Roman Catholic Diocese of Kalookan

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Diocese of Kalookan
Dioecesis Kalookana
Diyosesis ng Kalookan
Diocese of Kalookan Coat of Arms.jpg
Coat of Arms of the Diocese
Location
Country Philippines
Territory Caloocan City - South
Malabon City
Navotas City
Ecclesiastical province Manila
Metropolitan Manila
Coordinates 14°35′9″N 120°58′22″E / 14.58583°N 120.97278°E / 14.58583; 120.97278Coordinates: 14°35′9″N 120°58′22″E / 14.58583°N 120.97278°E / 14.58583; 120.97278
Statistics
Area 55 km2 (21 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2011)
1,348,689
1,200,334 (89%)
Information
Denomination Catholic Church
Sui iuris church Latin Church
Rite Roman Rite
Established June 28, 2003
Cathedral Cathedral of St Roque
Patron saint Saint Roch
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Most Rev. Pablo Virgilio S. David, D.D.
Metropolitan Archbishop Luis Antonio Tagle
Vicar General Rev. Jeronimo Maria J. Cruz
Emeritus Bishops Most Rev. Deogracias S. Iñiguez, Jr., D.D. (2003-2013)
Website
http://kalookandiocese.org

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Kalookan (Lat: Dioecesis Kalookanus) is a Roman Rite diocese of the Latin Church of the Catholic Church in the Philippines. The diocese was erected in 2003 from the Archdiocese of Manila. The diocese comprises Caloocan City-South, Malabon City, and Navotas City. Appointed as first bishop was Most Rev. Deogracias S. Iñiguez, then Bishop of Iba, Zambales. His early resignation due to his deteriorating health was approved by Pope Benedict XVI on January 25, 2013. Upon Bishop Iñiguez's resignation, Diocese of Antipolo Auxiliary Bishop Francisco M. De Leon was appointed Apostolic Administrator of the diocese, until a diocesan bishop was appointed by the Pope.

Most Rev. Pablo Virgilio S. David, D.D., the current Auxiliary Bishop of San Fernando in Pampanga was appointed second Bishop of Kalookan on October 14, 2015. He was installed as the Second Bishop of Kalookan on January 2, 2016.[1]

Statistics[edit]

There were about 1,220,000 people in the diocese as of December 2005, 89 percent of them, or 1,090,000, baptized Catholics, the rest members of other Christian denominations. The average number of baptisms in a year between the years 2003-2005 was 680. There are 36 diocesan and religious priests serving 26 parishes.

The two prominent Christian religions in the diocese next to Catholicism are the Philippine Independent Church (IFI, Aglipayan) and Iglesia ni Cristo (Church of Christ).

There are 37 full-time salaried church workers, all at the diocesan level including bishop's office, chancery, and full-time paid workers in certain ministries or special projects

Diocesan and religious priests[edit]

  • Diocesan Priests: 21
  • Religious Priests: 15
  • Guest priests: 14
  • Diocesan Seminarians in Formation: 30

Religious brothers and sisters[edit]

  • Religious Brothers: 17
  • Religious Sisters: 53

Lay missionaries, catechists[edit]

  • Catechists: 5 Full Time
  • (Continuous for On- Going Formation of Lay Volunteer Catechists)

Vicariates[edit]

