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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 Congressional
district and one Municipality (Milaor) from the Second
District of the Province of Camarines Sur. 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:
Diocesan House
243 Station Church Site
Libmanan, Camarines Sur 4407
Tel.: (054) 451-2875 • Telefax: (054) 451-2876

PRESENT STATUS
Bishop .… ……………………… 1
Priests:……………………………39
Diocesan… …………………37
Religious… ………………… 2
Deacons (transitional)… ……… 1
Deacon (permanent)…………… 1
Sisters ……………………………26
Seminarians:
Theology… ………………… 2
Philosophy… ………………38
Pre College… ………………10
High School… ……………… 8
Diocesan Divisions:
Vicariates… ………………… 5
Parishes………………………28
Mission Station……………… 3
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……………… 505,684
Catholics………………… 472,598
Area …………… 1,902.34 sq.kms.

DIOCESAN CURIA
Chancery Office
Diocesan Curia
243 Station Church Site
Libmanan, Camarines Sur 4407
Tel.: (054) 451-2875 • Telefax: (054)
451-2876
Vicar General: Fr. Antonio Camilo B.
Palma Jr.
Episcopal Vicar for the Clergy: Fr.
Giovanni R. Argarin, JCL
Episcopal Vicar for Pastoral Programs:
Rev. Fr. Michael de la Rosa
Chancellor: Fr. Ruel Verdan
Secretary: Sr. Vanise Ocera, DSA
Oeconomus/Financial Administrator:
Fr. Romulo Castañeda
Secretary: Ms. Jeanevie S. Obrero

College of Consultors
Fr. 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. Marco G. Asoro; Fr. Lucien L.
Banaag

Judicial Council
Judicial Vicar: Fr. Giovanni C. Argarin,
JCL
Members: Fr. Marco Asoro; Fr. Frederick
Bailey

Diocesan Pastoral Counil (DPC)
Chairman: Fr. Michael Dela Rosa
Members: Commissions and Movements
Chairpersons

Commissions and Movements
Commission on Vocation: Fr. Giovanni
Argarin
Commission on Youth: Fr. Juan Gabon
Commission on Liturgy: Fr. Roland M.
Soliven; Fr. Romulo Castañeda
Commission on Social Communication:
Fr. Francis Francisco
Commission on Catechetical Formation:
Fr. Frederick A. Bailey
Social Action: Fr. Granwel N. Pitapit
Diocesan Mission Director: Fr. Lucien
Banaag
Commission on Religious Organizations:
Fr. Ian Trillanes; Fr. Rey
Abiog
Commission on Laity: Fr. Michael R.
Dela Rosa
Commission on Doctrine/Biblical
Apostolate: Fr. Marchito H. Oriño
Commission on Family Life: Fr. Camilo
Palma; Fr. Roger Barbecho
Commission on Diocesan Properties:
Fr. Marco G. Asoro
Commission on Church Cultural Heritage:
Fr. Alejandro I. Besinio Jr.
Commission for the Pastoral Care of
Migrants: Fr. Arvin Olivan
Commission on Health Care: Fr. Joseph
Angelo Toledo
Commission on Prison Pastoral
Care: Fr. Alfredo Baisa

Council of the Laity
Chairman: Mr. Rodolfo Basilan
Vice-Chairman: Mrs. Eva Dilanco
Secretary: Mrs. Minerva Celaje
Adviser: Fr. Michael de la Rosa

CARITAS-Diocese of Libmanan (CDL)
Executive Director: Fr. Granwell N.
Pitapit
Assistant 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
Chief Executive Officer: Fr. Granwel
N. Pitapit
Board Secretary: Fr. Ruel Verdan
Treasurer: Fr. Romulo Castañeda
Auditor: Ms. Cecile D. Deomano
Members: Fr. Camilo B. Palma Jr.; Fr.
Nolito F. Montaña; Fr. Marco Asoro;
Fr. Giovani R. Argarin; Judge
Jovito Palo Jr.; Eva Pendor

Staff
Admin/Finance Officer: Ma. Chuna
P. Nocete
Cashier: Estrella V. Epin
Bookkeeper: Jo Abiog
Program Services Unit Head: Lidel
Lee I. Bongon
Resource Mobilization & Dev’t. Communication
Head: Allan D. Osea
Program Officer: Wilson Oriño (Sustainable
Agriculture); Marijoy
B. Guerrero (Health and Nutrition);
Edvill Lustre (Admin Assistant)

