Roman Catholic Diocese of Cubao

Roman Catholic Diocese of Cubao
Diocese of Cubao
Dioecesis Cubaoensis
Diyosesis ng Cubao
Civitas Supra Montem Posita ("A City Set on a Hill")
Civitas Supra Montem Posita ("A City Set on a Hill")
Location
Country Philippines
Territory Quezon City
Ecclesiastical province Archdiocese of Manila
Statistics
Area 76 km2 (29 sq mi)
Population
- Total
(as of 2006)
1,142,044
Information
Denomination Roman Catholic
Rite Roman
Established August 28, 2003
Cathedral Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception
Patron saint Our Lady of Immaculate Conception
Current leadership
Pope Benedict XVI
Bishop Honesto F. Ongtioco, DD, STh.L
Vicars General Very Rev. Msgr. Antonio S.J. Mortillero, PC
Website
dioceseofcubao.org

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Cubao (Latin: Dioecesis Cubaoensis) is a diocese of the Latin Rite of the Roman Catholic Church in the Philippines. The diocese was established on the Feast of Saint Augustine, 28 August 2003 from its metropolitan, the Archdiocese of Manila.

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History

February 6, 1579 Pope Gregory XIII established the Diocese of Manila, a suffragan of Mexico.


August 14, 1595 Pope Clement VIII raised the Diocese of Manila to the rank of an Archdiocese. At the same time, 3 new dioceses were established as Suffragan Sees of Manila, namely: Nueva Caceres comprising Southern Luzon and the whole Bicol Peninsula; Nueva Segovia comprising all of Northern Luzon from Batanes down to Pangasinan and Tarlac, up to the boundaries of Nueva Vizcaya; and Cebu comprising the Visayan Islands and Mindanao. The Archdiocese of Manila was composed of the provinces of Bulacan, Pampanga, Bataan, Rizal, Cavite, Batangas, Quezon, Mindoro, Zambales and Nueva Ecija.


  • April 10, 1910 The Diocese of Lipa (Batangas) was established.
  • May 19, 1928 The Diocese of Lingayen was established.
  • December 11, 1948 The Diocese of San Fernando (Pampanga) was established.
  • November 25, 1961 Cavite and Tagaytay became Diocese of Imus; Bulacan became Diocese of Malolos. Archdiocese of Manila was composed of Manila, Quezon City, Pasay, Caloocan, and the Province of Rizal


Quezon City Consisted of 11 Parishes:

  • Our Lady of Ransom (established 1856)
  • San Pedro Bautista (established Nov. 11, 1932)
  • Sacred Heart (established Oct. 3, 1941)
  • Our Lady of Lourdes (established Mar. 21, 1942)
  • Immaculate Conception in Cubao (established July 15, 1950)
  • Holy Family in Roxas (established Sept. 16, 1953)
  • Most Holy Redeemer in Brixton Hills (established Sept. 20, 1954)
  • St. Joseph the Worker (established Nov. 23, 1951)
  • Sta. Rita de Casia (established May 31, 1957)
  • Our Lady of Mt. Carmel in Project 6 (established Aug. 3, 1961)
  • Christ the King in Project 7 (established Aug. 3, 1961)


1962-1974 7 parishes in Quezon City were established:

  • Our Lady of Perpetual help in Cubao (Sept. 12, 1962)
  • Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Project 8 (Aug. 7, 1965)
  • Our Lady of Hope in Pag-asa (Mar. 19, 1966)
  • Sto. Niño in Bago bantay (Apr. 22, 1967)
  • Immaculate Heart of Mary in U.P. Village (July 29, 1969)
  • Sto. Domingo (Feb. 23, 1972)
  • Our Lady of Fatima in Cordillera (May 21, 1974)


December 3, 1974 Quezon City was divided into 4 vicariates: Sta. Rita, Holy Family, St. Joseph and Sto. Niño.

  • Sta. Rita - consisted of the parishes of Sta. Rita, Sto. Domingo, San Pedro Bautista, Christ the King and Our Lady of Lourdes.
  • Holy Family - consisted of the parishes of Holy Family, Fatima, Holy Redeemer, Immaculate Conception and Sacred Heart.
  • St. Joseph - consisted of the parishes of St. Joseph, Immaculate Heart of Mary, and Our Lady of Perpetual Help.
  • Sto. Niño - consisted of the parishes of Sto. Niño, Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Our Lady of Hope, and Our Lady of Ransom (Novaliches).


