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DIOCESE

(Dioecesis Ipilensis)

Suffragan of Zamboanga
Created: December 24, 1979. Erected: June 21, 1980. Comprises: 16 municipalities of the province of Zamboanga Sibugay, and 3 municipalities of Zamboanga del Sur. Area: 4,850 sq. km. Elevated: Diocese of Ipil on 1 May 2010. Principal Patron: St. Joseph the Worker.

Bishop
Most Reverend
JULIUS S. TONEL, DD
Born on August 31, 1956, in Davao City. Ordained priest on April 12, 1980, Sta. Ana Parish, Davao City. Appointed Bishop on June 30, 2007. Ordained Bishop on August 20, 2007. San Pedro Cathedral, Davao City. Installed as 3rd Bishop, Prelature of Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay on September 11, 2007. Installed First Bishop of the Diocese of Ipil on August 7, 2010.

Bishop’s Residence
Jose Villafuerte Street, Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay
Tel.: 062 333-2266
Fax: 062 333-2574
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PRESENT STATUS
Area of territory……4,850sq. kms.
Population………………610,804
Catholics…………………546,186
Diocesan Divisions:
Vicariates……………………5
Parishes………………………21
With Resident Pastor……21
Entrusted to Diocesan clergy…………………12
Entrusted to Religious clergy…………………9
Chapels…………………….639
BEC cells………………1,986
Institutions:
Pastoral Center………………1
Formation Centers…………19
Clinics………………………14
Clergy & Religious:
Bishop………………………1
Priests:
Diocesan …………………27
Deacon…………………1
Religious:
Filipino……………………12
Foreign……………………4
Brother …………………2
Total……………………46
Sisters:
Filipino……………………37
Foreign……………………1
Total……………………38
Seminary:
College………………………1
Seminarians:
In Philosophy………………16
In Theology…………………7
Total………………………23
Of the diocese:
Major Studying outside the Diocese…………………7
Educational Centers:
College………………………1
Enrolment……………566
High Schools:
Directed by Religious……5
Enrolment………2,306
Elementary Schools:
Directed by Religious……1
Enrolment…………307
Pre-schools:
Directed by Religious……5
Enrolment…………288
Sacraments:
Baptisms………………8,232
Marriages………………1,553

DIOCESAN CURIA
Local Ordinary: Most Rev. Julius S. Tonel, DD
Vicar General: Msgr. Gilbert C. Gente
Chancellor: Fr. Ian R. Conturno
Secretary: Rev. Iroderick D. Resma
Finance Officer: Fr. Obaldo S. Pagulon Jr.
Assistant Finance Officer: Fr. Rotchel S. San Diego
Vicar-General: Msgr. Gilbert Gente
Vicar Forane for Vicariate I: Fr. Francisco Baguio Jr.
Vicar Forane for Vicariate II: Msgr. Gilbert Gente
Vicar Forane for Vicariate III: Fr. Julito Cabatuan
Vicar Forane for Vicariate IV: Fr. Wilfredo Cervantes
Vicar Forane for Vicariate V: Fr. Herman Suico, SVD
Vicar for Religious: Fr. Francis Mesina, OFMCap
General Services: ______________
House Minister: Fr. Ian Conturno
Accountant: Ms. Annabelle Gadayan
Cashier: Mrs. Inisa Cejuela
Bookkeeper: Ms. Gemma Ego-ogan
Communication Officer: Ms. Claudia Aballe

SEMINARY / SEMINARIANS
St. Joseph Seminary Of Ipil (SJSI), Terry Ann Drive, Putik, 7000 Zamboanga City
Telefax:. (062) 984-0217
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Rector: Fr. Jose R. Rapadas III
Prefect: Fr. Alien Z. Rocamora
Spiritual Director: Fr. Nador J. Jesulga
Pastoral Coordinator: Fr. William O. Calunod

