Parishes and Parochial Clergy

Vicariate of Santo Niño

Vicar Forane: Fr. Urcisino A. Luzon

1—Maasin, 6600 Southern Leyte

    Population: 32,150; Catholics: 29,936
    Titular: Our Lady of the Assumption, Aug. 15
    Parish Priest: Msgr. Jose E. Perez
    Parochial Vicar: Fr. Silverio P. Pada, Jr.
    In Residence: Fr. Celso S. Rojas, Fr. Gary Nelson Esguerra

2—Guadalupe, 6600 Maasin, Southern Leyte

    Population: 11,137; Catholics: 10,741
    Titular: Our Lady of Guadalupe, Dec. 12
    Parochial Administrator: Fr. Leopoldo T. Suarez

3—San Rafael, 6600 Maasin, Southern Leyte

    Population: 17,382; Catholics: 17,345
    Titular: St. Raphael the Archangel, Oct. 24
    Parish Priest: Fr. Van O. Cabug-os

4—Asuncion, 6600 Maasin, Southern Leyte

    Population: 12,328; Catholics: 11,936
    Titular: Assumption in the Hills, last Sat. of Nov.
    Parish Priest: Fr. Reynaldo B. Matunog
    In residence: Rev. Ernesto Sabandal IV

5—Ibarra, 6600 Maasin, Southern Leyte

    Population: 12,000; Catholics: 11,000
    Titular: Sto. Niño de Ibarra, 3rd Sat. of January
    Parish Priest: Fr. Leonardo G. Kilat

6—Ichon, 6601 Macrohon, Southern Leyte

    Population: 10,529; Catholics: 8,910
    Titular: Mary Mediatrix of All Graces, Jan. 28
    Parish Priest: Fr. Celso U. Faller

7—Macrohon, 6601 Southern Leyte

    Population: 8,368; Catholics: 7,438
    Titular: St. Michael the Archangel, Sept. 29
    Parish Priest: Msgr. Felix D. Paloma

8—San Roque, 6601 Macrohon, Southern Leyte

    Population: 4,355; Catholics: 3,254
    Titular: San Roque, Aug. 16
    Parish Priest: Fr. Wilson R. de los Reyes

9—Padre Burgos, 6602 Southern Leyte

    Population: 8,280; Catholics: 4,515
    Titular: St. James the Apostle, July 25
    Parish Priest: Fr. Wilson R. de los Reyes

10—Limasawa, Southern Leyte

    Population: 4,850; Catholics: 1,807
    Titular: Holy Cross & the First Mass, Mar. 31
    Parish Priest: Fr. Samuel P. Papa

11—Malitbog, 6603 Southern Leyte

    Population: 19,096; Catholics: 17,500
    Titular: Santo Niño, Jan. 15
    Parish Priest & V.F.: Fr. Urcisno A.Luzon

Vicariate of Santo Niño

Vicar Forane: Msgr. Porfirio P. Suarez

1—Tomas Oppus, 6605 Southern Leyte

    Population: 11,865; Catholics: 10,519
    Titular: St. James the Apostle, July 25
    Parish Priest: Fr. Pablo T. Acido

2—Divisoria, 6604 Bontoc, Southern Leyte

    Population: 10,631; Catholics: 10,205
    Titular: St. Isidore, May 15
    Parish Priest: Fr. Stanley Delfin B. Mepico

3—Bontoc, 6604 Southern Leyte

    Population: 8,275; Catholics: 8,246
    Titular: Holy Child Parish, Jan. 15
    Parish Priest & V.F.: Msgr. Porfiro P. Suarez

4—Sogod, 6606 Southern Leyte

    Population: 30,000; Catholics: 27,300
    Titular: Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, Dec. 15
    Parish Priest: Msgr. Amado D. Olayvar
    Parochial Vicar: Fr. Melgabar N. Enero

5—Consolacion, 6606 Sogod, Southern Leyte

    Population: 9,588; Catholics: 9,150
    Titular: Holy Child, last Sat. of January
    Parish Priest: Fr. Santos M. Sabondo, Jr.

