Roman Catholic Diocese of Dumaguete

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Diocese of Dumaguete
Dioecesis Dumaguetensis
Diyosesis sa Dumaguete
Dumaguete Cathedral.jpg
Location
Country Philippines
Territory Provinces of Negros Oriental and Siquijor
Ecclesiastical province Cebu
Metropolitan Cebu
Statistics
Area 4,955 km2 (1,913 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2006)
1,031,000
942,000 (91.4%)
Information
Denomination Roman Catholic
Sui iuris church Latin Church
Rite Roman Rite
Established 5 April 1955
Cathedral Cathedral of St Catherine of Alexandria in Dumaguete
Patron saint St. Catherine of Alexandria
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Julito Buhisan Cortes
Metropolitan Archbishop Jose S. Palma
Vicar General Rev. Msgr. Gamaliel Tulabing, JCD, PC

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Dumaguete (Lat: Dioecesis Dumaguetensis) is a diocese of the Latin Rite of the Roman Catholic Church in the Philippines.

History[edit]

On April 5, 1955 Pope Pius XII created the Dioces e of Dumaguete and appointed the Most Reverend Epifanio B. Surban, D.D. as its first bishop. The diocese then included the Province of Negros Oriental, the Sub-Province of Siquijor, and four municipalities of Negros Occidental.

Negros Oriental occupies the eastern portion of the island of Negros and is part of the Central Visayas Region known as Region VIII. Its western and northern portions connect with the borders of Negros Occidental. It is bounded on the east by the Tañon Strait, on the south by the Mindanao Sea.

Negros Island was subdivided early after its Spanish conquest as there were already settlements there. In 1734 it was unified again into a military district with Iloilo as its base. In 1856 it was raised to a political-military status under Governor Emilio E. Saravia, with Bacolod as the capital. In 1890 it was again subdivided into the two provinces that exist today, and Dumaguete became the capital city of Negros Oriental. It is one of the leading ports in the region.

The Catholic faith was first introduced to the early inhabitants of eastern Negros by the Augustinian Recollect (OAR) friars who established the parish of Tanjay in 1580. Forty years later Dumaguete was created as another parish covering the southern territories and Siquijor, which the Spaniards called Isla de Fuego. Dumaguete was under the territorial jurisdiction of the Diocese of Cebu until 1865, the Diocese of Jaro until 1932 and the Diocese of Bacolod until its creation as a new diocese in 1955. In 1988, the Diocese of San Carlos was created in Negros Occidental which absorbed ten parishes of the Diocese of Dumaguete.

Today the Diocese of Dumaguete includes the civil province of Negros Oriental and the sub-province of Siquijor, excluding the municipalities of La Libertad, Guihulngan, Vallehermoso and Kanlaon City in Negros Oriental. The population covered includes 829,603 persons, 85 per cent of whom are Catholics. It remains a suffragan of the Archdiocese of Cebu, and has for its titular patron St. Catherine of Alexandria whose feast is celebrated November 25.

On August 2, 1989 the Most Reverend Angel N. Lagdameo, D.D. was installed as Second Bishop of the Diocese. Five months later, on January 7, 1990 he convoked the First Diocesan Synod of Dumaguete. This Synod which was held right after and along the path of the Second Plenary Council of the Philippines, took place on January 20–25 and November 3–7, 1992. Guided by the common vision of new evangelization toward "Building a Family of Communities in a Pilgrimage of Faith," the Synod clarified the direction that had to be taken, and the corresponding commitments required.[1]

Present[edit]

Buoyed by the grace of the synod and inspired by PCP II, the diocese has committed itself to:

1) A Renewed Evangelization – an awareness of the need to re-evangelize and revitalize our Christian communities;

2) An integrated Liberation – one that promotes justice, solidarity, charity and love of preference for the poor;

3) The Empowerment of the Laity – one which, guided by the principles of participation and communion, shall rediscover the evangelizing power of the Lay Faithful specially the youth of today;

4) A Renewed Clergy and Religious – as the animators and servant-leaders of the New Evangelization;

5) a Collaboration and Sharing of Charisms – that in the spirit of co-responsibility and collaboration, each recognizes another's giftedness for building the Church and fulfilling its mission; and

6) the Formation of BEC's as a way of being Church, permeating all aspects in the Diocese of Dumaguete.

