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DIOCESE

Dioecesis Libmananus                                                                                                      Libmanan

Suffragan of Caceres

Created as a Prelature: December 9, 1989. Canonical Erection
as a Prelature: March 19, 1990. Elevated to a Diocese:
March 25, 2009. Comprises: the First and Second Congressional
Districts, except one Municipality (Gainza)
from the Third District of the Province of Camarines Sur.
Canonical Erection as a Diocese: June 19, 2009. Titular: St.
Joseph the Patriarch; Patroness: Our Lady of the Pillar.

Bishop

Most Reverend
JOSE R. ROJAS JR., DD
Born: August 18, 1956 in Cebu City. Ordained Priest: March 29, 1981. Appointed
Auxilliary Bishop of Caceres: July 25, 2005. Appointed Second
Bishop-Prelate of Libmanan: May 19, 2008. Appointed First Diocesan
Bishop of Libmanan: March 25, 2009.
Address:
Diocesan House
243 Station Church Site
Libmanan, Camarines Sur 4407
Tel.: 451-2875, 511-9524 • Telefax: 451-2876
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PRESENT STATUS

Bishop…………………………… 1
Priests ……………………………44
Diocesan… …………………40
Religious… ………………… 4
Deacon (transitional)…………… 1
Deacon (permanent)…………… 1
Sisters ……………………………26
Seminarians:
Theology… …………………16
Philosophy… ………………23
Senior High School… ………19
Junior High School… ………10
Total………………………65
Diocesan Divisions:
Vicariates… ………………… 5
Parishes………………………29
Mission Stations… ………… 2
Educational Centers:
High Schools:
Directed by religious… … 3
Enrollment… ……… 562
Elementary Schools:
Directed by religious… … 3
Enrollment… ……… 347
Kindergarten/Pre-School:
Directed by religious… … 7
Enrollment… ……… 172
Sacraments/Sacramentals:
Baptism………………… 9,916
Marriages:
Between Catholics… … 972
Mixed… …………………12
Total………………… 984
Population……………… 511,969
Catholics………………… 472,598
Area …………… 1,902.34 sq.kms.

DIOCESAN CURIA

Chancery Office
Diocesan House 243 Station Church Site Libmanan, 4407 Camarines Sur
Tel.: (054) 451-2875; 511-9524
Telefax: (054) 451-2876
Mobile: 0939-9235-990
Email:
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Vicar General: Fr. Antonio Camilo B. Palma, VG
Vicar for the Clergy: Fr. Giovanni R. Argarin, JCL
Chancellor: Fr. Ruel Verdan
Secretary: Sr. Rechilda N. Naval, DM
Oeconomus/Financial Administrator: Fr. Romulo Castañeda
Secretary: Ms. Jeanevie S. Obrero
College of Consultors:
Fr. Antonio Camilo B. Palma Jr.;
Fr. Giovanni Argarin;
Fr. Michael dela Rosa;
Msgr. Manuel C. Ricafort, HP;
Fr. Frederick A. Bailey;
Fr. Ruel Verdan
Presbyteral Council:
Fr. Frederick A. Bailey;
Fr. Marchito H. Oriño;
Fr. Jonnel E. Sibulo;
Fr. Roger B. Barbecho;
Fr. Pablo Alejandro I. Bisenio
Judicial Council:
Judicial Vicar: Fr. Giovanni C. Argarin, JCL
Members:
Fr. Marco Asoro;
Fr. Frederick Bailey

ADMINISTRATIVE COORDINATING COUNCIL (ACC)

Vicar General: Rev. Fr. Antonio Camilo B. Palma Jr., VG
Members:
Vicar for the Clergy: Fr. Giovanni R. Argarin, JCL
Chancellor: Fr. Ruel Verdan
Oeconomus: Fr. Romulo Castañeda
Vicars Forane:
Holy Trinity Vicariate: Fr. Jonnel E. Sibulo
St. John the Baptist Vicariate: Fr. Roger B. Barbecho
St. James the Apostle Vicariate: Fr. Marchito H. Oriño
St. Michael the Archangel Vicariate: Msgr. Manuel C. Ricafort, HP
St. Joseph Vicariate: Fr. Pablo Alejandro I. Bisenio

