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DIOCESE

(Dioecesis Banguedensis)
Suffragan of Nueva Segovia
Erected Prelature: June 12, 1955. Elevated to Diocese: November 15, 1982. Comprises the civil province of Abra.
Titular: St. James the Elder.
Secondary Patron: St. Joseph.

Bishop
Most Reverend
LEOPOLDO C. JAUCIAN, SVD, DD
Born: July 27, 1960 in Santa, Ilocos Sur. Ordained priest: March 12, 1988. Appointed Bishop of Bangued: January 5, 2007. Ordained Bishop: March 26, 2007. Installed fourth Bishop of Bangued: March 31, 2007.
Bishop’s House 2800 Bangued, Abra
Tel.: (074) 752-8040
Fax: (074) 752-8028
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Bishop Emeritus
Most Reverend
CESAR C. RAVAL, SVD, DD
Born: Dec. 17, 1924 in Laoag City.
Ordained priest: May 22, 1952.
Appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Bangued: December 15, 1981.
Ordained Bishop: February 18, 1982.
Elected Diocesan Administrator of Bangued: January 4, 1988.
Appointed second Bishop of Bangued: November 25, 1988.
Installed: February 6, 1989.
Resigned: January 18, 1992.

Villa Cristo Rey Retirement House 101 E. Rodriguez, Sr. Blvd. 1099 Quezon City, Metro Manila
P.O. Box 1375

PRESENT STATUS
POPULATION:
Total Population……271,689
Catholics……………234,689
Area…………………………… 3,975.5 sq. kms.
PERSONNEL:
Priests:
Diocesan…………………25
Religious…………………13
Filipino…………………6
Foreign…………………7
Total………………………38
Brothers:
Filipino……………………1
Foreign……………………1
Sisters………………………9
SEMINARIES:
Diocesan:
Minor……………………1
Seminarians:
Major:
In Theology……………7
In Philosophy…………32
Minor: High School……104
DIOCESAN DIVISION:
Vicariates……………………4
Parishes………………………22
With Resident Pastors………22
Entrusted to the
Diocesan Clergy…………15
Entrusted to the Religious Clergy…………7
Chapels……………………225

EDUCATIONAL CENTERS(for SY 2009-2010):
College…………………………1
Enrollment……………2,133
High Schools:
Diocesan……………………18
Enrollment…………5,464
Congregational………………1
Enrollment……………733
Elementary Schools:
Diocesan……………………2
Enrollment……………806
Congregational………………1
Enrollment……………835
Teaching Personnel:
Lay…………………………263
School Dormitories…………27

SACRAMENTS (from 1 Jan. to 31 Dec. 2009):
Baptisms:
Up to 1 year old…………1,657
From 1 to 7 years old……1,863
Over 7 years old…………993
Total…………………4,513
Confirmations…………3,418
First Communions………3,268
Marriages:
Between Catholics……751
Mixed……………………9
Total………………………760

DIOCESAN CURIA
Chancery Bishop’s House2800 Bangued, Abra
Tel.: (074) 752-8040
Fax: (074) 752-8028
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Vicar General: V. Rev. Nilo S. Peig, JCD
Financial Administrator: V. Rev. Nilo S. Peig, JCD
Chancellor: Fr. John M. Vasquez
Legal Counsel: Atty. Elmer Velasco
Chancery Staff: Mr. Alex Belandres, Mrs. Leonora Borja, Mrs. Gloria Bulda, Mrs. Flora de Castro, Ms. Celia Ortega, Mr. Liberato Viernes
Central Diocesan Board (Presbyteral Council): V. Rev. Nilo S. Peig,
Fr. Renato M. Amasi,
Fr. Alfredo Eduarte,
Fr. Drexel Leo Ramos,
Fr. Carmelo Gonzales,
Fr. Alvin Aberion,
Fr. Ruben Valdez,
Fr. Warlito Rabbon, SVD,
Fr. Cecilio Tupasi,
Fr. Emilio Cortez, Jr.,
Fr. Silvester Wada, SVD,
Fr. Antonio Ruyan,
Rev. Manolito Baroña, SVD,
Fr. Joseph Nerio Artienda, SVD

Diocesan Finance Committee:
V. Rev. Nilo S. Peig,
Fr. Renato M. Amasi,
Fr. Efren C. Ambre,
Fr. Carmelo P. Gonzales,
Fr. Ruben P. Valdez