1975-1982 20 parishes were established:

  • Resurrection of Our Lord in Paltok (Jan. 15, 1975)
  • Our Lady of Mount Carmel (Feb. 17, 1975)
  • San Nicolas de Tolentino (Apr. 30, 1975)
  • Good Shepherd (Aug. 5, 1975)
  • Santa Perpetua (Dec. 22, 1975)
  • Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal (Sept. 4, 1976)
  • Holy Sacrifice (May 30, 1977)
  • Santa Teresita (Aug. 23, 1977)
  • Ascension of Our Lord in Novaliches (Oct. 24, 1977)
  • Resurrection of Our Lord in Novaliches (Nov. 15, 1978)
  • St. Paul (Sept. 21, 1979)
  • Christ the King in Greenmeadows (Nov. 21, 1979)
  • Holy Spirit in Commonwealth (May 13, 1980)
  • Holy Family in Kamias (Nov. 21, 1980)
  • Sta. Maria Della Strada (Jan. 9, 1981)
  • Transfiguration of the Lord (July 29, 1981)
  • Banal na Sacramento in Novaliches (Dec. 31, 1981)
  • Blessed Trinity in Capitol (Dec. 11, 1982)
  • Nativity of the Lord (Dec. 11, 1982) Holy Cross in Novaliches (Dec. 28, 1982)


(Bet. 1981-1983) The Vicariate of the Good Shepherd was established. March 24, 1983 The Vicariate of St. Joseph was divided and the new Vicariate of Our Lady of Perpetual Help was created.


St. Joseph- consisted of the parishes of St. Joseph, Sta. Maria della Strada, Holy Sacrifice, Immaculate Heart of Mary and Holy Family (Kamias). Our Lady of Perpetual Help - consisted of the parishes of Our Lady of Perpetual help, Christ the King, Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal, Transfiguration of the Lord and the Nativity of the Lord.


1985-1986 8 parishes were established:

  • Sta. Lucia in Novaliches (Aug. 1, 1985)
  • Sto. Niño in bagong Silang (Feb. 22, 1986)
  • Our Father in Sauyo (June 19, 1986)
  • San Bartolome in Novaliches (June 19, 1986)
  • San Antonio de Padua in San Francisco Del Monte (Aug. 4, 1986)
  • Ina ng Buhay in Novaliches (Sept. 10, 1986)
  • Our Lady of the Holy Rosary in Tala (Dec. 15, 1986)
  • Our Lady of Consolation in Tandang Sora (Dec. 19, 1986)


August 10, 1987 The District of Quezon City was divided into 2: Quezon City-North and Quezon City-South.

  • Quezon City-North: Vicariates of Good Shepherd, Our Lady of Mercy, Ascension and St. Joseph
  • Quezon City-South: Vicariates of Sta. Rita, Holy Family, Our Lady of Perpetual Help and Sto. Niño.


(Bet. 1987-1989) The Vicariate of Our Lady of Perpetual Help was divided and became Vicariates of Our Lady of Perpetual Help 1 and 2.


1987-1988 5 parishes were established:

  • San Lorenzo Ruiz in Tandang Sora (Aug. 15, 1987)
  • Immaculate Conception in Damar (Aug. 22, 1987)
  • San Isidro Labrador in Tandang Sora (Sept. 11, 1987)
  • Hearts of Jesus and Mary (Jan. 4, 1988)
  • Immaculate Conception in Project 8 (Aug. 1, 1988)


February 1, 1989 The Vicariate of Sta. Rita was revised and the new Vicariate of San Pedro Bautista was created.

Vicariate of Sta. Rita - consisted of the parishes of Sta. Rita, Christ the king, San Antonio de Padua, Resurrection of the Lord and hearts of Jesus and Mary. Vicariate of San Pedro - consisted of the parishes of San Pedro Bautista, Sto. Domingo. Sta. Teresita, Our Lady of Lourdes and Sta. Perpetua.


1990-2000 10 parishes were established:

  • Sto. Cristo de Bungad (Feb. 27, 1990)
  • Mary, the Immaculate Conception (Dec. 7, 1991)
  • Our Lady of the Annunciation in Mindanao Ave. (Mar. 18, 1992)
  • Lord of Divine Mercy in Sikatuna (Feb. 19, 1993)
  • Jesus, Lord of the Divine Mercy in Mapayapa (Sept. 26, 1993)
  • Most Holy Redeemer in Masambong (Apr. 8, 1994)
  • Jesus, Lord of the Divine Mercy in Novaliches (Sept. 26, 1994)
  • San Roque (Sept. 2, 1997)
  • Holy Cross (Feb. 10, 1998)
  • Our Lady of Pentecost (May 23, 1999)


December 9, 1997 The Vicariate of Our Lady of Perpetual Help 2 was renamed Vicariate of San Isidro Labrador. The Composition of the parishes of the Vicariates of Sto. Niño and San Isidro Labrador was revised.


