Sacred Heart Parish Kamuning

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Coordinates: 14°37′53″N 121°02′23″E / 14.63141°N 121.03967°E / 14.63141; 121.03967

Sacred Heart Parish Shrine - Kamuning
(Kamuning Church)
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Church and Shrine of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
AffiliationRoman Catholic
Ecclesiastical or organizational statusSuffragan Diocese
LeadershipRev. Fr. Randolf C. Flores, SVD, parish priest
Year consecrated1941
Location28 Scout Ybardolaza St., Brgy. Sacred Heart, 1103 Kamuning, Quezon City, Philippines
TypeBaroque Church
MaterialsSand, gravel, cement, mortar and steel

The Sacred Heart Parish Shrine - Kamuning[1] is a Catholic parish in the Kamuning District of Quezon City in the Philippines. It was established on October 3, 1941, making it the first parish in Quezon City. The parish has been in the pastoral care and administration of the Society of the Divine Word since even before its founding. Kamuning was a government housing project of then Philippine Commonwealth President Manuel Luis Quezon. Kamuning was known then as Barrio Obrero II.

The Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish parish center is located at the intersection of Scout Ybardolaza Street, Scout Fuentebella Street and Scout Fernandez Street. The parish is part of the Diocese of Cubao[1].

The parish celebrates its annual fiesta on the movable feast Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart according to the liturgical calendar of the Catholic Church, the Friday right after the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ, also known as Corpus Christi.

Formerly known as Barrio Obrero II, was a housing project site for government employees and their families. Late in 1939, the Kamuning Residents' Association sought pastoral care from the Society of the Divine World (SVD). The First Mass was celebrated where the Kamuning Public Market now stands, on that year's Christmas Eve. In the early 1940s, the parish boundaries reached as far east toward Loyola Heights and westward up to the Mabuhay Rotonda. About a year later, on October 1, 1941, the Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish was established, and it has been in the care of the SVD missionaries since then. Today, the parish covers five barangays – Kamuning,[2] Sacred Heart, South Triangle, Kristong Hari, Kalusugan, and part of Obrero.[3][4] According to Philippines 2000 Census, the parish jurisdiction has a resident population of 43,074 people.[5] The Society of the Divine Word (SVD) was founded on September 8, 1875 by St. Arnold Janssen in Steyl, Netherlands. The SVD is one of the largest Ad Gentes Catholic religious male congregations in the world with over 6,000 members (priests and brothers) worldwide. The current Superior-General of the SVD is Rev. Fr. Paulus Budi Klenden. The Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish-Shrine is in the SVD Philippine Central Province, which is headed by a Provincial Superior. The current Provincial Superior of SVD PHC is Rev. Fr. Jerome Marquez, SVD who is also former parish priest and first rector of the Shrine.

A recent significant development in the history of the parish is the canonical dedication of the Shrine of the Divine Word, which is the chapel in the Christ the King Mission Seminary located along E. Rodriguez Sr. Avenue. The chapel became the Shrine on December 25, 2006 and Bishop Honesto F. Ongtioco of the Diocese of Cubao presided over the dedication rites. The Christ the King Mission Seminary is of the Society of the Divine Word and was established in 1933.

Parish Priests[edit]

  • 1. Fr. Theodore Buttenbruch (1941-1944) - R.I.P.
  • 2. Fr. Johann Simon (1944-1946)- R.I.P.
  • 3. Fr. Antonio Albrecht (1946-1958)- R.I.P.
  • 4. Fr. Fernando de Pedro (1961-1969)- R.I.P.
  • 5. Fr. Adeodato Malabanan (1969-1979)- R.I.P.
  • 6. Fr. Restituto A. Lumanlan (1969-1981)
  • 7. Fr. Virgilio S. Mascardo (1981-1985)
  • 8. Fr. Manuel B. Bongayan (1985-1990)
  • 9. Fr. John O' Mahony (1990-1996)
  • 10. Fr. Romeo M. Castro (1996-2002)
  • 11. Fr. Manuel B. Bongayan, SVD (2002-2008)
  • 12. Fr. Eduardo L. Guarin, SVD (2008-2011)
  • 13. Fr. Jerome A. Marquez, SVD (2011-2018)
  • 14. Fr. Randolf C. Flores, SVD (2018–present)

Current members of the Priest Team: Fr. Ramon Bosch, SVD; Fr. Benigno Beltran, SVD; Fr. Fernando Santos, SVD; Fr. Gerry del Pinado, SVD, Fr. Charlie Bardaje, SVD and Fr Jose Caballes, SVD.