General Assembly Of Priests And Men Religious: Moderator:
Fr. Antonio B. Ruyan;
Secretary: Fr. Allan B. Flores
Commission on the Clergy: Vicar: Fr. Renato M. Amasi
Commissions for Pastoral Work in the Diocese
Commission on Worship and Liturgy:
Chair: Fr. Antonio B. Ruyan

Department for Pastoral Leaders and Lay Ministers: Director: Fr. Antonio B. Ruyan
Office for Church Cultural Heritage:
Chair: Fr. Floro Bautista

Christian Formation Commission:
Chair: Fr. Floro B. Bautista

Catechetical Department:
Director: Fr. Floro B. Bautista
Lay Apostolate: Director: Rev. Fr. David Marck Taverner
Office For Basic Ecclesial Communities:
Director: Fr. Jay Solmerano
Biblical Apostolate:
Director: Fr. Samuel Baruela;
Coordinator: Mr. Charles Javier
Mass Media Apostolate: Director: Fr. Carmelo P. Gonzales

Diocesan School Office: Superintendent: Fr. Cecilio M. Tupasi;
Supervisor: Ms. Anunciation Espejo
Family And Life Apostolate: Director: Fr. Emilio C. Cortez, Jr.
Office For The Missions: Director: Fr. Renante Bose
Office For Vocations: Director: Fr. Allan B. Flores
Diocesan Filipino Migrants Apostolate:
Director: Fr. Alvin B. Aberion
Office For Inter-Religious Dialogue & Ecumenical Affairs:
Director: Fr. Iluminado Tungpalan

Diocesan Social Apostolate Commission: Chair: Rev. Fr. Renato M. Amasi
Social Development Center: Director: Ms. Pura Sumangil
Justice And Peace Department:
Director: Fr. Renato M. Amasi
Indigenous Peoples Apostolate: Director: Fr. Leonardo Tubaña
Ecology Department: Fr. Louiegene Arnold Valdez
Health Care Apostolate: In-charge: Dra. Severina Ortega
Prison Apostolate: Sr. Raquel Cinco, OP

Diocesan Youth Commission: Director: Fr. Jeffrey Bueno;
Coordinator: Frt. Francis Czar Correa

DIOCESAN RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATIONS, COUNCILS AND MOVEMENTS
Diocesan Council of the Laity:
President: Mr. Philip Tinggonong;
Spiritual Director: Fr. Ruben P. Valdez
Apostleship of Prayer:
Diocesan President: Mrs. Cresencia Ferido;
Spiritual Director: V. Rev. Nilo S. Peig

Catholic Women’s League: Diocesan
President: Dr. Candelaria Alzate;
Spiritual Director: V. Rev. Nilo S. Peig
Knights of Columbus: District Deputy: Mr. Santiago Barba (B41),
Atty. Danilo Molina (B42), Mr. Reynaldo Carsola (B43);
Spiritual Director: Fr. Ruben P. Valdez
Legion of Mary: Curia President: Mrs. Felicitas Bisquera;
Spiritual Director: Fr. Emilio C. Cortez, Jr.

