Roman Catholic Diocese of Lucena

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Diocese of Lucena
Dioecesis Lucenensis
Diyosesis ng Lucena
Coat of arms of the Diocese of Lucena.svg
Coat of arms
Location
Country  Philippines
Territory central part of Quezon Province
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-Parish of Saint Ferdinand
Patron saint Saint Ferdinand
Secular priests 189+
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Mel Rey M. Uy
Metropolitan Archbishop Gilbert Garcera
Vicar General Dennis M. Imperial
Emeritus Bishops Emilio Z. Marquez
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.

Ordinaries[edit]

Jurisdiction[edit]

Episcopal District of Saint John[edit]

  • Cities/Municipalities: Lucena City
  • Number of Vicariates: 1
  • Number of Shrine: 1
  • Number of Parishes: 7
  • Episcopal Vicar: Rev. Msgr. Leandro N. Castro, PC

Vicariate of Saint Peter[edit]

  • Cities/Municipalities: Lucena City
  • Vicar Forane: Rev. Fr. Crizaldy S. Maaño
City/Municipality Parish Address Feast Day Parish Priest Parochial Vicar(s)
Lucena City Cathedral-Parish of Saint Ferdinand Quezon Avenue, Poblacion 3, Lucena City May 30 Rev. Msgr. Dennis M. Imperial Rev. Fr. Quirino D. Macatangay; Rev. Fr. Bryan Ralph A. Cabrera; Rev Fr. Jose Fernando V. Defante; Rev. Fr. Ireneo Renato C. Naca
Diocesan Shrine and Parish of Our Lady of Peñafrancia Capistrano Drive, Capistrano Subdivision, Gulang-Gulang, Lucena City 3rd Saturday of September Rev. Fr. Ruel V. Abel Rev. Fr. John Eamone F. Panganiban
Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Nadres Street, Iyam, Lucena City February 11 Rev. Fr. Crizaldy S. Maaño Rev. Fr. Ralph O. Peñaflorida
Saint Jude Thaddeus Parish Cotta, Lucena City October 28 Rev. Fr. Nelson L. Valle Rev. Fr. Edzel C. Cabañas
Saint Isidore the Farmer Parish Old Manila South Road, Ibabang Dupay, Lucena City May 15 Rev. Fr. Francisco S. Bingco Rev. Fr. Merlin M. Las Piñas
Saint Raphael the Archangel Parish Dalahican Road, Dalahican, Lucena City September 29 Rev. Fr. Alexander D. Oracion
Holy Face of Jesus Parish and Church of Saint Veronica Madrid Street, University Site, Lucena City July 12 Rev. Fr. Ramilo V. Esplana

Episcopal District of Saint Mark[edit]

Vicariate of Saint Philip[edit]

  • Cities/Municipalities: Candelaria, Sariaya
  • Vicar Forane: Rev. Fr. Severino M. Hernandez
City/Municipality Parish Address Feast Day Parish Priest Parochial Vicar(s)
Candelaria Saint Pedro Bautista Parish Rizal Street, Poblacion, Candelaria February 5 Rev. Msgr. Melecio V. Verastigue Rev. Fr. Arvin Joseph C. Pitahin; Rev. Fr. Marciano F. Rubio
Saint Catherine of Siena Parish San Juan-Candelaria Highway, Sta. Catalina Sur, Candelaria April 29 Rev. Fr. Jose Aurelio B. Reyes
Our Mother of Perpetual Help Parish Maharlika Highway, Taguan, Candelaria June 27 Rev. Msgr. Noe L. Loredo
Sariaya Diocesan Shrine of Santo Cristo de Burgos and Parish of Saint Francis of Assisi Maharlika Highway, Poblacion, Sariaya October 4 Rev. Msgr. Oscar I. Leaño Rev. Fr. Misael S. Hernandez; Rev. Fr. Dennis C. Moreno
Immaculate Conception Parish Lutucan-Guis-Guis Road, Lutucan, Sariaya December 8 Rev. Fr. Arnelo A. Galeon
Niña Maria Parish Quezon Eco-Tourism Road, Castañas, Sariaya September 12 Rev. Fr. Raphael Jose V. Tolentino
Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish Greener Pastures Subdivision, Concepcion I, Sariaya December 12 Rev. Fr. Severino M. Hernandez

Vicariate of Saint Simon[edit]

City/Municipality Parish Address Feast Day Parish Priest Parochial Vicar(s)
Dolores National Shrine and Parish of Our Lady of Sorrows Cauyan Street, Poblacion, Dolores September 15 Rev. Msgr. Carlos Pedro A. Herrera Rev. Fr. Jerson M. Rey
Saint John Paul II Parish Bungoy, Dolores October 22 Rev. Fr. Robin P. Cruz
San Antonio Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish Poblacion, San Antonio Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Rev. Fr. Librado M. Burgos
Saint Pedro Calungsod Parish Pury, San Antonio April 2 Rev. Fr. Isagani Reyes
Tiaong Saint John the Baptist Parish Tiaong June 24 Rev. Fr. Alberto J. Aller Rev. Fr. Roderick G. Mercurio
Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Parish Cabay, Tiaong October 7 Rev. Fr. Virgilo S. Nadres, Jr.
Blessed Virgin Mary Queen of the World Parish Lusacan, Tiaong August 22 Rev. Fr. Bienvenido G. Lozano

