Roman Catholic Diocese of San Pablo

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Diocese of San Pablo
Dioecesis Sancti Pauli in Insulis Philippinis
Diyosesis ng San Pablo
Official Logo of the Roman Catholic Diocese of San Pablo.jpeg
Location
Country Philippines
Territory Laguna
Ecclesiastical province Manila
Metropolitan Manila
Statistics
Area 1,203 km2 (464 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2010)
3,005,785
2,632,244 (87.4%%)
Parishes 85
Schools 37
Information
Denomination Catholic Church
Sui iuris church Latin Church
Rite Roman Rite
Established November 28, 1966
Cathedral Saint Paul the First Hermit Cathedral
Patron saint Saint Paul the First Hermit
Secular priests 124
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Buenaventura M. Famadico
Metropolitan Archbishop Luis Antonio Tagle
Vicar General Jerry V. Bitoon
Emeritus Bishops Leo M. Drona
Website
www.dioceseofsanpablo.com

The Diocese of San Pablo (Filipino: Diyosesis ng San Pablo, Latin: Dioecesis Sancti Pauli in Insulis Philippinis) is a Roman Catholic diocese which is a suffragan of the Archdiocese of Manila. Its patron saint or titular head is Saint Paul the Hermit. This is the only diocese in the province of Laguna.

Location[edit]

The diocese is composed of San Pablo City and the entire province of Laguna, of which it is the only diocese. It is bordered by the Archdiocese of Lipa in Batangas, Diocese of Antipolo in Rizal and the Prelature of Infanta and the Diocese of Lucena in Quezon.

History[edit]

Augustinian priests in 1586 erected a parish known as the "Parish of San Pablo delos Montes". In 1910, Catholics in the current diocese became part of the Archdiocese of Lipa, and on November 28, 1966 the current dioceses was erected as a suffragan of the Archdiocese of Manila. Pedro Bantigue y Natividad was installed as its first bishop on April 18, 1967, and becoming its Bishop Emeritus in 1995 until his death in 2012.

List of Parishes[edit]

Episcopal District I[edit]

Shrine[edit]

City Shrine Address Feast Day Rector
San Pedro City Diocesan Shrine of Jesus in the Holy Sepulchre Landayan, San Pedro City May 29 Msgr. Melchor A. Barcenas

Vicariate of San Pedro Apostol[edit]

City Parish Address Feast Day Parish Priest Parochial Vicar
San Pedro City San Pedro Apostol Parish Poblacion, San Pedro City February 22 Fr. Pablo T. Bugay, Jr. Fr. Christopher R. Baldemor
Santo Sepulcro Parish Landayan, San Pedro City May 29 Msgr. Melchor A. Barcenas Fr. Edsel Ivan Ramos
Sto. Rosario Parish Pacita I, San Pedro City Third Sunday of October Fr. Jose Thor R. Villacarlos
San Lorenzo Ruiz Parish Guevarra Subd., Pacita II, San Pedro City September 28 Fr. Romulo O. Ponte
Our Lady of Lourdes Parish United San Pedro Subd., San Antonio, San Pedro City February 11 Fr. Luisito R. Maritana
Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Parish Maria Aurora Heights Subdivision, San Antonio, San Pedro City December 8 Fr. Larry A. Ramos
Our Lady of Fatima Parish Elvinda Village, Fatima, San Pedro City May 13 Fr. Delbert Jardinaso, OSJ

Vicariate of the Holy Family[edit]

  • City: San Pedro City
  • Vicar Forane: Fr. Ricardo M. Pajutan, Jr.
City Parish Address Feast Day Parish Priest Parochial Vicar
San Pedro City Holy Family Parish Sampaguita Village, San Pedro City Sunday after Christmas Fr. Ricardo M. Pajutan, Jr.
Mother of Good Counsel Parish Chrysanthemum, San Pedro City Last Sunday of April Fr. Danilo M. Carido, OSA Fr. Richard L. Pido, OSa

Fr. Aimark P. Asor, OSA

Christ the King Parish GSIS Village, San Pedro City Last Sunday of November Fr. Felipe Gagatiga, OSJ
San Martin de Porres Parish Adelina Village I, San Antonio, San Pedro City Second Sunday of November Fr. Jessie G. Somosierra
Most Holy Name of Name of Jesus Parish Upper Village, Narra, San Pedro City January 3 Fr. Jaime S. Niego
Saint Joseph the Worker Parish Molave St., Calendola, San Pedro City May 1 Fr. Reginald A. Mamaril
Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Parish Rosario, San Pedro City Second Sunday of October Msgr. Reynaldo F. Agramon
Saint Joseph the Patriarch Parish St. Joseph Subd., Langgam, San Pedro City March 19 Fr. David O. Reyes, Jr.