PARISHES
(as of May, 2013)
Vicariate of St. James the Elder
Vicar Forane: Rev. Fr. Renato M. Amasi
Bangued (F-1612) 2800
Tel.: (074) 752-8530; 752-8932
Pop.: 48,370; Cath.: 44,809
(includes a barrio of Langiden)
Tit.: St. James the Elder, July 25
Parish Priest: Fr. Renato M. Amasi
Parochial Vicars: Fr. Joseph Martin Pascual, Fr. Jeffrey Bueno
La Paz (F-1832) 2826
Pop.: 23,396; Cath: 17,202
(comprises Danglas and parts of La Paz and Lagayan)
Tit.: Our Lady of Peace, Jan. 24
Parish Priest: Fr. Yohannes Bala, SVD
Parochial Vicar: Fr. Simon Petrus Bala Duli Koten, SVD
Mudeng, La Paz (F-1970) 2826
Pop.: 7,900; Cath.: 7,856
(comprises parts of Bangued and La Paz)
Tit.: St. Francis Xavier, Dec. 3
Parish Priest: Fr. Kristianus Sada, SVD
Peñarrubia (F-1892; 1919) 2804
Tel.: (074) 752-5466
Pop.: 8,525; Cath.: 7,358
(includes parts of Bangued)
Tit.: St. Therese of the Child Jesus, October 1
Parish Priest: Fr. Antonio B. Ruyan
Tayum (F-1803) 2803
Tel.: (074) 752-8218
Pop.: 15,048; Cath.: 14,336
Tit.: St. Catherine of Alexandria, November 25
Parish Priest: Fr. Ruben Valdez
Vicariate of the Holy Cross
Vicar Forane: Fr. Cecilio M. Tupasi
Dolores (F-1882) 2801
Pop.: 10,618; Cath.: 7,673
Tit.: Our Lady of Sorrows, Friday before Holy Week
Parish Priest: Fr. Emilio Cortez, Jr.
Lacub (F-1940) 2821
Pop.: 9, 250; Cath.: 9, 183
(includes parts of Tineg)
Tit.: Sacred Heart of Jesus, Friday after Corpus Christi
Parish Priest: Fr. Silvester Wada, SVD
Lagangilang (F-1910) 2802
Pop.: 16, 066; Cath.: 13, 592
Tit.: Holy Cross, May 3
Parish Priest: Fr. Cecilio M. Tupasi
Parochial Vicar: Fr. Louiegene Arnold Valdez
Licuan-Baay (F-2009) 2819
Pop.: 4,109
Tit.: Our Lady of Lourdes, February 11
Parish Priest: Fr. Iluminado Tungpalan
Malibcong (F-1957) 2820
Pop.: 3,896; Cath.: 3,553
Tit.: St. Therese of the Child Jesus, October 1
Parish Priest: Fr. Romeo Benitez, SVD
San Juan (F-1880) 2823
Pop.: 12,126; Cath.: 10,555
(includes parts of Tineg and Lagayan)
Tit.: St. John the Evangelist, December 27
Parish Priest: Fr. Alvin Aberion

Vicariate of Our Lady of Lourdes
Vicar Forane: Fr. Alfredo Eduarte
Boliney (F-2004) 2815
Pop.: 4,150; Cath.: 2,100
Tit.: Christ the King, last Sunday of the ecclesiastical year
Parish Administrator: Fr. Marmolyn Anagaran
Bucay (F-1847) 2805
Pop.: 16, 478; Cath.: 13,871
(includes parts of Peñarrubia)
Tit.: St. Narcissus, October 29
Parish Priest: Fr. Floro B. Bautista
Luba (F-1952) 2813
Pop.: 14, 389; Cath.: 9, 924
(comprises Luba and Tubo)
Tit.: Our Lady of Perpetual
Help, last week of June
Parish Priest: Fr. Leonardo Tubaña
Manabo (F-1961) 2810
Pop.: 14,863; Cath.: 12,375 (includes parts of Bucay)
Tit.: Our Lady of Lourdes, February 11
Parish Priest: Fr. Alfredo Z. Eduarte
Parochial Vicar: Fr. Bernard Barbosa
Sallapadan (F-1960) 2818
Pop.: 9, 759; Cath.: 4,430
(comprises the municipalities of Sallapadan, Daguioman and Bucloc)
Tit.: St. Nicholas of Flue, September 25
Parish Priest: Fr. Warlito Rabbon, SVD

Vicariate of the Immaculate Conception
Vicar Forane: Fr. Drexel Leo Ramos
Langiden (F-1983) 2807
Cath.: 3, 504
Tit.: St. Joseph, March 19
Parish Priest: Fr. Renante Bose
Pidigan (F-1823) 2806
Pop.: 11, 746; Cath.: 10, 023
Tit.: Immaculate Conception, December 8
Parish Priest: Fr. Andres Lunes Taoil
Parochial Vicar: Fr. John M. Vasquez

Pilar (F-1866) 2812
Pop.: 12,815; Cath.: 12, 561 (includes a barrio of Villaviciosa)
Tit.: Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary of Fatima, March 13
Parish Priest: Fr. Drexel Leo Ramos
Regent: Frt. Marcelo Ballestra

San Isidro (F-1909) 2809
Pop.: 4,479; Cath.: 4,449
Tit.: Our Lady of the Pillar, February 4
Parish Priest: Fr. Manolito Barña, SVD

San Quintin (F-1968) 2808
Pop.: 5,582; Cath.: 4,328
Tit.: St. Quintin, October 31
Parish Priest: Fr. S. Devasagayam, SVD

Villaviciosa (F-1969) 2811
Pop.: 5,684; Cath.: 3,542 (includes parts of Luba and San Isidro)
Tit.: St. Lawrence of Rome, August 10
Parish Priest: Fr. Jay Solmerano

