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DIOCESE

(Dioecesis Libmananus)

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 of Camarines Sur except one municipality in the second district (Gainza). Canonical Erection as a Diocese: June 19, 2009. Titular: St. Joseph the Patriarch.

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:
Bishop’s Residence
200 Station Church Site
Libmanan, Camarines Sur 4407
Tel.: 451-2875 • Telefax: 451-2876
Website: http://www.dioceseoflibmanan.com

Bishop-Emeritus
Most Reverend
PROSPERO N. ARELLANO, DD
Born: January 17, 1937 in San Roque, Bombon, Camarines Sur. Ordained Priest: March 30, 1963. Appointed First Bishop-Prelate of Libmanan: December 9, 1989. Ordained and Installed: March 19, 1990; Retired: May 19, 2008.
Address:
Brgy. San Roque, Bombon 4404
Camarines Sur

PRESENT STATUS
Bishops…………………………2
Priests 39
Diocesan……………………37
Religious……………………2
Deacon (permanent) 1
Sisters 19
Seminarians:
Studying in other dioceses:
Theology…………………………13
Philosophy………………………9
Pre College………………………15
On regency…………………2
Diocesan Divisions:
Districts………………………3
Vicariates……………………5
Parishes………………………28
Mission Station………………1
Educational Centers:
High Schools:
Directed by religious……………3
Enrollment…………………642
Elementary Schools:
Directed by religious……………3
Enrollment…………………361
Kindergarten:
Directed by religious……………4
Enrollment……………………75
Sacraments/Sacramentals:
Baptism…………………15, 387
Marriages:
Between Catholics…1,570
Mixed 1
Total………………………1,571
Population………………443,756
Catholics…………………421,130
Area………………1,862.28 sq.kms.

DIOCESAN CURIA
Chancery Office
Bishop’s Residence
200 Station Church Site
Libmanan, Camarines Sur 4407
Tel.: (054) 451-2875
Telefax: (054) 451-2876
Website:
http://www.dioceseoflibmanan.com

Vicars General
For Administration: Msgr. Manuel C. Ricafort, HP
For Pastoral Programs: Rev. Fr. Michael dela Rosa
Episcopal Vicars
South District: Fr. Giovanni Argarin
Central District: Fr. Alejandro Besinio Jr.
North District: Fr. Ferdinand Navera

Chancellor
Rev. Fr. Ruel Verdan
Chancery Secretary: Sr. Evelyn Aguilar, DM

Oeconomus
Fr. Romulo Castañeda
Assist. Oeconomus: Fr. Francis Francisco
Bookkeeper: Ms. Jeanevie Obrero

College of Consultors:
Msgr. Manuel C. Ricafort, Fr. Michael dela Rosa, Fr. Giovanni Argarin, Fr. Alejandro I. Besinio, Fr. Camilo B. Palma Jr., Fr. Ferdinand Navera, Fr. Ruel Verdan

Presbyteral Council/Vicars Forane
President: Fr. Camilo Palma Jr.
Holy Trinity Vicariate: Fr. Ian Trillanes
St. John the Baptist Vicariate: Fr. Camilo Palma Jr.
St. James the Apostle Vicariate: Fr. Arvin Olivan
St. Michael the Archangel Vicariate: Fr. Leo Juan Sabas
St. Joseph Vicariate: Rev. Fr. Ruben Buena

Judicial Council
Judicial Vicar: Fr. Edgardo Abogado
Members: Fr. Marco Asoro, Fr. Frederick Bailey

ADMINISTRATIVE COORDINATING COUNCIL (ACC)
Vicar General for Administration: Rev. Msgr. Manuel C. Ricafort, HP
Members:
Chancellor: Fr. Ruel Verdan
Episcopal Vicars
South District: Fr. Giovanni Argarin
Central District: Fr. Alejandro Besinio Jr.
North District: Fr. Ferdinand Navera

PROGRAMS COORDINATING COUNCIL (PCC)
Vicar General for Pastoral Programs: Fr. Michael de la Rosa