DIOCESAN PASTORAL COUNCIL (DPC)

Vicar for Programs: Fr. Michael R. Dela Rosa
Members:
Commissions And Movements
Commission on Vocation: Fr. Giovanni R. Argarin
Commission on Youth: Fr. Juan P. Gabon
Commission on Liturgy: Fr. Gerardo C. de la Cruz Jr.
Commission on Social Communication: Fr. Francis Z. Francisco
Commission on Catechetics: Fr. Frederick A. Bailey
Social Action Director: Fr. Romulo O. Castañeda
Diocesan Mission Director: Fr. Lucien L. Banaag
Commission on Religious Organizations and Movements: Fr. Ian Trillanes
Commission on Laity: Fr. Michael R. Dela Rosa
Commission on Doctrine/Biblical
Apostolate: Fr. Marchito H. Oriño
Commission on Family Life: Fr. Antonio Camilo B. Palma
Commission on Diocesan Properties: Fr. Marco G. Asoro
Commission on Church Cultural Heritage: Fr. Pablo Alejandro I. Besinio
Commission on Migrants: Fr. Arvin Olivan
Commission on Prison Apostolate: Fr. Alfredo M. Baisa
Commission on Health Care: Fr. Marcos Quesada
CARITAS-Diocese of Libmanan (CDL)
Executive Director: Fr. Romulo O. Castañeda
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Website: www.caritaslibmanan.org
Executive Board
Chairman: Most Rev. Jose R. Rojas Jr., DD
Vice Chairman: Fr. Michael dela Rosa
Board Secretary: Fr. Giovanni R. Argarin
Treasurer: Fr. Romulo Castañeda
Auditor: Ms. Cecile D. Deomano
Members:
Fr. Camilo B. Palma Jr.;
Fr. Cristito Testa;
Fr. Frederick A. Bailey;
Fr. Francis Francisco;
Ms. Eva Pendor;
Judge Jovito Palo Jr.;
Mr. Rodolfo Basilan
Staff:
Admin/Finance Officer: Chuna Nocete
Cashier: Sr. Susan Cleofas, DSA
Bookkeeper: Josefa Abiog
Program Services Unit Head: Lidel Lee Bongon
Program Officer: Marijoy B. Guerrero
SusAg Officer: Wilson Oriño

SEMINARIES
St. Benedict Diocesan Seminary (Theology/Philosophy/Senior High School), Del Pilar, San Fernando, Camarines Sur 4415 Philippines
Tel.: (054) 225-3624
Formators:
Rector/Dean of Theology: Most Rev. Jose R. Rojas Jr., DD
Prefect of Theology Students: Fr. Giovanni Argarin, JCL
Prefect of College Students: Fr. Francis Z. Francisco
Prefect of Senior High School
Students: Fr. Alfredo M. Baisa
Spiritual Director: Fr. Lucien L. Banaag
Pastoral Director: Fr. Lucien L. Banaag
St. James the Greater Minor Seminary (Junior High School), 243 Station Church Site, Libmanan,
Camarines Sur 4407

Formator: Fr. Gerardo C. De la Cruz Jr.
SOLT House of Formation (Theology), Brgy. San Antonio, Milaor, Camarines Sur
Rector: Fr. Zachary Shallow, SOLT
Vice Rector: Fr. Teodolfo Medina, SOLT

