Roman Catholic Diocese of Novaliches

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Diocese of Novaliches
Diocesis Novalichesensis
Diyosesis ng Novaliches
Coat of arms of the Diocese of Novaliches.svg
Location
Country  Philippines
Territory Quezon City - District 2
Quezon City - District 5
Quezon City - District 6
Caloocan City - North
Ecclesiastical province Manila
Metropolitan Manila
Statistics
Area 138 km2 (53 sq mi)
Population
- Total
(as of 2010)
3,070,000
Information
Denomination Roman Catholic
Sui iuris church Latin Church
Rite Roman Rite
Established December 7, 2002
Cathedral The Cathedral Shrine and Parish of the Good Shepherd
Patron saint Jesus, the Good Shepherd
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Antonio R. Tobias
Metropolitan Archbishop Luis Antonio Tagle
Vicar General Antonio E. Labiao, Jr.
Emeritus Bishops Teodoro C. Bacani
Website
Website of the Diocese

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Novaliches is a diocese of the Catholic Church in the Philippines. Its territorial jurisdiction includes the District 2, 5, and 6 as well as Barangay Old Balara in Quezon City, and 23 barangays in North Caloocan City. The current head of diocese is Bishop Antonio Tobias.

Vision-mission statement[edit]

The diocese's aim is to promote catholism and evangelization in the name of Jesus Christ and of the Virgin Mary and transforming the morals and lives by bringing more people to the church. The diocese also has seminaries that fosters aspirants to be priests. The diocese on the other hand has social activities that provides free medical and social services like educational scholarship for the youth and poor residents inside the diocese, as stated on its vision and mission.[1]

Emeritus Bishop Bacani, Resigned
Bishop Tobias

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History[edit]

The diocese was established on December 7, 2002, and was canonically erected on January 16, 2003 from its ecclesiastical province, the Archdiocese of Manila, by Pope John Paul II. Its territorial jurisdiction includes the Northern portions of the cities of Quezon and Caloocan. The seat of the diocese, which is dedicated to Jesus, the Good Shepherd, is located at Regalado Avenue Extension, Fairview, Novaliches, Quezon City.[2]

Statistics[edit]

As of May 1, 2012, there were 2,545,398 people in the diocese. There are 1,610,137 baptized Catholics or 63% of the whole population of the diocese. As of October 31, 2008, there were 36 parishes under diocesan clergy and 23 parishes under Religious clergy in the diocese. Members of other Christian denominations include the Iglesia ni Cristo (Church of Christ), which is approximately the biggest group among non-Catholics. There are also Muslim Communities within the vicinity of the Diocese. In 2006, there were 1,190 baptisms.[3]

Bishop of Novaliches[edit]

The current Bishop is Most Rev. Antonio R. Tobias, DD., JCL. (born June 13, 194 in San Andres Bukid, Manila). He was ordained as a priest on December 21, 1965 at the Manila Cathedral. He was also ordained as a bishop on January 25, 1983, while serving as the parish priest in Christ the King Parish Church at Greenmeadows, Quezon City. He has been serving as the Bishop of Novaliches, since his appointment on November 25, 2003.

Parishes[edit]

As of September 2013, there are 66 parishes being administered by the Diocesan Clergy and 30 are being administered by the Religious Clergy in the diocese.

Bishop of Novaliches[edit]

The current Bishop is Most Rev. Antonio R. Tobias, DD., JCL. (born June 13, 194 in San Andres Bukid, Manila). He was ordained as a priest on December 21, 1965 at the Manila Cathedral. He was also ordained as a bishop on January 25, 1983, while serving as the parish priest in Christ the King Parish Church at Greenmeadows, Quezon City. He has been serving as the Bishop of Novaliches, since his appointment on November 25, 2003.

