Roman Catholic Diocese of Imus

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Diocese of Imus
Dioecesis Imusensis
Diyosesis ng Imus
Diócesis de Imus
Diocese of Imus logo.png
Official seal
Location
Country  Philippines
Territory Cavite
Ecclesiastical province Manila
Metropolitan Manila
Statistics
Area 1,427.06 km2 (550.99 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2015)
3,678,301
2,512,560+ (76%)
Parishes 85
Churches 100+
Congregations 150+
Schools 43
Information
Denomination Roman Catholic
Sui iuris church Latin Church
Rite Roman Rite
Established November 25, 1961
Cathedral Cathedral of Our Lady of the Pillar (Imus Cathedral)
Patron saint Our Lady of the Pillar
Secular priests 189+
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Reynaldo G. Evangelista
Metropolitan Archbishop Luis Antonio Tagle
Vicar General George A. Morales
Emeritus Bishops Manuel C. Sobreviñas
Bishop Emeritus (1993-2001)
Map
Map of the province of Cavite, which forms the entire jurisdiction of the Diocese of Imus
Map of the province of Cavite, which forms the entire jurisdiction of the Diocese of Imus
Website
http://www.imusdiocese.weebly.com/

The Diocese of Imus (Latin: Dioecesis Imusensis) comprises the entire province of Cavite. The diocese was canonically erected on November 25, 1961, when it was excised from the Archdiocese of Manila.[1] Imus Cathedral, located along General Castañeda Street in the poblacion of Imus, serves as the see of the diocese. It is one of twelve cathedrals founded by the Order of Augustinian Recollects in the Philippines.

The diocese is home to around 2,510,000 Roman Catholics spread across four episcopal districts, eleven vicariates, 80 parishes, three pastoral centers, a Catholic community, a national shrine (Our Lady of La Salette), and four were declared as diocesan shrines. There are 184 priests in the diocese, 95 of which are diocesan and 89 are religious.

In 2011, the Diocese of Imus celebrated the Golden Jubilee of its establishment. Activities were held within the diocese to mark the momentous event. Prior to the occasion, the celebration of the 5th Asian Youth Day in 2009 was also held in the diocese.

The diocese is under the patronage of the Virgin Mary under the title Our Lady of the Pillar, whose feast day is celebrated on October 12. The image of Our Lady was canonically crowned by Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle, the Archbishop of Manila and former Bishop of Imus, in a solemn ceremony held in 2012.

History[edit]

Through the zeal of the first missionaries of spreading the Catholic faith, they also helped in founding most of the towns of Cavite province. Among the religious orders that Christianized the Caviteños were the Franciscans, the Recollects, the Dominicans and the Jesuits. They established their first center of faith in Cavite Puerto (now Cavite City). The Catholic faith first came to Imus in 1571, then in Silang in 1581, in Cavite Viejo (now Kawit) in 1587, in Maragondon in 1611, Indang in 1655, Ternate in 1700 and in San Francisco de Malabon (now General Trias City) in 1758. As early as 1614, Cavite became a politico-military province.[2]

The province of Cavite is rich with historical significance. It had been the site of many battles and uprisings against Spain, one of which was that of 1872, which resulted in the execution of three priests: Gomez, Burgos and Zamora (Gomburza). Cavite is also where General Emilio Aguinaldo proclaimed the Philippine Independence from Spanish rule on June 12, 1898, in the town of Kawit.[2]

The province is named after its shape, that of a hook – hence Kawit, meaning hook, in Tagalog. It is geographically situated at the very entrance to Manila Bay, a location which has made it, along with Bataan on the north, the scene of many battles in the past. It is bounded on the northwest by the Bay, on the northeast by the provinces of Rizal and Laguna, on the southwest by the province of Batangas. Its capital city is Imus, with the seat of the provincial government located in Trece Martires City.[2]

Early in the American regime, a U.S. naval garrison was stationed at Sangley Point in Cavite City after a civil government was established in 1901. Because of mutual defense agreements, this base remained in Cavite long after the country was granted its independence in 1946.[2]

The topography of the province is gentle upward sloping towards the south, peaking in Tagaytay Ridge and Mts. Palay-Palay - Mataas-na-Gulod Range, at the border with Batangas province. Areas near the coast are flat where rice is an important crop. Fishing is another major industry in the coastal towns. The language spoken is Tagalog, which is the basis for Filipino, the national language of the country. More than 60 per cent of the inhabitants live in urbanized areas because of its proximity to Manila. Today, Cavite is witnessing a more radical urbanization as factories, subdivisions, golf courses, resorts and an Export Processing Zone (EPZA) have sprung up in the province. Tagaytay City, with its cool climate and a scenic view of Taal Lake and Taal Volcano, draws many tourists each year.[2]

