PARISHES AND PAROCHIAL CLERGY

I. Vicariate of St. Anthony of Padua

Vicar Forane: Msgr. Quintin C. Feraren, Jr.

1. St. Anthony of Padua Cathedral
   
Masbate, 5400 Masbate
    Tel. (056) 333-2147

    Titular: St. Anthony of Padua, June 13  
    Parish Priest: Msgr. Quintin C. Feraren, Jr. 
    Parochial Vicars: Rev. Fr. Emerito R. Castillo
                              Rev. Fr. Joseph C. Bravante
    Resident Priests:  Rev. Fr. Fidel Tambago
                               Rev. Fr. Jose B. Almero, Jr.

2. St. Nicholas of Tolentino
   
Mobo, 5401 Masbate

    Titular: St. Nicholas of Tolentino, September 10
    Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Aldrin A. Aganan
    Parochial Vicar:  Rev. Fr. Jose Ariel Alegre

3. Sacred Heart Chapel
   
Malinta, 5400 Masbate

    Titular: Sacred Heart of Jesus, May 3
    Priest in Charge: Rev. Fr. Lorenzo V. Bautista

II. Vicariate of Our Lady of the Pillar

Vicar Forane: Rev. Fr. Carlos B. Toledo

1. Our Lady of the Pillar Parish  
   
Baleno, 5413 Masbate    

    Titular: Our Lady of the Pillar, October 12 
    Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Carlos B. Toledo  
    Parochial Vicar: Rev. Fr. Jose Mari E. Amores 

2. St. Raphael Archangel Parish   
  
Aroroy 5414, Masbate   

    Titular: St. Raphael Archangel. October 24 
    Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Silverio R. Espenilla, Jr. 
    Parochial Vicar: Rev. Fr. Marlon V. Mangubat 

3. Sto. Niņo Parish
   
Bariis, Aroroy, 5414 Masbate

    Titular: Sto. Niņo, 3rd Sunday of January
    Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Joseph Gaspar D. Hugo

4. Jesus Nazareno Chapel
   
Tinigban, Aroroy, 5414, Masbate

    Titular: Jesus Nazareno
    Priest in Charge: Rev. Fr. Jenell Paghubasan

III. Vicariate of St. Paschal Baylon

Vicar Forane: Rev. Fr. Cesar. V. Laurio

1. St. Paschal Baylon Parish  
   
San Pascual, 5420 Masbate   

    Titular: St. Paschal Baylon, May 17  
    Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Cesar V. Laurio  
    Parochial Vicar: Rev. Fr. Plutarco Opinio, Jr. 

2. St. Isidore Parish    
   
Claveria, 5419 Masbate    

    Titular: St. Isidore, May 15
    Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Ferdinand B. Samar, SOLT
    Parochial Vicar: Rev. Fr. Rey Daet, SOLT

3. Most Holy Trinity Parish
   
Pasig, Claveria, 5419, Masbate

    Titular: Santissima Trinidad, May 21
    Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Ambrosio Abelita, Jr.
    Parish Deacon: Rev. Eligio Caņete

IV. Vicariate of St. Joseph

Vicar Forane: Rev. Fr. Ely M. Alvarez

1. St. Joseph Parish   
   
Milagros, 5410 Masbate    

    Titular: St. Joseph, May 15  
    Parish Priests: Rev. Fr. Felipe P. Gonzales
                          Rev. Fr. Ely M. Alvarez    
    Parochial Vicar: Rev. Fr. Felix C. Ponferrada 

2. Immaculate Conception Parish   
   
Balud, 5412 Masbate   

    Titular: Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception  San Pablo, Dec 8    
    Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Jose A. Atibagos, II 
    Parochial Vicar: Rev. Fr. Ruel Mendoza  

3. St. Bernard Abbot Parish
   
Mandaon, 5411 Masbate

    Titular: St. Bernard, March 3
    Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Juan A. Medillo
    Parochial Vicar: Rev. Fr. Gary M. Bacolod

4. Holy Family Chapel
   
Mandaon, 5411Masbate

    Titular: Holy Family
    Priest in Charge: Rev. Fr. Bienvenido Bautista

V. Vicariate of The Holy Cross

Vicar Forane: Rev. Fr. Lesmes A. Tamayo

1. Holy Cross Parish   
   
San Jacinto, 5417 Masbate   

    Titular: Sto. Cristo Burgos, May 3  
    Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Lesmes A. Tamayo 
    Parochial Vicar: Rev. Fr. Romeo Diolola 

2. Immaculate Conception Parish   
   
Batuan, 5414 Masbate

    Titular: Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, May 10
    Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Vicente B. Riveral

3. Holy Infant Jesus Parish
   
San Fernando, 5416 Masbate

    Titular: Holy Infant Jesus, May 17
    Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Antonino A. Ng
    Parochial Vicar: Rev. Fr. Gregorio Esquillo, Jr.