Vicariate of Sto. Niño - consisted of the parishes of Sto. Niño, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, Our Lady of Hope, Mary the Immaculate Conception, Our Mother of Perpetual help and Immaculate Conception. Vicariate of San Isidro Labrador - consisted of the parishes of San Isidro Labrador, Our Lady of Annunciation, Jesus, Lord of Divine Mercy in Mapayapa, San Lorenzo Ruiz, Our Lady of Consolation and San Nicolas de Tolentino.


October 22, 2001 The Chaplaincy of St. Jude was established.


March 15, 2002 The districts of Quezon City South and North were revised and renamed Districts of Cubao and Novaliches respectively. The Vicariate of St. Joseph was transferred to Cubao and the Vicariate of San Isidro to Novaliches. The parish of San Nicolas de Tolentino (part of San Isidro) was included in Cubao under the Vicariate of Sto. Niño and the parish of St. Joseph in Balintawak (Caloocan) was added to Cubao under the Vicariate of San Pedro.


April 10, 2003 The Holy Family Chaplaincy was established (Vicariate of Sto. Niño).


June 28, 2003 The New Diocese of Cubao was created.


August 28, 2003 The new Diocese of Cubao was canonically erected and the new Bishop of Cubao, Most Rev. Honesto F. Ongtioco, was installed.

August 29, 2011 On the occasion of the 8th Anniversary of the Diocese, the announcements of the new appointments of some of the diocesan clergy as parish priests took place. Listed below are the parish priests effective 16 January 2012, initially for a period of 3 years (2015).

The Bishop also announced the appointment of Rev. Fr. Raymond Joseph L. Arre as the Superintendent of the Diocese of Cubao Educational System, Inc. (DOCES), Rev. Fr. Arnel F. Recinto as the first priest-in-charge of the Holy Family Chapel in Eastwood City, Rev. Fr. Ronald 'Jojo' L. Monis on a Special Ministry, and Rev. Fr. Romerico 'Omer' A. Prieto as the Assistant Parish Priest of the Immaculate Conception Parish in GSIS Village, Sangandaan, Quezon City.

Churches

Vicariate of Saint Joseph

  • Holy Cross Parish (Krus na Ligas) - REV. FR. RONALD "Ron" M. ROBERTO
  • Holy Family Parish (Kamias) - REV. FR. VICTOR WILLIAM "Choy" C. GARCIA
  • Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish (UP Village, Diliman) - REV. FR. ANGELITO S. ANCLA, CMF (under the Claretian Missionaries - CMF)
  • Our Lady of Pentecost Parish (Loyola Heights) - REV. FR. DENNIS S. SORIANO
  • Parish of the Holy Sacrifice (UP Campus, Diliman) - REV. FR. HENRY E. FERRERAS
  • Parish of the Lord of Divine Mercy (Sikatuna Village) - REV. FR. STEVEN "Steve" C. ZABALA
  • Santa Maria Della Strada (Katipunan)- REV. FR. NELSON C. ORQUETA
  • St. Joseph Shrine (Project 3) - REV. FR. RAMON "Mon" N. ELORIAGA
  • San Isidro Labrador Quasi Parish (Pinyahan) - REV. FR. NICOLAS "Nick" G. SALAMANCA (former Recollect)

Vicariate of San Pedro Bautista

  • Immaculate Conception Parish (Damar Village) - REV. FR. ANTHONY CHAN P. OLAGUER, LRMS (under the Lorenzo Ruiz Mission Institute - LRMS)
  • National Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes (Retiro) - REV. FR. CHITO B. BARTOLO, OFMCap (under the Capuchin Friars - OFM Cap.)
  • Saint Joseph the Worker Parish (Cloverleaf, Balintawak) - REV. FR. GILBERTO FORTUNATO "Gido" C. DUMLAO II
  • Santuario de San Pedro Bautista Parish (SFDM) - REV. FR. ALBERTO R. MARFIL, OFM (under the Franciscan Friars - OFM)
  • Santo Domingo Parish (Quezon Avenue) REV. FR. GEORGE O. MORENO, O.P. (under the Dominican Friars - OP)
  • Sta. Perpetua Parish (Manresa) - REV. FR. FREDERICK EDWARD "Jojo" C. SIMON
  • Sta. Teresita Del Niño Jesus Parish (Kanlaon Ave.) - REV. FR. RALLY A. GONZAGA, OFMCap (under the Capuchin Friars - OFM Cap.)
  • Most Holy Redeemer Parish - Santuario de Sta. Philomena (Masambong) - REV. FR. CLODORICO "Clod" V. BAGABALDO