Vicariate of San Isidro Labrador[edit]

City Parish Address Feast Day Parish Priest Parochial Vicar
Biñan City San Isidro Labrador Parish Poblacion, Biñan City May 15 Fr. Buenaventura C. Ubarco
Nuestra Señora dela Paz y Buenviaje Parish 481 Mabini St., Dela Paz, Biñan City January 24 Fr. Isagani Q. Pasawa
San Vicente Ferrer Parish San Vicente Road, San Vicente, Biñan City April 5 Fr. Jeremias O. Oblepias, Jr.
Risen Lord Parish Town & Country Southville Subd., Sto. Tomas, Biñan City Third Sunday of Easter Fr. Juvenal Anthony S. Leonardo Fr. Ernani S. Carillo
San Antonio de Padua Parish P.H. Escueta St., San Antonio, Biñan City June 13 Fr. Gary N. Almoneda
Blessed Sacrament Parish South City Homes, Sto. Tomas, Biñan City Corpus Christi Sunday Fr. Gerry Yabyabin, OSJ
Santo Niño de Cebu Parish Juana Complex, San Francisco, Biñan City Last Sunday of January Fr. Armando M. Dayao, OSA Fr. Patrick Paul M. De Castro, OSA
San Pedro Apostol Parish St. Rose Village II, Malaban, Biñan City August 1 Fr. Erwin S. Sanchez
Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Parish Ireneville Subdivision IV, San Francisco, Biñan City November 27 Fr. Alberto I. San Jose, Jr.
Saint Joseph the Worker Parish Olivarez South Subd., Sto. Tomas, Biñan City May 1 Fr. Joseph B. Dela Rosa

Vicariate of Santa Rosa de Lima[edit]

City Parish Address Feast Day Parish Priest Parochial Vicar
Santa Rosa City Santa Rosa de Lima Parish Kanluran (Poblacion), Santa Rosa City August 23 Msgr. Licerio S. Taguilaso Fr. Henry D. Rabe
Chair of Saint Peter Parish Balibago Complex, Balibago, Santa Rosa City February 22 Fr. Rene B. Eriga Fr. Nestor D. Edrozo, Jr.
Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Parish Golden City Subd., Dila, Santa Rosa City October 7 Fr. Eduardo E. Arupo
Saint Lorenzo Ruiz Parish San Lorenzo Village, Balibago, Santa Rosa City September 28 Msgr. James A. Contreras
Saint John Bosco Parish and Center for Young Workers Sta. Rosa Village, Laguna Technopark, Santa Rosa City Sunday nearest January 31 Fr. Roger Tamares, SDB Fr. Ferdinand Camilo, SDB

Fr. Richard Varela, SDB

Our Mother of Perpetual Help Parish Laguna Bel-Air Subd., Don Jose, Santa Rosa City June 27 Fr. Rex M.P. De Los Angeles

Episcopal District II[edit]

Shrines[edit]

City Shrine Address Feast Day Rector
Cabuyao City Diocesan Shrine of San Vicente Ferrer Barangay Proper, Mamatid Road, Mamatid, Cabuyao City April 5 Fr. Roy G. Reyes
Calamba City Diocesan Shrine of Mary Help of Christians Don Bosco Pre-Novitiate Seminary, Canlubang, Calamba City May 24 Fr. Gerry Martin, SDB
Los Baños, Laguna Diocesan Shrine of Saint Therese of the Child Jesus Los Baños, Laguna October 1 Fr. Luis A. Tolentino

Vicariate of Saint Polycarp[edit]

City Parish Address Feast Day Parish Priest Parochial Vicar
Cabuyao City Saint Polycarp Parish P. Burgos St., Poblacion I, Cabuyao City February 23 Fr. Ireneo A. Oliver Fr. Angelo A. Brosas
San Vicente Ferrer Parish Barangay Proper, Mamatid Road, Mamatid, Cabuyao City April 5 Fr. Roy G. Reyes Fr. Gerardo R. Basa
Saint Francis of Assisi Parish National Highway, Pulo, Cabuyao City October 4 Fr. Zacarias Parra, OFM Cap. Fr. Peter Ronald Eugenio, OFM Cap.
Saint Joseph the Worker Parish Bigaa, Cabuyao City May 1 Fr. Armin G. Genota
Mary Help of Christians Parish Southville 1, Marinig, Cabuyao City May 24 Fr. Salve M. Llona
Calamba City Saint Michael the Archangel Parish Villa Palao Subd., Banlic, Calamba City September 29 Fr. Richard V. Buenaventura