6—Libagon, 6615 Southern Leyte

    Population: 10,670; Catholics: 10,580
    Titular: Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, Dec. 8
    Parish Priest: Fr. Santos O. Lagumbay
    Parochial Vicar: Fr. Benedicto Lambonao

Vicariate of Saint Ignatius

Vicar Forane: Fr. Anastacio Lito F. Narit

1—Liloan, 6612 Southern Leyte

    Population: 19,243; Catholics: 17,108
    Titular: St. Ignatius of Loyola, July 31
    Parish Priest & V.F.: Fr. Anastacio Lito F. Narit

2—San Francisco, 6613 Southern Leyte

    Population: 11,452; Catholics: 8,987
    Titular: San Isidro Labrador, May 15
    Parochial Administrator: Fr. Cruf F. Climaco

3—Pintuyan, 6614 Southern Leyte

    Population: 10,332; Catholics: 10,612
    Titular: St. Michael the Archangel, Sept. 29
    Parochial Administrator: Fr. Ronald P. Marcojos

4—San Ricardo, Southern Leyte

    Population: 8,600; Catholics: 8,450
    Titular: St. James the Apostle, July 25
    Parish Priest: Fr. Felito B. Briones

Vicariate of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception

Vicar Forane: Fr. Manuel S. Nueve

1—Matalom, 6616 Leyte

    Population: 17,814; Catholics: 16,409
    Titular: St. Joseph, May 27
    Parish Priest: Fr. Fermin P. Wabina
    In Residence: Msgr. Manuel P. Alonzo, Jr.

2—Cahagnaan, 6616 Matalom, Leyte

    Population: 10,212; Catholics: 9,852
    Titular: St. James the Apostle Chaplaincy, July 25
    Chaplain: Fr. Amando B. Alfaro, Jr.

3—Bato, 6525 Leyte

    Population: 21,112; Catholics: 20,612
    Titular: Holy Child Parish, Jan. 25
    Parish Priest: Fr. Vicente S. Lora
    Parochial Vicar: Fr. Jose Bonito Labrador

4—Anahawan, 6525 Bato, Leyte

    Population: 8,246; Catholics: 7,125
    Titular: Saint Isidore, May 17
    Parochial Administrator: Fr. Jeremias L. Masan

5—Hilongos, 6524 Leyte

    Population: 50,744; Catholics: 45,372
    Titular: Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, Dec. 22
    Parish Priest & V.F.: Fr. Manuel S. Nueve
    Parochial Vicar: Fr. Jaime T. Cardona

6—Concepcion, 6524 Hilongos, Leyte

    Population: 12,607; Catholics: 11,724
    Titular: Nuestra Señora de la Asuncion, Aug. 22
    Parish Priest: Fr. Eufemio A. Gohetia

7—Hindang, 6523 Leyte

    Population: 17,162; Catholics: 16,304
    Titular: St. Michael the Archangel, May 8
    Parish Priest: Fr. Crutato S. Arceño

Vicariate of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception

Vicar Forane: Fr. Nestor S. Astillo

1—Inopacan, 6522 Leyte

    Population: 18,435; Catholics: 17,268
    Titular: St. Isidore, May 15
    Parochial Administrator: Fr. Oliver C. Edulan

2—Plaridel, 6521 Baybay, Leyte

    Population: 9,903; Catholics: 8,418
    Titular: Santo Niño, Jan. 17
    Parish Priest: Fr. Demetrio C. Gedaya, Jr.