Attention has been centered on the promotion of the BEC's. For this purpose a Diocesan BEC Secretariat composed of priests, sisters and lay persons has been formed to give basic orientation seminars and to follow up those which have been formed so far in 18 parishes. Likewise, a team ministry to promote the spirit of brotherhood, community, collaboration and sharing among priests is on the stage of experimentation. Guidelines for the functioning of diocesan and parish councils and other structures have been formulated. All these have resulted in the streamlining of the work of the diocesan commissions and apostolates.

From the Diocese of Dumaguete: "It is our fervent prayer that as we journey on in pilgrimage of faith, we go rooted in prayer, united in one heart, and sharing each other's charisms; and in the process we hope to build a vibrant Eucharistic Ecclesial Community which is alive in worship, firm in faith, biblical in teaching, sacrificial in service and radiating in its joy."[1]

Prelates[edit]

Ordinaries[2][edit]

Bishop Du
Most Rev. John F. Du, D.D., Archbishop of Palo, then-Bishop of Dumaguete
Most Rev. Julito Buhisan Cortes, D.D. , Bishop of Dumaguete


Auxiliary Bishops[2][edit]

Diocesan Clergy Assignments (as of Chrism Mass 2014)[3][edit]

Priest Assignment Location/Name
Rev. Msgr. Gamaliel Tulabing, JCD, PC Vicar General
Rev. Fr. Lyndon B. Zerna Oeconomus
Rev. Fr. Carmelito Q. Limbaga, Jr Chancellor
Rev. Msgr. Merlin T. Logronio, PC Moderator Curiae
Rev. Msgr. Glenn M. Corsiga, PC Episcopal Vicar North (Sibulan to Jimalalud)
Rev. Msgr. Robert A. Bongoyan, HP South (Valencia to Basay)
Rev. Msgr. Candelario O. Catubig, HP Siquijor
Rev. Fr. Edgardo Q. Mariño Vicar Forane Vicariate of St. Thomas
Rev. Msgr. Ramon L. Duran, PC Vicariate of St. Simon the Zealot
Rev. Fr. Antonio G. Magalso Vicariate of St. Philip
Rev. Msgr. Marino P. Ybo, PC Vicariate of St. Peter
Rev. Msgr. Julius Perpetuo S. Heruela, PC Vicariate of St. John
Rev. Fr. Casiano O. Salac, Jr Vicariate of St. Jude
Rev. Fr. Francisco E. Bomediano Vicariate of St. Matthew
Rev. Msgr. Carmelito C. Torres, PC Vicariate of St. Paul
Rev. Fr. Geremvit I. Truno Rector Saint Joseph Seminary College (SJSC)
Rev. Fr. Ben Eric C. Lozada Dean of Studies
Rev. Fr. Matias Rendon Spiritual Director
Rev. Fr. Hitchon S. Amahit Pastoral Director and Prefect of Discipline
Rev. Fr. Ferdinand A. Ferraren Procurator and Vocation Director
Rev. Fr. Nathaniel B. Gomez President Colegio de Santa Catalina de Alejandria (COSCA)
Rev. Fr. Thadeu Enrique N. Balongag VP for Academic Affairs
Superintendent of the Diocesan Schools
Rev. Fr. Clyde B. Flores Chaplain St. Paul University
Rev. Msgr. Thaddeu Stefano Z. Quinit, PC Catherina Cittadini School
Rev. Fr. Alfredo H. Bonocan, FBB Negros Oriental State University (NORSU)
Rev. Msgr. Julius Perpetuo S. Heruela, PC Foundation University
Rev. Fr. Ramonito S. Torres Holy Child Hospital
Rev. Fr. Jose Antonio B. Arnaiz Negros Oriental Provincial Hospital (NOPH) Divine Mercy Chaplaincy
Marian Priests Fatima Village Chaplaincy
Rev. Fr. Eric Lozada Carmelite Monastery Chaplaincy
Fr. Ramonito P. Maata Station Manager DYWC "Radyo Bandilyo" Station
Diocesan Commissions
Rev. Fr. Geremvit I. Truno Commission on Clergy & Seminarians
Rev. Fr. Casiano O. Salac, Jr. Commission on Catechesis
Rev. Fr. Ramonito P. Maata Commission on Social Communications
Rev. Fr. Burton N. Villarmente Commission on Social Services & Development
Rev. Fr. Nathaniel B. Gomez Commission on Family and Life
Rev. Fr. Thadeu Enrique N. Balongag Commission on Catholic Education
Rev. Fr. Antonio G. Magalso Commission on Bible Apostolate
Rev. Msgr. Julius Perpetuo S. Heruela, PC Commission on Worship
Rev. Fr. Hendrix C. Alar Commission on Youth
Rev. Msgr. Gamaliel D. Tulabing, JCD,PC Commission on Formation of Laity
Rev. Msgr. Merlin T. Logronio, PC Commission on Women
Rev. Fr. Gerard Francis Griffith, CSsR Commission on Religious
Rev. Msgr. Ramon L. Duran, PC Commission on Temporalities
Rev. Fr. Cyril T. Jaurigue Commission on Basic Ecclesial Communities
Rev. Msgr. Albert Erasmo G. Bohol, PC Commission on Lay Ministers
Rev. Fr. Jay M. Enriquez Commission on Indigenous People
Rev. Fr. Mark Anthony S. Vilos Commission on Mission and Evangelization
Rev. Msgr. Marino P. Ybo, PC Commission on Migrants and Itinerant People
Rev. Fr. Ferdinand A. Ferraren Commission on Vocation
Rev. Fr. Ramonito S. Torres Commission on Health
Rev. Fr. Roman C. Sagun, Jr. Commission on Church Cultural Heritage
Rev. Fr. Sulpicio P. Vincoy Commission on Extraordinary Phenomena

