Roman Catholic Diocese of Malaybalay

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Diocese of Malaybalay

Dioecesis Malaibalaiensis

Diyosesis ng Malaybalay
DioceseofMalaybalay seal.png
Seal of the Diocese of Malaybalay
Location
CountryPhilippines
TerritoryBukidnon province (except for Municipality of Malitbog); Municipality of Wao, Lanao del Sur; Barangay Buda, Davao City
Ecclesiastical provinceCagayan de Oro
MetropolitanCagayan de Oro
Statistics
Area8,293 km2 (3,202 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2010)
1,299,192
792,855 (61.3%)
Information
DenominationRoman Catholic
Sui iuris churchLatin Church
RiteRoman Rite
EstablishedNovember 15, 1982
CathedralCathedral of St Isidro the Farmer in Malaybalay
Patron saintSt Isidore the Laborer
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
BishopJose Araneta Cabantan, DD.
Metropolitan ArchbishopAntonio Ledesma
Emeritus BishopsHonesto Chaves Pacana Bishop Emeritus (1994-2010)
Website
Website of the Diocese

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Malaybalay (Lat: Dioecesis Malaibalaiensis) is a diocese of the Latin Rite of the Roman Catholic Church in the Philippines.[1]

Diocesan history[edit]

The diocese was erected on April 25, 1969 as the Territorial Prelature of Malaybalay. On November 15, 1982, the prelature was elevated to a full diocese.[2]

The diocese is a suffragan of the Archdiocese of Cagayan de Oro.

The current Bishop-elect of Malaybalay is Jose Araneta Cabantan, appointed in 2010 by Pope Benedict XVI. The Bishop Emeritus is Honesto Chaves Pacana, S.J.

Area of coverage[edit]

The Diocese of Malaybalay covers the province of Bukidnon except the municipality of Malitbog which is under the Archdiocese of Cagayan de Oro, the municipality of Wao, Lanao del Sur, and Brgy. Buda in Davao City. It covers an area of 8, 294 square kilometers with a population exceeding one million, 80% of which are Roman Catholics.[1]

The diocese has 54 parishes, 2 missions as of 2014. It also have 76 diocesan and 13 religious priests.

List of Parishes[3][edit]

Manolo Fortich Deanery[edit]

  • Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Parish, Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon
  • Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Camp Phillips, Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon
  • Santo Niño Parish, Alae, Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon
  • San Isidro Labrador Parish, Baungon, Bukidnon
  • Jesus Nazareno Parish, Crossing Sta. Fe, Libona, Bukidnon
  • Our Lady of All Nations Parish, Gango, Libona, Bukidnon
  • Saint Joseph Parish, Talakag, Bukidnon

Malaybalay Deanery[edit]

  • Saint Isidore the Farmer Cathedral, Malaybalay City
  • Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Sub-Parish, Airport Village, Malaybalay City
  • Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Parish, Impasug-ong, Bukidnon
  • Our Lady of Mercy Parish, Kalabugao, Impasug-ong, Bukidnon
  • Christ the King Parish, Sumilao, Bukidnon
  • Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish, Lantapan, Bukidnon
  • Saint Therese of the Child Jesus Parish, Miarayon, Talakag, Bukidnon

Cabanglasan Deanery[edit]

Valencia Deanery[edit]

Quezon Deanery[edit]

  • Our Lady of the Pillar Parish, Quezon, Bukidnon
  • Saint Isidore the Farmer Parish, Kiburiao, Quezon, Bukidnon
  • Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Parish, Salawagan, Quezon, Bukidnon
  • Saint Roch Parish, Kitobo, Kitaotao, Bukidnon
  • Saint Vincent Ferrer Parish, Buda, Davao City

Don Carlos Deanery[edit]

  • Santo Niño Parish, Don Carlos, Bukidnon
  • Saint Roch Parish, Masimag, Don Carlos, Bukidnon
  • Saint Andrew Parish, Maramag, Bukidnon
  • Our Lady of Fatima Parish, Dagumbaan, Maramag, Bukidnon
  • Saint Isidore the Farmer Parish, Kadingilan, Bukidnon
  • Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Parish, Malipayon, Pangantucan, Bukidnon

Kalilangan Deanery[edit]

  • Saint Vincent Ferrer Parish, Kalilangan, Bukidnon
  • Saint Isidore the Farmer Parish, Pangantucan, Bukidnon
  • Our Lady of Remedies Parish, Bacusanon, Pangantucan, Bukidnon
  • Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Parish, Wao, Lanao del Sur

Kibawe Deanery[edit]

  • Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Parish, Kibawe, Bukidnon
  • Saint Isidore the Farmer Parish, Natulungan, Kibawe, Bukidnon
  • Santo Niño Parish, Dangcagan, Bukidnon
  • Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Parish, Damulog, Bukidnon
  • Saint Vincent Ferrer Parish, Kitaotao, Bukidnon

Ordinaries[edit]

  • Francisco F. Claver, S.J. † (18 Jun 1969 Appointed - 14 Sep 1984 Resigned)[4]
  • Gaudencio Borbon Rosales (14 Sep 1984 Succeeded - 30 Dec 1992 Appointed, Archbishop of Lipa, Cardinal-Archbishop of Manila)
  • Honesto Chaves Pacana, S.J. (12 Jan 1994 Appointed - 18 Feb 2010 Resigned)
  • Jose Araneta Cabantan (18 Feb 2010 Appointed - )

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Diocese of Malaybalay on CBCP.net". Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines. Archived from the original on 2008-05-09. Retrieved 2008-10-21.
  2. ^ "Diocese of Malaybalay". Retrieved 2008-10-21.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-12-13. Retrieved 2013-04-06.. Retrieved on 2013-04-06.
  4. ^ "Bishop Francisco F. Claver, S.J. †". Catholic Hierarchy. catholic-hierarchy.org. Retrieved 4 July 2010.