Roman Catholic Diocese of Lucena

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Diocese of Lucena
Dioecesis Lucenensis
Diyosesis ng Lucena
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Interior of the Lucena Cathedral
Coat of arms of the Diocese of Lucena.svg
Coat of arms
Location
Country  Philippines
Territory Cities of Tayabas and Lucena and Municipalities of Agdangan, Atimonan, Candelaria, Dolores, Lucban, Mauban, Padre Burgos, Plaridel, San Antonio, Sariaya, Tiaong and Unisan in Quezon
Ecclesiastical province Lipa
Metropolitan Lipa
Coordinates 13°56′9.4″N 121°36′45″E / 13.935944°N 121.61250°E / 13.935944; 121.61250Coordinates: 13°56′9.4″N 121°36′45″E / 13.935944°N 121.61250°E / 13.935944; 121.61250
Statistics
Area 2,334 km2 (901 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2004)
948,093
834,322 (88%)
Information
Denomination Roman Catholic
Sui iuris church Latin Church
Rite Roman Rite
Established March 28, 1950
Cathedral Cathedral of Saint Ferdinand in Lucena
Patron saint Saint Ferdinand
Secular priests 189+
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Emilio Z. Marquez
Metropolitan Archbishop Gilbert Garcera
Vicar General Dennis M. Imperial, PC
Website
Website of the Diocese of Lucena

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Lucena (Latin: Dioecesis Lucenensis) is a diocese of the Roman Catholic Church in the Philippines with the seat in Lucena City. The Roman Rite Latin Church diocese was erected in 1950 from the Archdiocese of Lipa to become a suffragan diocese of the Archdiocese. In 1977, the Diocese of Boac, which covers the parishes in the island-province of Marinduque, was created and separated from Lucena. In 1984, the Diocese of Lucena was further divided with the creation of the Diocese of Gumaca, which covers the municipalities of Quezon province east of Gumaca, Quezon.

The current bishop is Emilio Z. Marquez, appointed in 2003.

Ordinaries[edit]

Jurisdiction[edit]

Episcopal District of Saint John[edit]

  • City: Lucena City
  • Number of Vicariates: 1
  • Number of Shrine: 2
  • Number of Parishes: 6

Shrine[edit]

City Shrine Address Feast Day Rector
Lucena City Diocesan Shrine of Saint Jude Thaddeus Cotta, Lucena City October 28 Rev. Fr. Nelson L. Valle
Diocesan Shrine of Our Lady of Peñafrancia Gulang-Gulang, Lucena City 3rd Saturday of September Rev. Fr. Ruel V. Abuel

Vicariate of Saint Peter[edit]

City Parish Address Feast Day Parish Priest
Lucena City Saint Ferdinand Cathedral Parish Poblacion, Lucena City May 30 Rev. Msgr. Dennis M. Imperial
Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Iyam, Lucena City February 11 Rev. Fr. Crizaldy S. Maaño
Saint Isidore Labrador Parish Ibabang Dupay, Lucena City May 15 Rev. Fr. Francisco S. Bingco
Saint Raphael the Archangel Parish Dalahican, Lucena City October 24 Rev. Fr. Alexander D. Oracion
Holy Face of Jesus (Saint Veronica) Parish University Site, Lucena City July 9 Rev. Fr. Ramilo V. Esplana
Diocesan Shrine of Our Lady of Peñafrancia Parish Gulang-Gulang, Lucena City 3rd Saturday of September Rev. Fr. Ruel V. Abel

Episcopal District of Saint Mark[edit]

Shrine[edit]

Municipality Shrine Address Feast Day Rector
Dolores Diocesan Shrine of Our Lady of Sorrows Dolores, Quezon September 15 Rev. Msgr. Carlos Pedro A. Herrera
Sariaya Diocesan Shrine of Santo Cristo de Burgos Sariaya, Quezon October 4 Rev. Msgr. Oscar I. Leaño

Vicariate of Saint Peter[edit]