SJSI Seminarians 2011-2012
Formation Year 3
Sem. Hernane Gallan; Sem. Ryan Balatero
Formation Year 2
Sem. Marcelo April Yap
Formation Year 1
Sem. Danilo S. Vasquez; Sem. Dinjoe Ben S. Tayag; Sem. Ervin John S. Lagare; Sem. Herman E. Estrellado; Sem. Kent Kerby A. Bayona; Sem. Marson Louie Mariano; Sem. Niño James Y. Ranoco; Sem. Niño T. Salomes; Sem. Noniel C. Caguimbay; Sem. Rojune Mart S. Patoy; Sem. Rollen S. Guerrero; Sem. Virgillo Sumilhig Jr.; Sem. Wawarth Lingin D. Narciza
Seminarian on Regency:
Sem. Roberto Tik-ing
Seminarians on Theology:
St. Mary’s Theologate, Ozamis City
Sem. Leo Salomes
St. Francis Xavier Major Seminary, Davao City
Sem. Marc Anthony Vaguchay; Sem. Joseph Ryan Sereneo; Sem. Antolin Shalana; Sem. Noe Largo; Sem. Juliven Cainglet
University of Santo Tomas Central Seminary
Sem. Arnel Palado

EDUCATIONAL CENTERS
Marian College (MC), Jose Villafuerte St., Ipil, 7001 Zamboanga Sibugay
Tel.: 062 333-2305
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Board of Trustees:
President: Most Rev. Julius S. Tonel, DD
Members: Sr. Mercedes Salud, SFIC (School Director); Fr. Ian Conturno (Secretary); Fr. Obaldo Pagulon Jr. (Finance Officer); Msgr. Gilbert Gente (Vicar General); Fr. Francisco Baguio Jr. (Vicars Forane); Fr. Julito Cabatuan; Fr. Winefredo Cervantes; Fr. Herman Suico, SVD; Ms. Josefa Yap (Lay Representative)
Marcelo Spinola School (MSS), Don Andres, Ipil 7001 Zamboanga Sibugay
Tel.: (062) 333-2320
Principal: Sr. Imelda Corda, ADC
Saint Paul School, Datu Panas, Buug 7009 Zamboanga Sibugay
Tel.: +63 62 344-8134
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Principal: Sr. Norma Torres, SPC
Loyola High School (LHS), Subanipa, Olutanga Island, 7041 Zamboanga Sibugay
Mobile: 0920-380-9004
Principal: Sr. Ma. Virginia B. Benito, OP
Xavier High School (XHS), Mabuhay 7010 Zamboanga Sibugay
Mobile: 0921-493-4304
Principal: Sr. Josefina T. Manuel, OP
Saint Joseph Kinder School, St. Joseph the Worker Parish, Siay, Zamboanga Sibugay
Mobile: 0912-454-8739
Pastor: Fr. Laure T. Helar
Manresa Pre-School, St. Isidore the Farmer Parish, Titay, Zamboanga Sibugay
Mobile: 0910-558-1019
Principal: Mrs. Yvonne M. Tumamut
Kabasalan Pre-School Learning Center, Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Kabasalan, Zamboanga Sibugay
Tel.: 062 328 2141
Principal: Mrs. Exaltacion A. Panes
Holy Family Kindergarten, Holy Family Parish, Naga, Zamboanga Sibugay
Officer In-Charge: Sr. Juditha Albialde, SFIC