4. St. Michael Archangel Parish
   
Monreal, 5418 Masbate

    Titular: St. Michael Archangel, May 25
    Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Nathaniel M. Caņares

VI. Vicariate of Sts. Peter and Paul

Vicar Forane: Rev. Fr. Isidro Merillo, Jr.

1. Sts. Peter and Paul Parish  
   
Uson, 5402 Masbate    

    Titular: Sts. Peter and Paul, June 29  
    Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Isidro Merillo, Jr. 
    Parochial Vicar: Rev. Fr. Reynald dela Rosa

2. St. Joseph Parish    
   
Dimasalang, 5403 Masbate   

    Titular: St. Joseph, June 19  
    Parish Priest: Msgr. Claro V. Caluya, III  
    Parochial Vicar: Rev. Fr. Norman de Jesus 

3. Holy Name of Jesus Parish   
   
Palanas, 5404 Masbate    

    Titular: Holy Name of Jesus, May 23
    Parish Priest: Msgr. Arturo Lachica
    Parochial Vicar: Rev. Fr. Florentino S. Atazar

4. St. Isidore Parish
   
Cawayan, 5409 Masbate

    Titular: St. Isidore, March 12
    Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Jesus A. Tamayo
    Parochial Vicar: Rev. Fr. Arnel C. Bruza

5. Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Chapel
    Del Carmen, Uson, 5402, Masbate.

    Titular: Our Lady of Mt. Carmel
    Priest in Charge: Rev. Fr. Eusebio Llonoso

VII. Vicariate St. Vincent Ferrer

Vicar Forane: Rev. Fr. Domingo S. Nuevo

1. St. Vincent Ferrer Parish  
   
Cataingan, 5404 Masbate   

    Titular: St. Vincent Ferrer, April 23  
    Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Domingo S. Nuevo 
    Parochial Vicar: Rev. Fr. Ramiro R. Dalanon 

2. St. Roche Parish
   
Esperanza, 5407 Masbate   

    Titular: St. Roche, August 23   
    Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Vicente C. Gomez

3. St. Roche Parish    
   
Pio V. Corpuz, 5406 Masbate   

    Titular: St. Roche, August 16   
     Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Manolo S. Martinez

4. Our Lady of Remedies Parish
    Placer, 5408 Masbate

    Titular: Our Lady of Remedies, February 23
    Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Raynald Nacino
    Parochial Vicar: Rev. Fr. Randall Bencalo

5. Holy Spirit Chapel
   
Liong, Cataingan, 5404,Masbate

    Titular: Holy Spirit, April 28
    Priest in Charge: Rev. Fr. Leopoldo Tambago


DIOCESAN CLERGY WITH NO PARISH ASSIGNMENT:

Seminary Personnel

St. Anthony Minor Seminary
Masbate 5400 Masbate
Tel: (056) 333-3951

    Rector:    Msgr. Hermas F. Laurio. PC
    Prefect of Discipline: Rev. Fr. Joseph Chavez
    Procurator:  Rev. Fr. Arturo B. Espenilla, Jr.
    Spiritual Director: Rev. Fr. Alberto N. Villosillo

In Other Diocese:

    Rev. Fr. Hernan S. Rebaya, Professor
    Mater Salutis College Seminary
    Sipi, Daraga, Albay

    Rev. Fr. Renato Curimao(Archdiocese of Manila)
    Rev. Fr. Sebastian Gadia, Jr.(Archdiocese of Manila)
    Rev. Msgr. Anacleto Golimlim(Archdiocese of Manila)

On Study Leave:

    Rev. Fr. Epifanio B. Marcaida (USA)
    Rev. Fr. Leo V. Rosero (USA)
    Rev. Fr. Allan Lapay (FEU, Manila)

Spiritual Formation:

    Rev. Fr. Joseph delos Santos(Manila)
    Rev. Fr. Jerry B. Sujede(Batangas)

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