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DIOCESE

(Vicariatus Apostolicus Jolo)

Suffragan of Zamboanga
Created Apostolic Prefecture: Ocotber 28, 1953 Elevated to Aposltolic Vicariate: July 12, 1958 Comprises the whole Province of Sulu and the entire Province of Tawi-tawi with its 464 island and islets. Titular: Our Lady of Mount Carmel, July 16.

Vicar Apostolic
Most Reverend
ANGELITO RENDON LAMPON, OMI, DD
Born: March 1, 1950 in M’lang Cotabato. Ordained Priest: March 26, 1977. Appointed Bishop: December 8, 1997. Ordained Bishop: January 6, 1998. Installed Bishop: February 17, 1998. Titular Bishop of Valliposita.

Bishop’s Residence
Jolo, 7400 Sulu
Tel.: (085)341-8911 Local 2125
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PRESENT STATUS
Population …… 1,543,182 (approx.)
Catholics ……… 30,477 (approx.)
Area ……………2,687.8 sq.kms.
Personnel (All Filipinos):
Bishop ……………………… 1
Priests …………………… 14
Brothers …………………… 8
Sisters …………………… 30
Members of Secular Institute...… 6
Diocesan Divisions:
Vicariate …………………… 1
Parishes …………………… 5
Missions …………………… 6
Sacraments and Sacramentals:
Baptisms of Children …… 175
Baptism of of Adult ……… 37
Total ………………… 212
Confirmations …………… 82
First Communions ……… 86
Deaths …………………… 115
Marriages:
Between Catholics …………… 33
Mixed 2
Total ……………………… 35
Educational Centers:
College ……………………… 1
Enrolment ………………… 3,116
High Schools ……………… 7
Enrolment ………………… 3,989
Elementary Schools ………… 3
Enrolment ………………… 1,511
Kindergarten ……………… 3
Enrolment …………………… 357

DIOCESAN CURIA
Chancery
Vicar General: Rev. Fr. Jose D. Ante, OMI
Chancellor/Treasurer: Rev. Fr. Ricky B. Bacolcol, DCJ
General Services
Personnel/Admin. Officer: Rev. Fr. Ricky B. Bacolcol, DCJ
Financial Consultant: Mrs. Luzvilla S. Riego de Dios, CPA
Legal Adviser: Atty. Ulka Ulama
Cashier: Mrs. Dionesia S. Escabarte
Bookkeeper: Mrs. Josefina L. Velario
Bishop’s Office Staff: Ms. Grace Z. Quito, AND

ADMINISTRATIVE SECTION
Vicariate Admin. Board: Most Rev. Angelito R. Lampon, OMI, DD; Rev. Fr. Jose D. Ante, OMI; Rev. Fr. Ramil B. Janguin, DCJ; Rev. Fr. Romeo P. Villanueva, OMI; Rev. Fr. Charlie M. Inzon, OMI
Presbyterial Council: Rev. Fr. Jose D. Ante, OMI; Rev. Fr. Ramil B. Janguin, DCJ; Rev. Fr. Howard P. Tatel, OMI; Rev. Fr. Angel C. Singco Jr., OMI

JUDICIARY SECTION
Shares Judiciary Office with the Archdiocese of Zamboanga, Zamboanga Matrimonial Court of First Instance (Interdiocesan Tribunal for the Archdiocese), Prelatures of Ipil, Basilan and the Apostolic Vicariate of Jolo.