SEMINARY
St. Joseph Seminary (F-1960) 2800 Bangued, Abra
Tel.: (074) 752-7845
Rector: Fr. Carmelo P. Gonzales
Prefect of Discipline: Rev. Fr. Allan B. Flores
Assistant Prefect of Discipline: Rev. David Marck Taverner
Principal: Miss Anunciation Espejo
Enrolment: 98

DIOCESAN CLERGY OUTSIDE THE DIOCESE
Immaculate Conception School of Theology, Vigan City, Ilocos Sur
Fr. Rodel Molina
Military Ordinariate
Fr. (Lt. Col). Dionisio Q. Beleno, PA, Chaplain, AFP
United States of America
Fr. Alexander B. Barbieto, Fr. Salvador Bringas, Jr., Fr. Joyle T. Martinez, Fr. Ramelo Somera, Fr. Edmund Barut, Jr.
Retired: Fr. Eugen Reinhardt; Fr. (Maj.) Delfin A. Quinto, PAF

INSTITUTES OF CONSECRATED LIFE/SOCIETIES OF APOSTOLIC LIFE
MEN
Society Of The Divine Word (SVD
WOMEN
Missionary Sisters Servants of the Holy Spirit (SSPS)
Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (SIHM)
Dominican Margaritas of Blessed Margaret of Castello (OP)

EDUCATIONAL CENTERS
Diocesan School Office
(For Diocesan Schools)
Abra Diocesan Pastoral Center Rizal St., 2800 Bangued, Abra
Tel.: (074) 752-8229
Superintendent: Fr. Cecilio M. Tupasi
Supervisor: Ms. Anunciation Espejo
Bookkeeper: Mrs. Lanie Bulda
Cashier/Secretary: Mrs. Celia Badilla

For the School Year 2013-2014:
Catholic High School of Pilar (F-1964) (Diocesan) 2812 Pilar, Abra
Director: Fr. Drexel Leo Ramos
Principal: Mrs. Ma. Leonides Cabatu
Faculty: 8; Enrolment: 190

Divine Word College of Bangued (F-1920) (Society of the Divine Word) 2800 Bangued, Abra
Tel..: (074) 752-8003, 752-8372, 752-8373
President: Fr. Joseph Nerio Artienda, SVD
Campus Minister: Fr. Leonardo Hiquiana, SVD
Faculty: 130; Employees: 49;
Enrolment: Graduate School: 177;
College: 2, 133;
High School: 733;
Grade School: 835;
Total Enrolment: 3,878

Fr. Arnoldus High School (F-1959)
(Diocesan) 2818 Sallapadan, Abra
Director/Principal: Fr. Warlito Rabbon, SVD
Principal: Mrs. Ma. Teresa B. Artates
Faculty: 6; Enrolment: 272

Heart of Mary High School (F-1949)
(Diocesan) 2801 Dolores, Abra
Director/Principal: Fr. Emilio Cortez, Jr.
Principal: Noraida S. Siaoa
Faculty: 8; Enrolment: 243

Holy Cross School (F-1914/1946) (Sisters Servants of the Holy Spirit) 2802 Lagangilang, Abra
Principal: Mrs. Sisa A. Aborje
Faculty: Sisters: 22;
Enrolment High School: 257;
Enrolment Grade School: 244;
Total Enrolment: 501

Holy Ghost School (F-1912)
(Diocesan) 2803 Tayum, Abra
Director: Fr. Ruben Valdez
Principal: Mrs. Celia Flor Taeza
Faculty: 9; Enrolment: 329

Holy Spirit Academy of Bangued (F-1923)
(Diocesan) 2800 Bangued, Abra
Telefax: (074) 752-8084
Director: V. Rev. Nilo S. Peig, JCD
Principal (Secondary Department): Dr. Candelaria Alzate
Principal Grade School): Mrs. Catherine Ballesta
Faculty: 33;
Enrolment:
High School: 448;
Grade School: 562;
Prep School: 63;
Total Enrolment: 1,027

Little Flower High School (F-1961)
(Diocesan) 2804 Peñarrubia, Abra
Director: Fr. Antonio B. Ruyan
Principal: Mrs. Yolanda Santiago
Faculty: 13; Enrolment: 499
Luba-Tubo Catholic High School
(F-1957) (Diocesan) 2813 Luba, Abra
Director/Principal: Fr. Leonardo Tubaña
Faculty: 6; Enrolment: 171

Our Lady of Fatima School (F-1956)
(Diocesan) 2805 Bucay, Abra
Director: Fr. Floro B. Bautista
Principal: Ms. Fe Batoon
Faculty: 6; Enrolment: 191