Commissions And Movements
Commission on Vocation: Fr. Giovanni Argarin
Commission on Clergy On-going Formation: Most Rev. Jose Rojas Jr.
Commission on Youth: Rev. Jonathan Rodriguez, Fr. John Gabon
Commission on Liturgy: Fr. Romulo O. Castañeda
Commission on Social Communication: Fr. Virgilio D.V. Fabi Jr.
Commission on Catechetics: Fr. Arvin Olivan
Commission on Social Action: Fr. Granwel N. Pitapit
Diocesan Mission Director: Fr. Lucien Banaag
Commission on Religious Organizations: Fr. Camilo B. Palma Jr.
Commission on Biblical Apostolate: Fr. Marchito H. Oriño
Commission on Family Life: Fr. Roger Barbecho

Religious Organizations
Apostleship of Prayer
Catholic Women’s League
Legion of Mary
Crusaders of the Holy Face of Jesus
Adoracion Nocturna Filipina
Knights of Columbus
Divine Mercy Association
Couples for Christ
St. Joseph Association
Confraternity of the Most Holy Rosary
Association of Mount Carmel
Perpetual Help Association
Our Lady of Peñafrancia Association
Nazareno Association
Guardias de Maria
Los Misterios
Lay Missionary Apostolate of Francisca del Espiritu Santo
Mother Butler Guild
St. Anthony Association
Holy Name Society
Lectors and Commentators Guild

CARITAS-Diocese of Libmanan (CDL)
Executive Director: Fr. Granwell N. Pitapit
Telefax: (054) 451-2011

Executive Board
Chairman: Most Rev. Jose R. Rojas Jr., DD
Vice-Chairman: Fr. Michael dela Rosa
Chief Executive Officer: Fr. Granwell N. Pitapit
Board Secretary: Fr. Ferdinand C. Navera
Treasurer: Fr. Romulo O. Castañeda
Members: Fr. Camilo B. Palma Jr., Fr. Nolito F. Montaña, Ms. Cecile D. Deomano, Ms. Ma. Lagrimas E. Falabi

Staff
Secretary: Arriane Denili C. Magtarayo
Admin/Finance Officer: Ma. Chuna P. Nocete
Cashier: Estrella V. Epin
Bookkeeper: Loridel A. Mendez
Program Officer: Wilson Oriño
Sustainable Agriculture: Rommel Rolando G. Bailey
Livelihood Recovery Program: Gerome Nolasco
Market Facilitator: Marijoy B. Guerrero
Publication and Communication Officer: George Santiago

Seminary
St. Benedict Diocesan Seminary, Del Pilar, San Fernando, Camarines Sur 4415
Telefax: (054) 471-4024

Seminary Formators:
Rector: Most Rev. Jose R. Rojas Jr., DD
Prefect of Theology: Fr. Giovanni R. Argarin
Prefect of Pre-College: Fr. Marchito Oriño
Spiritual Directors: Fr. Edgardo C. Abogado, Fr. Camilo B. Palma Jr., Fr. Lucien Banaag, Fr. Frederick Bailey
Pastoral Director: Fr. Michael R. Dela Rosa
Professors:
Most Rev. Jose R. Rojas Jr., DD, Fr. Giovanni Argarin, Fr. Edgardo Abogado, Fr. Marchito Oriño, Dean Nenette Abrigo, Sr. Mary John Amaranto, MhHFN, Ms. Margie Recio, NDV, Mr. Ronaldo Dolor

PARISHES AND PAROCHIAL CLERGY
South District
Episcopal Vicar: Fr. Giovanni Argarin
Vicariate of St. Joseph
St. Joseph the Worker Parish (F.1585), Milaor, 4413 Camarines Sur
Tel.: (054) 472-1775
Titular: St. Joseph the Worker, May 1
Parish Priest: Fr. Ruben R. Buena (VF)
St. Anthony of Padua Parish (F.1994), San Antonio, Milaor, 4413 Camarines Sur
Tel.: (054) 475-0684
Titular: St. Anthony of Padua, 2nd Tuesday of May
Fr. Edgar Barias, SOLT
Sts. Philip and James Parish (F.1583), Minalabac, 4414 Camarines Sur
Tel.: (054) 475-4870
Titular: Sts. Philip and James, May 11
Parish Priest: Fr. Nestor D. Parma
Our Lady of Miraculous Medal Parish (F.2004), Mataoroc, Minalabac 4414 Camarines Sur
Tel.: (054) 475-5136
Titular: Our Lady of Miraculous Medal, November 27
Parish Priest: Fr. Jose Nestor Berango, SOLT
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. Jonnel Sibulo
Our Lady of Salvation Parish (F.1998), Salingogon, Minalabac 4414 Camarines Sur
Titular: Our Lady of Salvation, February 21
Parish Priest: Fr. Jonathan Rodriguez