PASTORAL SECTION / DIOCESAN MINISTRIES
Pastoral Coordinator: Fr. Jose R. Rapadas III
Campus Ministry
Coordinator: Sr. Ma. Socorro Solatorio, CM
Catechetics (CAT)
St. Joseph Pastoral Center, Jose Villafuerte St., Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay
Tel.: 062 333-2346
Director: Sr. Ma. Socorro Solatorio, CM
Coordinator: Ms. Genediosa C. Sanoy
Catholic Schools
Superintendent: Fr. Obaldo S. Pagulon Jr.
Catholic & Non Sectarian Schools
Chaplain: Fr. Arnel Demegillo
Community Based Health Program (CBHP), St. Joseph Pastoral Center, Jose Villafuerte St., Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay
Tel.: 062 333-2346
Director: Msgr. Gilbert Gente
Coordinator: Mrs. Jocelyn Teves
Staff: Marvin Cenas, Charito Panganuron, Mary Joyce Marquez, Nerissa Henobisa
Diocese Of Ipil Sisters Ass ociation
Chair: Sr. Ma. Socorro Solatorio, CM
Family & Life Apostolate (FLA), St. Joseph Pastoral Center, Jose Villafuerte St., Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay
Tel.: 062 333-2346
Director: Fr. Jose Rapadas III
Coordinator: Ms. Luz Castillano
Gasa Balik Sa Dios (Gbs d) / Stewardship Program
Diocesan Core Group:
Director: Fr. Francisco Baguio Jr.
Assist. Dir.: Mr. Joel Reganion
Secretary: Ms. Yolanda Rapadas
Auditor: Mr. Danny Revantad
Coordinator/Treasurer: Ms. Diding Aballe
Indigenous Peoples Apostolate (IPA), St. Joseph Pastoral Center, Jose Villafuerte St., Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay
Tel.: 062 333-2346
Director: Fr. Laure T. Helar
Coordinator: Sr. Helen Liboon, RSM
Admin Assistant: Mr. Renante P. Calatrava
Program Coordinators:
Ancestral Domain: Mr. Junebert Lacsapon
IP Education: Ms. Desirie Joy Baleleng
DRR: Sr. Rosalinda Belotindos, DC; Mr. Alberto Mayor; Ms. Josephine Hagayan
Inter-Religious Dialogue (IRD)
Director: Fr. Rolly Taghap
Kristohanong Kasilinganan & Bible Apostolate (KRISKA-BA), St. Joseph Pastoral Center, Jose Villafuerte Street, Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay
Tel.: 062 333-2346
Director: Fr. Arnold Hingone
Coordinator: Mr. Joel Reganion
Lay Association & Movement
Coordinator: Fr. Ian Conturno
Liturgy
Director: Fr. Ian Conturno
Coordinator: Sr. Ma. Aurea Monungolh, OSB
Liturgical Center
St. Joseph Pastoral Center, Jose Villafuerte St., Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay
Tel.: 062 333-2346
Manager: Most Rev. Julius S. Tonel, DD
OIC: Sr. Ma. Aurea Monungolh, OSB
Staff: Ms. Mila Arioja
Media Apostolate
Coordinator: Sr. Lydia Sumampong, SFIC
PNP / Military
Liaison Officer: Fr. Joel Ramasola
Prison Apostolate
Coordinator: Fr. Erwin Guno
Social Action Ministry (SAM), St. Joseph Pastoral Center, Jose Villafuerte St., Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay
Tel.: 062 333-2794
Director: Fr. Francisco Baguio Jr.
Coordinator: Mr. Gualberto F. Largo
Staff: Research & Doc: Rogelio Flamiano
Finance Officer: Cecile A. La Plana
Admin Assistant: Mrs. Annavilla Y. Cahigas
Coordinators: Education Officer: Mr. Jerome Yap
Peace Program Staff: Mrs. Phebe Largo; Mr. Junrey Mosquesa
Sus-Ag Officer: Mr. Cerilo Andale
Community Organizers:
Bayog Parish: Mr. Danilo Sauclom
Naga Parish: Sr. Juditha Albialde, SFIC
R.T. Lim Parish: _____________
Vocation Promotion
Director: Fr. Alien Rocamora
Youth Ministry, St. Joseph Pastoral Center, Jose Villafuerte St., Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay
Tel.: 062 333-2346
Director: Fr. Rotchel San Diego
Coordinator: Mr. Eldren Jay Pabilona