The Diocese of Imus was created on November 12, 1961. It comprises the civil province of Cavite and covers a land area of 1,287 km2 (497 sq mi), with a population of 1,643,549 of which 76 per cent are Catholics. Its titular patroness is Nuestra Señora del Pilar. The diocese is a suffragan of the Archdiocese of Manila.[2]

On April 8, 2013, Reynaldo Gonda Evangelista was appointed by Pope Francis as the fifth bishop of Imus.[3] He is the first appointee of Pope Francis on the Catholic hierarchy of the Philippines.[4] He was installed last June 5, 2013.

Ordinaries[edit]

The list of the assigned bishops of the diocese since its establishment are as follows:[1]

Coat of Arms Name From Until No.
Artemio G. Casas December 11, 1961 September 4, 1968 1
Felix P. Perez February 25, 1969 February 29, 1992 2
Manuel C. Sobreviñas February 25, 1993 October 22, 2001 3
Coat of arms of Luis Antonio Tagle.svg Luis Antonio G. Tagle October 22, 2001 October 13, 2011 4
Coat of arms of Reynaldo Evangelista.svg Reynaldo G. Evangelista, O.F.S. June 5, 2013 Incumbent 5

Jurisdiction[edit]

Our Lady of the Pillar Cathedral in Imus, the seat of the diocese

Province of Cavite
Vicar General: Rev. Msgr. George Morales

Episcopal District of St. Matthew - North Cavite[edit]

Episcopal Vicar: Rev. Fr. Reuel Castañeda

Vicariate of St. Michael, the Archangel (City of Bacoor)[edit]

Vicar Forane: Rev Fr. Oliver Genuino

  • Holy Trinity Parish, San Nicolas 2
  • Our Lady Queen of Peace Parish, Salinas
  • Our Mother of Perpetual Help Parish, Perpetual Village VII, Mambog 5
  • San Lorenzo Ruiz Parish, Aniban
  • St. Jude Thaddeus Pastoral Center, Vista Verde Subdivision, Mambog 4
  • St. Martin de Porres Parish, Andrea Village, Panapaan
  • St. Michael, the Archangel Parish, Poblacion

Vicariate of Sto. Nino (City of Bacoor)[edit]

Vicar Forane: Rev. Fr. Danilo Paraiso Jr.

  • Inay Maria ng Magnificat Parish, Camella Springville, Molino III
  • Nuestra Senora dela Paz y Buen Viaje Parish, Addas 2, Molino II
  • Our Lady of Fatima Parish, Soldiers Hills 4, Molino VI
  • Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Parish, Citihomes, Molino IV
  • Our Lady Queen of Peace Parish, Queen’s Row
  • Our Mother of Perpetual Help Parish, Springville Heights, Molino VII
  • Sto. Nino de Molino Parish, Bahayang Pag-Asa, Molino V

Vicariate of Our Lady of the Pillar (City of Imus)[edit]

Vicar Forane: Rev. Fr. Melencio Sandoval

  • Holy Family Parish, Landcaster, Alapan
  • Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, Bucandala
  • Mary Mother of God Parish, Malagasang II
  • Our Lady of Fatima Parish, Anabu I
  • Our Lady of Fatima Parish, Anabu II
  • Our Lady of the Pillar Cathedral Parish, Poblacion (City Proper)
  • St. James the Greater Parish, Buhay na Tubig
  • St. Martha Parish, Greengate, Malagasang II

Episcopal District of St. John - North-West Cavite[edit]

Episcopal Vicar: Rev. Fr. Leoben Peregrino

Vicariate of St. Mary Magdalene (Kawit, Cavite City, and Noveleta)[edit]

Vicar Forane: Rev. Fr. Dominador Medina

Vicariate of The Holy Cross (Tanza and Rosario)[edit]

Vicar Forane: Rev Fr. Virgilio Mendoza

  • Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Parish, Amaya, Tanza
  • San Isidro Labrador Parish, Ligtong, Rosario
  • St. John Paul II Parish, Paradahan, Tanza
  • The Holy Cross Parish and Diocesan Shrine of Saint Augustine, Tanza (Town Proper)
  • The Most Holy Rosary Parish, Rosario (Town Proper)
  • The Resurrection Parish, Julugan, Tanza

Vicariate of Our Lady Of Assumption (Naic, Magallanes, Maragondon, and Ternate)[edit]

Vicar Forane: Rev Fr. Mario De Leon

Episcopal District of St. Luke - East Cavite[edit]

Episcopal Vicar: Rev. Fr. Agustin Baas

Vicariate of St. Francis of Assisi (General Trias and Trece Martires)[edit]

Vicar Forane: Rev Fr. Inocencio Poblete Jr.

  • Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish, Gateway, Javalera, General Trias
  • San Gabriel Arkanghel Parish, San Francisco, General Trias
  • San Gregorio Magno Parish, Inocencio, Trece Martires
  • St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Sampalucan, General Trias
  • St. Jude Thaddeus Parish, San Agustin (Poblacion), Trece Martires
  • St. Vicente Ferrer Parish, Manggahan, General Trias
  • The Annunciation Parish, Pasong Camachile, General Trias

Vicariate of Immaculate Conception (City of Dasmariñas)[edit]

Vicar Forane: Rev. Fr. Antonio P. Perez Jr

  • Ang Mabuting Pastol Parish, Pala-Pala
  • Immaculate Conception Parish, Poblacion (City Proper)
  • Our Lady of Fatima Parish, Salitran
  • Our Lady of Miraculous Medal Parish, Amuntay Road
  • San Lorenzo Ruiz Pastoral Center, Summerwind 4, Burol
  • St. Paul Parish, Langkaan I

Vicariate of Our Mother of Perpetual Help (City of Dasmariñas)[edit]

Vicar Forane: Rev. Fr. Miguel Concepcion III

  • Hesus Nazareno Parish, Luzviminda IV
  • Kristong Hari Parish, Paliparan
  • Mary Immaculate Parish, Salawag
  • Our Mother of Perpetual Help Parish, DBB-A
  • Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish, DBB-C
  • Pope St. John XXIII Parish, San Marino City, Salawag
  • St. Mary Euphrasia Parish, DBB-E&J

Episcopal District of St. Mark - South Cavite[edit]

Episcopal Vicar: Rev. Fr. Conrad Amon

Vicariate of Our Lady of Candelaria (Silang, Carmona, and General Mariano Alvarez)[edit]

Vicar Forane: Rev Fr. Marino Limbag

  • Diocesan Shrine of Divine Mercy, Biluso, Silang
  • National Shrine of Our Lady of La Salette, Biga II, Silang
  • Nuestra Señora del Santissimo Rosario Parish, Lantikan, Carmona
  • Our Lady of Candelaria Parish, Silang (Town Proper)
  • San Antonio de Padua Parish, Pook, Silang
  • Santa Teresita ng Batang Hesus Parish, Olaes, GMA
  • St. Joseph Parish, Carmona (Town Proper)
  • St. Benedict Parish, Westgrove, Silang
  • St. Joseph the Worker Parish, San Jose, GMA
  • St. John Marie Vianney Parish, Lalaan II, Silang
  • The Holy Family Parish, GMA
  • The Risen Christ Parish, Bulihan, Silang

Vicariate of The Seven Archangels (Tagaytay City, Mendez, Indang, Amadeo, Alfonso, and General Aguinaldo)[edit]

Vicar Forane: Rev Fr. Allan Valero

  • Ina ng Laging Saklolo Parish – Sungay, Tagaytay City
  • Our Lady of Lourdes Parish – Lourdes, Tagaytay City
  • St. Augustine Parish – Mendez (Town Proper)
  • St. Gregory the Great Parish – Indang (Town Proper)
  • St. John Nepomucene Parish – Alfonso (Town Proper)
  • St. Joseph Parish – Bailen/General Aguinaldo (Town Proper)
  • St. Joseph Parish – Kaytitingga, Alfonso
  • St. Mary Magdalene Parish – Amadeo (Town Proper)
  • St. Vincent Ferrer Parish – Lumampong, Indang

Seminaries[edit]

Diocesan Seminaries[edit]

  • Our Lady of the Pillar Seminary, Buhay na Tubig, Imus City, 4103 Cavite; Tel. (046) 686-1369
  • Tahanan ng Mabuting Pastol Seminary, Mag-asawang Ilat, 4120 Tagaytay City; Tel. (046) 4131-329

Seminaries run by Religious Congregation[edit]