Vicariate of St. Michael
St. Michael the Archangel Parish (F.885), Pamplona, 4416 Camarines Sur
Tel.: (054) 255-3330
Titular: St. Michael the Archangel, May 8
Parish Priest: Msgr. Manuel C. Ricafort, HP
St. Rose of Lima Parish (F.1885), Psacao, 4417 Camarines Sur
Tel.: (054) 513-9673
Titular: St. Rose of Lima, Aug. 30
Parish Priest: Fr. Leo Juan P. Sabas (VF)
St. John the Baptist Parish (F.1883), San Fernando, 4415 Camarines Sur
Tel.: (054) 471-4025
Titular: St. John the Baptist, June 24
Parish Priest: Fr. Michael R. dela Rosa
In Residence: Fr. Antonio Felix
St. Anthony of Padua Parish (F.2001), Mambulo Nuevo, Libmanan, 4407 Camarines Sur
Titular: St. Anthony of Padua, 1st Tuesday of June
Administrator:
Fr. Romulo Castañeda
Our Lady of Lourdes Parish (F.2000), Bahao, Libmanan, 4407 Camarines Sur
Titular: Our Lady of Lourdes, February 11
Parish Priest: Fr. Elsiver Quine
Central District
Episcopal Vicar: Fr. Alejandro Besinio Jr.

Vicariate of St. James
St. James the Apostle Parish (F.1586), Libmanan, 4407 Camarines Sur
Tel.: (054) 511-8030
Titular: St. James the Apostle, July 25
Parish Priest: Fr. Alejandro I. Besinio
Parochial Vicar: Fr. John Gabon
In Residence: Fr. Domingo Aller
Resident Priest: Fr. Granwell N. Pitapit
St. Joseph the Patriarch Parish (F.2003), Bahay, Libmanan, 4407 Camarines Sur
Titular: St. Joseph the Patriarch, March 19
Parish Priest: Fr. Rey Abiog
Our Lady of Pillar Parish (F.1985), San Isidro, Libmanan, 4407 Camarines Sur
Titular: Our Lady of Pillar Parish, October 12
Parish Priest: Fr. Ruel A. Verdan
St. Paschal Baylon Parish (F.1935), Barcelonita, Cabusao, 4406 Camarines Sur
Titular: St. Paschal Baylon, May 17
Parish Priest: Fr. Nolito F. Montaña
St. Bernardine of Siena Parish (F.1911), Cabusao, 4406 Camarines Sur
Titular: St. Bernardine of Siena, May 20
Parish Priest: Fr. Arvin G. Olivan (VF)
St. Vincent Ferrer Parish (F.1954), San Vicente, Libmanan, 4407 Camarines Sur
Titular: St. Vincent Ferrer, April 25
Parish Priest: Fr. Frederick A. Bailey
St. Francis of Ass isi Miss ion Church, Cambalidio, Libmanan, 4407 Camarines Sur
Titular: St. Francis of Assisi, October 3
Administrator: Vacant
North District
Episcopal Vicar: Fr. Ferdinand Navera

Vicariate of St. John
St. John the Baptist Parish (F.1726), Sipocot, 4408 Camarines Sur
Tel.: (054) 256-6507
Titular: St. John the Baptist, June 24
Parish Priest: Fr. Camilo B. Palma Jr. (VF)
Parochial Vicar: Fr. Neil Hugo
St. Pius the X Parish (F.1956), Villazar, Sipocot, 4408 Camarines Sur
Titular: St. Pius the X, Jan. 18
Parish Priest: Fr. Cesar B. Bolina
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. Cristito M. Testa
St. Peter Baptist Parish (F.1726), Lupi, 4409 Camarines Sur
Titular: St. Peter Baptist, Feb. 6
Parish Priest: Fr. Marco Asoro
St. Anthony of Padua Parish (F.2002), Binahian, Sipocot, 4408 Camarines Sur
Titular: St. Anthony of Padua, June 13
Parish Priest: Fr. Alfredo Baisa