Parochial assignments[edit]

North District
Rev. Fr. Cecilio U. Gordoncillo Holy Child Parish Jimalalud
Rev. Fr. Salvador G. Mariño St. Anthony of Padua Parish Tayasan
Rev. Fr. Ireneo A. Ruiz St. Vincent Ferrer Parish Bindoy
Rev. Fr. Edgardo Q. Mariño St. Isidore the Farmer Parish Ayungon
Rev. Fr. Dexter V. Pomada St. Francis of Assisi Parish Manjuyod
Rev. Fr. Onesimo B. Durango Our Mother of Perpetual Help Parish Paniabonan, Mabinay
Rev. Fr. Norberto L. Macion Sto. Niño Parish Mabinay
Rev. Fr. Christian G. Benjamin San Isidro Labrador Chaplaincy Mangganay, Bais City
Rev. Msgr. Ramon L. Duran, PC St. Nicholas of Tolentino Parish Bais City
Rev. Fr. Jay M. Enriquez
Rev. Fr. Harnell K. Paulin
Rev. Fr. Antonio Magalso Holy Cross Parish Tanjay City
Rev. Msgr. Glenn M. Corsiga, PC St. James the Greater Parish
Rev. Fr. Roland S. Omatang
Rev. Fr. Moises L. Silva
Rev. Lad Bryan Lawrence J. Ligutom
Rev. Fr. Joventino M. Balsamo
Rev. Fr. Nestor C. Remata Sta. Agueda Parish Pamplona
Rev. Fr. Randy Falcon M. de los Santos Our Lady of the Pillar Parish
Rev. Fr. Aliford O. Maglinte St. Andrew the Apostle Parish Amlan
Rev. Fr. Roman C. Sagun, Jr.
Rev. Fr. Ranulfo T. Colina St. Joseph the Worker Parish San Jose
Rev. Fr. Felino P. Jumawan
Rev. Msgr. Gamaliel D. Tulabing, JCD,PC St. Anthony of Padua Parish Sibulan
Rev. Fr. Joseph Marlon A. Martinez
Rev. Fr. Dennis C. Desor
Central District
Rev. Msgr. Marino P. Ybo, PC St. Catherine of Alexandria Cathedral Parish Dumaguete City
Rev. Fr. Hendrix C. Alar
Rev. Primo A. Taoc
Rev. Fr. Henry A. Hisona
Rev. Msgr. Manuel P. Duetao, PC
Rev. Fr. Sulpicio P. Vincoy San Vicente Ferrer Chaplaincy Camanjac, Dumaguete City
Rev. Msgr. Thaddeu Stefano Z. Quinit,PC Our Mother of Perpetual Help Parish Balugo, Dumaguete City
Rev. Fr. Burton N. Villarmente San Isidro Labrador Parish Junob, Dumaguete City
Rev. Fr. Matias D. Rendon, Jr.
South District
Rev. Msgr. Julius Perpetuo S. Heruela, PC St. Augustine of Hippo Parish Bacong
Rev. Fr. Cleford V. Buhian
Rev. Fr. Abel L. Dalaguit
Rev. Fr. Ananias B. Boncales St. Nicholas of Tolentino Chaplaincy Magsaysay, Dauin
Rev. Msgr. Albert Erasmo G. Bohol, PC St. Nicholas of Tolentino Parish Dauin
Rev. Fr. Isidro Salveto K. Pada
Rev. Fr. Expedito T. Busmeon