SEMINARIES
St. Benedict Diocesan Seminary (Theology/
Philosophy/Pre-College), Del
Pilar, San Fernando, Camarines
Sur 4415
Telefax: (054) 471-4024
Formators:
Rector: Most Rev. Jose R. Rojas
Jr., DD
Prefect of Theology Students: Fr.
Giovanni R. Argarin
Prefect of College Students: Fr.
Jhonatan Rodriguez
Prefect of Pre-College: Fr. Roland
Soliven
Spiritual Directors: Fr. Marchito
Oriño; Fr. Camilo B. Palma Jr.;
Fr. Lucien Banaag; Fr. Frederick
Bailey
Pastoral Director: Fr. Jhonatan
Rodriguez
St. James the Greater Minor Seminary
(Junior and Senior High School),
243 Station Church Site, Libmanan,
Camarines Sur 4407
Formator: Fr. Muriel T. Abiog
Assistants: Ordinandi
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. Jonnel E. Sibulo
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. Michael de la Rosa
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
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 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. Elsiver Quine
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. Allan Bellen, SOLT

Vicariate of St. Michael
Vicar Forane: Msgr. Manuel C. Ricafort,
HP
St. Michael the Archangel Parish (F-
1885), Pamplona, 4416 Camarines
Sur
Tel.: (054) 255-3330
Titular: St. Michael the Archangel,
May 8
Parish Priest: Msgr. Manuel C.
Ricafort, HP, VG
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
St. John the Baptist Parish (F-1883),
San Fernando, 4415 Camarines
Sur
Tel.: (054) 471-4025
Titular: St. John the Baptist,
June 24
Administrators: SBDS Resident
Formators

Vicariate of St. James the Great Apostle
Vicar Forane: Fr. Alejandro Besinio Jr.
St. James the Great Cathedral 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. Domingo V.
Aller
St. Joseph the Patriarch Parish (F-
2003), Bahay, Libmanan, 4407
Camarines Sur
Titular: St. Joseph the Patriarch,
March 19
Parish Priest: Fr. Rey Abiog
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. Cristito Testa
St. Vincent Ferrer Parish (F-1954),
San Vicente, Libmanan, 4407
Camarines Sur
Titular: St. Vincent Ferrer, April 25
Parish Priest: Fr. Frederick A. Bailey
Our Lady of Pillar Parish (F-1985),
San Isidro, Libmanan, 4407 Camarines
Sur
Titular: Our Lady of Pillar, Oct. 12
Parish Priest: Fr. Ruel A. Verdan
Our Lady of Lourdes Parish (F-2000),
Bahao, Libmanan, 4407 Camarines
Sur
Titular: Our Lady of Lourdes,
February 11
Parish Priest: Fr. Francis Z. Francisco
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. Romulo O.
Castañeda
St. Francis of Assisi Mission Station (F-
2011), Cambalidio, Libmanan,
Camarines Sur 4407
Titular: St. Francis of Assisi, Oct. 4
Administrator: Fr. Muriel T. Abiog

Vicariate of St. John the Baptist
Vicar Forane: Fr. Ian S. Trillanes
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.
Assistant: Fr. Samuel Bersabe
St. Pius X Parish (F-1956), Villazar, Sipocot,
4408 Camarines Sur
Titular: St. Pius X, January 18
Parish Priest: Fr. Cesar B. Bolina
St. Therese of the Child Jesus (F-2003),
Tara, Sipocot, 4408 Cam. Sur
Titular: St. Therese of the Child
Jesus, October 1
Parish Priest: Fr. Alfredo Baisa
St. Peter Baptist Parish (F-1726),
Lupi, 4409 Camarines Sur
Titular: St. Peter Baptist, Feb. 6
Parish Priest: Fr. Ian Trillanes
Sagrada Familia Parish (F-2006), Colacling,
Lupi, 4409 Camarines Sur
Titular: Holy Family, January 28
Parish Priest: Fr. Lucien Banaag
St. John Paul II Mission Station (F-2014),
Casay, Lupi, Camarines Sur
Titular: St. John Paul II, Oct. 22
Administrator: Fr. Juan Paolo Basco
Infant Jesus of Prague Parish (F-2015),
Calagbangan, Sipocot,
Camarines
Sur
Titular: Infant Jesus of Prague
Parish Priest: Fr. Antonio Melecio
Felix