Vicariate of the Most holy Trinity
Most Holy Trinity Parish (F.1753), Ragay, 4410 Camarines Sur
Titular: Most Holy Trinity, May 30
Parish Priest: Fr. Ferdinand Navera
Sta. Rita de Cascia Parish (F.1937), Del Gallego, 4411, Camarines Sur
Titular: Sta. Rita de Cascia, May 22
Parish Priest: Fr. Ian S. Trillanes (VF)
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. Lucien L. Banaag
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. Virgilio Fabi Jr.
Sagrada Familia Parish (F.2006), Colacling, Lupi, 4409 Camarines Sur
Titular: Holy Family, January 28
Parish Priest: Fr. Roger B. Barbecho
Nuestra Señora de Peñafrancia Parish, Sinuknipan, Del Gallego, Camarines Sur
Titular: Our Lady of Peñafrancia, September 8
Parish Priest: Fr. Joseph Angelo Toledo
Diocesan Clergy Working Outside The Diocese/On Leave And Priest On Loan Working In The Diocese/ Retired
Pasig, Rizal: Fr. Marcos Quesada
Military Ordinariate: Fr. Jerome Daluro
San Diego, US: Fr. Luis Chito S. Valenciano
Los Angeles, US: Fr. Pio Antonio C. Yllana
Dallas, US: Fr. Antonio A. Aureus
US Military: Fr. Felix F. Vistal Jr.
Honolulu, US: Fr. Ramon Rene Francisco
Richmond, US: Fr. Oscar P. Paraiso, Fr. Jacinto Garcia
Regina, Canada: Fr. Ramon Ceasar Claro
On Loan from Caceres: Fr. Neil Hugo
On Leave: Fr. Gerard Randy Bobis
Retired: Fr. Efren Cesar

INSTITUES OF CONSECRATED LIFE/SOCIETIES OF APOSTOLIC LIFE
MEN
Society of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity (SOLT)

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)
Institute of Our Lady of the Annunciation (IOLA)
Missionary Handmaids of the Holy family of Nazareth (MhHFN)
Society of Our Lady of the Trinity (SOLT)

EDUCATIONAL CENTERS
Colegio Del Santisimo Rosario (1948), Libmanan, Camarines Sur
Tel.: (054) 511-8217
Directress/Principal: Sr. Paz Rapirap, OP
Faculty: 36
Total Enrolment: 717
Colegio de Santa Rita (1995), Del Gallego, 4411, Camarines Sur
Directress/Principal: Sr. Elaine Bael, FAS
Faculty: 13
Enrolment: 175
Sta Rita De Cascia Formation Center (DM), Del Gallego 4411 Camarines Sur
Enrolment, Pre-School: 31
Sister In-charge: Sr. Marites Agripa, DM
Nazareth Institute of Learning and Formation, Inc., Nazareth Convent Compound, Tara, Sipocot, Camarines Sur
Directress: Sr. Mary John M. Amaranto, MhHFN
Enrolment: 129; Faculty: 7
San Lorenzo Ruiz de Manila Formation Center (DM), GRS, Ragay, Camarines Sur
Sister In-charge: Sr. Erna Meñale, DM
Enrolment: Pre-School: 16
Marian Formation Center, Libmanan, Camarines Sur
Sister In-charge: Sr. Ma. Salvacion Beriña, DM
Enrolment: Pre-School

MISCELLANEOUS LISTING
St. Paul Convent, Bicol Sanitarium, San Pedro, Cabusao, Camarines Sur
In-charge: Sr. Mercedita Estrella, SPC
House of Prayer, Institute of Our Lady of the Annunciation, Sipocot, Camarines Sur
In-charge: Ms. Seny Latin, IOLA
Harong ni Lord Christian Life Comm unities, San Fernando, Camarines Sur
In-charge: Rev. Mr. Stanley Lee

† NECROLOGY †
Fr. Isabelo Nacianceno, Fr. Edilberto Matubis, Fr. Jularch Palabrica, Fr. Benjamin Espiritu, Fr. Ariel Sumpay

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