Roman Catholic Diocese of Antipolo

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Diocese of Antipolo

Diocesis Antipolensis

Diyosesis ng Antipolo
Diócesis de Antipolo
Diocesan Seal.jpg
Ad Iesu per Mariæm
Location
Country Philippines
TerritoryProvince of Rizal and Marikina City
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
CathedralNational Shrine of Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage
Patron saintOur Lady of Peace and Good Voyage
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
BishopFrancisco M. De Leon, D.D.
Metropolitan ArchbishopLuis Antonio Tagle
Auxiliary BishopsNolly C. Buco, J.C.D., D.D.
Emeritus BishopsCrisostomo Yalung (2001-2002)
Gabriel V. Reyes (2003-2016)
Website
Website of the Diocese

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Antipolo (Lat: Diocesis Antipolensi) is a Roman Rite diocese of the Latin Church of the Catholic Church in the Philippines.

On January 24, 1983, during his Angelus message, Pope John Paul II announced the creation of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Antipolo. It comprised the area of 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 diocesan bishop of Antipolo was the late Protacio G. Gungon. On December 3, 2001, he was replaced by Crisostomo Yalung as the second diocesan bishop, followed by Gabriel V. Reyes, former Bishop of Kalibo in Aklan as the third diocesan bishop. Bishop Reyes was assisted by the then-auxiliary and coadjutor bishop, Francisco M. De Leon, who was named his successor and fourth diocesan bishop effective September 10, 2016.

The diocese had its First Diocesan Synod in 1993 held at St. Michael's Retreat House in Antipolo City. The diocese has experienced some jurisdictional changes since the time the Diocese of Pasig was created. Around six well-established parishes from the diocese within the civil boundaries of Pasig City was given to the newly established Pasig diocese together with the diocesan priests serving in them.

The Diocese today[edit]

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. Diocesan priests serving the diocese is number 85. There are about 30 major (college and theology) seminarians and more than 100 minor (high school) seminarians from the John Paul II Minor Seminary in the diocese. There are also around 50 religious congregations serving the diocese. A good number of lay men and women have dedicated themselves into serving the local church as lay ministers of the Word and communion, catechists, lectors, youth leaders among others.

Among the 86 ecclesiastical jurisdictions present in the Philippines today, the Diocese is the fifth largest local church in terms of its Catholic population after the Archdioceses of Cebu, San Fernando (Pampanga), Manila, and the Diocese of Malolos (Bulacan). The population of the whole area covering the diocese is 3,037,029, of which 2,429,665 (or 80%) are Catholics.

With 74 parishes and 1 quasi-parish that comprise the whole diocese within the whole province of Rizal and the City of Marikina, it has been a common desire among the flock that the Virgin of Antipolo, Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage, may continue to lead each faithful to her Son, Jesus. The diocesan motto is Ad Jesum Per Mariam.

The Antipolo Cathedral is one of the most popular Marian shrines in the country where the much loved and venerated image of Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage (the Virgin of Antipolo) is enshrined.

Facade of the Cathedral
Nave of the Cathedral

Ordinaries[edit]

Auxiliary Bishops[edit]

Vicars General[edit]

  • Very Rev. Msgr. Jose B. Cruz, PA † (1983-1986)
  • Very Rev. Msgr. Mariano T. Balbago, Jr.., PC (Ministering in the Archdiocese of Washington, D.C.) (1986-1999)
  • Very Rev. Msgr. Rigoberto S. de Guzman, PC, STL (1999-Present)
  • Very Rev. Msgr. Generoso A. Mediarito, PC (2018-Present)
  • Most Rev. Nolly C. Buco, JCD, D.D. (2018-Present)

Vicariates[edit]