Caloocan District I (North Caloocan)[edit]

Vicariate of Christ the King
Name of Church Founded Administered Address Feast Day Parish Priest
Christ the King Parish (BF Homes) January 7, 1983 Missionaries of the Holy Family Ninang Lydia St., Ph. 1 BF Homes, Novaliches, Caloocan City Third Sunday of November Rev. Fr. Yohannes Kopong Tuan, MSF
Mother of the Redeemer Parish May 15, 1997 Deparo Road, Deparo, Novaliches, Caloocan City March 25 Rev. Fr. Tomas F. Flores, Jr.
Our Lady of Fatima Parish October 21, 1972 Magat-Salamat St., Urduja Village, Novaliches, Caloocan City May 13 Rev. Fr. Daniel Allan D. Samonte
Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage Parish November 3, 1998 Missionaries of La Salette Paraiso St ., Sampaguita Subd., Camarin, Caloocan City Third Sunday of May Rev. Fr. Noel S. Flores, MS
Sacred Heart Parish October 1, 1995 350 Gen. Luis St., Kaybiga, Caloocan City First Sunday of June Rev. Fr. Melchor T. Balinggao
Santa Krus Parish May 8, 2003 A-814, Bagumbong Road, Bagumbong, Caloocan City February 7 Rev. Fr. Aldrin T. Lopez
Santo Niño de Congreso Parish December 15, 1998 Missionaries of La Salette Congressional Road, Congressional Village, Bagumbong, Caloocan City Third Sunday of January Rev. Fr. Jansen B. Ronquillo, MS
Santo Kristo Mission Area Rev. Fr. Joshua P. Panganiban, FLP (In-charge)

Vicariate of Our Lady of Lourdes

Name of Church Founded Administered Address Feast Day Parish Priest
Epiphany of the Lord Parish October 19, 1997 San Isidro St., Camarin Rd., Kiko, Camarin, Caloocan City Second Sunday of January Rev. Fr. James D. Nitollama
Mary, Mother of the Church Parish March 27, 2005 Cielito Homes, Zabarte Road, Camarin, Caloocan City Pentecost Sunday Rev. Fr. Edward O. Gallora, DS
Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish March 27, 2005 Palmera Springs III Subdivision, Susano Road, Camarin, Caloocan City December 12 Rev. Fr. Miguelito G. Lagrimas
Our Lady of Lourdes Parish October 7, 1986 Palmera Springs III Subd., Susano Road, Camarin, Caloocan City February 11 Rev. Fr. Luciano Ariel Felloni
Saint Agnes Parish January 1, 1995 Rosas St. corner Champaca St., Almar Subdivision, Camarin, Caloocan City January 21 Rev. Fr. Bienvenido Luke D. Dobles

Vicariate of Sto. Niño

Name of Church Founded Administered Address Feast Day Parish Priest
Ang Muling Pagkabuhay ng ating Panginoon Parish July 27, 1998 Congregation of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary Phase 10-A Pkg. 2, Bagong Silang, Caloocan City First Sunday of May Rev. Fr. Ross C. Dela Cruz, SS.CC.
Ina ng Laging Saklolo Parish April 2, 1997 Phase 7, Bagong Silang, Caloocan City June 27 Rev. Fr. Tristan Jasper D. Laforteza
Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Parish December 15, 1986 Congregation of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (CICM Missionaries) Langit 1, Tala, Caloocan City First Sunday of October Rev. Fr. Vincent C. Bunagan, CICM
San Jose, Amang Mapagkalinga Parish February 15, 1994 Phase 5, Bagong Silang, Caloocan City March 19 Rev. Fr. Ralph V. Mestosamente
Saint Joseph the Worker Parish November 9, 1997 St. Joseph Avenue, Barracks II, Tala, Caloocan City May 1 Rev. Fr. Aristeo M. De Leon
Santo Niño Parish February 22, 1986 Passionist Phase 1, Bagong Silang, Caloocan City Third Sunday of January Rev. Fr. Roel C. Belmis, CP
San Roque Parish June 19, 2011 Phase 9, Bagong Silang, Caloocan City August 16 Rev. Fr. John Karl Y. Cabaluna, SCJ