Vicariate of San Roque (Caloocan City and Malabon City)
Name of Church Founded Administered Address Feast Day Parish Priest
San Roque Cathedral April 8, 1815 A. Mabini corner 10th Ave. Streets, Caloocan City August 16 Rev. Gaudioso A. Sustento
Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish November 6, 1960 M.H. del Pilar corner Pureza Streets, Tugatog, Malabon City Friday after Corpus Christi Rev. Nestor Fajardo
Mary Help of Christians Parish April 27, 1953 J.P. Rizal St., Maypajo, Caloocan City May 24 Rev.
Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish December 9, 1988 M.H. del Pilar Street, Maysilo, Malabon City A week after the feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Rev. Ronaldo Pedroso
Saint Joseph the Workman Parish April 8, 1994 Doña Rita corner Sampalukan Streets, Caloocan City May 1 Rev. Edgardo Guantero
Vicariate of Our Lady of Grace (Caloocan City)
Name of Church Founded Administered Address Feast Day Parish Priest
Shrine of Our Lady of Grace May 5, 1946 Oblates of Mary Immaculate 11th Avenue (Eugene de Mazenod Street), Caloocan City First Sunday of May Rev. Alberto G. Cahilig, OMI
San Pancrasio Parish October 11, 1962 La Loma Cemetery Compound East Side Grace Park, Caloocan City Rev. Fr. Ricardo D. Torrefiel
Sagrada Familia Parish 1983 Banal Street, Caloocan City Every 2nd Sunday of January Rev. Benedict John Cervantes
San Jose de Agudo Parish May 1, 1989 Agudo cor. Cabatuan St., Caloocan City Every First Sunday of May Rev. Ruben Maybuena
Hearts of Jesus and Mary Parish January 11, 1976 Nadurata Street, 8th Avenue, Grace Park, Caloocan City June 19 Rev. Gaudencio Salise
Vicariate of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (Caloocan City and Malabon City)
Name of Church Founded Administered Address Feast Day Parish Priest
Saints Peter and John Parish August 9, 1963 34 Orange Road, Potrero, Malabon City Every Last Sunday of June Rev. Leandro Magnait, Jr.
Saint Gabriel the Archangel Parish August 9, 1963 Araneta Avenue corner Caimito Road, Caloocan City Last Sunday of September Msgr. Alex Amandy, HP, JCD
St. Francis of Assisi and Sta. Quiteria Parish September 11, 1979 Missionaries of the Sacred Heart Tullahan Road, Baesa, Caloocan City October 4 (St. Francis of Assisi) / May 22 (Sta. Quiteria) Rev. Fr. George B. Alfonso, MSC
Birhen ng Lujan Quasi-Parish May 8, 2010 Institute of the Incarnate Word 56 Malvar Ext. Bagong Barrio Caloocan City May 8 or Second Sunday of May Rev. Luis Zapata, IVE
Birhen ng Lourdes Parish August 17, 1972 Oblates of Mary Immaculate Malolos Ave., Bagong Barrio Caloocan City February 11 Rev. Danilo Pacate, OMI
Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish (Morning Breeze Subdivision) 1984 Pilar Rd., Morning Breeze Subdivision, Caloocan City Friday after Corpus Christi Rev. Rufino Yabut
Vicariate of San Jose de Navotas (Navotas City, Longos, Malabon City and Caloocan City)
Name of Church Founded Administered Address Feast Day Parish Priest
San Jose de Navotas Parish July 1, 1859 M. Naval Street, San Jose, Navotas City First Sunday of May Rev. Gigi
San Lorenzo Ruiz and Companion Martyrs Parish June 21, 1982 Order of Preachers Phase 1–C, Kaunlaran Village, North Bay Boulevard South, Navotas City Last Sunday of September before September 28 Rev. Fr. Patricio P. Hiwatig, O.P. (Fr. Patrick)
San Ildefonso Parish January 23, 1983 Estrella St. cor. M. Naval St., Navotas-East, Navotas City January 23 Rev. Jeronimo Ma. Cruz
San Exequiel Moreno Parish December 3, 1992 Labahita corner Langaray Streets, Phase 2 Kaunlaran Village, Caloocan City Every Third Sunday of August
San Roque de Navotas Parish 1951 M. Naval St., San Roque, Navotas City Every Last Sunday of January Rev. Nestor Fajardo
Sta. Clara Mission Community Order of Friars Minor Longos, Malabon City Every Last Sunday of August Rev. Cesar Malasa, OFM
Vicariate of San Bartolome (Malabon City and Tanza, Navotas City)
Name of Church Founded Administered Address Feast Day Parish Priest
San Bartolome Parish 1670 Rizal Avenue, Malabon City August 24 Rev. Jun Erlano
Immaculate Conception Parish September 8, 1907 272 General Luna Street, Concepcion, Malabon City December 8 Msgr. Alex Amandy
Santo Rosario Parish March 15, 1983 Society of the Divine Word Don Basilio Bautista Blvd., cor. M. Sioson St., Dampalit, Malabon City Every Second Week of October Rev. Fr. Rodrigo F. Salazar, Jr., SVD
San Antonio de Padua Parish July 1, 1989 64 Sanciangco Street, Tonsuya, Malabon City June 13 Rev. Martin Guarin
Exaltation of the Holy Cross Parish September 26, 1994 31 A. Gerbacio Street, Hulong Duhat, Malabon City September 14 Rev. Ofero Stephen Balana
Santa Cruz Parish April 28, 1993 Tanza, Navotas City Rev. Idelfonso de Guzman, Jr.