Vicariate of Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage (Antipolo City; Angono, Rizal; Teresa, Rizal)
  • Vicar Forane: Rev. Fr. Jose Victor D. Nepomuceno
Name of Church Founded Administered Address Feast Day Parish Priest
National Shrine of Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage - Cathedral-Parish of the Immaculate Conception Parish 1578 P. Oliveros St., Brgy. San Jose, Antipolo City First Tuesday of May/December 8 Bishop Francisco M. de Leon, D.D.
Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish 2003 Hinulugan Taktak Road, Brgy. Dela Paz, Antipolo City May or June (Movable) Rev. Fr. Jose Victor D. Nepomuceno
San Antonio de Padua Parish 2000 San Antonio Village, Antipolo City June 13 Rev. Fr. Felipe L. Pedraja
San Isidro Labrador Parish 2002 Cor. Duhat & Atis Streets, Brgy. San Luis, Antipolo Hills Subd., Antipolo City May 15 Rev. Fr. Aladin C. Alisbo, Jr.
Saint Joseph Marello Parish 2017 Oblates of St. Joseph Marigman Rd., Brgy. San Roque, Antipolo City May 30 Rev. Fr. Rex Alday, OSJ
Saint Joseph the Worker Parish 2014 Order of Servants of Mary (Servites) Grand Valley Subdivision, Mahabang Parang, Angono, Rizal May 1 Rev. Fr. Rolly Ma. Daquigan, OSM
Saint Rose of Lima Parish 1903 Brgy. San Gabriel, Teresa, Rizal August 23 Rev. Fr. Romarico V. Hilario
Transfiguration of Christ Parish 2002 ML Quezon Ext., Brgy. San Roque, Antipolo City August 6 Rev. Fr. Arnel S. Vitor
San Pedro Calungsod Parish 2017 Sumulong Highway, La Veranda Estate, Brgy. Sta. Cruz, Antipolo City April 2 Rev. Fr. Alexander V. Enhaynes
Vicariate of Saint Jerome (Binangonan, Rizal; Cardona, Rizal; Morong, Rizal)
  • Vicar Forane: Rev. Fr. Vicentico C. Flores Jr.
St. Jerome Parish of Morong
Interior of St. Jerome Parish
Name of Parish Founded Administered Address Feast Day Parish Priest
Nuestra Señora de los Angeles Parish 2013 Brgy. Pila-Pila, Binangonan, Rizal August 2 Rev. Fr. Marc Anthony A. Ramos
Diocesan Shrine and Parish of Our Lady of the Rosary 1872 Cardona, Rizal October 7 Rev. Fr. Vicentico C. Flores, Jr.
Our Lady of Lourdes Parish 2003 Brgy. Navotas, Talim Island, Cardona, Rizal February 11 Rev. Fr. Moises DC. Villamayor
Sacred Heart Parish 1984 National Road, Brgy. Tayuman, Binangonan, Rizal May or June (Movable) Rev. Fr. Alejando L. Pestaño, DMD
Saint Jerome Parish 1586 Turentigue St., Brgy. San Jose, Morong, Rizal First Sunday of February Rev. Fr. Bienvenido M. Guevara
San Francisco ng Assisi Parish 2011 Order of Friars Minor Conventual Cequeña St., Brgy. Macamot, Binangonan, Rizal October 4 Rev. Fr. Valerian Maria Castillo, OFM Conv.
San Isidro Labrador Parish 2005 Congregation of St. John the Baptist the Precursor San Guillermo, Morong, Rizal May 15 Rev. Fr. Celso Bagabaldo, CSJBP
Santa Ursula Parish 1621 Paterno Ext., Brgy. Libid, Binangonan, Rizal October 21 Rev. Fr. Aguedo A. Gula
St. Bernard of Clairvaux Parish 2017 Brgy. Darangan, Binangonan, Rizal August 20 Rev. Fr. David Vincent Onilongo
Santo Domingo Parish 2003 Brgy. Janosa, Talim Island, Binangonan, Rizal August 8 Rev. Fr. Rommel M. Felizardo
