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PARISHES

I. Vicariate of St. John Mary Vianney

Vicar Forane: Rev. Lope Robredillo

1—Borongan (F-Pre-1768) 6800 Eastern Samar

    Population: 36,863; Catholics: 35,321
    Titular: The Nativity of Our Lady, Sept. 8
    Pastor-Moderator: Fr. Anacleto Asebias
    Pastors: Fr. Joberto Picardal
                 Fr. Luisito Guial

2—San Julian (F-April 29, 1887) 6814 (Libas, Nonoc)

    Population: 12,162; Catholics: 11,942
    Titular: Our Lady of the Seven Dolors, July 16
    Parish Priest: Rev. Guido Ditalo

3—Maydolong (F-Nov. 18, 1956) 6802

    Population: 12,141; Catholics: 11,421
    Titular: St. Roch, August 16
    Parish Priest: Rev. Francisco Corado

4—Brgy. Lalawigan, Borongan (F-June 29, 1964) 6800

    Population: 8,950; Catholics: 8,788
    Titular: Assumption of Our Lady, Aug. 15
    Parish Priest: Msgr. Lope C. Robredillo


II. Vicariate of St. Joseph

Vicar Forane: Rev. Romeo Solidon

1—Llorente (F-May 14, 1851) 6803 (Lanang)

    Population: 16,776; Catholics: 16,342
    Titular: St. Anthony of Padua, June 13
    Parish Priest: Rev. Romeo Solidon

2—Hernani (F-Jan. 4, 1864) 6804 (Nag-as)

    Population: 7,911; Catholics: 7,721
    Titular: Our Lady of Seven Sorrows, Sept. 15
    Parish Priest: Rev. Teodoro Sison

3—General MacArthur (F-Nov. 30, 1948) 6805 (Pambujan Sur)

    Population: 10,044; Catholics: 9,892
    Titular: St. Joseph, Aug. 27
    Parish Priest: Rev. Jose Edwin Juaban

4—Balangkayan (F-Sept. 8, 1961)  6801 San Buenaventura

    Population: 8.784; Catholics: 7,165
    Parish Priest: Rev. Deogracias Gayo


III. Vicariate of the Most Holy Rosary

Vicar Forane: Rev. Anacleto Asebias, Jr.

1—Guiuan, Eastern Samar (F-Pre-1768) 6809 (Butag)

    Population: 21,720; Catholics: 21,531
    Titular: Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, December 8
    Parish Priest: Rev. Anacleto Asebias, Jr.
    Parochial Vicar: Rev. Cyrein Cabueñas

2—Salcedo, E. Samar (F-Dec. 8, 1862) 6807 (San Isidro de Sudao)

    Population: 11,880; Catholics: 11, 852
    Titular: St. Isidore the Farmer, May 15
    Parish Priest: Rev. Lesme Afable

3—Mercedes (F-Oct. 25, 1894; re-erected Feb. 22, 1964) 6808

    Population: 5,473; Catholics: 5,321
    Titular: St. Francis of Assisi, May 1
    Parish Priest: Rev. Arturo Gonzales

4—Brgy. Sulangan, Guiuan (F-Jan. 6, 1957) 6809

    Population: 5,697; Catholics: 5,611
    Titular: St. Anthony of Padua Shrine, June 13
    Rector: Rev. Moises Campo

5—Brgy. Matarinao, Salcedo (F-Aug. 21, 1959) 6807

    Population: 4,432; Catholics: 4,392
    Titular: Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary, Oct. 15
    Parish Priest: Rev. Eleuterio Gubiana

6—Brgy. Casuguran, Homonhon Island Guiuan (F-April 24, 1979) 6809

    Population: 4,226; Catholics: 4,184
    Titular: St. John the Baptist, June 24
    Parish Priest: Rev. Manuel Lunario

7—Brgy. Buenavista, Manicani Island, Guiuan (Quasi-Parish) 6809

    Population: 3,729; Catholics: 3,636
    Titular: St. Lorenzo Ruiz of Manila, Sept. 27
    Priest-in-Charge: Rev. Dan Gañas

8—Brgy. Sapao, Guiuan, Eastern, Samar, Sta. Cruz (Quasi) Parish

    Parish Priest: Fr. Amable Moslares


IV. Vicariate of the Holy Spirit

Vicar Forane: Rev. John Alcantara

1—Balangiga (F-April 1, 1954) 6812

    Population: 11,019; Catholics: 10,887
    Titular: St. Lawrence, August 10
    Parish Priest: Rev. Jose Manuel Lugay

2—Quinapondan (F-Oct. 25, 1894) 6810

    Population: 13,214; Catholics: 13,044
    Titular: St. Nicholas of Tolentine, Sept. 10
    Parish Priest: Rev. Jose Tentativa, Jr.