Rev. Fr. Oscar G. Calunod St. Isidore the Farmer Parish Zamboanguita
Rev. Fr. Alfredo L. Duran
Rev. Fr. Marcelo Q. Kinilitan St. Anthony of Padua Parish Bonbonon, Siaton
Rev. Fr. Casiano O. Salac, Jr. St. Nicholas of Bari Parish Siaton
Rev. Fr. Melchor O. Parcon
Rev. Fr. Bernardo L. Maquiling
Rev. Fr. Archie K. Toroy
Rev. Fr. Mark Anthony S. Vilos St. Vincent Ferrer Parish Bonawon, Siaton
Rev. Fr. Dalmacio R. Heramis Our Mother of Perpetual Help Parish Manalongon, Sta. Catalina
Rev. Fr. Ricarte E. Deguit St. Francis Xavier Chaplaincy San Francisco, Sta. Catalina
Rev. Fr. Oliver P. Bolongon
Rev. Fr. Walter B. Tubis St. Isidore the Farmer Chaplaincy Amio, Sta. Catalina
Rev. Fr. Francisco E. Bomediano St. Catherine of Alexandria Parish Sta. Catalina
Rev. Fr. Bencito Kho St. Isidore the Farmer Parish Kalumboyan, Bayawan
Rev. Fr. Henry J. Palamos St. Lorenzo Ruiz Parish Dauis, Bayawan
Rev. Msgr. Robert A. Bongoyan, HP St. Thomas of Villanueva Parish Bayawan
Rev. Fr. Edwin A. Acab
Rev. Carem R. Olam
Rev. Fr. Rexbert B. Garces Sto. Niño Chaplaincy Tayawan, Bayawan
Rev. Fr. Cecilio E. Bomediano St. Nicholas of Tolentino Parish Basay
Siquijor District
Rev. Fr. Zacarias R. Cortes St. Francis of Assisi Parish Siquijor, Siquijor
Rev. Msgr. Carmelito C. Torres, PC San Roque Parish Banban, Siquijor
Rev. Fr. Leonard L. Tan
Rev. Fr. Ronaldo E. Ablong St. Vincent Ferrer Parish Larena, Siquijor
Rev. Fr. Victor A. Fontejon Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish E. Villanueva, Siquijor
Rev. Fr. Susano O. Arbas
Rev. Msgr. Candelario O. Catubig, HP Our Lady of Divine Providence Maria, Siquijor
Rev. Fr. Jose Jaime E. Abellar St. Barbara Parish Campalanas, Lazi
Rev. Fr. Anecito R. Gutierrez St. Isidore the Farmer Parish Lazi, Siquijor
Rev. Fr. Jerry Y. Flores St. Augustine of Hippo Parish San Juan, Siquijor
  1. ^ a b "The Diocese of Dumaguete". www.cbcponline.net. Retrieved 2016-02-11. 
  2. ^ a b "Diocese of Dumaguete, Philippines". www.gcatholic.org. Retrieved 2016-02-11. 
  3. ^ "Bishop announces new assignments for priests in Dumaguete City Diocese". balita.ph - Online Filipino News. Retrieved 2016-02-08. 

Deacons in the Diocese: Rev. Gonzalo Omison Rev. Arthuro Conrad Lagarde Rev. Mart Salac Rev. Jovani Tubiona