Municipality Parish Address Feast Day Parish Priest
Candelaria San Pedro Bautista Parish Poblacion, Candelaria, Quezon February 5 Rev. Msgr. Melecio V. Verastigue
Saint Catherine of Siena Parish Sta. Catalina Sur, Candelaria, Quezon April 29 Rev. Fr. Jose Aurelio B. Reyes
Our Mother of Perpetual Help Parish Taguan, Candelaria, Quezon June 27 Rev. Msgr. Noe L. Loredo
Sariaya Saint Francis of Assisi Parish Sariaya, Quezon October 4 Rev. Msgr. Oscar I. Leaño
Immaculate Conception Parish Lutucan, Sariaya, Quezon December 8 Rev. Fr. Arnelo A. Galeon
Niña Maria Parish Castañas, Sariaya, Quezon September 12 Rev. Fr. Raphael Jose V. Tolentino
Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish Concepcion I, Sariaya, Quezon December 12 Rev. Fr. Severino M. Hernandez

Vicariate of Saint Simon[edit]

Municipality Parish Address Feast Day Parish Priest
San Antonio Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish Poblacion, San Antonio, Quezon 2nd Friday of June Rev. Fr. Librado M. Burgos
San Antonio San Pedro Calungsod Parish Pury, San Antonio, Quezon April 2 and October 7 Rev. Fr. Isagani Reyes
Tiaong Saint John the Baptist Parish Tiaong, Quezon June 24 Rev. Fr. Alberto J. Aller
Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Parish Cabay, Tiaong, Quezon October 7 Rev. Fr. Virgilo S. Nadres, Jr.
Blessed Virgin Mary Queen of the World Parish Lusacan, Tiaong, Quezon August 22 Rev. Fr. Bienvenido G. Lozano

Episcopal District of Saint Luke[edit]


Vicariate of Saint Thomas[edit]

Municipality Parish Address Feast Day Parish Priest
Lucban Saint Louis Bishop Parish Lucban, Quezon August 19 Rev. Fr. Noel L. Cabungcal
Mauban Saint Bonaventure Parish Mauban, Quezon July 15 Rev. Msgr. Eugenio Antonio A. Viray
Saint Lorenzo Ruiz de Manila Parish Polo, Mauban, Quezon September 28 Rev. Fr. Gilberto M. Talabong
Sampaloc Saint Vincent Ferrer Parish Sampaloc, Quezon April 25 Rev. Fr. Rolando A. Marasigan

Vicariate of Saint James[edit]

City Parish Address Feast Day Parish Priest
Tayabas City Minor Basilica of Saint Michael the Archangel Tayabas, City September 29 Rev. Msgr. Romel C. Ansay
Saint Roch Parish Ilasan, Tayabas City August 16 Rev. Fr. Antonio C. Salvania
Our Mother of Perpetual Help Parish Ibabang Bukal, Tayabas City June 27 Rev. Fr. Jude Paquito S. Moreno

Episcopal District of Saint Matthew[edit]

Shrine[edit]

Vicariate of Saint Matthias[edit]

  • Our Lady of the Angels Parish - Atimonan, Quezon
  • Our Lady of Lourdes Parish - Brgy. Malinao, Atimonan, Quezon
  • Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage Parish - Brgy. Ponon, Atimonan, Quezon
  • Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Parish - Plaridel, Quezon

Vicariate of Saint Bartholomew[edit]

Municipalities Parish Address Feast Day Parish Priest
Agdangan Saint Isidore the Farmer Parish Agdangan, Quezon May 15 Rev. Fr.
Unisan Saint Peter the Apostle Parish Unisan, Quezon June 29 Rev. Fr. Jose I. Cantos II
Saint Roche Parish Brgy. Panaon, Unisan, Quezon August 16 Rev. Fr. Denis Vargas
Padre Burgos Saint Rita of Cacia Parish Brgy. Walay, Padre Burgos, Quezon May 24 Rev. Fr.

Vicariate of Saint Andrew[edit]

See also[edit]

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