Vicariate of Saint John the Baptist[edit]

  • City: Calamba City
  • Vicar Forane: Fr. Gabriel Ma. A. Delfino
City Parish Address Feast Day Parish Priest Parochial Vicar
Calamba City Saint John the Baptist Parish Poblacion, Calamba City June 24 Msgr. Jose D. Barrion Fr. Mark Marlonne A. Lumbera
Saints Peter and Paul Parish Aplaya, Calamba City June 29 Fr. John Derrick I. Manalo
San Jose Manggagawa Parish Canlubang, Calamba City May 1 Fr. Danilo A. Fernandez Fr. Jeffrey Lorico
San Vicente Ferrer Parish Real, Calamba City April 5 Fr. Leandro L. Bariring, Jr.
Saint Augustine Parish Parian, Calamba City August 28 Fr. Nelson P. Hernandez
Mary Help of Christians Parish Mayapa, Calamba City May 24 Fr. Dante Valero, SDB Fr. Eduardo Villanueva, SDB

Fr. Mark Anthony Cerada, SDB

Holy Trinity Parish Pansol, Calamba City Trinity Sunday Fr. Gabriel Ma. A. Delfino
Our Lady of Fatima Parish Lawa, Calamba City May 13 Fr. Noel C. Artillaga
San Isidro Labrador Parish Makiling, Calamba City May 15 Fr. Frederick R. Yapana
Saint Mary Magdalene Parish Looc, Calamba City July 22 Fr. Conrado J. Rodriguez

Vicariate of the Immaculate Conception[edit]

Municipality Parish Address Feast Day Parish Priest Parochial Vicar
Los Baños Immaculate Conception Parish Timugan, Los Baños, Laguna December 8 Fr. Zaldy C. Fortuno
Saint Therese of the Child Jesus Parish Silangan Road, UPLB Campus, College, Los Baños, Laguna October 1 Fr. Luis A. Tolentino Fr. John Ferry Reveche
San Antonio de Padua Parish Junction, Batong Malake, Los Baños, Laguna June 13 Fr. Larry R. Abayon
Bay San Agustin Parish Poblacion, Bay, Laguna August 28 Fr. John F. Tabot Fr. Manuel F. Labing
Calauan San Isidro Labrador Parish Poblacion, Calauan, Laguna May 15 Fr. Edgardo R. Consignado

Episcopal District III[edit]

Shrine[edit]

Municipality Shrine Address Feast Day Rector
Pila Diocesan Shrine of San Antonio de Padua Poblacion, Pila, Laguna June 13 Fr. Edwin D. Lusterio

Vicariate of Saint Paul the First Hermit[edit]

City Parish Address Feast Day Parish Priest Parochial Vicar
San Pablo City Cathedral Parish of Saint Paul the First Hermit Poblacion, San Pablo City January 15 Fr. Jerry E. Gaela Fr. Anthony Raymond R. Apostol
Nuestra Señora de los Remedios Parish ADB Subd., Del Remedio, San Pablo City November 26 Fr. Teodoro T. Real II
San Roque Parish Buncayo Park Subd., San Roque, San Pablo City August 16 Fr. Reynaldo R. Reloj
San Gabriel Arkanghel Parish Teomora Village, San Gabriel, San Pablo City September 29 Fr. Crizaldo G. Punto
Immaculada Concepcion Parish Concepcion, San Pablo City December 8 Fr. Geminiano B. Formeloza
Saint Francis of Assisi Parish Farconville Subd., San Francisco, San Pablo City October 4 Fr. Emil A. Urriquia Fr. Raymund Owell M. Sadian
Alaminos Our Lady of the Pillar Parish Poblacion, Alaminos, Laguna October 12 Fr. Ricardo R. De Luna Fr. Mariano A. Villamir

Vicariate of San Bartolome Apostol[edit]

Municipality Parish Address Feast Day Parish Priest Parochial Vicar
Nagcarlan San Bartolome Apostol Parish Poblacion, Nagcarlan, Laguna August 24 Fr. Modelo N. Del Valle Msgr. Dalmacio Eusebio, Jr. (Assisting Priest)
Rizal San Miguel Arkanghel Parish Poblacion, Rizal, Laguna September 29 Fr. Felizardo L. Siddayao
Liliw Saint John the Baptist Parish Poblacion, Liliw, Laguna August 29 Fr. Marciano R. Dijan
Saints Joachim and Anne Parish Calumpang, Liliw, Laguna July 26 Fr. Raul D. Matienzo
Majayjay Saint Gregory the Great Parish Poblacion, Majayjay, Laguna March 12 Fr. Robin A. Dagala
Nuestra Señora del Pilar Parish Suba, Majayjay, Laguna October 12 Fr. Marlu V. Marasigan
Magdalena Santa Maria Magdalena Parish Poblacion, Magdalena, Laguna July 22 Fr. Andres V. Olaso, Jr.