PASTORAL SECTION
Vicariate Coordinating Team:
Vicariate Coordinator: Rev. Fr. Julito C. dela Cruz Jr., OMI
Parochial Ministry: Rev. Fr. Ricky B. Bacolcol, DCJ
Education Ministry: Bro. Eugene Pius Tajo, FMS
Health Ministry: Mrs. Nariza T. Jumalon
Mass Media Ministry: Ms. Babylyn K. Omar
Social Action Director: Rev. Fr. Jose D. Ante, OMI
Social Development Ministry: Sr. Jo Anne Lorilla, OND
Justice, Peace & Integrity of Creation Ministry: Rev. Fr. Romeo P. Villanueva, OMI
Commission on Inter-Religious Dialogue: Ms. Virgie Tanate, AND
Commission on Lay Apostolate: Mrs. Daisy B. delos Reyes
NDJC Chaplain: Rev. Fr. Randy F. Purcia, OMI
Commission on Liturgy & Campus Ministry: Sr. Alejandra B. Villarosa, OND
Commission on Youth: Mr. Raymond R. delos Reyes
Commission on Family Life: Mrs. Charita Y. Salibio
Commission on Vocations: Rev. Fr. Ricky B. Bacolcol, DCJ
Commission on Basic Christian Communities: Ms. Marissa Baga
Lay Representative: Mrs. Juludy A. Elam

ORGANIZATIONS, MOVEMENTS, OFFICES AND DIRECTORY
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Cathedral, Jolo, 7400 Sulu
– Parish Pastoral Council President: Mrs. Juludy A. Elam
– Knights of Columbus: SK Reynaldo Concepcion, Jolo Assembly District
No.J-21 District Deputy; SK Lito Evangelista; Bishop Francis McSorley
Council No. 4552 Grand Knight; SK Pablito Quinones; Fr. Emile Bolduc
Council No. 8181 Grand Knight and SK Francisco Carlos., Jr., Mt. Carmel
Council No. 9419 Grand Knight
– Catholic Women’s League President: Mrs. Fe Non – Filipino Chinese Catholic Community President: Ms. Veronica Go
– Secular Third Order of Discalced Carmelites President: Mrs. Thelma dela Cruz
– Lay Council of the Sacred Heart Chapel President: Dra. Marian Lao
– Liturgical Associates President: Mr. Darren Datiles
– Couples for Christ Area Coordinator: Mrs. Belen Sanaani
– Family Life Apostolate Coordinator: Mrs. Charita Y. Salibio
– Divine Mercy Lay Coordinator: Mrs. Susan Que
– Mother Butler Guild Coordinator: Mrs. Antonia B. Ynawat
Our Lady of the Imm aculate Conception Parish, Siasi, 7412 Sulu
Parish Pastoral Council President: Mrs. Cynthia Jaeya
Knights of Columbus, St. Eugene de Mazenod Council No. 11717
Grand Knight: SK Venancio Carillo
Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Parish, Bongao, 7500 Tawi-Tawi
Parish Pastoral Council President: Mr. Jose Abendano, Sr.
Knights of Columbus Council No. 8685
Grand Knight: SK Lito Pacia
Our Lady of Peace & Good Voyage Parish, Cagayan de Tawi-Tawi
Parish Pastoral Council President: Ms. Rafunzel Bringas
Sto. Nino Parish, Batu-Batu, Tawi-Tawi
Parish Pastoral Council President: Mrs. Jocelyn Misolania

INSTITUTES OF CONSECRATE LIFE, SOCIETIES OF APOSTOLIC LIFE
MEN
Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate (OMI)
Diocesan Clergy of Jolo (DCJ)
Marist Brothers of the Schools (FMS)
Dominican Brothers of St. Martin de Porres (OP)

WOMEN
Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul (DC)
Franciscan Missionaries of Mary (FMM)
Discalced Nuns of the Order of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Mt. Carmel (OCD)
Society of the Oblates of Notre Dame (OND)
Congregation of the Dominican Sisters of St. Catherine of Siena (OP)

SECULAR INSTITUTE
Associates of Notre Dame (AND)