St. Francis of Assisi Parish 2018 Missionaries of Our Lady of La Salette Brgy. Habagatan, Talim Point, Talim Island, Binangonan, Rizal October 4 Rev. Fr. Eugene Flores, MS
Vicariate of Saint Ildephonsus (Pililla, Rizal; Tanay, Rizal; Baras, Rizal; Jala-Jala, Rizal)
  • Vicar Forane: Rev. Fr. Manuel S. Cuevas
Tanay Church, National Cultural Treasure
Tanay Church Altar
Name of Parish Founded Administered Address Feast Day Parish Priest
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
San Diego de Alcala Parish 2012 Brgy. Quisao, Pililla, Rizal November 12 Rev. Fr. Rodolfo P. Mejia, Jr.
Saint Ildephonsus of Toledo Parish 1606 MH Del Pilar St., Tanay, Rizal January 23 Rev. Msgr. Rigoberto S. De Guzman, PC, STh.L
Saint Gabriel the Archangel Parish 1996 JP Rizal St., Brgy. Malaya, Pililla, Rizal September 29 Rev. Fr. Manuel S. Cuevas
Saint Joseph Parish 1605 San Jose St., Brgy. San Juan, Baras, Rizal March 19 Rev. Fr. Rodney B. Cruz
Saint Jude Thaddeus Parish 1996 J.P. Rizal Ave., Brgy. Sampaloc, Tanay, Rizal October 28 Rev. Fr. Demetrio R. Suriben, Jr.
Diocesan Shrine and Parish of St. Mary Magdalene 1583 J.P Rizal St. Brgy. Imatong, Pililla, Rizal July 22 Rev. Fr. Alfredo E. Meneses, Jr.
Saint Michael the Archangel Parish 1882 Ciriaco Villaran St., Brgy. 1st District, Jala-Jala, Rizal September 29 Rev. Fr. Michael B. Balatbat
Vicariate of the Saint John the Baptist (Taytay, Rizal; Angono, Rizal)
  • Vicar Forane: Rev. Fr. Joselito R. Rocero
St. John the Baptist Church, Taytay, Rizal
Interior of the Taytay Church
Name of Parish Founded Administered Address Feast Day Parish Priest
Christ the King Parish 1984 Dela Cuesta Hills, Brgy. San Juan, Muzon, Taytay, Rizal November (Movable) Rev. Fr. Rowie R. Reyes
Mary the Queen Parish (formerly Mary Queen of Peace Parish) 2002 Dollar St., Meralco Village, Brgy. San Juan, Taytay, Rizal August 22 Rev. Fr. Joselito R. Rocero
San Antonio de Padua Parish 1996 #61 Narra St., St. Anthony Subd., Brgy. San Isidro, Taytay, Rizal June 13 Rev. Fr. Albert Thomas B. Tan
Saint Arnold Janssen Parish-Shrine 2003 Society of the Divine Word Janssenville Subd., Brgy. San Juan, Cainta, Rizal January 15 Rev. Fr. Edilberto Orpilla, SVD
Saint Clement Parish 1933 Doña Aurora St., Poblacion Ibaba, Angono, Rizal November 23 Rev. Fr. Gervacio C. Evarola
Saint John the Baptist Parish 1579 Sumulong St., Brgy. San Isidro, Poblacion, Taytay, Rizal June 24 Rev. Fr. Pedrito Noel L. Rabonza III
San Felipe Neri Parish 2016 Sons of Charity Block 6, Sitio Sapang Putol, Floodway, San Juan, Taytay, Rizal May 26 Rev. Fr. Jhonas F. Enopia, FC
Vicariate of Our Lady of the Light (Cainta, Rizal; Taytay, Rizal)
  • Vicar Forane: Rev. Fr. Francisco Louie M. Deang
Our Lady of Light Church, Cainta
Interior of Our Lady of Light Church
Name of Parish Founded Administered Address Feast Day Parish Priest
Holy Trinity Parish 2002 Village East Ave., Village East Exec. Homes, Brgy. Sto. Domingo, Cainta, Rizal Sunday after Pentecost Rev. Fr. Francisco Louie M. Deang
Immaculate Conception Parish 2003 Alfonso St., Phase 7, Vista Verde Executive Village, Brgy. San Isidro, Cainta, Rizal December 8 Rev. Fr. Joel Francis S. Victorino