General Reshuffle of the Clergy[edit]

During the launch of the Year of the Parish last November 26, 2016 at La Consolacion College, Caloocan, the Very Rev. Gaudioso Sustento, Chancellor, by mandate of His Excellency, Bishop Pablo David, announced the new assignments of the Diocesan Clergy of Kalookan which will take effect on January 5, 2017.

Vicariate of San Roque (Caloocan City and Malabon City)
Name of Church Address Parish Priest Parochial Vicar
San Roque Cathedral Parish A. Mabini cor. 10th Ave. Streets, Caloocan City Very Rev. Fr. Jeronimo Ma. J. Cruz, V.G. Rev. Fr. Richard D. Omol

Rev. Fr. Edgar E. Guantero

Mary Help of Christians Parish J.P. Rizal St., Maypajo, Caloocan City Rev. Fr. Ronaldo C. Pedroso
Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish M.H. del Pilar cor. Pureza Sts., Tugatog, Malabon City Rev. Fr. Mariano C. Bartolome Jr.
Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish M.H. del Pilar St., Maysilo, Malabon City Rev. Fr. Lauro G. Frias
Saint Joseph the Workman Parish Doña Rita cor. Sampalukan Sts., Caloocan City Rev. Fr. Alberto T. Caballero
Vicariate of Our Lady of Grace
Name of Church Address Parish Priest Parochial Vicar
San Pancracio Parish La Loma Cemetery Compound, East Side, Grace Park, Caloocan City Rev. Fr. Ricardo D. Torrefiel Rev. Fr. Octavio T. Bartiana
Hearts of Jesus and Mary Parish Nadurata Street, 8th Avenue, Grace Park, Caloocan City Very Rev. Fr. Ruben J. Maybuena, E.V.
Sagrada Familia Parish Banal Street, Caloocan City Rev. Fr. Ildefonso C. de Guzman Jr.
San Jose de Agudo Parish Agudo cor. Cabatuan St., Caloocan City Rev. Fr. Carlos C. Ida
Vicariate of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
Name of Church Address Parish Priest Parochial Vicar
Saints Peter and John Parish 34 Orange Road, Potrero, Malabon City Very Rev. Fr. Rey O. Amante, E.V.
Saint Gabriel the Archangel Parish Araneta Avenue corner Caimito Road, Caloocan City Rev. Fr. Leandro M. Magnait Rev. Fr. Kennedy A. Neral
Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish (Morning Breeze) Pilar Rd., Morning Breeze Subd., Caloocan City Very Rev. Fr. Gaudioso Rafael David A. Sustento, JCL
Vicariate of San Jose de Navotas
Name of Church Address Parish Priest Parochial Vicar
San Jose de Navotas Parish M. Naval St., San Jose, Navotas City Rev. Fr. Rufino P. Yabut Rev. Fr. Leo S. Pepito
San Roque Parish M. Naval St., San Roque, Navotas City Rev. Fr. Nestor P. Fajardo
San Ildefonso Parish Estrella St. cor. M. Naval St., Navotas-East, Navotas City Rev. Fr. Amado V. Gino
San Exequiel Moreno Parish Labahita cor. Langaray Sts., Phase 2 Kaunlaran Village, Caloocan City Rev. Fr. Gaudencio G. Salise Rev. Fr. Ofero Stephen M. Balana
Vicariate of San Bartolome
Name of Church Address Parish Priest Parochial Vicar
San Bartolome Parish Rizal Avenue, Malabon City Very Rev. Fr. Elpidio A. Erlano Jr., E.V. Rev. Fr. James Anthony A. Del Rosario
Rev. Fr. Nestor A. Estanislao
Immaculate Conception Parish 272 General Luna St., Concepcion, Malabon City Rt. Rev. Msgr. Alex V. Amandy, HP, JCD, JV Rev. Fr. Joey C. Enriquez
Santo Rosario Parish Don Basilio Bautista Blvd. cor. M. Sioson St., Dampalit, Malabon City Rev. Fr. Martin L. Guarin
San Antonio de Padua Parish 64 Sanciangco St., Tonsuya, Malabon City Rev. Fr. Benedict John C. Cervantes
Santa Cruz Parish Tanza, Navotas City Rev. Fr. Romeo C. Tuazon
Exaltation of the Holy Cross Parish 31 A. Gervacio St., Hulong Duhat, Malabon City Rev. Fr. Lauro E. Toledo

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "David installed as new Kalookan bishop". CBCP News. Retrieved 2016-01-02.