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Most Rev. Angel T. Hobayan, DD, JCD
Bishop
Diocesan Catholic Center
Catarman, 6400 Northern Samar
Tel.: 354-1169


Chancery

Vicar General: Msgr. Romualdo A. Sosing, HP, JCL
Chancellor: Rev. Fr. Cleofas Añonuevo
Oeconomus: Rev. Fernando M. Bogtong
Vice-Chancellor: Rev. James C. Rojo
Legal Counsel: Atty. Mar de Asis
Clerk: Leonora G. Magdaraog


Administrative Section

Board of Consultors: Msgr. Romualdo A. Sosing, HP, JCL
                               Msgr. Gaspar D. Balerite, HP, STD
                               Msgr. Romeo P. Infante, HP, JCB
                               Rev. Fr. Cleofas Añonuevo
                               Vicars Forane

Commission on the Clergy: Msgr. Romeo P. Infante, HP, JCB


Judiciary Section

Judicial Vicar: Msgr. Romualdo A. Sosing, HP, JCL
Notary & Promoter of Justice: Msgr. Romeo P. Infante, HP, JCB
Defender of the Bond: Rev. Eugenio L. Talavera, Jr.


Pastoral Section

Pastoral Director: Rev. Pompeyo Tan, Jr.
Commission on Worship: Rev. Marino P. Infante
Commission on Education: Rev. Anelito Cecista
Superintendent of Catholic Schools: Sr. Teresita Ramirez, RSCJ
Office of Mass Media: Rev. Cleofas Añonuevo
Family Life Apostolate: Msgr. Romualdo Sosing, HP, JCL
Biblical Apostolate: Msgr. Gaspar D. Balerite, HP, STD
Catechetical Coordinator: Sr. Fe Ramos, MSPC
Commission on Social Action: Rev. Walter Cerbito
Commission on Temporalities: Rev. Fernando M. Bogtong
Commission on Youth: Rev. Fred Placa
Pontifical Missionary Societies, Director: Msgr. Romeo P. Infante, HP
Commission on Seminarians
   Chairman:
Rev. Alwin P. Legaspi
   Members: Former Rectors of JPS House of Formation
   Acting Vocation Director: Rev. Alwin P. Legaspi
Spiritual Director: Rev. Anelito G. Cesista


Present Status

Bishop: 

1

   

Priests  

 

Diocesan -

40

   Religious -

1

   Total -

41

   

Sisters  

 

Filipino -

53

   Total -

53

   

Seminarians  

 

Major:

 

in Theology -

14

in Philosophy -

37

Total -

51

Minor:

 

in pre-college -

15

in High School -

2

Total -

17

   

Seminary: 

1

Enrolment -

17

   

Diocesan Divisions  

 

Vicariates -

4

Parishes -

20

Mission Centers -

3

Chaplaincy -

1

   

Educational Centers  

 

Kindergartens -

3

Elementary -

1

High Schools -

7

Parochial -

1

Directed by religious -

6

Total -

11

   

Sacraments  

 

Baptisms: 

 

up to 1 year old -

11,570

     From 1 to 7 years old -

2,405

     Over 7 years old -

279

     Total -

14,254

Confirmations:

1,671

Marriages: 

1,574

   

Population: 

383,141

Catholics: 

377,374

Area: 

3,498 sq. kms.

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