Our Lady of Fatima Parish 2003 5 Hyacinth St., Greenpark Village, Cainta, Rizal May 13 Rev. Fr. Giovanni Osias O. Yago
Our Lady of Light Parish 1760 Bonifacio Ave., Brgy. San Andres, Cainta, Rizal December 1 Most Rev. Nolly C. Buco, JCD, DD
Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish 1998 Brookside Hills, Cainta, Rizal May or June (Movable) Rev. Fr. Jaime Padilla
San Andres Apostol Parish 2009 L1, Blk. 6, Palmetto St., Greenwoods Executive Village, Brgy. San Andres, Cainta, Rizal November 30 Rev. Fr. Antonio Gerardo R. Sanchez
San Lorenzo Ruiz Parish 1992 Poor Servants of Divine Providence San Juan Resetllement, Brgy. San Juan, Taytay, Rizal September 28 Rev. Fr. Eleazar Matulin, PSDP
Saint Francis of Assisi Parish 2011 Cambridge Village, San Andres, Cainta, Rizal October 4 Fr. Roy B. Crucero
Saint Joseph the Worker Parish 2015 Gladiola St., Greenland Subd., Brgy. San Juan, Cainta, Rizal May 1 Rev. Fr. Jose Rock C. Berdos
Saint Oscar Romero Quasi-Parish 2018 Missionary Disciples of Jesus Marick Subd., Sto. Domingo, Cainta, Rizal March 24 Rev. Fr. Kirby Bagaslao, MDJ
Vicariate of Saint Francis Xavier (Antipolo City)
  • Vicar Forane: Rev. Fr. Bienvenido C. Miguel, Jr.
St. Francis Xavier Parish, Mayamot, Antipolo City
Altar of St. Francis Xavier Parish
Name of Parish Founded Administered Address Feast Day Parish Priest
Saint Lodovico Pavoni Parish 2012 Sons of Mary Immaculate (Pavonians) Agnesville, Sumulong Highway, Antipolo City May 28 Rev. Fr. Odair Novais, FMI
Diocesan Shrine and Parish of St. Therese of the Child Jesus 2003 Marcos Highway, Masinag, Antipolo City October 1 Rev. Fr. Aly A. Barcinal
Nuestra Señora de la Anunciata Parish 2004 Ministers of the Infirm (Camillians) Sitio Old (Lower) Boso-Boso, Brgy. 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, San Jose, Antipolo City May 13 Rev. Fr. Emmanuel Judilla, OAD
Saint Anthony of Padua Parish 2003 Oblates of Saint Joseph St. Anthony St., Brgy. Inarawan, Antipolo City June 13 Rev. Fr. Jorge de Chavez, OSJ
Saint Francis Xavier Parish 1978 Greenheights Newton Subd., Brgy. Mayamot, Antipolo City December 3 Rev. Fr. Bienvenido C. Miguel, Jr.
Saint John Marie Vianney Parish 1994 cor Marcos Highway, Sevilla St., Brgy. Mambugan, Antipolo City August 4 Rev. Fr. Lourdesto C. Garcia
Santo Niño de Praga Parish 2003 GSIS Ave., Cogeo Vill., Brgy. Bagong Nayon, Antipolo City Third Sunday of January Rev. Fr. Luisito S. Atanacio
Vicariate of Our Lady of Aranzazu (San Mateo, Rizal; Rodriguez, Rizal)
  • Vicar Forane: Rev. Fr. Rodrigo R. Eguia
Diocesan Shrine of Our Lady of Aranzazu in San Mateo
Interior of San Mateo Church
Name of Parish Founded Administered Address Feast Day Parish Priest
Diocesan Shrine and Parish of Our Lady of Aranzazu 1596 Gen Luna St., Gitnangbayan 1, San Mateo, Rizal September 9 Rev. Fr. Lopito P. Hiteroza
Maria, Ina ng Kapayapaan Parish 2004 Blk. 31, Phase 1-A, , Kasiglahan Village, Brgy. San Jose, Rodriguez, Rizal February 22 Rev. Fr. Bonifacio V. Chavez, Jr.
Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Parish 1877 135 JP Rizal, Brgy. Balite, Rodriguez, Rizal October 7 Rev. Fr. Rodrigo R. Eguia
