Tomas de Villanueva, Matutinao, Badian, Cebu 6031

III. VICARIATE OF SAINT GREGORY THE GREAT (6)

1. Saint Joseph Parish, Sangi, Madridejos, Alegria, Cebu 6030
2. Saint Francis Xavier Parish, Alegria, Cebu 6030
3. San Nicolas de Tolentino Parish, Malabuyoc, Cebu
4. Saint Gregory the Great Parish, Ginatilan, Cebu 6028
5. Saint Michael Archangel Parish, Samboan, Cebu 6027
6. Our Lady of Consolation Parish, Bato, Samboan, Cebu 6027

DISTRICT V – NORTHWEST CEBU

I. VICARIATE OF SAINT JOHN OF SAHAGUN (5)

1. Saint John of Sahagun Parish, Toledo City 6038
2. San Vicente Ferrer Parish, Bato, Toledo City 6038
3. Santa Monica Parish, Pinamungahan, Cebu 6039
4. Saint Raphael the Archangel Parish, Aloguinsan, Cebu 6040
5. San Jose Parish, Rosario, Aloguinsan, Cebu 6040

II. VICARIATE OF SAN PEDRO CALUNGSOD (7)

1. Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Parish, Matab-ang, Toledo City 6038
2. Holy Cross Parish, Talavera, Toledo City 6038
3. Saint Joseph the Worker Parish, Magdugo, Toledo City 6038
4. Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish, Poog, Toledo City 6038
5. Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, Lutopan, DAS, Toledo City 6038
6. San Pedro Calungsod Parish, Cantabaco, Toledo City 6038
7. San Isidro Labrador, Lamac, Pinamungahan, Cebu 6039

III. VICARIATE OF SAINT FRANCIS OF ASSISI (5)

1. Santa Lucia Parish, Santa Lucia, Asturias, Cebu 6042
2. San Roque de Montpellier Parish, Asturias, Cebu 6042
3. Saint Francis of Assisi Parish, Balamban, Cebu 6041
4. Holy Family Parish, Luca, Balamban, Cebu
5. San Vicente Ferrer Parish, Buanoy, Balamban, Cebu 6041

IV. VICARIATE OF SAINT ANTHONY DE PADUA (4)

1. Saint John the Baptist Parish, Tabuelan, Cebu 6043
2. San Antonio Abad Parish, Putat, Tuburan, Cebu 6043
3. Archdiocesan Shrine and Parish of Saint Anthony of Padua, Tuburan, Cebu
4. Our Lady of Remedies Parish, Colonia, Tuburan, Cebu

DISTRICT VI – FAR NORTH CEBU

I. VICARIATE OF SAN VICENTE FERRER (7)

1. San Juan Nepomuceno Parish, San Remegio, Cebu 6011
2. Saint Michael the Archangel Parish, Lambusan, San Remigio, Cebu 6011
3. Archdiocesan Shrine and Parish of San Vicente Ferrer, Bogo City, Cebu 6010
4. Virgen de los Remedios Parish, Odlot, Bogo City, Cebu 6010
5. Holy Family of Nazareth Parish, La Paz, Bogo City, Cebu 6010
6. San Isidro Labrador Parish, Tabogon, Cebu 6009
7. Saint Martin de Porres Parish, Ilihan, Tabogon, Cebu 6009

II. VICARIATE OF SAINT ROSE OF LIMA (7)

1. Santa Rosa de Lima Parish, Daanbantayan, Cebu 6013
2. Our Lady of the Visitation Parish, Bagay, Daanbantayan, Cebu 6013
3. San Miguel Parish, Tapilon, Daanbantayan, Cebu 6013
4. San Isidro Labrador Parish, Maya, Daanbantayan, Cebu 6013
5. Saint Ignatius of Loyola Parish, Kawit, Medellin, Cebu 6012
6. Santo Niño Parish, Medellin, Cebu 6012
7. Our Lady of the Assumption Parish, Tindog, Medellin, Cebu 6012

III. VICARIATE OF SAINTS PETER AND PAUL (6)

1. Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Parish, Madridejos, Bantayan Is., Cebu 6053
2. San Vicente Ferrer Parish, Kampingganon, Bantayan, Bantayan Island, Cebu 6052
3. Saints Peter and Paul Parish, Bantayan, Bantayan Island, Cebu 6052
4. San Isidro Labrador Parish, Doong, Bantayan Island, Cebu 6052
5. Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish, Tangkong, Bantayan Island, Cebu
6. Santo Niño Parish, Sta. Fe, Bantayan Island, Cebu 6047

DISTRICT VII – NEAR NORTH CEBU

I. VICARIATE OF SAINT JOSEPH (8)

1. Nativity of Mary Parish, Canduman, Mandaue City 6014
2. Archdiocesan Shrine and Parish of Our Lady of Fatima, Basak, Mandaue City 6014
3. Christ of the Agony, Gethsemane Parish, Casuntingan, Mandaue City 6014
4. Holy Family Parish, Maguikay, Mandaue City 6014
5. Santo Niño Parish, Paknaan, Mandaue City 6014
6. Christ the King Parish, Alang-Alang, Mandaue City 6014
7. National Shrine and Parish of Saint Joseph, Centro, Mandaue City 6014
8. San Roque Parish, Subangdaku, Mandaue City 6014

II. VICARIATE OF SAN FERNANDO EL REY (7)

1. Saint John Bosco Parish, Cotcot, Liloan 6002
2. San Fernando El Rey Parish, Poblacion, Liloan 6002
3. San Vicente Ferrer Parish, San Vicente, Liloan 6002
4. San Roque Parish, Yati, Liloan 6002
5. San Isidro Labrador Parish, Garing, Consolacion 6001
6. San Narciso Parish, Poblacion Occidental, Consolacion 6001
7. Saint Joseph, Husband of Mary Parish, Tayud, Consolacion 6001
Archdiocesan Shrine of the Divine Mercy, Garing, Consolacion 6001

III. VICARIATE OF STO. TOMAS DE VILLANUEVA (7)

1. San Pedro Calungsod Quasi-Parish, Masaba, Danao City
2. Saint Joseph the Worker Parish, Lawaan, Danao City 6004
3. Saint Anthony of Padua Parish, Guinsay, Danao City 6004
4. Saint Peter the Apostle Parish, Tabok-Taytay, Danao City 6004
5. Santo Tomas de Villanueva Parish, Poblacion, Danao City 6004
6. Saint Francis of Assisi Parish, Maslog, Danao City 6004
7. Archdiocesan Shrine and Parish of Santiago de Compostela, Cebu 6003

IV. VICARIATE OF SAN GUILLERMO DE AQUITANIA (8)

1. San Sebastian Parish, Borbon, Cebu 6008
2. Conversion of Saint Paul Parish, Lugo, Borbon, Cebu 6008
3. San Pedro Calungsod Parish, Mohon, Sogod, Cebu 6007
4. Saint James the Apostle Parish, Sogod, Cebu 6007
5. San Guillermo de Aquitania Parish, Catmon, Cebu 6006
6. Saint Joseph the Worker Parish, Panalipan, Catmon, Cebu 6006
7. Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Cantumog, Carmen, Cebu
8. Saint Augustine Parish, Carmen, Cebu 6005

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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