3—Baybay, 6521 Leyte

    Population: 40,722; Catholics: 33,850
    Titular: Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, Dec. 23
    Parish Priest & V.F.: Fr. Nestor S. Astillo
    Parochial Vicar: Fr. Norberto P. Cordovez
    In residence: Fr. Marianito T. Dondoyano

4—Makinhas, 6521 Baybay, Leyte

    Population: 15,000; Catholics: 12,000
    Titular: Nuestra Señora de los Remedios, May 30
    Parish Priest: Fr. Marnito B. Bansig

5—Pomponan, 6521 Baybay, Leyte

    Population: 9,113; Catholics: 8,678
    Titular: St. Anthony of Padua, June 13
    Parish Priest: Fr. Jaime T. Alonzo, Jr.

6—Visca, 6521 Baybay, Leyte

    Population: 15,380; Catholics: 13,842
    Titular: Holy Spirit, Pentecost Sunday
    Parish Priest: Fr. Conrado C. Saavedra, Jr.

7—Caridad, 6521 Baybay, Leyte

    Population: 13,089; Catholics: 8,039
    Titular: Our Lady of the Rosary, Oct. 7
    Parish Priest: Fr. Joseph Y. Macuto

Vicariate of St. Joseph

Vicar Forane: Fr. Lorenzo N. Suarez, Jr.

1—St. Bernard, 6616 Southern Leyte

    Population: 15,760; Catholics: 14,631
    Titular: San Isidro Labrador, May 28-29
    Parish Priest: Msgr. Cesar V. Garces

2—Catmon, 6616 St. Bernard, Southern Leyte

    Population: 7,077; Catholics: 6,000
    Titular: Saint Augustine, Aug. 28
    Parish Priest: Fr. Rey E. Corridor

3—San Juan, 6611 Southern Leyte

    Population: 16,225; Catholics: 15,063
    Titular: St. John the Baptist, June 24
    Parish Priest: Fr. Prospero P. Pael

4—Anahawan, 6610 Southern Leyte

    Population: 7,450; Catholics: 6,715
    Titular: St. Anthony of Padua, June 13
    Parish Priest: Fr. Artemio E. Galos

5—Hinundayan, 6609 Southern Leyte

    Population: 14,376; Catholics: 13,789
    Titular: Saint Joseph, June 5
    Parish Priest & V.F.: Fr. Lorenzo N. Suarez, Jr.

6—Hinunangan, 6608 Southern Leyte

    Population: 33,092; Catholics: 28,322
    Titular: Sts. Peter & Paul, June 29
    Parish Priest: Fr. Dioscoro A. Rasonabe

7—Silago, 6607 Southern Leyte

    Population: 10,376; Catholics: 8,886
    Titular: St. James the Apostle, July 25
    Parish Priest: Fr. Antonio M. Gaviola

Diocesan Clergy with no Parish Assignment

Retired/Sick:

    Msgr. Luis D. Caintic, P.A., Baybay, Leyte
    Fr. Ernesto Amora, Carigara, Leyte

On Leave - Abroad/For Studies:

    Fr. Juanito A. Arreglo Sogod
    Fr. Jose Arevalo
    Fr. Antonio N. Kuizon
    Fr. Luis V. Resma
    Fr. Marciano E. Santiago II
    Fr. Rogelio S. Lumbre
    Fr. Alexander L. Ramos
    Fr. Nicolas V. Lagumbay
    Fr. Lope F. A. Lesigues

Priests from other Dioceses:

    Fr. Pablo F. Acido
    Fr. Jeremias L. Masan
    Fr. Remegio Mollaneda, SVD
    Fr. Democrito Malazarte, SVD

† Necrology †

          Fr. Manuel Astorga (April, 1987)
          Fr. Consorio Poblete (June 13, 1987)
          Fr. Gregorio Florendo (Sept. 19, 1988)
          Fr. Francisco Fegi (June 27, 1989)
          Fr. Dominador Sudario (Mar. 13, 1991)
          Fr. Gregorio Regis (Feb. 26, 1992)
          Msgr. Anatolio N. Alfaro (Feb. 02, 1996)
          Bishop Vicente T. Ataviado (Mar. 04, 1997)
          Fr. Simplicio L. Robles (Oct. 04, 1998)

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