  • North: EDSA-Quezon Ave. to Timog Ave.
  • East: EDSA-Diliman Creek-Kamuning Road to Quezon Ave.
  • South: Diliman Creek from EDSA to T. Gener St. & Kamuning Public Market Area
  • West: Timog Ave. to Morato Ave. and Scout Chuatoco Road along boundary with Roxas District to Diliman Creek and the San Juan River - E. Rodriguez Sr. Ave. to Judge Jimenez


Below is the list of existing ministries in Sacred Heart Parish Shrine - Kamuning with its respective heads/coordinators.

Ministry Head/Coordinator
Parish Pastoral Council Atty. Ferdinand Comendador
Worship Ministry Manny Ho
Formation Ministry Chit Bobis
Family and Life Ministry Mr. Rey and Cha Yu
Social Service and Development Ministry Sr. Grace Macatol, CM
Restorative Justice Solita Baltazar
Catechetical Ministry Rose Reyes
Youth Ministry (Parish and Shrine) Fr. Randy Flores, SVD
Community Organizing Ministry (BEC) Sonya Rass
Finance Ministry Rene Lim



  • Christ the King Mission Seminary 101 E. Rodriguez Ave., Q.C.
  • St. Joseph's College[6] 295 E. Rodriguez Ave., Q.C.
  • PAREF-Northfield School 107 Sct. Gandia St., Q.C.
  • PAREF-Rosefield School 102 Sct. Fuentabella St., Q.C.
  • Cradle of Joy Center for Learning 14 11th Jamboree St., Q.C.
  • Tomas Morato Elementary School T. Gener St., Quezon City
  • Don Alejandro Roces Sr. Science-Technology High School A. Roces Avenue, Quezon City
  • Quezon City High School Sct. Ybardolaza St., Quezon City
  • Marcelo H. del Pilar Elem. School K-3rd St., Quezon City
  • Kamuning Elementary School Sct. Torillo St., Quezon City


  • E. Delos Santos Hospital 201 E. Rodriguez Ave., Q.C.
  • Dr. Jesus C. Delgado Memorial Hospital 7 Kamuning Rd., Quezon City
  • St. Luke's Medical Center 279 E. Rodriguez Sr. Blvd., Q.C.


  • Sacred Heart Parish Shrine Mortuary (St. Peter Life Plans and Chapels)

Charitable and Social Institutions:

  • Liliane Foundation St. Joseph College Compound 295 E. Rodriguez Ave., Q.C.

Religious Congregations[edit]

Religious Men:

  • Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament (SSS) 20 Sunnyside Dr., New Manila, Q.C.
  • Monfort Missionaries (SMM) 47 Sct. Madriñan St., Q.C.
  • Society of the Divine Word (SVD) 101 E. Rodriguez Ave., Q.C.
  • Missionaries of the Sacred Heart (MSC) 10 17th St., New Manila, Q.C.
  • Congregation of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Mary (SS.CC) 104 Sct. Limbaga St., Q.C.
  • Congregation of Sons of Charity (FdCC) 7 17th St., New Manila, Q.C.

Religious Women:

  • Francisca Sisters of the Immaculate Conception (SFIC) St. Joseph College 295 E. Rodriguez Blvd., Q.C.
  • Carmelite Missionary Sisters (CM) 19 Sct. Madriñan St., Q.C.
  • Carmelite Missionary of Sisters of St. Therese of the Child Jesus (CMSSTCJ) 22 Sct. Ignaciana St., New Manila, Q.C.
  • Congregation of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Mary (SS.CC) 104 Sct. Limbaga St., Q.C.
  • Faithful Companions of Jesus (FCJ) 46-B Sct. Borromeo St., Q.C.
  • Religious of the Sacred Heart (RSCJ) 53 K-4th St., Kamuning, Q.C.
  • Missionary Sisters of St. Charles Scalabrinians (MSCS) 132 Panay Ave., Q.C.


  1. ^
  2. ^ " Kamuning Barangay". 2012-04-06. Retrieved 2016-12-13.
  3. ^ Webmaster. "Quezon City Barangays". Retrieved 2016-12-13.
  4. ^ Admin, Web. "QC District 4 Barangays". Retrieved 2016-12-13.
  5. ^ "Diocese of Cubao – Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish". Retrieved 2016-12-13.
  6. ^ "SJCQC WEB". Retrieved 2017-07-31.

Two commemorative books contain details of the history of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish - Kamuning: Age of Gold (Golden Jubilee) and Sanlakbay 2001 (Diamond Jubilee). Limited copies of the two books were published and a few copies are with the parish office for reference use.

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