Vicariate of the Holy Cross

Name of Church Founded Administered Address Feast Day Parish Priest
Holy Cross Parish December 28, 1982 Mangga St. cor. Makabud St., Amparo Village, Novaliches, Caloocan City Second Sunday of May Rev. Fr. Albert N. Delvo
Holy Spirit Parish April 12, 1998 Narra Avenue, Pangarap Village, Tala, Caloocan City Pentecost Sunday Rev. Fr. Joseph S. Paran, ESHT
Our Lady of Fatima Mission Area Rev. Fr. Jose P. Casas, Jr.

Quezon City District II, District V, District VI and Old Balara[edit]

Vicariate of Ascension of Our Lord

Name of Church Founded Administered Address Feast Day Parish Priest
Ascension of Our Lord Parish October 24, 1977 Ascension Hill cor. Domingo de Ramos St. , Lagro, Novaliches, Quezon City Second Sunday of May Rev. Fr. Reynaldo Percival S. Flores
Jesus, Lord of the Divine Mercy Parish (Kaligayahan) September 26, 1994 Garcia St., Hobart Village, Kaligayahan, Novaliches, Quezon City Second Sunday of Easter Rev. Fr. Leonides T. Laguilles
Mary the Queen Parish March 10, 1989 Belfast Avenue, Neopolitan, Novaliches, Quezon City August 22 Rev. Msgr. Jesus Romulo C. Rañada
Saint Francis Xavier Parish December 3, 1992 Xavierian Missionaries 160 Champaca St ., Maligaya Park Subd., Novaliches, Quezon City December 3 Rev. Fr. Polash Henry Gomes, SX
Visitation of Our Lord Parish December 16, 1999 Sacred Heart Village, Novaliches, Quezon City Last Sunday of May Most Rev. Antonio R. Tobias, DD

Vicariate of Good Shepherd

Name of Church Founded Administered Address Feast Day Parish Priest
Corpus Christi Parish July 8, 2012 Palmera Homes I, Sta. Monica, Novaliches, Quezon City Rev. Fr. Vu Van Doanh, ICM
Divine Savior Parish August 2, 1993 Archers Street, North Fairview, Quezon City Sixth Sunday of Easter Rev. Fr. Jose Peregrino V. Tomas
Good Shepherd Cathedral Shrine and Parish August 5, 1975 Regalado Ave. Fairview Park, Quezon City Fourth Sunday of Easter Rev. Fr. Mario S. Sanchez
Holy Trinity Parish December 11, 1982 Geraldin St. Cor. Candelaria St. , Don Jose Heights, Bgy. Commonwealth, Quezon City Sunday after Pentecost Rev. Fr. Jaime Z. Lara
Kristong Hari Parish November 9, 1997 National Government Center, Commonwealth Avenue, Quezon City Feast of Christ the King Rev. Fr. Roland P. Jaluag
Mabuting Pastol Parish 1993 Rotary Drive, NGCHP, Bgy. Commonwealth, Quezon City Fourth Sunday of Easter Rev. Fr. Pedrito M. Peñaranda, CICM
Santa Lucia Parish August 1, 1985 JP Rizal St ., Sta. Lucia, Novaliches, Quezon City December 13 Rev. Fr. Eleno G. Tepace

