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 Cathedral Shrine 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]

There are about 1.2 million baptized Catholics or 63% of the whole population of the Diocese of Novaliches. 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.

Bishop[edit]

The current Bishop is The Most Reverend Antonio Realubin 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.

Caloocan District I[edit]

Vicariate of Christ the King

  • Christ the King Parish (BF Homes, Novaliches, Caloocan)
  • Mother of the Redeemer Parish (Deparo, Caloocan)
  • Our Lady of Fatima Parish (Urduja Village, Caloocan)
  • Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage Parish (Sampaguita, Camarin, Caloocan)
  • Sacred Heart Parish (Kaybiga, Caloocan)
  • Sta. Krus Parish (Bagumbong, Caloocan)
  • Sto. Niño Parish (Congressional Village, Bagumbong, Caloocan)

Vicariate of Our Lady of Lourdes

  • Epiphany of Our Lord Parish (Kiko, Camarin, Caloocan)
  • Mary, Mother of the Church Parish (Zabarte Road, Camarin, Caloocan)
  • Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish (Susano Road, Camarin, Caloocan)
  • Our Lady of Lourdes Parish (Area B, Camarin, Caloocan)
  • St. Agnes Parish (Almar Subdivision, Camarin, Caloocan)

Vicariate of Sto. Niño

  • Ang Muling Pagkabuhay ng Ating Panginoon (Phase 10, Bagong Silang, Caloocan)
  • Ina ng Laging Saklolo Parish (Phase 7, Bagong Silang, Caloocan)
  • Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Parish (Langit 1, Tala, Caloocan)
  • San Jose, Amang Mapagkalinga Parish (Phase 5, Bagong Silang, Caloocan)
  • St. Joseph the Worker Parish (Barracks, Tala, Caloocan)
  • Sto. Niño Parish (Phase 1, Bagong Silang, Caloocan)
  • San Roque Parish (Phase 9, Bagong Silang, Caloocan)

Vicariate of Ascension of Our Lord

  • Holy Cross Parish (Amparo Village, Novaliches, Caloocan)
  • Holy Spirit Parish (Pangarap Village, Tala, Caloocan)
  • Ascension of Our Lord Parish (Lagro, Novaliches, Quezon City)
  • St. Francis Xavier Parish (Maligaya Park Subd., Novaliches, Quezon City)
  • Visitation of Our Lady Parish (Sacred Heart Village, Novaliches, Quezon City)

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

Vicariate of Good Shepherd

  • Divine Savior Parish (North Fairview, Quezon City)
  • Good Shepherd Cathedral Shrine (Fairview Park, Quezon City)
  • Holy Trinity Parish (Don Jose Heights, Brgy. Commonwealth, Quezon City)
  • Mabuting Pastol Parish (Rotary Drive, Brgy. Commonwealth, Quezon City)
  • Sta. Lucia Parish (Sta. Lucia, Novaliches, Quezon City)
  • Kristong Hari Parish (Commonwealth Avenue, Quezon City)
  • Corpus Christi Parish (Palmera Homes Phase 1, Brgy. Sta. Monica, Novaliches, Quezon City) Established as Parish in July 8, 2012 [4]

Vicariate of Holy Spirit

  • Hearts of Jesus & Mary Parish (Veterans Village, Holy Spirit, Quezon City)
  • Holy Spirit Parish (BF Homes, Holy Spirit, Novaliches, Quezon City)
  • Jesus of Nazareth Parish (Villa Beatriz, Old Balara, Quezon City)
  • San Jose, Ang Tagapagtanggol Parish (Doña Juana Homes, Holy Spirit, Quezon City) (administered by the Franciscan Friars)
  • St. Benedict Parish (Don Antonio Heights, Brgy. Holy Spirit, Quezon City)

Vicariate of Our Lady of Mercy

  • Immaculate Conception Parish (San Agustin, Novaliches, Quezon City)
  • Ina ng Buhay Parish (Jordan Heights, Novaliches, Quezon City)
  • Jesus, Lord of Divine Mercy Parish (Hobart Village, Kaligayahan, Novaliches, Quezon City)
  • Mary the Queen Parish (Neopolitan, Novaliches, Quezon City)
  • Parish and Shrine of Our Lady of Mercy(Quirino Highway, Sta. Monica, Novaliches, Quezon City)
  • San Isidro Labrador Parish (Capri-Villa Nova, Novaliches, Quezon City)
  • St. Maximilian Mary Kolbe Parish (Greenfield I, Kaligayahan, Novaliches, Quezon City)

Vicariate of San Bartolome

  • Banal na Sakramento Parish (Talipapa, Novaliches, Quezon City)
  • Christ, King of the Universe Parish (Kingspoint Subdivision, Bagbag, Novaliches, Quezon City)
  • Holy Family Parish (Gulod, Novaliches, Quezon City)
  • Parokya ng Pagkabuhay (Pagkabuhay Road, Bagbag, Novaliches, Quezon City)
  • San Bartolome Parish (Quirino Highway, San Bartolome, Novaliches, Quezon City)
  • The Our Father Parish (Sauyo, Novaliches, Quezon City)

Vicariate of San Isidro Labrador

  • Jesus, Lord of the Divine Mercy Parish (Pasong Tamo, Quezon City)
  • Our Lady of Consolation Parish (Mira-nila Homes, Tandang Sora, Quezon City)
  • Our Lady of the Annunciation Parish and Shrine of the Incarnation (St. Dominic 3 Subd., Tandang Sora, Quezon City)
  • San Isidro Labrador Parish (Philand Drive, Tandang Sora, Quezon City)
  • San Lorenzo Ruiz Parish (Brgy. Culiat, Tandang Sora, Quezon City)
  • Santuario de San Vicente de Paul Parish (Tandang Sora Ave., Quezon City)

Vicariate of St. Peter

  • Parroquia dela Nuestra Señora dela Paz y Buen Viaje (Capitol Hills, Old Balara, Quezon City)
  • Presentation of Our Lord Parish (Filinvest I, Quezon City)
  • San Antonio de Padua Parish (Batasan-San Mateo Road, Quezon City)
  • St. Michael, The Archangel Parish (Capitol Site Homes, Old Balara, Quezon City)
  • St. Peter Parish: Shrine of Leaders(Commonwealth Ave., Quezon City)[3]

Vicariate of Ina ng Lupang Pangako

  • Christ the King Parish (Filinvest II, Quezon City)
  • Ina ng Lupang Pangako Parish (Payatas B, Quezon City)
  • Mother of Divine Providence Parish (Payatas A, Quezon City)
  • Sagrada Familia Parish (Sitio Veterans, Bagong Silangan, Quezon City)
  • San Isidro Labrador Parish (Bagong Silangan, Quezon City)

Schools[edit]

Ordinaries[edit]

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

Contact details[edit]

Office of the Bishop

Roman Catholic Diocese of Novaliches

The Cathedral Shrine and Parish of the Good Shepherd

Regalado Avenue Ext., Fairview, Novaliches, Quezon City

Tel. No.: (632) 461-5051 or (632) 461-5074

E-mail: novaliches_diocese@yahoo.com

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Diocese of Novaliches". Novalichesdiocese.net. Retrieved 2012-08-11. 
  2. ^ "Diocese of Novaliches". Novalichesdiocese.net. Retrieved 2012-08-11. 
  3. ^ a b "Diocese of Novaliches". Novalichesdiocese.net. Retrieved 2012-08-11. 
  4. ^ Corpus Christi Parish Mass Book
  5. ^ "rcbn-es.org". rcbn-es.org. Retrieved 2012-08-11.