PARISHES AND PAROCHIAL CLERGY

Vicariate of St. Joseph the Worker
Vicar Forane: Fr. Pablo Alejandro I. Bisenio
St. Joseph the Worker Parish (F-1585), Milaor, 4413 Camarines Sur
Titular: St. Joseph the Worker, May 1
Parish Priest: Fr. Michael de la Rosa
Tel.: (054) 472-1775
St. Anthony of Padua Parish (F-1994), San Antonio, Milaor, 4413 Camarines Sur
Titular: St. Anthony of Padua, 2nd Tuesday of May
Parish Priest: Fr. Jerry Leona, SOLT
Tel.: (054) 475-0684
Sts. Philip and James Parish (F-1583), Minalabac, 4414 Camarines Sur
Titular: Sts. Philip and James, May 11
Parish Priest: Fr. Pablo Alejandro I. Bisenio Jr.
Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage Parish (F-2004), Antipolo, Minalabac 4414 Camarines Sur
Titular: Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage, May 7
Parish Priest: Fr. Nolito F. Montaña
Our Lady of Salvation Parish (F-1998), Salingogon, Minalabac 4414 Camarines Sur
Titular: Our Lady of Salvation, Last Saturday of February
Parish Priest: Fr. Juan Paulo L. Basco
Our Lady of Miraculous Medal Parish (F-2004), Mataoroc, Minalabac 4414 Camarines Sur
Titular: Our Lady of Miraculous Medal, November 27
Parish Priest: Fr. Alejandro Bellen, SOLT
Tel.: (054) 475-5136
St. Padre Pio Mission Station (F-2016), Dalipay, Milaor, Camarines Sur September 23
Administrator: Fr. Marcos Quesada
Assistant: Fr. Edgardo Abogado
Vicariate of St. Michael
Vicar Forane: Msgr. Manuel C. Ricafort, HP
St. Michael the Archangel Parish (F. 1885), Pamplona, 4416 Camarines Sur
Titular: St. Michael the Archangel, May 8
Parish Priest: Msgr. Manuel C. Ricafort, HP
Parochial Vicar: Fr. Roland Soliven
Tel.: (054) 255-3330
St. Rose of Lima Parish (F-1885), Psacao, 4417 Camarines Sur
Titular: St. Rose of Lima, Aug. 30
Parish Priest: Fr. Antonio Camilo B. Palma
Parochial Vicar: Fr. Joseph Angelo S. Toledo
St. John the Baptist Parish (F-1883), San Fernando, 4415 Camarines Sur
Titular: St. John the Baptist, June 24
Administrator: Fr. Marco G. Asoro
Tel.: (054) 225-3625
Vicariate of St. James the Great Apostle
Vicar Forane: Fr. Marchito H. Oriño
St. James the Great Cathedral Parish (F-1586), Libmanan, 4407 Camarines Sur
Titular: St. James the Apostle, July 25
Parish Priest: Fr. Ferdinand C. Navera
Parochial Vicars:
Fr. Granwell N. Pitapit;
Fr. Gerardo de la Cruz
Tel.: (054) 511-8030
St. Joseph the Patriarch Parish (F-2003), Bahay, Libmanan, 4407 Camarines Sur
Titular: St. Joseph the Patriarch, March 19
Parish Priest: Fr. Marchito H. Oriño
St. Paschal Baylon Parish (F-1935), Barcelonita, Cabusao, 4406 Camarines Sur
Titular: St. Paschal Baylon, May 17
Parish Priest: Fr. Juan P. Gabon
St. Bernardine of Siena Parish (F-1911), Cabusao, 4406 Camarines Sur
Titular: St. Bernardine of Siena, May 20
Parish Priest: Fr. Ruel A. Verdan
St. Vincent Ferrer Parish (F-1954), San Vicente, Libmanan, 4407 Camarines Sur
Titular: St. Vincent Ferrer, April 25
Parish Priest: Fr. Ramon J. Francisco
Shrine and Parish of Our Lady of the Pillar (F-1985), San Isidro, Libmanan, 4407 Camarines Sur
Titular: Our Lady of Pillar
Parish Priest: Fr. Romulo O. Castañeda
Parochial Vicar: Fr. Aldrin R. Adolfo