Vicariate of Holy Spirit

Name of Church Founded Administered Address Feast Day Parish Priest
Hearts of Jesus and Mary Parish June 17, 2007 USAFFE Road, Veterans Village, Holy Spirit, Quezon City Sunday immediately after Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Rev. Fr. Ferdinand C. Dulong
Holy Spirit Parish May 13, 1980 Nepomuceno St ., BF Homes, Holy Spirit, Quezon City Pentecost Sunday Rev. Fr. Victor Emmanuel I. Clemen
Jesus of Nazareth Parish February 17, 2008 Sons of Charity Villa Beatris, Purok 1, Area 5 Old Balara, Quezon City First Saturday of May Rev. Fr. Daniel Godefroy, SC
Jesus, Lord of the Divine Mercy Parish (Mapayapa) April 26, 1993 Caimito St., Mapayapa Village 1, Pasong Tamo, Quezon City Second Sunday of Easter Rev. Fr. Joseph M. Buslon
San Jose, ang Tagapagtanggol Parish May 1, 1997 Order of Friars Minor Sto. Domingo St., Doña Juana Homes, Holy Spirit, Quezon City May 1 Rev. Fr. Arnel Percival P. Tayem, OFM
Saint Benedict Parish August 27, 2006 Missionaries of God’s Love Don Victorino St. , Don Antonio Heights, Bgy. Holy Spirit, Quezon City July 11 Rev. Fr. Alexander L. Nolasco, MGL

Vicariate of Our Lady of Mercy

Name of Church Founded Administered Address Feast Day Parish Priest
Diocesan Shrine of Our Lady of Mercy 1856 Dumalay St. corner Quirino Highway, Sta. Monica, Novaliches, Quezon City September 24 Rev. Fr. Antonio E. Labiao, Jr.
Immaculate Conception Parish February 15, 1997 Congregation of the Sons of the Immaculate Conception Don Alejandro St ., Greenfields 3, San Agustin, Quezon City December 8 Rev. Fr. Joel T. Saballa, CFIC
Ina ng Buhay Parish September 10, 1986 Jordan Heights, Damong Maliit, Novaliches, Quezon City September 8 Rev. Fr. Christopher V. Santos
San Isidro Labrador Parish (Capri-Villa Nova) May 26, 1999 Capri – Villa Nova, Novaliches, Quezon City May 15 Rev. Fr. Alvin C. Balean, SC
Saint Maximillian Kolbe Parish December 10, 2000 Order of Friars Minor Conventual Marytown Circle, Greenfields I, Kaligayahan, Novaliches, Quezon City August 14 Rev. Fr. Ariel B. Bejo, OFMConv.

Vicariate of San Bartolome

Name of Church Founded Administered Address Feast Day Parish Priest
Banal na Sakramento Parish December 31, 1981 JP Ramoy St ., Talipapa, Novaliches, Quezon City Feast of the Corpus Christi Rev. Fr. Rudy M. Tulibas
Christ, King of the Universe Parish June 16, 2004 Kingspoint Subdivision, Bagbag, Novaliches, Quezon City Feast of Christ the King Rev. Fr. Danilo P. Pajarillaga
Holy Family Parish November 1, 1997 Piarist Fathers San Luis St. cor. Villareal St., Gulod, Novaliches, Quezon City First Sunday after Christmas Rev. Fr. Dennis P. Descallar, Sch.P.
Parokya ng Pagkabuhay November 15, 1978 Pagkabuhay Road, Bagbag, Novaliches, Quezon City Easter Sunday Rev. Fr. Noel O. Flaviano, SS.CC.
San Bartolome Parish June 19, 1986 Quirino Highway cor P. dela Cruz St., San Bartolome, Novaliches, Quezon City Sunday nearest to August 24 Rev. Fr. Rogelio S. Positar