Saint Anthony Mary Zaccaria Parish 2003 Clerics Regular of St. Paul (Barnabites) Tierra Monte, Phase 4-A, Silangan, San Mateo, Rizal Sunday nearest to July 5 Rev. Fr. Clyd Ma. Autentico, CRSP
Saint Raphael the Archangel Parish 2003 P. Rodriguez St., Brgy. San Rafael, Rodriguez, Rizal September 29 Rev. Fr. Noeh E. Elnar
San Isidro Labrador Parish 2015 Congregation of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Brgy. San Isidro, Rodriguez, Rizal May 15 Rev. Fr. Romeo Nimez, CICM
San Jose de Ampid Parish 2002 Gen. Luna St., Ampid I, San Mateo, Rizal May 1 Rev. Fr. Virgilio C. Lachica, Jr.
San Jose Manggagawa Parish 2016 San Jose, Rodriguez, Rizal May 1 Rev. Fr. Paul V. Mérida
Santo Niño Parish 2003 Missionaries of Jesus Modesta, San Mateo, Rizal Third Sunday of January Rev. Fr. Benedicto Lagarde, MJ
Santa Cecilia Parish 1992 2 Sta. Cecilia St., Brgy. Maly, San Mateo, Rizal November 22 Rev. Fr. Alan V. Oresca
Vicariate of the Immaculate Conception (northern part of Marikina City)
  • Vicar Forane:
Immaculate Conception Church, Bayan-Bayanan
Altar of Immaculate Conception Church
Name of Parish Founded Administered Address Feast Day Parish Priest
Holy Family Parish 1984 C.M. Recto, Parang, Marikina City Sunday after Christmas Rev. Fr. Ferdinand C. Delatado
Immaculate Conception Parish 1958 Bayan-Bayanan Ave., Brgy. Concepcion, Marikina City December 8 Rev. Msgr. Generoso A. Mediarito, PC
Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish 2009 Xaverian Missionaries Brgy. Malanday, Marikina City December 12 Rev. Fr. Emanuele Borelli, SX
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 St., cor East Drive, Brgy. Marikina Heights, Marikina City February 27 Rev. Fr. Renato Ventajar, CP
San Isidro Labrador Parish 1993 Buenmar Ave., Greenland Subd., Phase I, Nangka, Marikina May 15 Rev. Fr. Jeffrey B. Quintela
Vicariate of Our Lady of the Abandoned (southern part of Marikina City; Cainta, Rizal)
  • Vicar Forane: Rev. Fr. Peter Ymari C. Balatbat
Our Lady of the Abandoned Shrine, Marikina
Interior of Our Lady of the Abandoned, Marikina
Name of Parish Founded Administered Address Feast Day Parish Priest
Diocesan Shrine and Parish of Our Lady of the Abandoned 1690 Brgy. Sta. Elena, Marikina City Second Sunday of May Rev. Msgr. Pedro C. Cañonero (Parish Priest/ Rector)
Immaculate Conception Parish 2013 Provident Villages, Jesus dela Peña, Marikina City December 8 Rev. Fr. Michael A. Pacag
Nativity of Our Lady Parish 1992 Major Dizon St., Industrial Valley Complex, Marikina City September 8 Rev Fr. Christopher Gonzales
Saint Paul of the Cross Parish 1975 Sapphire cor Sandalwood Sts., SSS Village, Brgy. Concepcion Dos, Marikina City October 19 Rev. Fr. Peter Ymari C. Balatbat
San Antonio de Padua Parish 2002 76 JP Rizal St., Kalumpang, Marikina June 13 Rev. Fr. Jose C. Bautista
San Isidro Labrador Parish 2012 Brgy. Balanti, Cainta, Rizal May 15 Rev. Fr. Fernando A. Cornejo
San Jose Manggagawa Parish 1975 Chorillo-Barangka, SSS Village, Marikina May 1 Rev. Fr. Roland M. Alcones

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

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