PARISHES AND PAROCHIAL CLERGY
St. Joseph The Worker Vicariate
Vicar Forane: Fr. Francisco Baguio Jr.
St. Joseph The Worker Cathedral Parish (F-1952), Jose Villafuerte St., Ipil 7001 Zamboanga Sibugay
Tel.: +63 62 333-2282
Parish Priest: Most Rev. Julius S. Tonel, DD
Parochial Vicars: Fr. Obaldo S. Pagulon Jr.; Fr. Rotchel S. San Diego; Fr. Arnel D. Demegillo
Resident Priest: Fr. Elmer Alforque
St. Isidore The Farmer Parish (F-1980), Titay, 7003 Zamboanga Sibugay
Mobile: 0910-588-1019
Parish Priest: Fr. Francis M. Mesina, OFMCap
Parochial Vicars: Fr. Elisenio Abilgos, OFMCap; Bro. Renato Vito, OFMCap
Santo Niño Parish (F-1985), R.T. Lim, 7002 Zamboanga Sibugay
Mobile: 0906-155-8277
Parish Priest: Fr. Francisco G. Baguio Jr.
Risen Christ Parish (F-1995), La Libertad, Tungawan 7018 Zamboanga Sibugay
Mobile: 0906-661-0692
Parish Priest: Fr. Gilbert D. Queñano, CMF
Parochial Vicar: Fr. Lorenzo V. Miranda, CMF; Fr. Pedro E. Cleofe, CMF

Our Lady Of Lourdes Vicariate
Vicar Forane: Msgr. Gilbert Gente
Our Lady Of Lourdes Parish (F-1940), Kabasalan 7005 Zamboanga Sibugay
Tel.: +062 328-2141
Parish Priest: Msgr. Gilbert C. Gente
Parochial Vicar: Fr. Joseph Joy L. Rocamora
Holy Family Parish (F-1984), Naga 7004 Zamboanga Sibugay
Mobile: 0908-519-7687
Parish Priest: Fr. Joel C. Ramasola
Parochial Vicar: Fr. Erwin V. Guno
St. Isidore The Farmer Parish (F-2010), Buayan, Kabasalan 7005 Zamboanga Sibugay
Mobile: 0946-277-2697
Parish Priest: Fr. Nador J. Jesulga
St. Joseph The Worker Parish (F-1963), Siay 7006 Zamboanga Sibugay
Mobile: 0912-454-8739
Parish Priest: Fr. Laure T. Helar

Our Lady Of Fatima Vicariate
Vicar Forane: Julito Cabatuan
Our Lady Of Fatima Parish (F-1985), Imelda, 7007 Zamboanga Sibugay
Mobile: 0909-565-1969
Parish Priest: Fr. Ramil M. Lasaca
Nuestra Señora Del Pilar Parish (F-1995), Diplahan, 7039 Zamboanga Sibugay
Mobile: 0910-724-5288
Parish Priest: Fr. Joseph Glenn B. Secondes
Santo Niño Parish (F-1956), Malangas, 7038 Zamboanga Sibugay
Mobile: 0915-542-3792
Parish Priest: Fr. Julito Cabatuan
San Lorenzo Ruiz Parish (F-1995), Sampoli, Diplahan 7039 Zamboanga Sibugay
Mobile: 0919-752-0106
Parish Priest: Fr. Ilario Trobbiani, PIME

Our Mother Of Perpetual Help Vicariate
Vicar Forane: Fr. Winefredo Cervantes
Our Mother Of Perpetual Help Parish (F-1962), Buug 7009 Zamboanga Sibugay
Mobile: 0918-795-4992
Parish Priest: Fr. Winefredo V. Cervantes
Parochial Vicar: Fr. Arnold S. Hingone
St. Isidore The Farmer Parish (F-1981), Kumalarang 7013 Zamboanga del Sur
Mobile: 0921-245-4552
Parish Priest: Fr. Rico O. Lapinig, SCJ
Parochial Vicar: Fr. Jan Krzysciak, SCJ
St. Joseph Parish (F-1965), Bayog 7011, Zamboanga del Sur
Mobile: 0915-400-1531
Parish Priest: Fr. Rolly Taghap
Mary, Queen Of The Apostles Parish (F-1985), Lake Wood 7014 Zamboanga del Sur
Mobile: 0916-715-4918
Parish Priest: Fr. Stefano Mosca, PIME