EDUCATIONAL CENTERS
Notre Dame of Jolo College (NDJC) (F-1954), Gandasuli, Jolo, 7400 Sulu
Tel.: (085) 341-8911 Local 2340
President: Rev. Fr. Charlie M. Inzon, OMI
Chaplain: Rev. Fr. Randy F. Purcia, OMI
Enrolment: 3,116
Notre Dame of Jolo High School-Kasulutan (F-1959), Gandasuli, Jolo, 7400 Sulu
Tel.: (085) 341-8911 Local 2325
Director/Principal: Bro. Arnel S. Alfanta, FMS
Enrolment: 1,000
Notre Dame of Jolo for Girls (F-1948), Kasanyangan Village, Jolo, 7400 Sulu
Tel.: (085) 341-8911 Local 2692
Head of School/Directress: Sr. Seldita Tiorosio, OP
Enrolment: 859
Notre Dame of Jolo Elementary (F-1963), Serantes St., Jolo, 7400 Sulu
Tel.: (085) 341-8911 Local 2691
Principal: Sr. Ceferina Alvarez, OP
Enrolment: 656
Notre Dame Asturias Elementary & Kindergarten (F-1946), Asturias, Jolo, 7400 Sulu
Tel.: (085) 341-8911 Local 2326
Principal: Sr. Ursula Rempis, OP
Enrolment: 150
Notre Dame of Siasi High School Department (F-1949), Siasi, 7412 Sulu
Director: Rev. Fr. Rogelio C. Caalim, OMI
Principal: Mrs. Gemma Quiniano
Enrolment: 313
Notre Dame of Siasi Elementary & Kindergarten Department (F-1976), Siaisi, 7412 Sulu
Director: Rev. Fr. Rogelio C. Caalim, OMI
Principal: Mrs. Mary Jane Annuarie
Enrolment: 306
Notre Dame of Bongao High School Department (F-1951), Bongao, 7500 Tawi-Tawi
Tel.: (068) 268-1089 Local 1047
Directress: Sr. Ma. Diana Fe T. Gillesania, OND
Enrolment: 964
Notre Dame of Bongao Elementary & Pre-School Department (F-1951), Bongao, 7500 Tawi-Tawi
Tel.: (068) 268-1089 Local 1277
Principal: Mrs. Josephine de Guzman
Enrolment: 756
Notre Dame of Tabawan High School (F-1957), Tabawan, Tawi-Tawi
Director/Principal: Rev. Fr. Julito C. dela Cruz, OMI
Enrolment: 377
Notre Dame of Sibutu High School (F-1957), Sibutu, Tawi-Tawi
Director/Principal: Rev. Fr. Raul M. Biasbas, OMI
Enrolment: 148
Notre Dame of Cagayan de Mapun High School (F-1963), Cagayan de Mapun, Tawi-Tawi
Director: Rev. Fr. Romeo C. Marcelino, OMI
Enrolment: 346

PARISHES
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Cathedral (F-1864), Gen. Arolas St., Walled City, Jolo, 7400 Sulu
Tel.: (085) 341-8911 Local 2164
Titular: Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, July 16
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Ricky B. Bacolcol, DCJ
Population (Cath.): 15,238
Our Lady of the Imm aculate Conception Parish (F-1949), Siasi, 7412 Sulu
Titular: Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, Dec. 8
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Rogelio C. Caalim, OMI
Population (Cath.): 1,849
Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Parish (F-1951), Bongao, 7500 Tawi-Tawi
Titular: Our Lady of the Holy Rosary, October 7
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Angel C. Singco Jr., OMI
Population (Cath.): 6,400
Our Lady of Peace & Good Voyage Parish (F-1959), Cagayan de Mapun, Tawi-Tawi
Titular: Our Lady of Peace & Good Voyage, August 15
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Romeo C. Marcelino, OMI
Population (Cath.): 3,373
Sto. Nino Parish (F-1962), Batu-Batu, Tawi-Tawi
Titular: Sto. Niño, January 17
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Denz E. Basada, OMI
Population (Cath.): 2,764

SUB-PARISH
Sacred Heart of Jesus Chapel (F-1941), Asturias, Jolo, 7400 Sulu
Titular: Sacred hear of Jesus, June
Population: Included in the Jolo Cathedral list