  • Divine Word Seminary, SVD Rd., San Jose, 4120 Tagaytay City; Tels. (046); 4131-253; 413-0280
  • Fr. Jordan Formation House, Salvatorian Fathers and Brothers, 189A Purok 3, Talon, Amadeo, 4119 Cavite; Tel. (046) 483-0734; Fax. (046) 483-0735
  • La Salette College Seminary, National Shrine of Our Lady of La Salette, Biga, Silang, 4118 Cavite; Tels. (046) 414-2146; 414-0257
  • Mission Society of the Philippines Seminary, SVD Road, Mag-asawang Ilat, 4120 Tagaytay City; Tel (046) 413-1381
  • MSFS Formation House, Missionaries of St. Francis de Sales (MSFS), Lalaan I, Silang, 4118 Cavite, P.O. Box 041, Silang, Cavite; Tel. (046) 414-2360
  • PIME Seminary, Pontifical Institute for Foreign Mission (PIME), Magallanes Drive, Sta. Rita, Silang Crossing West, 4120 Tagaytay City; Tel. (046) 413-3752
  • San Pablo Theological Formation House, SVD Road, San Jose, 4120 Tagaytay City; Tel. (046) 413-1386
  • San Ricardo Pampuri Formation House, Order of Hospitaller Brothers of St. John of God, Bo. Salaban, Amadeo, 4119 Cavite; Tel. (046) 413-1737
  • Somascan Fathers Major Seminary, Sta. Rita, Kaybagal, 4120 Tagaytay City; Tel. (046) 413-1501
  • St. Anthony's Boys Village - Cavite, Rogationists of the Heart of Jesus Km. 52 Aguinaldo Hi-way Lalaan 2, Silang, 4118 Cavite; Tel. (046) 414-0448
  • St. Augustine Major Seminary (SASMA), Apostolic Vicariate of Calapan, SVD Road, San Jose, 4120 Tagaytay City; Tel. (046) 413-1319
  • St. Gaspar Bertoni Seminary, Stigmatine Fathers & Brothers, Bo. Mabuhay, Carmona, 4116 Cavite; Tels.: (046) 430-1831; 430-2026
  • St. Lawrence de Brindisi House of Studies, Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, 4120 Tagaytay City; Tel. (046) 413-1260
  • St. Paul Seminary Foundation, Lalaan I, Silang, 4118 Cavite; Tel. (046) 414-2281

Religious Congregations and Organizations[edit]

Religious Men[edit]

  • Clerics Regular of Somasca (CRS)
  • Clerics Regular of St. Paul - Barnabites (CRSP)
  • Congregation of the Sacred Stigmata of Our Lord Jesus Christ (CSS)
  • Hospitaller Order of the Brothers of St. John of God (OH)
  • Missionaries of Our Lady of La Salette (MS)
  • Mission Society of the Philippines (MSP)
  • Missionaries of St. Francis de Sales (MSFS)
  • Oblates of St. Joseph (OSJ)
  • Order of Augustinian Recollect (OAR)
  • Order of Friars Minor Capuchin (OFM Cap)
  • Order of Friars Minor Conventual (OFM Conv.)
  • Pontifical Institute for Foreign Mission (PIME)
  • Religious Tertiary Capuchins of Our Lady of Sorrows (TC)
  • Rogationists of the Heart of Jesus (RCJ)
  • Sons of Holy Mary Immaculate (SHMI)
  • Congregation of the Servants of the Parclete (SP)
  • Society of African Missions (SMA)
  • Society of the Divine Word (SVD)
  • Society of St. Paul (SSP)
  • Society of the Divine Savior (SDS)
  • The Brothers of Christ (BC)
  • Brothers of the Christian Schools (FSC)

Religious Women[edit]