Immaculate Conception Vicariate
Vicar Forane: Fr. Herman Suico, SVD
Immaculate Conception Parish (F-1953), Alicia 7040 Zamboanga Sibugay
Mobile: 0916-598-8671
Parish Administrator: Fr. Loreto Estomo, SVD
St. Paul The Apostle Parish (F-1989), Payao 7008 Zamboanga Sibugay
Mobile: 0927-609-1779
Parish Priest: Fr. Roberto B. Brillantes
Nuestra Señora De Los Remedios Parish (F-1964), Subanipa, Olutanga Island, 7041 Zamboanga Sibugay
Mobile: 0928-272-8579
Parish Priest: Fr. Danilo R. Noval, SVD
Parochial Vicar: Fr. Ezekiel Mahinay, SVD
San Miguel Parish (F-1970), Mabuhay 7010 Zamboanga Sibugay
Mobile: 0919-650-0549
Parish Priest: Fr. Felmar C. Fiel, SVD
Parochial Vicar: Fr. Manuel Mijares, SVD
San Vicente Ferrer Parish (F-2011), Talusan 7012 Zamboanga Sibugay
Mobile: 0926-370-8035
Parish Priest: Fr. Herman R. Suico, SVD
Parochial Vicar: Bro. Roland Pontevedra, SVD
Diocesan Clergy
Fr. Elmer Q. Alforque, Fr. Francisco G. Baguio Jr., Fr. Hermilo L. Balbosa, Fr. Roberto B. Brillantes, Fr. Julito A. Cabatuan, Fr. Jonathan A. Cabilingga, Fr. William D. Calunod, Fr. Ruben V. Cervantes, Fr. Elizar A. Cielo, Fr. Ian R. Conturno, Fr. Arnel D. Demegillo, Msgr. Gilbert C. Gente, Fr. Erwin V. Guno, Fr. Laure T. Helar, Fr. Arnold S. Hingone, Fr. Nador J. Jesulga, Fr. Ramil M. Lasaca, Fr. Jacinto R. Napiñas, Fr. Obaldo S. Pagulon Jr., Fr. Lucrecio V. Paquet, Fr. Roberto D. Pasia, Fr. Joel C. Ramasola, Fr. Jose R. Rapadas III, Rev. Iroderick D. Resma, Fr. Alien Z. Rocamora, Fr. Joseph Joy L. Rocamora, Fr. Rotchel S. San Diego, Fr. Joseph Glenn B. Secondes, Fr. Rolly A. Taghap

On Mission
Fr. Hermilo Balbosa

On Study
Fr. Elizar Cielo

On Renewal Program
Fr. Jacinto Napiñas

Sabbatical
Fr. Lucrecio Paquet, Fr. Jonathan Cabilingga, Fr. Roberto Pasia

INSTITUTES OF CONSECRATED LIFE/SOCIETIES OF APOSTOLIC LIFE
MEN
Missionary Sons of Immaculate Heart of Mary (CMF)
Sacred Heart of Jesus Fathers (SCJ)
Pontifical Institute for Foreign Missions (PIME)
Society of the Divine Word (SVD)
The Order of Friars Minor Capuchin (OFMCap)

WOMEN
Benedictine Sisters of the Eucharistic King (OSB)
Capuchin Tertiary Sisters of the Holy Family (TC)
Carmelite Missionary (CM)
Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul (DC)
Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate Conception(SFIC)
Handmaids of the Divine Heart (ADC)
Missionary Dominican Sisters of Holy Rosary (OP)
Missionary Sisters of Mary (MSM)
Religious Sisters of Mercy (RSM)
Sisters of St. Paul de Chartres (SPC)

† NECROLOGY †
Rev. Fr. Adrian Mestdag, SJ (Jan. 9, 2009),
Rev. Fr. Adriano Agustino (Feb. 12, 2010)

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