3—Giporlos (F-Dec. 5, 1955) 6811

    Population: 10,040; Catholics: 9,932
    Titular: Our Lady of the Pillar, Oct. 12
    Parish Priest: Rev. John Alcantara

4—Lawaan (F-Sept. 8, 1961) 6813

    Population: 9,720; Catholics: 9,521
    Titular: The Divine Child, May 8
    Parish Priest: Rev. Honorio Añano


V. Vicariate of St. Ignatius of Loyola

Vicar Forane: Msgr. Crescente Japzon

1—Sulat (F-Pre-1768) 6815

    Population: 13,509; Catholics: 13,437
    Titular: St. Ignatius of Loyola, July 31
    Parish Priest: Rev. Agustin Opalalic
    Parochial Vicar: Rev. Anton Amano

2—Taft (F-before 1768) 6816 (Tubig)

    Population: 12,254; Catholics: 12,042
    Titular: St. James the Greater, July 25
    Parish Priest: Rev. Alejandro Galo

3—Dolores (F-April 20, 1878) 6817 (Bacod, Jubasan, Paric)

    Population: 34,232; Catholics: 33,821
    Titular: St. Joachim, Aug. 16
    Parish Priest: Msgr. Crescente Japzon

4—Can-Avid (F-July 10, 1956) 6806 (Maria Angeles)

    Population: 15,207; Catholics: 14,922
    Titular: Our Lady, Queen of Angels, Aug. 2
    Parish Priest: Rev. Pedro Aquino

5—Maslog (Quasi-Parish) 6817

    Population: 3,616; Catholics: 3,601
    Titular: St. Isidore the Farmer, May 27
    Priest-in-Charge: Rev. Sergio Galbignani


VI. Vicariate of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception

Vicar Forane: Msgr. Alfredo Amistoso

1—Oras, Eastern Samar (F-Aug. 31, 1863) 6818

    Population: 31,341; Catholics: 30,815
    Titular: St. Peter of Alcantara, Oct. 19
    Parish Priest: Msgr. Alfredo Amistoso

2—Arteche (F-October 1, 1955) 6822 (San Ramon)

    Population: 12,583; Catholics: 12,448
    Titular: St. Raymond Nonnatus, Aug. 31
    Parish Priest: Rev. Saturnino Obzunar

3—Brgy. Concepcion, Arteche (F-Nov. 5, 1957) 6822

    Population:      ; Catholics:
    Titular: ,
    Parish Priest: Rev. Edoardo Lanzalaco, FdCC

4—Jipapad (F-Nov. 5, 1957) 6819

    Population: 6,135; Catholics: 6,117
    Titular: Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary, Oct. 7
    Parish Priest: Rev. Vittorio Cavallaro, FdCC

4—San Policarpo (F-Dec. 26, 1959) 6821 (Bunga)

    Population: 14,029; Catholics: 13,911
    Titular: St. Mary Magdalene, July 22
    Parish Priest: Rev. Nemesio Quiloña

 

Priests in Other Dioceses in the Philippines:

1—Msgr. Jose Lentejas
    
Parish of St. Francis of Assisi
     Tarangnan, Samar

2—Rev. Alex Ver
    
National Center for Mental Health
     Mandaluyong City

3—Rev. Montecarlo Viloria
    
San Roque Parish
     Alabang, Muntinlupa

4—Msgr. Pedro C. Quitorio III
    
Asst. Secretary General
    
CBCP, Intramuros, Manila

5—Rev. Eutiquio Belizar, Jr.
    
Professor of Dogma - St. John the Evangelist School of Theology
     Palo, Leyte

6—Rev. Antonio Camora
    
Guam, USA

7— Rev. Arnuldo Estrada
     
Our Lady of Aranzazu
      San Mateo, Rizal

8—Rev. Jovito Carunggay
    
St. Aloysius Parish
     New York, USA

9—Rev. Bernardo Baxal
    
Our Lady of the Meraculous Medal Parish, QC
     Tel. 913-5836

10—Rev. Benito Noroña
     
UP Chapel, Diliman, QC

11—Rev. Joseph Ursal
     
Osmeña, Marabut, Western Samar
      Diocese of Calbayog
 


Retired Priests:

Msgr. Simeon Desoloc (Borongan)
Msgr. Angelo Zaverio Zanisi (Bgy. Bato, Borongan)
Rev. Salvador Cecilio (Manila)
Rev. Francisco Tizon ( Catbalogan, Samar)


Priests on Study Leave

1—Rev. Adamson Albert
     Ateneo de Manila University, Quezon City

2—Rev. Fernando Egargo
     Gregorian University, Rome

3—Rev. Jose Pelagio Padit
    
Athenaeum of the Holy Cross, Rome

4— Rev. Fitzgerald Azul
    
Lateran University, Rome

5—Rev. Marlon Gacho
    
University of Navarre, Pamplona, Spain

6—Rev. Sheldon Valenti Amasa
    
Fordham University, USA

7—Rev. Edwin Lanuevo

8—Rev. Antonio Alconaba

9—Rev. Jude Caliba

 


Priests Abroad, USA

Rev. Emilio Bernardo
Rev. Victorio Balagapo
Rev. Alfonso Asis
Rev. Nilo Apura
Rev. Marciano Caliwan


With Other Assignments

1—Rev. Exequiel Singzon
    
Asst. Financial Secretary
    
Bishop's Residence, Borongan

2—Rev. Roger Calim
    
Bishop's Residence, Borongan


† Necrology †

      Msgr. Santos Paco (1998)
      Rev. Erich Brandes (1998)
      Msgr. Magdaleno Latoja (Oct. 22, 1993)
      Rev. Francisco Calzita (June 13, 1994)
      Rev. Dionesio Chinel (July 2, 1981)
      Rev. Juan Quimbo (July 2, 1981)
      Rev. Domingo Palomino (Sept. 8, 1981)
      Rev. Francisco Unay (September 10, 1981)
      Rev. Columbo L. Alde (October 11, 1985)
      Rev. Anacleto Gallano (January 4, 1986)
      Rev. Felix Taña (January 2, 1988)
      Rev. Conrado C. Balagapo (June 9, 1988)

 

 

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