  • Augustinian Recollect (AR)
  • Augustinian Sisters, Servants of Jesus and Mary (ASSJM)
  • Augustinian Sisters of Our Lady of Consolation (OSA)
  • Canossian Daughters of Charity (FdCC)
  • Carmelite Sisters of Charity - Vedruna (CCV)
  • Catechist Sisters of the Sacred Hearts (CSSH)
  • Compassionist Sisters-Servants of Mary (CSSM)
  • Congregation of Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd (Contemplatives) (CGS)
  • Congregation of the Missionary Sisters of St. Anthony Mary Claret (MC)
  • Congregation of the Sisters of St. John the Baptist (CSSJB)
  • Congregation of the Sisters of Our Lady of La Salette (SNDS)
  • Congregation of the Sister Servants of the Visitation (SSV)
  • Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul (DC)
  • Daughters of St. Dominic (OPDSD)
  • Daughters of St. Francis de Sales (DSFS)
  • Daughters of St. Joseph of Caburlotto (DSJC)
  • Daughters of the Immaculate Conception of Charity (DICC)
  • Dominican Sisters of the Most Holy Rosary (OP)
  • Franciscan Immaculatine Sisters (FIS)
  • Franciscan Missionaries of Mary (FMM)
  • Franciscan Missionary Sisters of Assisi (SFMA)
  • Franciscan Missionary Sisters of the Infant Jesus (FMIJ)
  • Franciscan Sisters of the Atonement (SA)
  • Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate (FI)
  • Franciscan Sisters of the Sacred Hearts (SFSC)
  • Fraternidad Misionera Verbum Dei (FMVD)
  • Hospitaler Sisters of Mercy (HSM)
  • Immaculate Sisters of St. Clare (CSCS)
  • Institute of the Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus of Ragusa (SrSC)
  • Merciful Sisters (MS)
  • Missionaries of Charity (MC)
  • Missionary Benedictine Sisters of Tutzing (OSB)
  • Missionary Catechists of the Sacred Heart (MCSH)
  • Missionary Daughters of St. Jerome Emiliani (MS)
  • Missionary Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (CM)
  • Missionary Sisters-Servants of the Holy Spirit (SSpS)
  • Oblate Sisters of the Most Holy Redeemer (OSSR)
  • Oblation Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament (OSBS)
  • Order of the Most Holy Saviour of St. Bridget (OSSS)
  • Order of the Visitation Sisters of St. Mary (Contemplative) OVSM
  • Parochial Handmaids of the Holy Spirit (PHHS)
  • Pious Disciples of the Divine Master (PDDM)
  • Religious of the Good Shepherd (RGS)
  • Religious Missionaries of St. Dominic (OP)
  • Religious of the Virgin Mary (RVM)
  • Reparatrix Sisters of the Sacred Heart (RSC)
  • Siervas de San Jose (SSJ)
  • Sister Handmaids of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul (SMC)
  • Sisters Oblates of the Holy Spirit (OSS)
  • Sisters of Charity of Our Lady of Good & Perpetual Succour (BPS)
  • Sisters of Charity of St. Charles Borromeo (CB)
  • Sisters of Jesus Good Shepherd (SJBP)
  • Sisters of the Divine Savior (SDS)
  • Sisters of St. Paul de Chartres (SPC)
  • Sisters of the Angels (SdA)
  • Sisters of the Holy Family (SSF)
  • Sisters-Servants of the Holy Spirit of Perpetual Adoration (SSpSAP)
  • Sisters of Social Service (SSS)
  • Sisters of the Presentation of Mary Most Holy in the Temple
  • The Sisters of Mary of Banneux) SMB)
  • Ursuline Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Agonizing (ANJ)
  • Veroniche Sisters of the Holy Face (VSHF)
  • Workers of Christ the Worker (WCW)

Religious Organization[edit]

  • Adoracion Nocturna Filipina
  • Apostolado ng Panalangin (Apostleship of Prayer)
  • Charismatic Movement
  • Couples for Christ
  • Cursillo Movement
  • Catholic Women’s League
  • Daughters of Mary Immaculate
  • Divine Mercy Apostolate
  • Holy Name Society
  • Knights of the Altar / Ministry of Altar Servers
  • Knights of Columbus
  • Legion of Mary
  • Mother Butler Guild
  • Neo-Catechumenal Way

Apostolates and Ministries[edit]

Apostolado sa Larangan ng Pagkilala sa Diyos (Apostolate on the Field of Recognizing God)

  • Ministri sa Katekesis (Ministry on Catechesis)
  • Ministri sa Liturhiya (Ministry on Liturgy)
  • Ministri sa Pagbubuo ng Simbahang Pamayanan (Ministry on Basic Ecclesiastical Community)
  • Ministri sa Popular Religiosity (Ministry on Popular Religiosity)

Apostolado sa Larangan ng Pangangalaga sa Tao (Apostolate on the Field of Care to Man)