Our Lady of Guadalupe School (F-1915)
(Diocesan) 2821 Lacub, Abra
Director/Principal: Fr. Silvester Wada, SVD
Faculty: 6; Enrolment: 147

Our Lady of Lourdes High School
(F-1957) (Diocesan) 2810 Manabo, Abra
Director: Fr. Alfredo Eduarte
Principal: Manalita T. Gaboy
Faculty: Sister: 3; Lay: 8; Enrolment: 316

Queen of Peace High School (F-1947)
(Diocesan) 2826 La Paz, Abra
Director: Fr. Yohanes Bala, SVD
Principal: Mrs. Mesia Ternio
Faculty: 6; Enrolment: 272

Queen of Peace High School (F-1967)
(Diocesan) 2826 Canan, La Paz, Abra
Director: Fr. Yohanes Bala, SVD
Principal: Mrs. Sonia Feranil
Faculty: 8; Enrolment: 290

Sta. Teresita High School (F-1967)
(Diocesan) 2820 Malibcong, Abra
Principal: Ms. Emerita Lingayo
Faculty: 5; Enrolment: 111

St. John High School (F-1958)
(Diocesan) 2825 San Juan, Abra
Director: Fr. Alvin Aberion
Principal: Mrs. Merilyn Prio
Faculty: 8;
Enrolment: 208

St. Mary High School (F-1949)
(Diocesan) 2806 Pidigan, Abra

Director/Principal: Fr. Andres Lunes Taoil
Faculty: 9; Enrolment: 366

St. Paul High School (F-1968)
(Diocesan) 2811 Villaviciosa, Abra
Director: Fr. Jay Solmerano
Principal: Mr. Eduardo B. Cabato
Faculty: 6; Enrolment: 233

Various Institutions
Radio DZPA-AM (F-1970)/RADIO
DWWM-FM (F-1986) Blessed Arnold Janssen Communication Center, Zamora corner Rizal St., 2800 Bangued, Abra
Tel.: (074) 752-8438, 752-8439
Director: Fr. Carmelo P. Gonzales
Station Manager: Ms. Merla Ruiz
Board of Trustees: Abra Community
Broadcasting Corporation:
Chairman: V. Rev. Jerome Adriatico, SVD
Vice Chairman: Fr. Carmelo P. Gonzales
Secretary: Fr. Antonio B. Ruyan
Treasurer: Mrs. Leanida Balbin
Board Members: Ms. Pura Sumangil
Corporation Members: Most Rev. Leopoldo C. Jaucian, SVD, DD, Fiscal Nestor Tolentino, Atty. Macrino Elveña, Mr. Cesar Valera

Abra Today (F-1989) Blessed Arnold Janssen Communication Center,
Zamora corner Rizal St., 2800 Bangued, Abra
Tel.: (074) 752-8374
Editor-in-Chief: Fr. Carmelo P. Gonzales
Associate Editor: Fr. Louiegene Arnold Valdez
Editorial Board: V. Rev. Jerome Adriatico, SVD; Fr. Drexel Leo Ramos; Fr. Efren Ambre, Ms. Pura Sumangil, Mrs. Zenaida Astudillo; Ms. Merla Ruiz

Abra Diocesan Pastoral Center (F-1978)
Rizal Street, 2800 Bangued, Abra
Tel.: (074) 752-8092
Board of Administration: Chairman: V. Rev. Nilo S. Peig
Members: Fr. Renato M. Amasi, Fr. Carmelo P. Gonzales, Fr. Ruben P. Valdez, Fr. Efren Ambre
Manager: Mrs. Amelia Astudillo

Rosario Diocesan Complex (F-2000)
Taft St., Zone 5, Bangued, Abra
Tel.: (074) 752-7707
Board of Administration: Chairman: V. Rev. Nilo S. Peig
Members: Fr. Renato M. Amasi, Fr. Carmelo P. Gonzales, Fr. Ruben P. Valdez, Fr. Efren Ambre
Manager: Mrs. Amelia Astudillo

Janssen Hall (F-1988) (Attached to the Divine Word College of Bangued) Domaoal Street, 2800 Bangued, Abra
Tel.: (074) 752-8012
Matron: Miss Cristina Acena
Boarders: Professionals: 10;
Students: 70

Arnoldus’ Hall (F-1989) (Attached to the Divine Word College of Bangued) Bowen Street, 2800 Bangued, Abra
Tel.: (074) 752-8312
Matron: Miss Eliza Cadingas
Boarders: Professionals: 34;
Students: 24

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