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 Church)
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Church and Shrine of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
Religion
AffiliationRoman Catholic
Ecclesiastical or organizational statusSuffragan Diocese
LeadershipRev. Fr. Randolf C. Flores, SVD, parish priest
Year consecrated1941
Location
Location28 Scout Ybardolaza St., Brgy. Sacred Heart, 1103 Kamuning, Quezon City, Philippines
Architecture
TypeBaroque Church
StyleBaroque
Completed1941
MaterialsSand, gravel, cement, mortar and steel

The Sacred Heart Parish-Shrine[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 Word (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]

On October 1, 2016, the 75th foundation year of the parish, Bishop Honesto Ongtioco decreed that Sacred Heart Parish be a diocesan shrine. "Sacred Heart Parish-Shrine" became its official name.

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. Sedfrey Nebres, SVD and Fr Jose Caballes, SVD.

Boundaries[edit]

  • 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

Ministries[edit]

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

Ministry Head/Coordinator
Parish Pastoral Council Mr. Manny Ho
Worship Ministry Mr. Dindo Bunag
Social Communications Ministry Ms. Kathy San Gabriel
Basic Ecleesial Community Head Mr. Rommel Navarro
Biblical Apostolate Ministry Dr. Josephine Lumitao, M.D.
Formation Ministry Mr. Manny Ho
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
Public Affairs Ministry Atty Bianca Perez
Youth Ministry (Parish and Shrine) Mr. Dax Gaffud
Finance / Stewardship Ministry Mr. Terry Ciabal
Transparochial Communities Coordinator Mr. Raul Salceda
Campus Ministry Ms. Fe Cruz

Facilities[edit]

Schools:

  • ALS (Alternative Learning System) Sacred Heart, Padre Doro Hall, Sacred Heart Parish-Shrine
  • Christ the King Mission Seminary 101 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

Hospitals:

  • Dr. Jesus C. Delgado Memorial Hospital 7 Kamuning Rd., Quezon City

Mortuary:

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

Charitable and Social Institutions:

  • Arnold Janssen Catholic Mission Foundation, Padre Doro Hall, Sacred Heart Parish-Shrine

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:

  • Carmelite Missionary Sisters (CM) 19 Sct. Madriñan St., Q.C.
  • Carmelite Missionary of Sisters of St. Therese of the Child Jesus (CMSSTCJ) 22 Sct. Ignacia 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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://dioceseofcubao.ph/parishes/sacred-heart-of-jesus-parish/
  2. ^ "KamuningQC.com: Kamuning Barangay". KamuningQC.com. 2012-04-06. Retrieved 2016-12-13.
  3. ^ Webmaster. "Quezon City Barangays". quezoncity.gov.ph. Retrieved 2016-12-13.
  4. ^ Admin, Web. "QC District 4 Barangays". www.quezoncity.gov.ph. Retrieved 2016-12-13.
  5. ^ "Diocese of Cubao – Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish". dioceseofcubao.ph. Retrieved 2016-12-13.

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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