Vicariate of the Holy Family

  • Holy Family Parish (Roxas District) - REV. FR. MICHELL JOE "Jojo" B. ZERRUDO
  • Immaculate Conception Cathedral of Cubao - REV. FR. ARISTON "Aris" L. SISON
  • Most Holy Redeemer Parish (Brixton Hills) - REV. MSGR. ALFONSO "Jun" A. BUGAOAN, JR.
  • Our Lady of Fatima Parish (Cordillera) - REV. FR. ALFREDO "Jun" A. PASCUAL, JR.
  • Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Shrine and Parish (New Manila) - REV. FR. DANILO LIM, OCD (under the Order of Discalced Carmelites - OCD)
  • Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish (Kamuning) - REV. FR. JEROME MARQUEZ, SVD (under the Divine Word Missionaries - SVD)
  • Saint Paul the Apostle Parish (Timog Avenue)- REV. FR. ARTHUR "Aytoy" T. OPINIANO

Vicariate of Sta. Rita de Cascia

  • Christ the King Parish (Veterans Village) - REV. FR. ODON D.L. FRANCIA
  • Parish of the Hearts of Jesus and Mary (West Triangle) - REV. MSGR. DANIEL "Dan" B. STA. MARIA
  • Resurrection of Our Lord Parish (Paltok) - REV. FR. EMMANUEL "Pong" E. DEL ROSARIO (Administrator)
  • Saint Jude Quasi Parish (Nayong Kanluran) - REV. FR. RAUL T. BUEN, CM (Administrator) (Vincentian)
  • San Antonio de Padua Parish (West Riverside, Frisco) - REV. FR. JOSE GLENN V. OROCIO
  • Sta. Rita de Cascia Parish (Phil-am Homes) - REV. MSGR. DOMINGO "Don" P. ERFE
  • Sto. Cristo de Bungad Parish - REV. FR. JULIO "July" R. SANTELICES, JR. (Administrator) -announced during the Fiesta Mass of Sto. Cristo last Sept. 14

Vicariate of Our Lady of Perpetual Help

  • Christ the King Parish (Greenmeadows) - REV. FR. JOSE "Bong" S. TUPINO III
  • Nativity of our Lord Parish (Cubao)- REV. FR. RONALDO "Ron" M. MACALE
  • Our Lady of Miraculous Medal Parish (Proj. 4) - REV. FR. HONORATO "Rene" N. NADUA, JR.
  • San Roque Parish (Bagumbayan)- REV. FR. LUISITO "Louie" O. CAUPAYAN (former Claretian)
  • Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish (Cubao)- REV. FR. ALFREDO "Bong" G. GUERRERO
  • Transfiguration of Our Lord Parish (Murphy) - REV. FR. RONALDO "Ronnie" J. SANTOS
  • Holy Family Chapel (Eastwood City) - REV. FR. ARNEL F. RECINTO (Priest-in-Charge)

Vicariate of Santo Niño

  • Holy Family Quasi Parish (Asset, GSIS Village) - REV. FR. HERBEL "Dodot" F. TORRES
  • Immaculate Conception Parish (Premium, GSIS Village) - REV. MSGR. BENJAMIN "Ben" S. RAZON
  • Our Lady of Hope Parish (Bagong Pag-asa)- REV. FR. JOSELITO "Joey" M. IRLANDES
  • Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish (Project 6) - REV. FR. EMMANUEL "Manny" O. SAREZ
  • Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish (Project 8) - REV. FR. BEN C. ARCEÑO
  • Parish of Mary, the Immaculate Conception (Teresa Village) - REV. FR. MOISES "Bong" M. CABRERA
  • San Nicolas de Tolentino Parish (Congressional Vill.) - REV. FR. JOSE FORTUNATO "Larry" J. GARCES, OAR (under the Recollect Friars - OAR)
  • Sto. Niño Parish Shrine (Bago Bantay) - REV. FR. ENRIQUE ALOYSIUS MARIA "Aloy" S. ALIÑO

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