Episcopal District of Saint Luke[edit]

  • City/Municipality: Tayabas City, Lucban, Mauban, Sampaloc
  • Number of Vicariates: 2
  • Number of Shrine: 0
  • Number of Parishes: 7
  • Episcopal Vicar: Rev. Msgr. Romel C. Ansay

Vicariate of Saint Thomas[edit]

City/Municipality Parish Address Feast Day Parish Priest Parochial Vicar(s)
Lucban Saint Louis Bishop Parish Lucban, Quezon August 19 Rev. Fr. Noel L. Cabungcal Rev. Fr. Jeffrey L. Rosales
Mauban Saint Bonaventure Parish Mauban, Quezon July 15 Rev. Msgr. Eugenio Antonio A. Viray, PC Rev. Fr. Oliver R. Lacorte
Saint Lorenzo Ruiz Parish Polo, Mauban, Quezon September 28 Rev. Fr. Gilberto M. Talabong
Sampaloc Saint Vincent Ferrer Parish Sampaloc, Quezon April 5 Rev. Fr. Rolando A. Marasigan

Vicariate of Saint James[edit]

  • Cities/Municipalities: Tayabas City
  • Vicar Forane: Rev. Fr. Jude Paquito S. Moreno
City/Municipality Parish Address Feast Day Parish Priest Parochial Vicar(s)
Tayabas City Minor Basilica of Saint Michael the Archangel Tayabas, City September 29 Rev. Msgr. Romel C. Ansay Rev. Fr. Claude E. Calvendra; Rev. Fr. Archito L. Lacela
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]

Vicariate of Saint Matthias[edit]

  • Cities/Municipalities: Atimonan, Plaridel
  • Vicar Forane: Rev. Fr. Rafael Alexander L. Parafina
City/Municipality Parish Address Feast Day Parish Priest Parochial Vicar(s)
Atimonan Our Lady of the Angels Parish Atimonan August 2 Rev. Msgr. Emmanuel Ma. L. Villareal, PC Rev. Fr. Ruzzell John P. Habito; Rev. Fr. Warren R. Puno
Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Malinao, Atimonan February 11 Rev. Fr. Florencio V. Nombefria
Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage Parish Ponon, Atimonan May 20 Rev. Fr. Alexander Rafael L. Parafin
Plaridel Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Parish Plaridel, Quezon October 7 Rev. Fr. Franz Clarence Joseph R. Ilagan

Vicariate of Saint Bartholomew[edit]

City/Municipality Parish Address Feast Day Parish Priest Parochial Vicar(s)
Agdangan Saint Isidore the Farmer Parish Agdangan, Quezon May 15 Rev. Fr. Romel Limbo
Padre Burgos Saint Rita of Cascia Parish Walay, Padre Burgos May 22
Unisan Saint Peter the Apostle Parish Unisan, Quezon June 29 Rev. Fr. Jose I. Cantos, II
Saint Roch Parish Panaon, Unisan August 16 Rev. Fr. Dennis L. Vargas

Vicariate of Saint Andrew[edit]

City/Municipality Parish Address Feast Day Parish Priest Parochial Vicar(s)
Padre Burgos Holy Cross Parish Padre Burgos May 3 Rev. Fr. Danilo F. Manuel
Pagbilao Saint Catherine of Alexandria Parish Pagbilao November 25 Rev. Fr. Romeo P. Padillo Rev. Fr. Raul L. Enriquez
Diocesan Shrine and Parish of Saint Anne Malicboy, Pagbilao July 26 Rev. Fr. Joseph T. Estremera

Vicariate of Saint Paul (Diocesan Institutions)[edit]

City/Municipality Chaplaincy Address Chaplain/Administrator
Lucban Kamay ni Hesus Healing Church Lucban Rev. Fr. Joseph A. Faller
Lucena City Carmel of Saint Joseph Lucena City Priests of St. Alphonsus Regional Seminary
Mount Carmel General Hospital Lucena City Rev. Fr. Jose C. Dural
Quezon Medical Center Lucena City Rev. Fr. Benito L. Garcia
Sariaya Monastery of the Poor Clare Sariaya Priests of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Seminary
Tayabas City Missionary Catechists of St. Therese of the Infant Jesus (MCST) Tayabas City Rev. Fr. Jerome L. Escasa
Tiaong Lay Catechists of Saint Pedro Calungsod Anastacia, Tiaong Rev. Msgr. Armando A. Perez

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