Vicariate of San Isidro Labrador

Name of Church Founded Administered Address Feast Day Parish Priest
Our Lady of Consolation Parish December 19, 1986 Order of Augustinian Recollects 81 Alondras St. , Mira-Nila Homes, Tandang Sora, Quezon City First Sunday of September Rev. Fr. Arnel F. Diaz, OAR
Our Lady of Annunciation Parish: Shrine of Incarnation March 18, 1992 St. Dominic 3 Subd., Mindanao Ave. ,Tandang Sora, Quezon City March 25 Rev. Fr. Elpidio R. De Peralta, Jr.
Saint Joseph Parish March 1, 2013 Loboc St., NPC Village, Tandang Sora, Quezon City May 1 Rev. Fr. Anthony B. Bautista, AM
San Isidro Labrador Parish (Tandang Sora) September 11, 1987 Philand Drive, Pasong Tamo, Tandang Sora, Quezon City May 15 Rev. Fr. Noel B. Azupardo
San Lorenzo Ruiz Parish August 15, 1987 Gabriel Silang St., Tierra Verde Homes, Brgy. Culiat, Quezon City Sunday nearest to September 28 Rev. Fr. Aloisio Back, SCJ
Santuario de San Vicente de Paul: Shrine of the Poor July 22, 2012 Vincentian Missionaries 221 Tandang Sora Avenue, Quezon City September 27 Rev. Fr. Rolando A. Tuazon, CM
The Our Father Parish June 1986 Lobella corner Fucshia Sts., Del Nacia Ville 4, Sauyo, Quezon City 3rd Sunday of June Rev. Fr. Antonio Dela Cruz

Vicariate of St. Peter

Name of Church Founded Administered Address Feast Day Parish Priest
Nuestra Señora dela Paz y Buen Viaje Parish March 17, 2013 Tandang Sora Ave., cor. Capitol Hills Drive, Old Balara, Quezon City Second Tuesday of May Rev. Fr. Jerome Rosalinda
Presentation of Our Lord Parish December 8, 2010 Mt. Fairweather St., Filinvest I Subd., Batasan Hills, Quezon City February 2 Rev. Fr. Montecarlo M. Viloria
San Antonio de Padua Parish June 13, 2011 Constitution Hill, Batasan Hills, Quezon City June 13 Rev. Fr. Rodrigo O. Vasquez, SX
Saint Michael the Archangel Parish June 1, 2008 23 Amsterdam St. Capitol Park Homes, Old Balara, Quezon City September 29 Rev. Fr. Ronnie M. Provido, CICM (Administrator)
Saint Peter Parish: Shrine of Leaders June 20, 1993 Blk. 44 Lot 7 & 8, New Capitol Estates I Commonwealth Ave., Quezon City February 22 Rev. Fr. Marlou V. Lemaire

Vicariate of Ina ng Lupang Pangako

Name of Church Founded Administered Address Feast Day Parish Priest
Christ the King Parish (Filinvest II) March 5, 1991 Atlas St., Filinvest II Homes, Batasan Hills, Quezon City November 20 Rev. Fr. Ambrosio Nonato C. Legaspi
Ina ng Lupang Pangako Parish December 7, 1990 Vincentian Missionaries Urban, Bgy. Payatas B, Quezon City November 27 Rev. Fr. Michael Sandaga, CM
Mother of the Divine Providence Parish December 20, 1991 Sons of Divine Providence 24 San Juan Evangelista St., Campsite, Payatas A, Quezon City Second Sunday of November Rev. Fr. John Castillo, FDP
Sagrada Familia Parish June 1, 2008 Order of Carmelites Sitio Veterans, Bagong Silangan, Quezon City First Sunday after Christmas Rev. Fr. Arnel L. Glodobe, O.Carm.
San Isidro Labrador Parish (Bagong Silangan) April 1, 1997 Order of Carmelites A. Bonifacio St., Bagong Silangan, Quezon City May 15 Rev. Fr. Gilbert S. Billena, O.Carm.

Schools[edit]

Ordinaries[edit]

  • Most Rev. Teodoro C. Bacani, Jr., D.D. (Dec. 7, 2002 [Appointed] - Nov. 25, 2003 [Resigned])
  • Most Rev. Antonio R. Tobias, D.D. (Nov. 25, 2003 [Appointed] - Incumbent)


See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Diocese of Novaliches". Novalichesdiocese.net. Retrieved 2012-08-11. 
  3. ^ "Diocese of Novaliches". Novalichesdiocese.net. Retrieved 2012-08-11. 
  4. ^ "rcbn-es.org". rcbn-es.org. Retrieved 2012-08-11.