Vicariate of the Most Holy Trinity
Vicar Forane: Fr. Arvin G. Olivan
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. Arvin Olivan
Our Lady of Peñafrancia Parish (F-
2010), Sinuknipan, Del Gallego,
4411 Camarines Sur
Titular: Our Lady of Peñafrancia,
Sept. 8
Parish Priest: Fr. Joseph Angelo
Toledo
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. Roger Barbecho
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. Marco Asoro
St. Anthony of Padua Parish (F-2002),
Binahian, Sipocot, 4408 Camarines
Sur
Titular: St. Anthony of Padua,
June 13
Parish Priest: Fr. Juan Gabon

Diocesan Clergy Working Outside
The Diocese / Priests On Loan
Working In The Diocese
Pasig, Rizal: Fr. Ely A. Manondo
Pasig: Fr. Marcos L. Quesada
Military Ordinariate: Fr. Jerome Daluro
Orlando, FL, US: Fr. Luis Chito S. Valenciano
Dallas, TX, US: Fr. Antonio A. Aureus;
Fr. Jacinto Garcia; Fr. Solh B.
Saez (ret.)
Richmond, VA, US: Fr. Oscar Paraiso;
Fr. Pio Antonio C. Yllana
Honolulu, HL, US: Fr. Ramon Rene
Francisco
US Military: Fr. Felix F. Vistal Jr.
On leave: Fr. Ramon Ceasar Claro;
Fr. Virgilio Fabi Jr.; Fr. Michael
Eborda; Fr. Gerard Randy Bobis

INSTITUES OF CONSECRATED LIFE/
SOCIETIES OF APOSTOLIC LIFE
NOTE: Please see sections on Religious
Men/Women/Lay.

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)
Missionary Oratorians of Mary (MOM)
Mary Queen of Heaven Missionaries
(MQHM)
Daughters of St. Augustine (DSA)
Missionaries of the Holy Family (MHF)
Society of Our Lady of the Trinity
(SOLT)
Suore del Sacro Cuore (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
Tel.: (042) 304-8542
Tel.: (054) 511-8217
Directress: Sr. Paz Rapirap, OP
Faculty: 36; Enrolment: 739
Colegio de Santa Rita (1995), Del Gallego,
4411, Camarines Sur
Directress/Principal: Sr. Irene
Anapi, FAS
Faculty: 19; Enrolment: 206
Academia Sagrada Familia de Lupi
(2013), Colacling, Lupi, Camarines
Sur
Directress/Principal: Sr. Nemia
Balanquit, MOM
Faculty: 2; Enrolment: 9
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
Sister in-charge: Sr. Marilyn A.
Acosta, DM
Enrolment: Pre-School: 15
Nazareth Catholic School, Nazareth
Convent Compound, Tara, Sipocot,
Camarines Sur
Directress: Sr. Mary Grace Tablate,
MHF
Faculty: 13; Enrolment: 74
San Lorenzo Ruiz de Manila Formation
Center (DM), GRS, Ragay, Camarines
Sur
Sister in-charge: Sr. Salve Elicay, DM
Enrolment: Pre-School, 12
Kids Fun Garden, (Kindergarten School
under the SPC), San Pedro, Cabusao,
Camarines Sur
Sister in-charge: Sr. Dolores G.
Garde, SPC
Sacro Cuore Learning Center, New
Poblacion, Cabusao, Camarines
Sur
Sr. Lourdes Maminta, SSC

MISCELLANEOUS LISTING
Bicol Sanitarium Custodial Care, San
Pedro, Cabusao, Camarines Sur
Sr. Evangeline Alba, SPC (In-
Charge)
House of Prayer, Institute of Our Lady
of the Annunciation, Sipocot, Camarines
Sur
Ms. Seny Lantin, IOLA (In-Charge)
Harong ni Lord, Christian Life Communities,
San Fernando, Camarines
Sur
Mr. Stanley Lee (In-Charge)
Klooster St. Jozef, Bolo Norte, Sipocot,
Camarines Sur
Fr. Samuel Bersabe
Maison St. Anne, Balintawak St.,
Naga City
Fr. Giovanni Argarin
MOM Convent and Novitiate, Colacling,
Lupi, Camarines Sur
Sr. Nemia Balanquit, MOJ
MQHM St. Luke’s Mission, Mambulo,
Libmanan, 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)

† NECROLOGY †
Most Rev. Prospero N. Arellano,
DD (2014); Fr. Ariel Sumpay; Fr.
Efren Cezar; Fr. Ruben Buena

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