  • Ministri sa Lingkod-Bayan (Ministry on Public Servants)
  • Ministri sa Kabataan (Ministry on Youth)
  • Ministri sa Paaralan (Ministry on Schools)
  • Ministri sa Paghuhubog sa Pagkapari (Ministry on Formation of Priest)
  • Ministri sa Pagtataguyod ng Bokasyon (Ministry on Vocation Promotion)
  • Ministri sa Pamilya (Ministry on Families)
  • Ministri sa Relihiyoso at Relihiyosa (Ministry on Religious Men and Women)

Apostolado sa Larangan ng Pagtataguyod sa Buhay (Apostolate on the Field of Advocacy on Life)

  • Ministri ng mga Maralitang nasa Kabite (Ministry of the Poor in Cavite)
  • Ministri ng mga Migrante sa Ibayong Dagat (Ministry for Migrants)
  • Ministri sa Bilanggo (Ministry on Jail)
  • Ministri sa Magsasaka (Ministry on Farmers)
  • Ministri sa Manggagawa (Ministry on Workers)
  • Ministri sa Mangingisda (Ministry on Fisherman)
  • Ministri sa Pagkalinga (Ministry on Care to the Sick)
  • Ministri sa Pagtataguyod ng Karapatang Pantao (Ministry on Promotion of Human Rights)

Apostolado sa Larangan ng Pamamahala sa Kalikasan (Apostolate on the Field of the Administration of the Environment)

  • Ministri sa Pamamahala sa Kalikasan (Ministry on the Administration of the Environment)

Apostolado sa Larangan ng Kaayusan (Apostolate on the Field of Orderliness)

  • Ministri sa Pananaliksik at Komunikasyon (Ministry on Research and Communication)
  • Ministri sa Pangangasiwa ng Pananalapi at Pag-aari ng Simbahan (Ministry on Management of Finances and Church Properties)
  • Ministri sa Pangangasiwa sa mga Kumbento at Opisina ng Diyosesis (Ministry on Management of Convent and Offices of the Diocese)

Golden Jubilee celebration[edit]

In 2011, the diocese celebrated its Golden Jubilee since its separation from the Archdiocese of Manila. The festivities centered on the theme "Tena't Mag-KA-RA-KOL" (Let's do the karakol), a pray-dance procession performed in fiestas in Cavite. The karakol spelled as KA-RA-KOL, is an acronym with "KA" for "KAhapong kay yaman" - an introspective look into the glorious history of the diocese; "RA" for "RAdikal na pagsunod kay Kristo," a call for reconciliation and conversion into the fullness of God's love by following the example of Jesus Christ; and "KOL" for "KOLektibong pagkilos," which envisioned a collective effort on the part of all Catholic faithful in the province to fulfill its mission of spreading God's word.

Prior to the jubilee year, a three-year preparation for the celebration (from 2009 to 2011) was led by then Bishop Luis Antonio Tagle, who was later appointed as the Archbishop of Manila. He led the opening of the jubilee year with a Mass celebrated at the patio of the Imus Cathedral on the midnight of the foundation day of the diocese, November 25, 2011. Among the highlights of the event was the opening of the cathedral's Jubilee Door. All the Catholic faithful who would pass through the door would be granted a plenary indulgence under the usual conditions. On October 16, 2012, a Mass for the celebration of the anniversary of the Cathedral's dedication was celebrated by Most Rev. Bishop Pedro Arigo D.D., then apostolic vicar of Puerto Princesa and a native of Kawit. The Grand Diocesan Procession was held on the streets of Imus after the Mass which featured the images of the patron saints of every parish in the Diocese.

On November 26, 2012, Mass and the closing of the Cathedral's Jubilee door was celebrated by Archbishop Rolando Tria Tirona Archbishop of Caceres and a native of Kawit. His concelebrants included Most Rev. Pedro Arigo D.D., Vicar of Puerto Princesa (also a native of Kawit), Most Rev. Manuel Sobreviñas, Bishop Emeritus of the Diocese of Imus , and Most Rev. Teodoro Buhain, Auxiliary Bishop-Emeritus of the Archdiocese of Manila and a native of Bacoor.

The solemn Canonical Coronation of the image of Our Lady of the Pillar of Imus, Patroness of the Diocese concluded the celebration of the Golden Jubilee. The Marian image was crowned by Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle on December 3, 2012.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Diocese of Imus". Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved 21 January 2015.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Diocese of Imus". CBCP (Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines) Online. Retrieved on 2013-05-10.
  3. ^ "Other Pontifical Acts - Monday, April 8, 2013". Vatican Information Service. Retrieved on 2013-05-10.
  4. ^ [1]. GMA News Online. Retrieved 2013-04-08


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