Our Lady of Lourdes Parish (F-2000), Bahao, Libmanan, 4407 Camarines Sur
Titular: Our Lady of Lourdes, February 11
Parish Priest: Fr. Jhonatan P. Rodriguez
St. Anthony of Padua Parish (F-2001), Mambulo Nuevo, Libmanan, 4407, Camarines Sur
Titular: St. Anthony of Padua, 1st Tuesday of June
Parish Priest: Fr. Cristito M. Testa
St. Francis of Assisi Mission Station (F. 2011), Cambalidio, Libmanan, Camarines Sur 4407
Titular: St. Francis of Assisi, October 4
Administrator: Fr. Aldrin R. Adolfo
Vicariate of St. John the Baptist
Vicar Forane: Fr. Roger B. Barbecho
St. John the Baptist Parish (F-1726), Sipocot, 4408 Camarines Sur
Titular: St. John the Baptist, June 24
Parish Priest: Fr. Arvin G. Olivan
St. Pius X Parish (F-1956), Villazar, Sipocot, 4408 Camarines Sur
Titular: St. Pius X, August 21
Parish Priest: Fr. Roger B. Barbecho
St. Therese of the Child Jesus (F-2003), Tara, Sipocot, 4408 Camarines Sur
Titular: St. Therese of the Child Jesus, October 1
Parish Priest: Fr. Ely A. Manondo
St. Peter Baptist Parish (F-1726), Lupi, 4409 Camarines Sur
Titular: St. Peter Baptist, Februay 6
Parish Priest: Fr. Ian Trillanes
Parochial Vicar: Fr. Domingo V. Aller
Sagrada Familia Parish (F-2006), Colacling, Lupi, 4409 Camarines Sur
Titular: Holy Family, January 28
Parish Priest: Fr. Cesar B. Bolina
Assisting Deacon: Rev. Rico Itay
Sto. Niño de Praga Parish (F-2015), Calagbangan, Sipocot, Camarines Sur
Titular: Sto. Niño de Praga, 1st Sunday of May
Parish Priest: Rev. Fr. Antonio Melecio L. Felix
St. John Paul II Mission Station (F. 2015), Casay, Lupi, 4409 Camarines Sur
Titular: St. John Paul II, Oct. 22
Administrator: Rev. Rico Itay
Vicariate of the Most Holy Trinity
Vicar Forane: Fr. Jonnel E. Sibulo
Most Holy Trinity Parish (F-1753), Ragay, 4410 Camarines Sur
Titular: Most Holy Trinity, May 30
Parish Priest: Fr. Leo Juan P. Sabas
Sta. Rita de Cascia Parish (F-1937), Del Gallego, 4411, Camarines Sur
Titular: Sta. Rita de Cascia, May 22
Parish Priest: Fr. Frederick A. Bailey
Parochial Vicar: Fr. Virgilio D.V. Fabi Jr.
Our Lady of Peñafrancia Parish
(F. 2010), Sinuknipan, Del Gallego, 4411 Camarines Sur
Titular: Our Lady of Peñafrancia,
September 8
Parish Priest: Fr. Elsiver A. Quine
San Lorenzo de Manila Parish (F-1988), Godofredo Reyes Sr., (GRS), Ragay, 4410 Camarines Sur
Titular: St. Lorenzo de Manila, September 28
Parish Priest: Fr. Jonnel E. Sibulo
Nuestra Señora de Salvacion Parish
(F-1998), Banga Caves, Ragay, 4410 Camarines Sur
Titular: Nuestra Señora de Salvacion, 2nd Saturday of August
Parish Priest: Fr. Rey A. Abiog
St. Anthony of Padua Parish (F-2002), Binahian, Sipocot, 4408 Camarines Sur
Titular: St. Anthony of Padua,
June 13
Parish Priest: Fr. Muriel T. Abiog
Diocesan Clergy Working Outside
The Diocese / Priests On Loan Working In The Diocese / Priests On Leave
PH Military Ordinariate: Fr. Jerome Daluro
Dallas, TX US:
Fr. Antonio A. Aureus;
Fr. Jacinto Garcia
Richmond, US: Fr. Oscar Paraiso; Fr.
Pio Antonio C. Yllana
US Military: Fr. Felix F. Vistal Jr.
Retired:
Fr. Solh B. Saez;
Fr. Nestor Parma;
Fr. Luis Chito Valenciano
On Leave: Fr. Ramon Ceasar Claro;
Fr. Gerard Randy Bobis; Fr. Michael Eborda