Vicariate of San Antonio de Padua[edit]

Municipality Parish Address Feast Day Parish Priest Parochial Vicar
Pila San Antonio de Padua Parish Poblacion, Pila, Laguna June 13 Fr. Edwin D. Lusterio Fr. Rommel dela Cruz
San Jose Parish Linga, Pila, Laguna March 19 Fr. Mauricio A. Llarena
Victoria La Resurreccion Parish Poblacion, Victoria, Laguna Second Sunday of Easter Fr. Rico V. De Vera
Santa Cruz Immaculate Conception Parish Poblacion, Santa Cruz, Laguna December 8 Fr. Teodulfo B. Baria, Jr. Fr. Bienvenido P. Acuno, Jr.

Episcopal District IV[edit]

Shrines[edit]

Municipality Shrine Address Feast Day Rector
Pakil Diocesan Shrine of Nuestra Señora de los Dolores de Turumba Poblacion, Pakil, Laguna October 19 Fr. Mario P. Rivera
Pagsanjan Diocesan Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe Poblacion, Pagsanjan, Laguna December 12 Msgr. Mario Rafael M. Castillo

Vicariate of Our Lady of Guadalupe[edit]

Municipality Parish Address Feast Day Parish Priest Parochial Vicar
Pagsanjan Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish Poblacion, Pagsanjan, Laguna December 12 Msgr. Mario Rafael M. Castillo
Cavinti Transfiguration of Our Lord Parish Poblacion, Cavinti, Laguna August 6 Fr. Antonio Pablo G. Hidalgo
Luisiana Nuestra Señora del Rosario Parish Poblacion, Luisiana, Laguna October 9 Fr. Jorge Seldon V. Coronado
Lumban San Sebastian Parish Poblacion, Lumban, Laguna January 20 Fr. Michaelangelo Costa, MF Fr. Avelino Cads, MF

Fr. Frederick Torres, MF

Fr. Dennis Maglasang, MF

Vicariate of Saint James the Apostle[edit]

Municipality Parish Address Feast Day Parish Priest Parochial Vicar
Paete Saint James the Apostle Parish Poblacion, Paete, Laguna July 25 Fr. Noel B. Conopio
Kalayaan Saint John the Evangelist Parish San Juan (Poblacion), Kalayaan, Laguna December 27 Fr. Rizaldy F. Urgena
Saint John the Baptist Parish Longos, Kalayaan, Laguna June 24 Fr. Leon A. Duran, Jr.
San Antonio de Padua Parish San Antonio, Kalayaan, Laguna June 13 Fr. Antonio C. Arnaiz
Pakil Saint Peter of Alcantara Parish Poblacion, Pakil, Laguna October 19 Fr. Mario P. Rivera
Pangil Nuestra Señora de la Natividad Parish Natividad, Pangil, Laguna September 8 Fr. Gaylord dR. Reyes
Saint Mark the Evangelist Parish Balian, Pangil, Laguna April 25 Fr. Clifford M. Miras Fr. Alberto C. Salamatin (Assisting Priest)

Vicariate of Saints Peter and Paul[edit]

Municipality Parish Address Feast Day Parish Priest Parochial Vicar
Siniloan Saints Peter and Paul Parish Poblacion, Siniloan, Laguna June 29 Fr. Rolando M. Abarca Fr. Dennis Fidel I. Estrella
Famy San Sebastian Parish Poblacion, Famy, Laguna January 20 Fr. Jose Francis A. Calo
Mabitac Nuestra Señora de Candelaria Parish Poblacion, Mabitac, Laguna February 2 Fr. Anthony S. Ricafort
Santa Maria Nuestra Señora delos Angeles Parish Poblacion, Santa Maria, Laguna August 2 Fr. Elden B. Cabuhat
Pakil San Isidro Labrador Parish Kabulusan, Pakil, Laguna May 15 Fr. Ariel S. Cardino

Seminary[edit]

To train priests, a high school seminary was opened in 1968, but was eventually closed in 1981. At present, there are two seminaries run by the diocese. Saint Peter's College Seminary, established in 1981, currently located in Brgy. Concepcion, San Pablo City and serves as the philosophy college seminary of the diocese, while the other seminary, the San Pablo Theological Formation House, located in Tagaytay City, Cavite, serves as the formation house for the theology seminarians of the diocese.

Ordinaries[edit]

See also[edit]

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