MISSION STATIONS
Sibutu Miss ion (F-1956)
Titular: St. Francis of Assissi, October 4
Mission-in-Charge: Rev. Fr. Raul M. Biasbas, OMI
Population (Cath.): 128
Tabawan Miss ion (F-1963)
Titular: Notre Dame, September 8
Mission-in-Charge: Rev. Fr. Julito C. dela Cruz, OMI
Population (Cath.): 38
Sitangkai (Halo-Sugbu) Missssions (F-1987)
Titular: St. Eugene de Mazenod, May 21
Mission-in-Charge: Rev. Fr. Howard P. Tatel, OMI
Population (Cath.): 158
Tongheat Mission (F-1992)
Titular: St. Niño, January 17
Mission-in-Charge: Rev. Fr. Howard P. Tatel, OMI
Population (Cath.): 219
Kualabaru Miss ion (F-2005)
Titular: Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, Decenber 8
Mission-in-Charge: Rev. Fr. Angel C. Singco Jr., OMI
Population (Cath.): 310

HOSPITAL
Holy Family Hosp ital (F-1968), Bongao, 7500 Tawi-Tawi (Owned and managed by the Vicariate Apostolic of Jolo)
Administrator: Mrs. Nariza T. Jumalon
Chaplain: Rev. Fr. Angel C. Singco Jr., OMI

HEALTH PROGRAMS
Bongao Comm unity Health Programs (F-1980), Bongao, 7500 Tawi-Tawi
(7 communities)
In-Charge: Mrs. Napsa Baduli
Jolo Comm unity Health Programs (F-1975), Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Cathedral Compound, Jolo, 7400 Sulu
In-Charge: Ms. Shirley Nocete
Cagayan de Mapun Community Health Program & Leprosy Control Program (F-1993), Cagayan de Mapun, Tawi-Tawi
In-Charge: Martinian Brothers (OP)
COMMUNITY CENTERS
Basic Ecclesial Comm unity Center (Central Office) (F-1990), De Mazenod Formation Center Compound, Martirez St., Jolo, 7400 Sulu
Tel.: (085) 341-8911 Local 2445
Program Coordinator: Ms. Marissa Baga
Vicariate Multi-Purpose Gymnasium & Bowling Center (F-1985), Martirez St., Jolo, 7400 Sulu
Tel.: (085) 341-8911 Local 2445
In-Charge: Associates of Notre Dame (AND)
Social Developm ent Ministry Sewing Center (F-1986) (Owned by the Vicariate and managed by the OND Sisters), Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Cathedral Compound, Jolo, 7400, Sulu
Tel.: (085) 341-8911 Local 2299
In-Charge: Sr. Jo Anne Lorilla, OND

MASS MEDIA CENTERS
DXMM-AM 927 KH Z (F-1986)/ TVTV Channel 10 (F-1991), Gandasuli, Jolo, 7400 Sulu
Tel.: (085) 341-8911 Local 2192
Coordinator: Ms. Imelda Paraja
DXGD-AM 549 KHZ (F-1988), Bongao, 7500 Tawi-Tawi
Coordinator: Ms. Babylyn K. Omar

FORMATION CENTERS/DORMITORIES
De Mazenod Formation Center/Residence Hall (F-19194) Martirez St., Jolo, 7400 Sulu
Tel.: (085) 341-8911 Local 2445
In-Charge: Associates of Notre Dame (AND)
Vicariate Pastoral and Catechetical Center (F-1986), Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Cathedral Compound, Jolo, 7400 Sulu
Tel.: (085) 341-8911 Local 2299
In-Charge: Sr. Virginia N. Ylaya, OND
De Mazenod Student Hall/Notre Dame of Jolo College Dormitory (F-1985),
(Owned and operated by the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate of the Notre Dame of Jolo College), Gandasuli, Jolo, 7400 Sulu
Bongao Formation Center (F-2004), Datu Halun St., Bongao, Tawi-Tawi
Being Rented Out: Vicariate Owned
Notre Dame Formation Center (F-1982), Kakuyagan Phase III, Jolo, 7400 Sulu
Carmelite Sisters of Charity’s House (F-1985), Kasalamatan Village, Jolo, 7400 Sulu.

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