INSTITUES OF CONSECRATED LIFE/SOCIETIES OF APOSTOLIC LIFE


MEN

Society of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity (SOLT)
Clerics Regular of Somasca (CRS)

WOMEN

Congregation of the Dominican
Sisters of St. Catherine of Siena (OP)
Daughters of Mary Mother of the Church (DM)
Congregation of the Sisters of St. Paul of Chartres (SPC)
Franciscan Apostolic Sisters (FAS)
Missionary Oratorians of Mary (MOM)
Mary Queen of Heaven Missionaries (MQHM)
Daughters of St. Augustine (DSA)
Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Ragusa (SSC)

LAY

Institute of Our Lady of the Annunciation (IOLA)
Society of Our Lady of the Trinity (SOLT)

EDUCATIONAL CENTERS

Colegio Del Santisimo Rosario (1948), Libmanan, Camarines Sur
Directress/Principal: Sr. Melanie Doña, OP
Faculty: 36; Enrolment: 739
Tel.: (054) 511-8217
Colegio de Santa Rita (1995), Del Gallego, 4411, Camarines Sur
Directress/Principal: Sr. Irene Anapi, FAS
Faculty: 19; Enrolment: 206
Colegio de la Virgen del Pilar (2017), Colacling, Lupi, Camarines Sur
Directress/Principal: Sr. Nemia
Balanquit, MOM
Faculty: 2; Enrolment: 24
Marian Formation Center (2013), Libmanan, Camarines Sur
Sister in-Charge: Sr. Marjory Sy Alarte, DM
Faculty: 2; Enrolment: 34
Sta. Rita de Cascia Formation Center (DM), Del Gallego 4411 Camarines Sur
Enrolment, Pre-School: 22
Sister in-Charge: Sr. Marilyn A. Acosta, DM
Nazareth Institute of Learning and Formation, Inc., Nazareth Convent Compound, Tara, Sipocot, Camarines Sur
Directress: Sr. Mary John M. Amaranto
Faculty: 13; Enrolment: 74
San Lorenzo Ruiz de Manila Formation Center (DM), GRS, Ragay, Camarines Sur
Sister in-Charge: Sr. Analiza H. Amat, DM
Enrolment: Pre-School: 20
Kids Fun Garden (Kindergarten School
under the SPC), San Pedro, Cabusao, Camarines Sur
Sister in-Charge: Sr. Helen Famisan, SPC
Sacred Heart Mother Schinina Children
Development Center, Cabusao, Camarines Sur
Sister in-Charge: Sr. Lourdes Maminta, SSC
Enrolment: Pre-school: 60
Faculty: 3

MISCELLANEOUS LISTING

Bicol Sanitarium Custodial Care, San Pedro, Cabusao, Camarines Sur
Sr. Helen Famisan, SPC (In-Charge)
Casa Miani, Orphanage for Boys, Bolo Norte, Siparot, Camarines Sur
Fr. Ruel Lasay, CRS (Priest In-Charge)
St. Paul House of Prayer, Institute of Our Lady of the Annunciation, Sipocot, Camarines Sur
Ms. Seny Latin, IOLA (In-Charge)
Harong ni Lord Christian Life Communities, San Fernando, Camarines Sur
Rev. Fr. Stanley Lee (In-Charge)
Klooster St. Jozef, Bolo Norte, Sipocot, Camarines Sur
Rev. Fr. Samuel O. Bersabe (Administrator)
Maison St. Anne, Balintawak St., Naga City
Rev. Fr. Marcos L. Quesada (In-Charge)
MOM Convent and Novitiate, Colacling, Lupi, Camarines Sur
Sr. Nemia Balanquit, MOM
MQHM St. Luke’s Mission House, Milaor, Camarines Sur
Sr. Angela Villalon, MQHM
DSA Convent and Novitiate, San Isidro, Libmanan, Camarines Sur
Sr. Felicitas De Lima, DSA
Nazareth Family and Life Center, San Antonio, Milaor, Camarines Sur
Fr. Fausto Malanyaon, SOLT (Lay Servant)
Pedro Calungsod Youth Center, Balogo, Pasacao, Camarines Sur
Fr. Juan Gabon (Priest in-Charge)
† NECROLOGY †
2013: Fr. Efren Cezar; Fr. Ruben Buena
2014: Most Rev. Prospero N. Arellano, DD